Two Categories of Cyberthreats to Keep an Eye out for This Fall

Two Categories of Cyberthreats to Keep an Eye out for This Fall

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Protecting your business data from cyberthreats is crucial for business continuity and productivity.

As 2017 winds down, businesses still need to be on alert for cyberthreats, regardless of the time of year.

Critical Infrastructure: Power plants, electrical grids, and telecommunications networks (especially those constructed before the threat of cyberattacks) are at risk from organized cybercrime. A cyberattack resulting in a power outage to any of these critical infrastructures could cause substantial damage and harm.

IoT (Internet of Things): The IoT connects multiple physical devices to a network that enables the collection and exchange of data. With so many devices connected, the more easily a cyberthreat can launch a larger attack, making the IoT an ideal target for cybercriminals.

If your network isn’t protected by the latest security technologies, you’re leaving your business wide open for attack. Eliminate the risk with scalable, turnkey IntelliSecure managed security and unified threat management (UTM) services.

Our complete IntelliSecure security services are tailored to your unique business environment. They allow you to take advantage of the latest technologies and industry standards without the associated infrastructure, management, and support costs.

Contact IntelliSyn today to safeguard your business data with IntelliSecure.

Seamlessly Integrate All Your Office’s Tech

Seamlessly Integrate All Your Office’s Tech

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The typical office runs on computers, phones, servers, Wi-Fi, network security, an email management system, and often even more.

Having to switch back and forth between these different tech tools during your work day can be tedious and time consuming.

Get a fully integrated office with IntelliOffice, an all-in-one desktop system, physical network, and virtual cloud network solution in a box.

IntelliOffice simplifies the process and gets you up and running fast with an end-to-end, turnkey business network in a box. It’s an end-to-end, hassle-free service built on the latest hardware and software from the world’s leading manufacturers and developers.

Our networking experts:

  • Analyze your current network and business communications needs
  • Select the hardware and software that will best meet your requirements
  • Configure and integrate all elements
  • Test the end-to-end solution before installation
  • Install all elements, including desktop and notebook computers, servers, network switches, backup systems, firewalls, and workgroup applications
  • Configure all workstations and accessories

Beyond installation, we provide complete ongoing management, maintenance, and support of all hardware and software.

Also, this complete solution and service approach eliminates the initial start-up and ongoing capital costs associated with creating, managing, and maintaining an integrated, desktop-to-cloud IT network.

Contact IntelliSyn today to leverage the benefits IntelliOffice will bring to your office.

IntelliSyn Celebrates 20 Years in Technology

A Note From Chris Stratton — CEO of IntelliSyn

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IntelliSyn has been reminiscing on the last 20 years of business and the technology milestones along the way.

We’ve seen the inception of the first iPhone, the founding of Facebook, and about 7 versions of Windows®.

While those technological advances were happening, we were adding new team members, launching new services, and surviving Y2K.

Take a look at the full timeline of all the major technology evolutions parallel to IntelliSyn’s achievements and growth throughout the past 20 years.

I’d like to thank all past, current, and future supporters and customers of IntelliSyn for making the last 20 years something to remember and the years to come something to look forward to.

 

Chris Stratton

What Size of Server Is Ideal for Your Business?

What Size of Server Is Ideal for Your Business?

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Deciding on the size of server for your business is difficult without knowing the inevitable flux of storage space you’ll require as your business changes.

Is 1TB enough? Too much?

A server stores data files on a network for easy access by workstations that have permission, allowing quick and painless file sharing.

Servers come in a variety of storage sizes, ranging from small to huge.

With so many options out there, how do you know what size of a server to start with, and will it provide the space needed as your business grows?

For maximum flexibility and to take advantage of the cloud, IntelliShare has no limits on file and folder sizes, so you never have to limit your collaboration processes based on storage space.

IntelliSyn also offers IntelliServer, which provides hosting and co-location services in state-of-the-art facilities. And, IntelliServer is backed by complete network administration, maintenance, and reporting that simplifies network, data, and application management.

Contact IntelliSyn today to leverage the full benefits of scalable server space for your business.

The Latest Ransomware Threats and What They Could Do to Your Computer

The Latest Ransomware Threats and What They Could Do to Your Computer

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Ransomware is a never-ending nuisance to all computer owners and can cause serious damage.

But being aware of this year’s most serious ransomware and how to secure your network from it will decrease the chance of infection.

Petya and Shark (later named Atom) are notable ransomware threats circulating the internet, encrypting computers around the world. The only way to rid a computer of these infections is by paying the ransom asked for.

These threats are being spread through the Ransomware-as-a-Service model, where ransomware creators offer their virus to others for a cut of the profits.

With ransomware becoming so accessible and easy to spread, protecting your computer and business data is crucial.

Managed security services keep your network and data safe from desktop to cloud, eliminating the risk with scalable, turnkey unified threat management (UTM) services.

IntelliSecure allows you to take advantage of the latest technologies and industry standards without the associated infrastructure, management, and support costs.

Secure your network and data with a managed firewall, data protection, and a managed virtual private network (VPN) by contacting us today.

How Cloud Computing Saves You Money

How Cloud Computing Saves You Money

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On-premise computing and storage systems are more of a burden than a benefit for businesses as the advantages of cloud computing increase.

Cost savings is one substantial advantage of cloud computing for small- to medium-sized businesses.

How?

  • Equipment: With the cloud, computing and storage is done remotely, making on-site equipment costs nonexistent.
  • Server maintenance: All maintenance and upkeep is often managed by the Managed Service Provider (MSP) servicing your business IT through a fixed, monthly cost, saving your business money and time.
  • Upgrades: Upgrades are handled by the MSP and are part of the set, monthly cost of the service, eliminating extra upgrade costs for business owners.
  • Scalability: The cloud offers storage space scalability, tailoring the amount of storage your business needs up and down when you need it. Scaling storage space up when you need more and scaling down during slow times saves you money compared to buying a fixed, firm amount of storage space that your business might not use.

IntelliSyn offers desktop-to-cloud design and deployment of public, private, or hybrid cloud networks. All our cloud networking solutions are backed by complete network administration, maintenance, and reporting that simplifies network, data, and application management.

Contact IntelliSyn today to save money through cloud computing.

What Is Patch Tuesday and How Does It Affect Your Business?

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Patch Tuesday happens on every second, and sometimes fourth, Tuesday of each month in North America.

But what is it and how does it affect your business?

Formalized in October 2003, Patch Tuesday is the unofficial term used to refer to Microsoft’s security patches for its software products.

Because earlier versions of Windows experienced the issue of users being unaware of Windows updates and in turn not installing them, Microsoft countered this issue with Automatic Updates, which displayed the availability of updates with the option of automatic installation.

Patch Tuesday has been immersed in Windows-based businesses for over a decade, often without users noticing!

Patch Tuesday allows Windows users to become aware of the regular update and patch releases available for their computers, maintaining and managing it all for you.

Don’t worry, it doesn’t need to be as complicated as it sounds!

IntelliSyn’s IntelliOffice service provides ongoing management, maintenance, and support of all your company’s hardware and software.

Contact IntelliSyn today to learn more about how your business can leverage IntelliOffice and make the most out of Patch Tuesday!

What Is a Managed Service Provider and How Can It Benefit Your Small Business?

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Managing your business’ IT can be a time-consuming, full-time job that hampers productivity.

A managed service provider (MSP) manages a business’ IT infrastructure remotely, while maintaining ongoing support of all hardware and software.

How can an MSP benefit your small business?

  • Managed service providers tend to charge a flat monthly fee for ongoing maintenance instead of a one-time transaction, ensuring you receive monthly support and financial flexibility.
  • MSPs often offer a service-level agreement that affirms the performance and quality expected of the MSP, reassuring you and establishing trust.
  • To improve efficiency and keep costs low, many MSPs use remote monitoring and management (RMM) software to check your business’ IT functions.
  • MSPs attend to everything, increasing your business’ productivity and eliminating the need for you to deal with frustrating IT disasters.

IntelliSupport provides customized, desktop-to-cloud IT infrastructure management, from network consulting to complete help desk technical support for:

  • Desktop systems
  • Physical networks
  • Virtual networks
  • All network elements (such as servers, routers, switches, and wireless access points)

And our hassle-free, fixed-rate monthly service contract option allows you to choose the specific services you need each month.

Contact IntelliSyn today to learn more about the advantages of working with a managed service provider.

Top Cloud Tools for Your Small Business

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When it comes to the cloud, knowing which of the many tools are most effective for business productivity can be intimidating.

Choosing the top ones, in terms of efficiency and cost effectiveness, can greatly improve the way your business operates.

Take a look at these top cloud tools for your small business:

  • Cloud Phone: For small businesses whose employees use their personal cellphones as their main line of communication, Cloud Phone allows for a more formal business image by providing a local phone number — with the option for employee extensions — that connects to the user’s cellphone.
  • WePay: Small-business owners can use this cloud-based tool to design a platform that accesses accounts, accepts payments, and makes withdrawals easily, all while being tailored to your business’ unique preferences.
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud: This tool allows users to access its sales platform from any desktop or mobile device, making closing deals simple anywhere.

IntelliSyn offers desktop-to-cloud design and deployment of public, private, or hybrid cloud networks. All our cloud networking solutions are backed by complete network administration, maintenance, and reporting that simplifies network, data, and application management.

And, our cloud networking solutions are designed to ensure all your business data is accessible by employees, partners, suppliers, and customers whenever they need it, from wherever they are.

Contact IntelliSyn today to learn more about the cloud and how it benefits your business.