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Is Your Router Exposing You To Security Threats?

If the router you’re using in the office was purchased at Best Buy, the answer to the question in the title is probably ‘Yes.’ That’s because you’re using a consumer grade router, which doesn’t include the same security measures you can find in an enterprise class device. Consumer routers are great for keeping all your non-essentials connected, but your mission-critical data needs more protection.

March 27, 2014
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How The End Of Windows XP Makes You Vulnerable

Windows XP has been a workhorse since it was released in 2001 but it’s finally being put out to pasture on April 8, 2014. If that surprised you – because it’s still around or because you just realized you need to update – you’re not alone. Windows XP still powers 29.23 percent of all PC’s, which means the issues created when Microsoft stops supporting it are going to affect you whether you’re running it or not.

March 06, 2014
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Does Your Phone Need Antivirus Protection?

Information security is something we drive home with all of our customers. We generally deal with desktop and laptop security, but there is a significant need to turn our attention to a new reality. Mobile devices are no longer seen as a device for personal use. They’ve become an essential tool for professionals as the boundaries to where business can be conducted is practically limitless.

February 12, 2014
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Microsoft Security Essentials Updates Extended for Windows XP

Finally some good news for Windows XP users. On January 15, Microsoft announced that it will continue to provide updates to Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) for Windows XP users until July 14, 2015. During this time, MSE updates will continue to help protect your PC from viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.

January 27, 2014
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Encrypt Your Business Data for Improved Security

Storing data, particularly in the cloud, is a convenient way for people who want “everywhere” access. It’s becoming so common that it’s almost impossible to avoid. But while your data may be encrypted from the public by your provider, it can be potentially read by its employees and open to abuse. Why would your storage provider be interested in your data?

January 13, 2014
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The Risk of Basic Antivirus Protection

It’s hard to think of products that don’t offer both a basic and luxury option. For example: Apple iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S (in gold, of course), Toyota Yaris and Toyota Avalon, Canon point-and-shoot cameras and DSLR’s, the list goes on.

January 08, 2014
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Caring for Your New Laptop

So, you were especially good this year and Santa Claus brought you a shiny new laptop. If properly cared for, your laptop can provide you with several years of good service before you need to add it to your wish list again. Here’s a few tips to help keep your screen from going black and your face from glowing red.

December 30, 2013
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Can You Use Free Anti-Virus Software?

The Internet is so incredibly huge that it’s not hard to picture it as being its very own universe. The Internet can be a big and scary place, but like outer space, you just need to carefully choose the tools that let you to safely explore it.

December 19, 2013
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