Why You Need Both Physical Security and Computer Network Security for Total Security Protection

In the world of IT security, the focus for many companies has been just on cyber or network security. Most people don't give an extra thought to the physical protection of their expensive hardware and premises. But, we're here to make the very important point that businesses need both physical security and computer network security in a combined, concerted defense against all threats to their IT infrastructure.

It's Not All About Computer Security

When business owners realize that they're only covering half their security contingencies, they start looking around for security camera sellers and other additional security services to supplement their computer network security.

Well, no longer do you Buffalo businessmen and women have to shop around for physical security services, because, through our partner Powered Protection, we can now offer a Total Security package that's feasible and within reach of the average small business owner!

What is Physical Security and Why Is It So Important?

Physical security is the protection of personnel, hardware, software, networks, and data from physical actions and events that could cause serious loss or damage to an enterprise, agency or institution. This includes protection from fire, flood, natural disasters, burglary, theft, vandalism, and terrorism.

Physical security is often overlooked — and its importance underestimated — in favor of more technical threats such as hacking, malware, and cyberespionage. However, breaches of physical security can be carried out with brute force and little or no technical knowledge on the part of an attacker.

Physical security has three important components: access control, surveillance, and testing. Obstacles should be placed in the way of potential attackers and physical sites should be reinforced against accidents, attacks or environmental disasters. Such hardening measures can include fencing, locks, access control cards, biometric access control systems and fire suppression systems.

Second, physical locations should be monitored using surveillance cameras and notification systems, such as intrusion detection sensors, heat sensors and smoke detectors.

Third, disaster recovery policies and procedures should be tested on a regular basis to ensure safety and to reduce the time it takes to recover from disruptive man-made or natural disasters.

Physical Security from Powered Protection

In the interests of pairing-up physical security and computer network security for a "Total Security Services" offering, Buffalo Computer Help has partnered with Powered Protection to provide our clients with a more fully-rounded security protocol, with commercial security options that include:

  • State-of-the-art, versatile technology: Know who's coming or going at all times.
  • Surveillance options so you can watch over your business, day or night.
  • Wireless motion sensors to detect if an intruder entered your premises.
  • Glass-break detectors that signal when windows or doors are broken to sound an alarm.
  • Environmental sensors to tell if the temperature has risen or dropped/food has spoiled, etc.
  • 24-hour monitoring from our central station wherein we dispatch authorities in case of a security breach.

Plus, Powered Protection offers access to your commercial security system from anywhere you can connect. They specialize in remote access control for commercial security systems – allowing you to benefit from the ability to:

  • Wirelessly connect using your Apple, PC, or Android devices via your commercial Wi-Fi network.
  • Control your cameras, temperature control systems, and more from wherever you are.
  • Operate your Z-wave lighting systems and thermostats to keep your utility bills down.
  • Keep an eye on your employees' behavior, or supplies in your stockroom, from the camera, feeds (An important point in light of the insider security threat employees can pose).
  • Know you can arm and disarm your security system, and receive notifications of events across your business premises as they happen in real-time.
  • View who is accessing your security system 24/7 with user controls.

Optimizing Your Computer Network Security

As part of our Total Security Services, Buffalo Computer Help optimizes our clients' cyber and network security by analyzing your network and email service to root out any vulnerabilities that could be exploited by cyber-criminals.

We also:

  • Introduce the right tools and procedures to keep you maximally secure – including antivirus, firewalls, password settings, anti-spam, and user authentication.
  • Instate 24/7 remote monitoring of your systems to guard against intrusion or operational peculiarities.
  • Manage the security posture of your business by proactively dealing with situations before and as they develop.

The physical security and computer network security combination is about being totally prepared. You don't have to watch the news reports to know that your business might be the next to have its confidential data exposed and its reputation compromised – or premises wiped out or compromised by burglars, fires, floods, or hurricanes.

Disasters – both man-made and natural – happen.

But, you can be prepared for both physical security and computer network security issues with Buffalo Computer Help working for you.

We're committed to protecting our clients from the entire range of cyber threats (and now physical threats as well), and we would be privileged to add your business to our Total Security client list.

Get It All Done with Cost-Effective Managed Services

Some of you may be saying to yourselves, "Yeah, this is all well and good, but it'll cost way too much to get Total Security Services."


Because we're a managed services provider (MSP), we can cover more services consistently, and do it all for a flat-rate monthly fee.

This offering hits the sweet spot for any small business' technology and security requirements. For that predictable monthly fee, calculated to fit your budget, we take care of absolutely everything related to your IT needs, including physical security and computer network security.

Physical Security and Computer Network Security – A Big Part of What We Do

With the help of our partner Powered Protection, we've become Buffalo's #1 destination for Total Security Services. And, it's still only part of what we do. With us, you also get:

So, how about it? Are you ready to optimize your physical security and computer security, in one cost-efficient and powerful package?

Just contact Buffalo Computer Help at (716) 206-3200 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to learn more about how we can get your physical security and computer network security to the level it should be in 2017 and beyond!

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