[TECH ALERT] Support for Office 2003 & Windows XP is Ending

Effective April 8, 2014, Microsoft will no longer provide customer support or security patch management for Windows XP and Office 2003. What Does This Mean For Your Business? If your business continues running Windows XP or Office 2003 past 4/8, you may expose your business to risks, such as: Violating Regulatory Requirements – Businesses that are governed by regulatory obligations such as HIPAA may find that they are no longer able to satisfy compliance requirements. Significant Security Risk – Without critical security updates, your PC may become susceptible to viruses, …

Three Email Security Best Practices For Small Businesses

The popular adage about being a small business owner goes something like this: you’re responsible for everything from developing strategy and big ideas to making sure the bathrooms are neat and tidy. Somewhere in middle of that range of activities you’ll find managing your email security best practices. If you’re not an IT expert, then there is a good chance that email security could slip and fall a few rungs down your priority list. But there has never been a more critical time for ensuring you have a secure email …

Email Security Best Practice Reminder

In September 2013, antivirus companies discovered a new ransomware known as Cryptolocker. This ransomware is particularly nasty because infected users are in danger of losing their personal files forever. Spread through email attachments, this ransomware has been seen targeting companies through phishing attacks. Through solid antivirus protection and by blocking email attachments that contain this destructive payload, your company can keep this ransomware from infecting your business. If you receive unexpected email attachments please delete them. If you experience anything unusual on your workstation or laptop, please remove it from …

InterGuard Awareness Technology

Protecting your data from outside attack has been the traditional focus of security products and services.  Now, Awareness Technologies has developed InterGuard as an advanced endpoint solution that protects your company from insider threats. This next generation of security is designed to provide a complete, internal Unified Threat Manager (UTM).  It’s not only delivered in SaaS format, it also is deployed at the endpoint so it delivers unparalleled visibility and control — on and off the network — against internal threats like loss of sensitive data, employee productivity and laptop …

Powerful Email Security & Archiving

We’ve all come to depend on email for productivity and can no longer imagine a world without it. But as much as we depend on it, this form of communication puts an enormous burden on computer servers … and poses significant security risks, too. Managing thousands of emails a day can put a big load on internal IT staff that could be doing more productive strategic work. But at the same time, you need to be protected from spam, viruses, worms, phishing scams and other malware threats. Last month, we …

Better Security with The Cloud

What’s tougher than your firewall? The Cloud! By now, you’ve all heard about the cloud model of computing, but you may have assumed that it’s appropriate only for the largest organizations. That’s not so … and when access to the cloud is acquired as a service, it can provide even small companies better security than traditional in-house solutions, yet at a fraction of the cost. So why do you need it? We’ve all come to depend on email as an important tool in doing our work. But with the average …