Tag Archives: Firewalls

What exactly is proactive cybersecurity?

Most managed IT services providers (MSPs) promise “proactive” cybersecurity consulting. Businesses large and small embrace the idea of preventing cyberattacks and data breaches before they happen, and MSPs themselves would much rather brainstorm safeguards than troubleshoot time-sensitive downtime events. But it’s not always clear what proactive cybersecurity means, so let’s take a minute to go […]

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5 proactive defenses against cyberattacks

As IT security consultants, we’re stuck between a rock and a hard place. Managed IT services providers (MSPs) such as ours want to provide clients with enterprise-level IT, but that requires that we specialize in overwhelmingly intricate technology. Explaining even the most fundamental aspects of cybersecurity would most likely put you to sleep instead of […]

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Is your IT security proactive?

Do you spend hours obsessing about the inner workings of DNS-layer security, intrusion prevention systems, and data encryption? If you’re not a managed IT services provider (MSP), you probably don’t. Instead, you’re probably looking for a business partner to manage those nitty-gritty details for you. However, there’s one thing you really ought to know: What […]

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VoIP security tips for SMBs

SMBs are steadily transitioning from traditional phone services to VoIP solutions for team collaboration. Since VoIP threats don’t make headlines as often as cyberthreats like ransomware and phishing, not everyone knows how to combat them. Here are five tips to secure your company’s internet-based communication devices and services. Since the majority of VoIP services involve […]

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How to secure your VoIP services

Now that VoIP is becoming the common means of collaboration among SMBs, it’s time to start securing your networks from threats against them. Without a thorough knowledge of how VoIP works, companies cannot easily perceive their vulnerability to attacks. Read on for tips to protect your web-based communication devices and services. Since the majority of […]

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How to prevent VoIP threats

Now that digital collaboration is an integral part of any business, VoIP has become indispensable. Unfortunately, as it becomes more widespread, so do the threats against it. These attacks may not be as serious as ransomware or phishing, but they’re just as dangerous to SMBs. Here are five ways to protect your VoIP network against […]

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Why your business needs a hardware firewall

Cybersecurity is one of the final bastions of hardware superiority. More and more IT solutions are being hosted in the cloud, and business owners are being told that software is all they need to get the job done, which is half true. When it comes to perimeter security you definitely need a hardware firewall, with […]

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Which type of firewall is right for you?

Software solutions are almost always more user-friendly than hardware solutions. There’s no need to worry about cabling, firmware, and power consumption. But when it comes to firewalls, a software solution just can’t measure up to its hardware counterpart. Make sure you have all the facts before deciding which is right for you. Software firewalls Calling […]

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Firewalls: hardware vs. software

Most people have a vague idea of what a network firewall does. But some business owners are easily fooled by promises of quick and easy solutions that can be installed and managed right from your desktop. In the software vs. hardware debate, there’s a clear winner when it comes to your security. Let’s take a […]

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What exactly is preventive cyber-security?

There has been a movement among technology providers to promise “proactive” cyber security consulting. Small- and medium-sized businesses love the idea of preventing cyber-attacks and data breaches before they happen, and service providers would much rather brainstorm safeguards than troubleshoot time-sensitive downtime events. But it’s not always clear what proactive cyber-security means, so let’s take […]

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