AGJ is Your IT Security Consulting Elf on the Shelf

December 1st, 2021
AGJ is Your IT Security Consulting Elf on the Shelf

The elf on the shelf is a captivating Christmas tradition that has charmed families around the world. This custom involves a small elf doll, called a Scout Elf, which is said to be sent from the North Pole to keep an eye on children's behavior during the festive season. Each night, the elf flies back to report to Santa Claus on whether the children have been naughty or nice. The next morning, the elf is found in a different location within the house, creating a delightful and playful hunt for the children each day. This tradition not only adds an element of magic and anticipation to the holiday season but also encourages good behavior among children as they await Santa's arrival.

What does the Elf on the Shelf have to do with my IT?

We're glad you asked! A good managed security services provider is JUST like the Elf on the Shelf! Much like how the elf keeps a close watch on the children's behavior and reports back to Santa, a managed security service provider keeps a watchful eye over your IT infrastructure. They continuously monitor your network for any signs of suspicious activity or potential security breaches. This includes scanning for malware, analyzing traffic for unusual patterns, and ensuring that firewalls and security protocols are up to date and effective. Just as the Elf on the Shelf moves around to stay vigilant, these providers adapt and update their strategies to counteract evolving cyber threats. By doing so, they protect your digital environment much like the elf safeguards the Christmas spirit, ensuring that your IT systems remain secure, efficient, and compliant with the latest security standards. This ongoing vigilance helps in preventing potential cyber incidents, maintaining system integrity, and ensuring that your business's digital assets are well-protected around the clock.

Watching Out for the Bad Guys

Scout elves spend the month of December watching children and reporting back to Santa if they’ve been behaving (or misbehaving). Each night, parents move the elf toy to a new position so that the next morning, their children will know that the elf left, reported to Santa, and returned. The story is a fun, clever way to motivate children to be on their best behavior.

Partnering with an IT management firm with expertise in cybersecurity is like knowing that you have the Elf on the Shelf on your side. We’re watching out for the bad guys with a laser focus and a multi-pronged approach to security. Through our fully managed IT services, we constantly keep an eye out for bad actors who are a threat to your business.

AGJ’s network management and security services include monitoring and management of your critical business systems. Just like the Elf on the Shelf, we’re watching out for bad behavior. Our security programs are constantly scouting out your network for bad actors.

Reporting Back to You

The scout elf spends the month of December reporting back to Santa, but we spend the whole year reporting back to you. Our intrusion detection system watches your network for malicious activities and then reports them to a security information and event management system (SIEM).

We report issues in a way that’s not intrusive to your daily business practices or your overall goals. Our managed IT services are available in a variety of packages. By staying ahead of the problem and learning about issues before they grow, you’ll limit downtime and prevent expensive break-fix bills.

According to Retarus, the annual global projected price tag for cybercrime is $10.5 trillion. With our five layers of cybersecurity – that start with reporting through SIEM – we build a strong, protective defense for your business.
Just like the scout elf, we’ll report what we see so that we can fix minor issues before they turn into major problems.

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Always Looking Around

Santa needs the scout elves to keep an eye on the children because it would be impossible for him to do it all on his own. Business owners and leaders have to juggle so many tasks, especially at the end of the year. With so many competing demands on their time, many leaders partner with a security IT consultant that can help answer key IT questions that affect productivity.

Would your team benefit from Microsoft 365? Our IT security consulting experts will help you determine the answer. If you already have Microsoft 365, we’ll work with your team to ensure that you’re using its tools in a way that leverages them to the fullest extent for productivity.

Is it time to expand more of your operations into the cloud? With our MSP information, we can help you analyze your situation, make the best decision and then set you up with the right cloud services.

We’ll also help you answer key questions about your software and hardware, which can have a major effect on productivity. Like the Elf on the Shelf, we’re keeping an eye out and providing information based on our thorough observations.

Keeping Everything Running Smoothly

The scout elf is smiling because he’s in on the secret. His work is important, and without him, the holidays wouldn’t be the same. There would be chaos and confusion instead of joy.

Can you imagine working without a computer these days? For most people, it would be impossible. But if your computer is broken or your network security is compromised, you’ll end up in that desperate situation.

Your IT infrastructure is incomplete without a strong cybersecurity defense. You need a backup and disaster recovery plan that protects your data in the case of an emergency. With data backup from AGJ Systems, your data will be protected by state-of-the-art continuous disk-based backup technology, combined with standby server technology.

With the events of 2020, more employees than ever before have been working from home – which means there’s a bigger need for cloud services than ever before, too. The cloud can help with speed, scalability, productivity, performance and can even lower costs. It can also help through cloud disaster recovery, whether it’s a flood that destroys a server room or an attack from a cybercriminal.

With an IT partner that you can rely on, you can face the future and all its unknowns with confidence. You need someone at your side who has the relevant information that will help you make critical decisions with confidence and will be supporting you every day. We’re like the Elf on the Shelf in many ways – but unlike him, we don’t just work in December.

Partner with AGJ Systems & Networks

Don’t get bogged down in IT tasks that you’re not prepared to handle. Spend your time and energy where it can have the greatest impact on your businesses, and let AGJ’s IT security consulting team handle the rest. We’ll watch out for the bad guys and report back to you like the Elf on the Shelf – and we’ll address the issues that we find.
AGJ will create a customized IT solution that aligns with your business objectives, leveraging our experience with both large- and small-scale networks to develop the best IT approach for you. We can audit your current IT infrastructure to help you right-size your IT spending and gain peace of mind over the holidays and before the new year begins.

Take the leap now and schedule a complimentary cyber consultation today