In our digital world, we tend to talk about the cloud, automation and virtualization as if every business professional and organization is consciously adopting virtual assets and deeply indoctrinated and invested in these technologies. Let’s face it… the cloud and virtual machines (cloud-hosted computers, databases and servers) are predominantly a large-enterprise, high-tech or platform-provider perspective […]
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Ahh, the firewall… that invaluable tool which monitors and protects traffic to and from an organization, as employees and servers communicate with the Internet and other networks or devices. What would we do without them? Firewalls can block unauthorized access and inspect packets and prevent malware from infecting your network. A company might have an […]
Regardless of what you call it, the VPN concept remains crux in your defensive blueprint for secure Internet access. The virtual private network (VPN), which must have more lives than a cat, has reportedly died again, and according to some industry prognosticators and influencers, VPN is now a bad word. It’s a term to be […]
What is cyber risk management? For too many budget-restricted small-to-midsize enterprises, cyber risk management means trying to protect the network and datacenter by establishing antivirus and firewall security safeguards against known attack vectors and across known parts of the network. But cyberattacks are getting more technologically advanced, and malware and social engineering ploys regularly slip […]
It’s true that cloud adoption won’t eliminate all your IT infrastructure equipment at every office. But this doesn’t mean you have to stock up on big-ticket items such as servers, single-purpose routers, switches, security appliances, datacenter square footage, power and cooling, plus manpower, at every new site your organization operates. Enterprises have traditionally established IT […]
Whether it’s in a coffee shop, airport or crowded mall, wireless networks present a range of security risks not inherent in wired networks. Wireless access points (WAPs) and wireless routers broadcast data over the air in every direction. In hotspot environments where this traffic is unencrypted, any eavesdropping device within a limited range can easily […]
Networking: It’s not just about the physical communication structure you have to maintain. Networking is a way to grow your business, your brand, your market potential. Leveraging the open Internet and social apps in the cloud can be more cost-effective than travel, face to face, and complete reliance on communication and collaboration over expensive private […]
So you want to modernize your organization to capitalize on all the leading-edge advantages of the digital era, big data, cloud efficiencies, AI, leading business apps, and partner and customer relationship opportunities? Achieving this business IT transformation requires a strong dose of change management including a willingness to transition on-premises servers to the cloud and […]
Migrating network traffic to less-expensive lines doesn’t have to expose your firm to the Web’s dark side. Attend Feb. 12 webinar on secure network modernization.