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January 2017

Ransomware Protection in 2017

January 10th, 2017|

Ransomware computer viruses have become more sophisticated along with the attack methods used. The hackers have enhanced their functionality that places more importance on Ransomware protection in 2017 and beyond. We have seen ransomware used to disable access to a machine so hackers can continue to work without being tracked. Hackers of this type […]

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Upgrading Computer Security & Skills: Five Easy Steps

January 3rd, 2017|

1. Take a proactive approach to passwords to maintain a high level of personal and computer security.  Document all your passwords and then begin updating them until they are all strong.  Don’t forget to include upper & lower case letters, a numbers and a special character.  We suggest installing a password manager or keeping […]

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February 2016

New Data Loss Prevention Feature

February 11th, 2016|

Microsoft has added the new Data loss Prevention feature to Exchange 2016 allowing your email administrator to create new DLP policies to help protect your business.  This feature allows the restriction of employees sending out personal or organizational information relating multiple types of data such as Credit Card, Social Security, Passport and financial that […]

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Windows Server 2016 Release Schedule

February 3rd, 2016|

Microsoft has announced the development of Windows Server 2016. The first early preview version (Technical Preview) became available on 1 October 2014 together with the first technical preview of System Center, and is currently in public beta testing. The final release date for the server is expected to be in Q3 2016.

Here are some […]

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September 2015

Why use a Battery Backup or UPS?

September 19th, 2015|

When power goes out for even a second it can result in data loss and hardware damage which can shorten equipment life expectancy. The battery backups we install provide sufficient emergency runtime power to allow for safe closure of open files and proper shut down of desktops and servers when an outage occurs.

In addition, […]

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July 2015

Backup Exec 15 is Feature Rich

July 29th, 2015|

Symantec Backup Exec™ 15 delivers a market-leading backup and recovery solution for physical and virtual environments.  With Backup Exec 15, you can save time, get faster backups and recoveries, and reduce costs.
Here is a quick comparison of the features in version 15 (2015) and earlier versions:
http://www.symantec.com/content/en/us/enterprise/fact_sheets/be15-comp-matrix-en.pdf
Backup Exec 15 also boasts fast, efficient, and versatile […]

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Windows 10 is here! Are you ready for it?

July 29th, 2015|

Yes, Windows 10 has been released. It’s been built off the Windows 8.1 front end. Microsoft has added many improvements and features.  We will provide comments and updates as time progresses.

 

For questions on installation and support of Windows 10, send is an email or call us at 630-953-3100.

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December 2014

Staples Data Breach – 12/19/2014

December 19th, 2014|

Staples Data Breach Disclosed Today – 12/19/2014
Staples disclosed today that nearly 1.16 million customer payment cards may have been affected in a data breach under investigation since October.  The problem originated in malware that was on their point-of-sale systems.

We recommend installing an professional Firewall on all systems where customer and credit card data is […]

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Protecting Your Local Data Security

December 17th, 2014|

In the last few weeks, we have seen hacking activity increase. With the level of identity theft today, it’s important to protect your Local Data more than ever. If you have important documents on your Pc, we strongly advise using an up to date Anti-Virus and a Firewall. If your Pc is used for […]

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August 2014

Four easy ways to prevent the dreaded Data Loss

August 21st, 2014|

1. Don’t store your documents on the same drive as your operating system.
2. Subscribe to our Cloud Backup that runs daily and keeps your documents safe.
3. Don’t open Email attachments unless you know the sender and the email looks legitimate.
4. Make sure your Pc/Laptop or Tablet is protected with a good Anti-Virus to ward off […]

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