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

JohnMHoyt Android, Apple, Business, Cisco, Cloud Computing, Computer Sales, Computer Security, Computer Service, Connectivity, Homeland Secure IT, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Mac, Microsoft, Mobile, OS X, security, Technology, Video Link, Windows 2 Comments

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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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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Wireless Security – When using an open access point is a very bad idea

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So you are a student and on a budget,  and you decide that you don’t need to get your own internet connection since some stupid person in your complex has a very strong signal, and fortunately for you the connection is open! Sounds super? Well not so fast… How do you know that the access point you are connecting to …

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