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3 Ways to Get Rid of Downloads and Strengthen Your IT Security

IT Security There are a lot of different ways cybersecurity threats can break through onto your network. Sometimes malware is too new to be caught by the latest catalog of known threats in your IT security antivirus program. Sometimes the attack is too complex or tries to attack too many different layers of your cybersecurity for it to be stopped. But these occurrences are relatively rare. Most threats get in because someone in your office let them in. There are a lot of potentially open doors at every company, and they include everything from malware designed to look like software patches to illicit online activity. Unfortunately, blocking Internet activity that isn’t… Read More

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3 Cybersecurity Threats That Are Crowding into Your Network

Ransomware and phishing schemes are two of the biggest cybersecurity threats for companies around the world. These deliberate attacks are used to gain power, data, leverage, and — ultimately — money. But direct attacks are not the only threats that your company has to protect itself against. There is a growing demand for bandwidth, and that demand is at a bursting point. Your company computers are running more programs than ever before. You have more computers than ever before full-stop. You also have servers, access control systems, smart devices, and an endless array of devices. Bit by bit, these perfectly legitimate business tools are using up the capacity for reliable… Read More

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4 Business Problems That You Can Solve with Virtual Hardware and Servers

Physical copies of anything are risky. Older business documents that have been folded away in file folders for years are at risk of everything from a fire to just getting lost. Locally saved filed on a single computer will disappear if the computer gets damaged, corrupted, or stolen. As the business value of a physical asset increases, so do the risks your company faces. Even during daily operations, physical hardware and tools are slowing your business down. Instead of being tied to in-house machines, start looking into virtual alternatives that free up your employees to work at home or on the road. Virtual alternatives also plug your company into the… Read More

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Three Hidden Sides of Email Security Your Company Might Not Have

What is email security all about? Most consumers see email security with two specific lenses in mind: How do you keep people from sending malicious and unwanted emails to an account? How do you keep unwanted people from accessing your actual account? These two questions address the majority of the security concerns when it comes to email. The first job of any email security plan should be to prevent unwanted emails from reaching the account. By volume, that means spam. Unwarranted businesses spam millions of email accounts every day. While this may be an inconvenience more than a hazard, it does mean valuable emails will slip through the cracks in… Read More

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Free Programs Aren’t Always Free: 3 Ways to Block Adware

We’ve all done it. On our personal laptops, people tend to use a free version of the most popular antivirus software they know. Maybe it’s free McAfee, maybe it’s the free version of Avast. While reputable tools actually provide the free services that they promise, that’s not all they do. Free versions also advertise for themselves and others. Every time you restart your computer, you’ll get an offer for a premium download or a warning that your computer has a large number of problems which can only be solved by upgrading. These programs might also come with a program of free programs that clog up your hard drive and replace… Read More

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Cybersecurity: Top 3 Concerns for Your Company Inbox

  Every time cybersecurity improves, it seems like criminals and malware developers are finding new ways to circumvent the updates. That’s why the only defense is a multi-layered defense. Malware programs, automated network monitoring, and knowledge about how to protect your online accounts are just a few of the layers that companies need to stay secure. Learn about these three vulnerabilities in most email systems so you can pick the right defenses: Does your company email identify external domains? Email hosting services are one of the biggest holes your company has in what you want to be an impenetrable network. But it’s a hole that you have to have, just like the… Read More

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Reasons To Outsource Your IT Services: Take Your Business To A Higher Level

Is outsourcing small business IT services the next trend of the future? Many small businesses in Australia that have a few hundred employees have always taken the leap when it comes to outsourcing their IT services. One of the biggest reasons why outsourcing IT services have become a trend is because of the cost savings. Businesses that make the decision to outsource their IT services can save up to 40 percent of their costs. Would you like to be able to save that much? What Does It Mean To Outsource IT Services? IT outsourcing is generally used to describe the function of subcontracting to a third-party outside of the company’s main… Read More

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