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Network Virtualization: Benefits For Your Business

February 4, 2019

What is Network Virtualization? Network virtualization (NV) is the process of consolidating the physical hardware of a network into a single, virtual network. This is typically done by using software containers on a single, physical, host machine to run multiple, virtual, guest machines. Network virtualization is the new gold standard for networking, adopted by businesses […]

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Does “Bad Online Habits” equal Data Breach?

January 10, 2019

US Adults with These “Bad Online Habits” are More Likely to Have Experienced a Data Breach, Survey Finds A recent survey by University of Phoenix found that nearly half (43 percent) of U.S. adults have experienced a personal data breach in the past three years.[1] Perhaps unsurprisingly, a greater number of those who had been hacked […]

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Tech Industry Tariffs

December 14, 2018

Tech Industry Tariffs – Why to Purchase in 2018 Tariff Impacts Tech Industry Tariffs on Chinese imported parts increased by 10% on September 24, 2018 and are already impacting prices for customers. There may be additional tariffs imposed of up to 25% on January 1st, 2019, resulting in further price increases in Cisco Q3 FY19. A […]

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Support for Windows 7 is ending.

November 30, 2018

Support for Windows 7 is ending. Coming January 14, 2020 All good things must come to an end, even Windows 7.  After January 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or support for PCs running Windows 7. This will leave your workstations vulnerable to security threats, particularly malicious software.  While the 2020 deadline […]

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Hackers Aren’t Your Biggest Threat

November 6, 2018

Hackers Aren’t Your Biggest Threat The state of information security for companies in the U.S. is scary.  2014 was a record setting year in terms of data breaches with a staggering 783 breaches reported.  That means on average more than 2 breaches were reported every day in 2014.  When people hear about breaches, they immediately […]

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Preventing Information Security Breaches

Preventing Information Security Breaches Modern information security breaches follow a very specific pattern and most organizations are simply not designed to stop these attacks.  Unfortunately they are not even able to detect them for months and sometimes years later. In short, hackers today use malware rather than direct attacks to compromise organizations like Equifax, Uber, […]

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Traditional Firewalls vs Next-Generation Firewalls – Reasons to Upgrade

March 27, 2017

Traditional Firewalls vs Next-Generation Firewalls – Reasons to Upgrade Why do you need a next-generation firewall, when you already have a traditional firewall in place? The short answer: With new technology comes better security. Limited capabilities and best effort traffic identification Traditional firewalls can only deny or allow traffic based on IP addresses, port numbers […]

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