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3CX Quick Start Guide 1 file(s) 663.97 KB Download 3CX is a phone system that businesses can use to make and receive calls, video chat, and message each other. It’s flexible, easy to use, and can be used on a computer or mobile device. Businesses of any size can use it, and it can help […]

Networks and Connectivity for Small Business

60 Second Rundown… Internet Protocol — the global standard in communications technology Local Area Networks — Connected devices within one physical location Wide Area Networks — Used for communication and information sharing across the globe.   Connecting your small business to the world starts with your network. Optimal network performance drives productivity and communication. All your […]

Is Legacy IT Holding Your Small Business Back?

Legacy IT

60-second rundown… Legacy IT is outdated technology no longer supported by the manufacturer. Unpatched systems leave your network vulnerable to attacks. Consider sandbox solutions to safely run older applications. System modernization can be done all at once or step-by-step. Find a trusted cybersecurity (and IT infrastructure) advisor to guide you through the process. COVID-19 has […]

Keeping Ahead of the Hackers: Threats to Watch for in 2021

60 Second Rundown… Cybercriminals will try to exploit vulnerabilities from 2020. Securing remote work is essential moving forward. Scammers use fear surrounding the pandemic to trick employees. The Internet of Things creates weaknesses in network security. Monitoring security threats requires vigilant planning. 2020 brought many unique challenges to small businesses in New Jersey and across […]

IT Done Right: Managed Network Services for Small Business

managed network services for small business

60 Second Rundown… Small businesses need IT experts to monitor and support their networks. Administrators take care of critical hardware and software infrastructure. Disaster recovery plans provide a quick return to operations following an outage. The right IT support can help small firms thrive in the ever-changing technology landscape. We take care of all premise […]

4 Types of Network Firewalls for Small Businesses

firewalls for small businesses

60 Second Rundown… Proxy Firewall—Creates a gateway between your network and the Internet, providing enhanced privacy and security. Stateful Inspection Firewall—Individually tracks network connections with dynamic packet filtering.  Unified threat management (UTM)—Brings together a strong defense against many types of malicious activity.   Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW)—Actively identifies and blocks malicious attacks. Firewalls have been around for […]

Windows Updates and Patches Protect Against Serious Vulnerabilities

Windows Updates and Patches

60 Second Rundown… Patches, bug fixes, and upgrades protect Windows machines against malicious attacks.   Windows Exchange Servers are high-value targets for cyberattacks and data breaches.   Data Breaches are a problem for any size business. Hackers target small businesses that don’t regularly install security updates. Check for system compromises following critical security patches. Windows updates and […]

Learning the Ropes: Employee Security Awareness Training

Employee Security Awareness training

60 Second Rundown… Employees need training in security, usage policy, and network specifics. The instructor needs to know the ins and outs. Explain security from the user’s point of view. Follow-up and encourage co-workers to help each other. Hire outside experts when needed.  Employee security awareness training for small business needs to include security awareness […]

Voice-activated Security Vulnerabilities: Can Siri Hack Your Network?

Voice-activated Security Vulnerabilities

60 Second Rundown… Voice assistants can be hacked Voice commands can gain access to LANs through connected devices Small businesses need robust protection in BYOD policies Keep smart devices and PCs up-to-date on the latest security patches Stay vigilant by monitoring for malicious activity Microphones are listening to us all the time. Alexa, Siri, Cortana, […]

Don’t Take the Bait: How to Spot a Phishing Scam

spot a phishing scam

60 second rundown… Spear phishing is when a criminal tries to trick people into giving away sensitive data. Spoof emails impersonating a trusted source can look legitimate at first glance. Scammers use social engineering and emotional manipulation to exploit users. Watch out for red flags especially requests for secure information. Phishing emails often have spelling […]

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