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When a Traditional Firewall Doesn’t Go Far Enough Diagram
October 2, 2017
By Joel Njoroge
There’s a new wave of enterprise firewall on the market called a next-generation firewall (NGFW). Next-generation firewalls (NGFWs) have developed out of necessity of today’s computing environments, where malware attacks have grown in sophistication and intensity, and have found ways of exploiting weaknesses in...
Cyber Security: Traditional vs. Next Generation Firewall Graphic
September 28, 2017
Heather Gwaltney
While your employees are emailing co-workers and customers and browsing the Internet, hackers and spammers are diligently trying to access their data, email, personal and credit card information.  In 2015, IBM’s CEO stated that ‘Cyber crime is the greatest threat to every company in the world.’  Now, two years later...
Info Grahic of Smartphones are changing the way we work
August 24, 2017
In an increasingly mobile world, more and more workers in industries of all kinds are spending time away from their desk and computer, thanks to the widespread use of mobile devices. Whether traveling from place to place for business, working from the comfort of home, or simply moving about the office, our...
How to Protect Your Company Against Cyber Attacks image
January 25, 2017
By Dror Mei-Tal
Most companies invest significant resources into furnishing their offices and purchasing the right computer and business systems to run their operations smoothly.  In order to protect their investments, they will often place sophisticated locks on their doors and equip their office with an advanced security system.  ...
Getting High Speed Internet and Fiber-Based Service
September 13, 2016
By Dror Mei-Tal
For most small businesses, price is the primary decision-making factor in selecting an Internet provider.  While Internet providers promise low pricing for predetermined Internet speeds, in reality speeds are calculated on educated guesses. In order to keep costs down for both you and the provider, most will...
Remote data backup and network security
August 2, 2016
Guest Writer: Dr. David Maimon, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Maryland, College Park, MD.
Although most computer users in the U.S. and around the world are familiar with the risks associated with malicious software (i.e. viruses, worms and Trojans), relatively few users are aware of the hazards of Ransomware and its potential consequences for an attacked computer system and its users. Since several...
Image of person using a mobile phone
June 27, 2016
By Heather Gwaltney
Most of us are familiar with mobile apps, but few realize that mobile apps fall into three different categories: Native, Web and Hybrid.  In this blog, we describe these three apps and address their pros and cons. Mobile Apps Before we describe the types of apps, let’s first review what a mobile app is.  A mobile app...
Help for businesses that are large, distributed or noisy
May 25, 2016
By Heather Gwaltney
There are a number of industries that struggle with exceptionally large and/or loud spaces, including Automotive, Printing & Graphics, Manufacturing and Healthcare & Medical.  Automotive centers often have a retail section where they welcome customers and a warehouse where they do the work and/or store...
Difference between a Softphone, Hardphone and Smartphone
May 16, 2016
By Heather Gwaltney
If you’re thinking about purchasing a new phone system, or expanding or upgrading your existing system, which route do you choose?  Do you select the more traditional type of hardphones?  Do you try the newer softphones or do you just stick with your existing smartphone?  In this article, I compare and contrast all...
The Ultimate Guide for Fax to Email
April 13, 2016
By Heather Gwaltney
What is Fax to Email? Fax to Email is also referred to as eFax or Fax-tu-Mail.  It’s a service that allows employees to send and receive faxes by email wherever they are without the need for a fax machine or phone line.  Seems easy and straightforward enough, right?  Although, the service is simple to use, there are a...

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