Benefits of Visitor Management Systems to IT & Cyber Security

The internet has continued to become an even more essential part of our lives and how we run business. It’s opened up so many opportunities and technical advancements, and software has allowed companies to streamline work processes and improve employee and customers’ everyday lives. 

However, as a result of this surge in things being run digitally, cyber threats have become a more prevalent danger to both individuals and businesses. 
Cyberthreats can be devastating, which is why it’s important that we do everything we can to prevent them. 

Your IT department or provider most likely already works to make sure your business is cyber safe. Any software that you implement is going to be a great benefit to lighten their workload and help with existing tasks. 

So let’s talk about how a visitor management software can help your IT department and assist with cyber security. 

Helps reduce physical threats

Your visitor management system should be working to boost the overall safety and increase the security of your organisation. It can help you easily keep track of who is in your building/work area, and also help you limit who has access to certain areas. 

This helps reduce the likelihood of physical threats occurring. Data breaches can occur from physical threats, with potentially stealing hard drives and other hardware, but this only really accounts for a small percent of cyber threats. 

However, reducing physical threats means that you have more time to address cyber threats. It takes some of the workload off your IT department, and allows them to focus their efforts on improving your digital security and infrastructure. 

Online Privacy 

Maintaining each individual’s privacy is a big part of managing your cyber security. A good software will keep visitor data and visitor information safe and secure. 

Manual processes and paper based systems where a visitor checks in at the front desk can leave your clients data vulnerable. 

With software, you don’t have to worry about this information being stolen from an employees desk or accidentally exposed. 

Your IT department can manage how much information is seen by your employees, and ensure that only the necessary people have access control. 

Prevent Problems Before They Occur

A good visitor management solution helps compile a huge amount of information simply. With built in auto generated reports, you can not only save time, but prevent problems before they occur. 

It’s much easier to identify visitors and visitor activities, so you can keep up to date on what is occurring in real time. 

This prevention is one of the greatest things you can do to combat cyber threats. 

Your check in process can also involve any necessary consent you need signed at registration. 

SafetyNet and SkyVisitor are Cyber Essential Plus Certified

We take cyber security incredibly seriously, which is why we are Cyber Essential Plus certified. 

Cyber Essentials is a Government-backed scheme that helps promote a safer internet space for organisations. It was developed by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and is considered the optimum first step to building a more secure network and protecting you from 80% of basic cyber security breaches. 

Cyber Essentials Plus is the highest level of certification, and involves a more rigorous test of a businesses security system. 

You can read more about it here. 

When you work with Safetynet, you can assure we are creating software with your best interest at the forefront of our mind. 

Explore the SkyVisitor Visitor Management Software and Contractor Control here. 

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