Firewall your business network! Don’t rely on home routers for protection!

JohnMHoyt Apple, broadband, Business, Cisco, Computer Security, Computer Support, D-Link, Homeland Secure IT, Microsoft, Partners, Sales, security, SonicWALL, WatchGuard, Windows, Windows Server Leave a Comment

This is pet peeve of mine: Business networks should be behind firewalls, not behind home routers! When we visit a client location, we generally find one of the following configurations. Absolutely NO firewall – just the router provided by the ISP A Linksys, TrendNet, Netgear, D-Link wireless router designed for home use An actual firewall such as a Cisco, WatchGuard, SonicWALL, …

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Secure IT Alert: CERT Issues Security Recommendations to Prevent Cyber Intrusions

JohnMHoyt Apple, broadband, Business, Cisco, Cloud Computing, Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, Linux, Mac, Microsoft, OS X, Secure IT Alert, security, Windows, Windows Server Leave a Comment

Homeland Secure IT Alert for Wednesday, July 21st, 2011 The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team has issued their recommendations for protection against network intrusions.  I have included the entire document below, but the most current version of the document can be found here.  Please keep in mind that these recommendations are not related to any one platform. These are …

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WatchGuard Fireware XTM & WSM 11.4 Released for XTM 2, 5, 8 and 1050 Appliances

JohnMHoyt Business, Computer Repair, Computer Sales, Computer Security, Computer Service, Connectivity, Homeland Secure IT, Microsoft, security, Windows, Windows Server Leave a Comment

WatchGuard has released FireWare XTM 11.4 and WSM 11.4. This release is available immediately and this latest security subscription is for WatchGuard XTM 2, 5, 8 and 1050 appliances. In addition to enhancements covering just about every aspect of the product functionality, including: Security, centralized management, authentication, reporting and wireless, the following has been addressed: v11.4 allows better management of …

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Electronic Medical Records for Healthcare – Are they safe? EMR, EHR

JohnMHoyt Apple, broadband, Business, Computer Security, Computer Service, Connectivity, Homeland Secure IT, Mac, Microsoft, Microsoft Exchange, Office, security, Technology, Windows, Windows Server 3 Comments

It is no surprise that Electronic Healthcare Records / Electronic Medical Records are all over the news currently. It is an issue that affects our privacy and anytime that is in question, we get people on both sides of the fence up in arms. Built into the 2009 stimulus bill are requirements that healthcare records go digital by 2014. Yet …

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Need new servers or computers? Congress extends amount small businesses may write-off for capital expenditures to 250k!

JohnMHoyt Business, CCTV, Computer Security, Computer Service, Fun Stuff, Homeland Secure IT, Homeland Secure IT Promotions, Microsoft, Technology, VoIP (Voice over IP), Windows, Windows Server Leave a Comment

Time to upgrade your server or servers? Need new computers for your business? How about upgrading all your firewalls to the latest technology? New VoIP phone system? CCTV Cameras? Notebooks for all your field reps? Congress extended the amount that small businesses may write-off for capital expenditures in 2010 to $250,000, and that means this may be the best year …

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Go Gigabit! It’s like steroids for your business network! #GoogleOnMain #LuckyGVL

JohnMHoyt Business, Computer Security, Computer Service, Homeland Secure IT, security, Technology, VoIP (Voice over IP) Leave a Comment

Have you noticed retrieving files from your server is feeling slower? Accessing a database on your network is sluggish? Moving large files takes a long time? Chances are good that you are using a 10/100 Megabit infrastructure, and that by simply replacing a few components, you could move to Gigabit speeds, possibly a 10x increase in speed, or more if …

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