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

This is pet peeve of mine:┬áBusiness 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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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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Go Gigabit! It’s like steroids for your business network! #GoogleOnMain #LuckyGVL

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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