A custom intranet can be up and running almost immediately when you choose Sproket, an intranet in-a-box solution.
Building an intranet system was once an expensive and time consuming task, but now with the technology you can get from Sproket, you can have a custom intranet up and running almost instantly.
The idea behind this intranet application is to make an intranet-in-a-box; something that doesn't require the months of design, development and testing that a large enterprise level intranet system would normally require.
Sproket's system is delivered with all that done for you already. All that's left for you to do is add your organizational branding and insert content pages.
It has never been faster or easier to create your own secure intranet system. Sproket makes it possible, and there are many good reasons to include an intranet as part of your organization's communications strategy.
It's very important for the people who work for your organization, or who are otherwise connected with it, to be able to communicate with the utmost facility. It's even more important to ensure the integrity and security of all your internal communications.
Contrary to what many people believe, Internet based communications are very insecure, and approximately 99.99 per cent of all data sent by email is never encrypted. Even when people do encrypt their emails, the encryption can be easily broken if the sender has chosen a weak password for the encryption. Most people do tend to choose weak passwords.
The topic of email security is very complex and beyond the scope of this page, but the summarized version is that outbound email is at risk of unauthorized viewing of the contents if unencrypted or poorly encrypted, while incoming email can create risk due to the ease with which it can be tampered with by a third party, and the ability to attach dangerous payloads to the messages.
Using an intranet helps to reduce the risk against you. You're still not completely safe if individuals can receive emails from external sources and the messages are not carefully screened following strict security protocols. There is also no protection against intentional information leaks.
Where intranets are especially helpful is in guarding you against unintentional information leaks. They also allow you the opportunity to post a bulletin message teaching people why they must treat all email attachments with suspicion. They also allow you to provide training, publish policy statements, and many more very useful business functions.
With an intranet you have a secure internal communications environment, reducing the potential attack vector surface through which your workers can intentionally or unintentionally place the organization at risk.
These are serious matters. In the United States, the FBI has published data indicating that losses to business due to cybercrime amount to billions per year. The frightening thing about this is that most computer crime goes unreported, meaning the actual losses are likely to be much higher.
The main targets for cybercrime are ironically small-to-medium businesses. This is because they usually lack the security resources and security training that are likely to be found in larger organizations.
Insider threats and social engineering are the greatest threats to your business. Much of the time those responsible for introducing threats into the IT system of an organization have absolutely no idea they are doing it.
This is why the extra protection provided by an intranet should be of interest to you. It's also often a sensible policy to limit external email sending and receiving only to those who need to have that access as part of their job function.
Locking down most of your organizational email to internal communications only would cut your risk from external IT threats by up to 90 percent.
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