Networking

Spot A DDoS Attack Before It Takes Down Your Network

Direct denial of service attacks are a major problem for businesses. On one hand, they’re difficult to prevent entirely, incredibly annoying, and costly. Hackers are realizing just how annoying DDoS attacks can be, and are capitalizing on them in order to both make a quick buck, and to take jabs at organizations that aren’t necessarily …

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How A Cloud Service Without Role-Based Access Controls Is Asking For Trouble

Cloud computing started out as a trend, but it’s become a staple in the modern business environment. A recent poll of IT and business executives by Harvard Business Review and Verizon shows that 84 percent of respondents have increased their use of cloud services in the past year, 39 percent of which “increased significantly.” The …

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How Does Your Firewall Stack Up To The Competition?

Want to know how your firewall’s protective capabilities compare to other leading firewalls?  Check out this independent study that compares firewalls from WatchGuard, Cisco, SonicWall and more.  The WatchGuard proves to provide excellent protection at a much lower price point.  We are a WatchGuard Expert Partner and highly recommend all of their products and services. …

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Attackers Targeting Cisco Routers With Infected Firmware

A new attack called SYNful Knock is targeting Cisco Routers.  The attack is a poisoned firmware that gets installed onto Cisco routing equipment that allows attackers to monitor Internet traffic, intercept it, and launch remote attacks into the internal network.  This is a completely new form of attack and is very difficult to detect as …

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Sharing Files Between 2 PCs is as Easy as Dragging and Dropping

What’s the best way to share files between your different personal devices and computers? It turns out that you can share files over your home’s network, and you don’t have to be an IT technician to do it. Note: DO NOT use these methods for your corporate network as that requires much more security to …

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Overcome IT Performance Issues With These 4 Proven Practices

Is your network running a little sluggish? Computing hardware isn’t perfect and requires a certain level of maintenance in order to keep everything running at capacity. Before you swap out your old server units for new ones, try these maintenance best practices. Update Your Software For whatever software you use, it’s best practice to run …

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The Internet Of Things Is The Next Big Thing, Are You Ready?

What comes to mind when you think about the Internet of Things? Tech enthusiasts around the world see hordes of connected devices taking advantage of mobile technologies to augment everyday life; but the realist sees a horde of devices that pose a considerable threat to network security. How can your business ensure maximum security in …

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A Reliable Computer Network Lends Itself Towards Competency

In business, you need to be competitive to experience growth. Otherwise, your competitors might catch up and surpass you when you least expect it. When your computer network is reliable, you can know with certainty that your employees are operating at optimal efficiency. For a small or medium-sized business, this can mean all the difference. …

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USB vs Wireless vs Bluetooth: Which Is The Best For Tethering?

Using your smartphone to tether another device like a laptop to the Internet can come in handy when you need to accomplish a task that can’t be done on your phone (which is becoming increasingly rare these days). Most smartphones present the user with three ways to tether their Internet signal. What are they and …

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