When it comes to your company’s browsing policies, make sure you’re safe—not susceptible
Threats come at your business from every angle, including malicious parties lurking in cyberspace. As a smart small business, though, you have the security basics covered to protect you from viruses, spam, and other attacks. But as it turns out, security is often breached in more mundane ways—such as ordinary on-the-clock web browsing.
5 helpful steps for responding to and recovering from a network attack
Strange pop-up windows, unauthorized software, sluggish systems, mysteriously changed passwords, programs running automatically, or unofficial content posted to your website are all signs that your small business network has been hacked. If you suspect that your network security has been compromised, don’t panic! It’s important to remain calm, retain your professional demeanor, and act decisively.
In addition to seeking guidance from a security professional, these five steps can help you quickly respond and safely recoverfrom a network attack.
Smart small businesses know to invest in business-grade networking equipment. But should you mix devices from different vendors? It’s not a good idea, according to Jimmy Ray Purser. If your network goes down, you want to be assured the problem will get resolved—and fast—without a lot of finger pointing.
Hear more from Jimmy Ray on why it’s best for small businesses to stick with one networking vendor.
There’s a certain level of excitement that comes from looking at prospective upgrades. Nowadays, that excitement is less about speeds-and-feeds, and more about how the recommended path can either pump up revenues or cut expenses.
But underlying all of the great ideas is the system upon which these applications and upgrades will run. So it’s fair to ask your channel partner, “Will my existing systems be able to support your suggested upgrade path?”
More often than not, you won’t need to ask this specific question because the channel partner should proactively tell you. After all, any changes to the infrastructure will carry budget implications that need to be factored into the overall project. But whether the partner brings up this issue or not, don’t assume that all IT systems are created equal. A few things need to be considered:
Thurston Kitchen and Bath is one of the largest independent kitchen and bath companies in the U.S. with 14 locations throughout Colorado. The company needed to streamline outmoded business processes, including aging data communications and individual phone systems, while maintaining its high-touch personalized service. By installing a Cisco unified communications (UC) solution that integrated voice and data communications, Thurston improved employee productivity and customer service, resulting in increased sales and revenue.