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, …

Security breach at University of Nebraska may have exposed financial records

Last week, a security breach at the University of Nebraska resulted in hackers having gained potential access to the (financial and personal) records of 650,000 students, alumni, parents and university employees. The security breach was discovered by a staff member and quickly remedied, however, at this point in time it is not known exactly what information, if any, was actually …

What else does Homeland Secure IT do besides computers, servers and networks?

You know the elevator speech that you typical hear from people, where they pitch their services or wares to you? Mine goes something like this, “I’m John with Homeland Secure IT, and we provide small and medium businesses with computer, server and network support, service and sales here in the Upstate”. The person I am telling will usually walk away …

Russian hackers raked in 4.5 billion dollars in 2011

Thirty-six percent of the estimated $12.5 billion in ill-gotten gains by cybercriminals in 2012 can be attributed Russian-speaking hackers through various online criminal tactics according to an article over on ComputerWorld’s site. How can you help protect your business from becoming a victim? The only 100% effective way is to not be connected to the internet, however that would make …

Is your business computer network ready for IPv6?

Get ready for a slew of IPv6 news topics because┬áWorld IPv6 Launch is right around the corner (June 6th, 2012). This means that a boat-load of ISPs will be flipping the switch and enabling IPv6 permanently on or before this magic date. A quick google search for IPv6 news will turn up lots of articles posted in the last few …

SonicWALL Security Partner

SonicWALL is committed to improving the performance and productivity of businesses of all sizes by engineering the cost and complexity out of running a secure network. Our award-winning solutions include network security, secure remote access, email and content security, and backup and recovery. Homeland Secure IT is happy to be able to provide your Greenville or Upstate SC area business …

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 …

SonicWALL announces End of Support Notification for SonicPoint G Access Points

The following information comes courtesy of SonicWALL’s Global Support Services:   Announcement SonicPoint G End of Support Notification Affected Products SonicWALL SonicPoint wireless access points SonicPoint G Announcement Summary Effective March 1, 2012, SonicWALL will transition the SonicPoint G from Limited Retirement Mode to End of Support.┬á Once these products transition to End of Support they will no longer be …