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5 Ways managed security services can help your business save money

5 Ways managed security services can help your business save money

Cybersecurity should be an absolute top priority for any business, no matter its scope or industry. However, many organizations compromise on security to save money by sticking with outdated hardware, unsupported software, and inadequate counterthreat measures that just don’t work. Oftentimes, they simply hope for the best, assuming that enterprise-grade security measures are something that only ...

What should your security solution include?

What should your security solution include?

For cybercriminals, no business is too small to target. Sadly, many small- and medium-sized business (SMBs) owners still have the mindset that only large organizations could get attacked. They assume they’re safe since they’re small players, and it’s this very mentality that makes their business ripe for the picking. In reality, cybercriminals don’t discriminate. As long as they see anything ...

How to ensure your organization's HIPAA compliance in the coming year

How to ensure your organization's HIPAA compliance in the coming year

Despite the rapid growth of cyberthreats, health organizations continue to fail to keep up with the mounting privacy and security issues. However, when the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect on May 25, 2018, it drew a range of responses from various sectors and industries, and companies have since made substantial changes to their data management and ...

Does your business need managed security?

Does your business need managed security?

Cybersecurity is a challenge for everyone. Even the State of Connecticut is struggling to keep up. And when it comes to the central role that modern technology plays in your company’s environment, it could be challenging to stay relevant and competitive if you don’t have the right mix of IT solutions on your side.

Are you getting your money's worth from your cybersecurity solution?

Are you getting your money's worth from your cybersecurity solution?

For many years, small and medium businesses (SMBs) were unlikely targets for sophisticated cyberattacks. But contrary to popular belief, this has changed dramatically in the past few years as SMBs become more reliant on IT systems while still suffering from weak security and encryption, and lack of security knowledge and best practices. To a hacker, this translates into reams of sensitive data ...

Are firewalls enough to protect your company’s network?

Are firewalls enough to protect your company’s network?

In the current threat landscape, no organization is safe. Even small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) with firewall solutions can be potential cybercrime targets. With previous incidents on ransomware attacks and data breaches, the need for a comprehensive and proactive approach to security becomes even more immediate.

The benefits of a hosted 3CX phone system

The benefits of a hosted 3CX phone system

If you're in a business of any sort, you've probably heard of the term VoIP. Also known as Voice over Internet Protocol, it's essentially a telephone service that runs on the internet. Of course, it has different variations and comes with a mix of old and new technology, but at its core, VoIP provides numerous advantages for businesses. Still, many are confused with how it works.

Is it worth investing in VPN?

Is it worth investing in VPN?

You've probably noticed that many individuals and organizations have jumped onto the VPN (virtual private network) bandwagon. It can be easy to think of such technologies as a blanket solution to the many challenges your business is facing. However, technology is comprised of a wide variety of options and solutions, and the key is to find the "right" one for your business's needs. But how will ...

5 Disaster recovery planning tips your business needs right now

5 Disaster recovery planning tips your business needs right now

With every passing year, cybersecurity concerns and business continuity are becoming more and more inseparable as cyberattacks and data breach incidents regularly disrupt or even bring down organizations of all sizes. No matter the size of your business, you can't afford to do without a solid backup strategy.

The biggest cost savings opportunities from switching to VoIP phones

The biggest cost savings opportunities from switching to VoIP phones

C-suite executives are always looking for new and innovative ways to boost revenue, and more often than not, new ideas are rooted in new technologies. And yet, studies have shown that most businesses fail to implement and adopt the right IT solutions. Often, this unfortunate fact comes down to failing to properly factor in corporate goals and prioritize core business processes when selecting the ...