Yes, an Audit would help optimize your RMM Tool. All your patches would be updated, backups will be managed and loopholes that endanger your data would be spotted and remediated.
But what can you do if the issue is from the source itself? What if you have your tool audited and everything is top-notch, yet due to a ransomware attack on the tool, your data is getting compromised?
This fast-paced digital world has all sorts of benefits but like a coin having two sides, there is a risk too. You can never run away from this, the question is, what preventive measures have you taken to remediate potential threats?
How safe is your data on the RMM Tool that you use?
SolarWinds and now Kaseya. The news was doing the rounds last week because of a ransomware attack that led the tool to get compromised. And with it, so did the MSPs and the customers that used it.
The answer is NO. An Audit of your RMM Tool would not save your data (especially in this case, where it is a problem from the source and not from the customer’s end) but yes it can give you an assurance and a breather that you have everything sorted out from your end. This time around, the breach was from the source itself but at least we, as users, can maintain the tool hygiene from our end.
So, as users, what’s the best we can do?
Have a backup plan for when things MAY go down the hill.
We recommend you get your Servers set up and have a backup of all your data present in the RMM tool.
Here are 8 areas that you should review to check if you have them configured or not:
Goal: Your goal here should be to minimize active issues/alerts. Eliminate noise in order to have better visibility of the IT infrastructure.
Goal: Patch compliance report should be optimum
Goal: Security – AV compliance report should be optimum
Goal: Ensure device backup & restore working properly before facing disaster
Goal: End goal is that devices fall under respective sites to avoid a messy environment.
Goal: Reduce active issues & alerts by automating tasks and utilize man-hours to their optimum capacity.
Goal: Ensure PSA configuration accurate to avoid false ticket generation and use man-hours proactively and Accurate Billing
Goal: Identify critical issues based on the nature of the application on the device by creating a custom dashboard and submit reports daily, weekly, or monthly to the client for the RMM activities.
If you are planning to get your RMM tool audited, we’ll be happy to be of service.
Owing to the recent threats, Infrassist has decided to help MSPs like yours have a smooth ride. An RMM Audit will show you all the loopholes present in your tool. We will have your systems and network checked and give you actionable recommendations on what you can do to ensure data safety.
Should you want us to act on the given recommendations, we can do that for you too. But don’t worry, we promise we won’t burn a hole in your pockets.
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