WatchGuard – The only pure security vendor in the small to mid-enterprise market

  After the announcement that SonicWall is being acquired by Dell yesterday, WatchGuard sent the following email to partners: WatchGuard Technologies Dell Buys SonicWall Today, Dell announced it is acquiring SonicWall. What does this mean for you? WatchGuard remains the only p ure security vendor in the small to mid-enterprise market that remains 100% channel focused. There will be no …

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Dell to acquire SonicWALL

I received this email from SonicWALL today: Dear John, Today Dell® announced its intention to acquire SonicWALL®. The transaction is anticipated to close during Dell’s second quarter of its fiscal year. We are very excited about the opportunity this offers both SonicWALL and our partners. All of us at SonicWALL greatly value our partners. After all, our channel partners have …

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Suddenly people cannot get to the internet at my business

So you have been cruising along at your business for years and all has been great, but now, out of the blue, people on your network are having trouble viewing websites. You found that if you reboot that firewall (pull the plug on the thing since there is no power supply) that YOU get back online right away, but then …

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WatchGuard posts list of “PCI Pitfalls for Retailers”

Watchguard, provider of quality firewall and security products for small, media and enterprise business made a “Social Media Release” today that outlines a list of PCI Pitfalls for Retailers. It is quoted below  in its entirety but can be found here. I’ll be posting about the new WatchGuard XTM 33 designed for Small/Medium businesses, and may be ideal for retailers! …

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Press Release: Homeland Secure IT Achieves Select Certification from Cisco

Homeland Secure IT, LLC 104 Mauldin Rd, STE EGreenville, SC 29605Phone (864) 990-4748www.HomelandSecureIT.com Press Release Contact: John M. HoytPhone: (864)990-4748 x 201Email: johnh@homelandsecureit.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE12 PM EDT November 1, 2011 Homeland SECURE IT Achieves Select Certification from Cisco Greenville, SC, November 1, 2011:  Homeland Secure IT announced today that it has achieved Select Certification from Cisco. The Select Certification …

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What does it mean when your ISP changes DNS servers?

I received a phone call from Charter Business earlier today reminding me that they have deployed new DNS servers and that I should adjust my equipment to use them. Fortunately, none of our equipment even looks at name servers other than our own in-house server.  But does yours? First, let’s look at what DNS is…. The simple explanation is: DNS …

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Cisco introduces the RV110W Wireless-N VPN Firewall

Take Basic Connectivity to a New Level The Cisco® RV 120W Wireless-N VPN Firewall combines highly secure connectivity – to the Internet as well as from other locations and remote workers – with a high-speed, 802.11n wireless access point, a 4-port switch, an intuitive, browser-based device manager, and support for the Cisco FindIT Network Discovery Utility, all at a very affordable …

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Cisco Small Business UC 300 VoIP system looks like a winner

The time has come to replace that old analog phone system in your small business and upgrade to VoIP (Voice over IP) technology! The prices have never been better. One interesting option is the Cisco Small Business Unified Communications 300 series.  A few features include: Lower communication expenses Business-class calling and messaging Full key system and small private branch exchange …

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Do firewall appliances expire like a carton of milk?

Something that many people don’t know is that there are actually expiration dates on hardware and software. Let’s say you buy a Cisco ASA 5505 security appliance (firewall) for your business, and you keep it up to date. When do you expect to replace it? Chances are, you feel that the firewall should be left in place until it dies …

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Safe Browsing from Public Wi-Fi Hotspots is possible with a VPN

WSPA’s Amy Wood (@TVAmy) had a great segment on last night (2011-02-07) in which she had Doug Cone (@nullvariable) a local web/graphics “devsigner” discussing the dangers of using public Wi-Fi. You can find that story here. He demonstrated a tool which allows even the most novice of “hackers” to see a list of others who are using any given open …

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