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The 7 Differentiating Ways We Protect You From Ransomware

With the WannaCry attack still circulating, businesses are up in arms wondering how to protect themselves. The first question you need to ask yourself is whether or not your existing IT provider has adequately protected you from the latest in ransomware developments. As your first line of defense against cyber threats, your IT provider must be on top of your security.. Ransomware is nothing new. It’s just that this particulary virulent strain has garnered international media attention. Now, even more ransomware developers have exploited the same security gap that allowed WannaCry in, meaning that more businesses are exposed to risks.

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Protect Your Business from the WannaCry Ransomware Now

When the so-called WannaCry ransomware attack swept across the globe recently, it took hospitals, businesses, and consumers by storm, affecting tens of thousands of people. Perhaps the most alarming part about the attack: it’s still going and it’s still evolving. The attack preys upon a vulnerability in Microsoft operating systems, making it particularly widespread. Attempts to completely end the attack have been met with evolved ransomware attacks that take advantage of the same weakness. This is a strain of ransomware that you don’t even need to click something to get. Understandably, a lot of businesses and consumers want to know

Read More »

Recurring IT Issues You Shouldn’t Be Having

Having issues repeat in your IT environment is more than frustrating. It drains productivity, it costs you money and frustrates staff. And it shouldn’t be happening. Do any of these 7 recurring issues sound familiar? 1. Can’t use line-of-business software. This happens when your IT provider doesn’t understand the issue or will not communicate with your software provider. Your IT partner should talk to your software manufacturer to resolve the issue. 2. Internet issues. Internet problems hinder employees and can prevent customers from reaching you. Often, IT providers do quick bandaid fixes instead of correcting the real problem, and these issues

Read More »

4 Ways We Protect Our Clients From Threats

Threats are everywhere, and they’re not just targeting big business. Phishing emails of increased sophistication target smaller businesses because they’re often more unsuspecting. Hackers are getting through firewalls that aren’t configured properly. In fact, some threats aren’t even targeting anyone specific. Open Wi-Fi connections are breeding grounds for security threats. Employees who use their mobile devices may be unknowingly infecting your network as they log in. And to fight these threats, your IT provider needs to be responsive to your needs. If you feel like just a number to your IT provider now, what’s going to happen when you really

Read More »

5 Core Services to Be Sure You’re Getting from Your Provider

How do you know when you’re getting good value from your IT provider? For most companies, the answer is not so simple. In fact, many companies just make their decision based on cost, assuming all IT companies are alike. But they aren’t – not by a long shot. It’s important to ensure you’re getting the best value from your IT provider. For starters, make sure they’re providing you with these 5 core services: 1. Service Level Agreement. This is your IT provider’s guarantee to you and takes out all ambiguity in your relationship. This is essential. Too many small businesses believe

Read More »

5 of the Latest Security Threats to Small Businesses

The landscape of network security is rapidly changing. More and more, security threats are targeting small businesses. Hackers and criminals see smaller businesses as easy targets, as they are often less secure. The loss of data or prolonged downtime also has a much larger impact on small businesses, making security the No. 1 concern for many companies. Here are 5 rising threats that your company needs to guard against:  Ransomware: The threat of ransomware isn’t new. It’s been around for a few years now. However, this may shock you: 65% of ransomware is now being delivered through encrypted websites that

Read More »

The 7 Best Tips and Tricks to Making Remote Access Easy in 2017

If you’re a small business, you might think that offering employees the opportunity to work remotely is out of your league ‐ or an unsecured proposition that is riddled with risk for your company’s networks. This couldn’t be further from the truth. In 2017, your company can easily and affordably make it possible for employees to access the work while they’re out of office without compromising network security. You don’t need a lot of infrastructure or money to make it happen either. It’s easy and secure. In fact, the tools might already be in your environment. They just need to

Read More »

The 7 Differentiating Ways We Protect You From Ransomware

With the WannaCry attack still circulating, businesses are up in arms wondering how to protect themselves. The first question you need to ask yourself is whether or not your existing IT provider has adequately protected you from the latest in ransomware developments. As your first line of defense against cyber threats, your IT provider must be on top of your security.. Ransomware is nothing new. It’s just that this particulary virulent strain has garnered international media attention. Now, even more ransomware developers have exploited the same security gap that allowed WannaCry in, meaning that more businesses are exposed to risks.

Read More »

Protect Your Business from the WannaCry Ransomware Now

When the so-called WannaCry ransomware attack swept across the globe recently, it took hospitals, businesses, and consumers by storm, affecting tens of thousands of people. Perhaps the most alarming part about the attack: it’s still going and it’s still evolving. The attack preys upon a vulnerability in Microsoft operating systems, making it particularly widespread. Attempts to completely end the attack have been met with evolved ransomware attacks that take advantage of the same weakness. This is a strain of ransomware that you don’t even need to click something to get. Understandably, a lot of businesses and consumers want to know

Read More »

Recurring IT Issues You Shouldn’t Be Having

Having issues repeat in your IT environment is more than frustrating. It drains productivity, it costs you money and frustrates staff. And it shouldn’t be happening. Do any of these 7 recurring issues sound familiar? 1. Can’t use line-of-business software. This happens when your IT provider doesn’t understand the issue or will not communicate with your software provider. Your IT partner should talk to your software manufacturer to resolve the issue. 2. Internet issues. Internet problems hinder employees and can prevent customers from reaching you. Often, IT providers do quick bandaid fixes instead of correcting the real problem, and these issues

Read More »

4 Ways We Protect Our Clients From Threats

Threats are everywhere, and they’re not just targeting big business. Phishing emails of increased sophistication target smaller businesses because they’re often more unsuspecting. Hackers are getting through firewalls that aren’t configured properly. In fact, some threats aren’t even targeting anyone specific. Open Wi-Fi connections are breeding grounds for security threats. Employees who use their mobile devices may be unknowingly infecting your network as they log in. And to fight these threats, your IT provider needs to be responsive to your needs. If you feel like just a number to your IT provider now, what’s going to happen when you really

Read More »

5 Core Services to Be Sure You’re Getting from Your Provider

How do you know when you’re getting good value from your IT provider? For most companies, the answer is not so simple. In fact, many companies just make their decision based on cost, assuming all IT companies are alike. But they aren’t – not by a long shot. It’s important to ensure you’re getting the best value from your IT provider. For starters, make sure they’re providing you with these 5 core services: 1. Service Level Agreement. This is your IT provider’s guarantee to you and takes out all ambiguity in your relationship. This is essential. Too many small businesses believe

Read More »

5 of the Latest Security Threats to Small Businesses

The landscape of network security is rapidly changing. More and more, security threats are targeting small businesses. Hackers and criminals see smaller businesses as easy targets, as they are often less secure. The loss of data or prolonged downtime also has a much larger impact on small businesses, making security the No. 1 concern for many companies. Here are 5 rising threats that your company needs to guard against:  Ransomware: The threat of ransomware isn’t new. It’s been around for a few years now. However, this may shock you: 65% of ransomware is now being delivered through encrypted websites that

Read More »

The 7 Best Tips and Tricks to Making Remote Access Easy in 2017

If you’re a small business, you might think that offering employees the opportunity to work remotely is out of your league ‐ or an unsecured proposition that is riddled with risk for your company’s networks. This couldn’t be further from the truth. In 2017, your company can easily and affordably make it possible for employees to access the work while they’re out of office without compromising network security. You don’t need a lot of infrastructure or money to make it happen either. It’s easy and secure. In fact, the tools might already be in your environment. They just need to

Read More »