diagram of perimeter network security concept

What Is Perimeter Security? In the IT realm, perimeter security involves safeguarding a company’s network limits from hackers, intruders, and other unwanted individuals. It includes surveillance detection, analyzing patterns, recognizing threats, and dealing with them effectively. Every private network has a perimeter around it. It’s the secure boundary between networks, for instance, your company’s private…

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concept of online danger that can be screened with web content filtering

Content filtering is an important layer of your overall IT security plan. It allows you to control content and block high risk websites, drive by malware, malicious downloads and other cyber threats. Content filtering for small business is usually automated via software programmed by your IT company. From time to time, you or your IT…

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close up of a small business network setup by a technician

Your small business network setup is foundational.  Done right, it will be secure, and support your cross team and client communications securely, and without latency issues. Done poorly, and you could be looking at constant internet problems, VoIP problems, weak cyber security and even internal data loss, leaks or theft. Of course we rarely think…

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vpn on laptop

A small business owner called us up to discuss giving his team access to QuickBooks Desktop Software over a VPN. He was not able to switch to QuickBooks Online due to a lack of required features for his type of business. We explained that VPN for QuickBooks issues are common, and we don’t recommend that…

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small business owner managing own IT on laptop

The end of the year is a great time to organize your books, reflect with your team, prepare for growth next year, and upgrade your technology. In this post, we give you specific DIY tips you can do to check and secure your computers and accounts to better protect your business. Managed IT Service Providers…

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How do you get a small business to recognize the value of managed IT services? In the start-up environment, we encounter many personality types. There is a reason people become entrepreneurs or C-level execs. When we meet the owners or decision makers at smaller companies and organizations, we can tell right away why they’re where…

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small business owner with network problems

Many SMB owners think IT downtime only costs them a few productive hours, but there’s a lot more at stake when your systems go down. Avoid these headaches with a strong network setup, and ongoing network management services from a local IT support company. Here’s what’s really at stake: client trust and confidence in you…

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business owner considering no disaster recovery plan

Small business data backup is an absolute must. And yet, according to Symantec SMB, 50% of SMBs report they have no data backup and no disaster recovery plan in place. 41% of those surveyed confessed that they had not spent any time thinking about or putting in place any disaster planning or business continuity plan.…

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server farm

There are two primary options for hosting data for businesses: in-house servers and cloud-based servers. Which option is right for your company? The answer to this question will be different for everyone and should be dependent on several factors. For example, do you have one office or several? What size is your business? Do you…

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smiling small business owner

Need help with Techaches or IT challenges? Book a discovery call for options & an estimate. Let’s Talk In this day and age, internet access, WiFi and connectivity are critical to business.  If you want to succeed, your business needs reliable technology, and your team needs reliable access to it.  For the small business owner,…

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