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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Cisco IOS potentially susceptible to two zero day vulnerabilities

SecurityFocus has two posts indicating that Cisco IOS 15.0 is vulnerable to attackers. Both are DoS (Denial of Service) issues and at this time there is no solution being offered from Cisco to correct the problem. Should your network be non-responsive, you could attempt to reboot your Cisco device to restore connectivity. The original posts are as follows: Cisco IOS …