Beyond the Password

Beyond the Password

Multifactor authentication has become an essential tool for maintaining data security.

Despite greater focus on improving security awareness in the workplace, poor password practices continue to undermine data protection. More than 80 percent of all confirmed data breaches involve weak, default or stolen passwords, according to Verizon’s 2018 Data Breach Investigations Report.

Don’t Delay Upgrades

Don’t Delay Upgrades

A technology refresh can mitigate risks and deliver a boost in performance and efficiency.

Organizations commonly put off upgrading outdated technology for as long as possible in order to conserve cash. While older hardware and software may still be functioning adequately, this approach can be extremely costly in the long run due to a multitude of security, productivity and competitive shortcomings.

Wi-Fi’s Role in the IoT

Wi-Fi’s Role in the IoT

Emerging wireless standards and a new security protocol improve connectivity for Internet of Things devices.

 The Internet of Things (IoT) is enabling an economic transformation that may eventually rival the Industrial Revolution. PricewaterhouseCoopers analysts say the IoT will soon become a multi-trillion-dollar industry, and Gartner researchers predict more than half of new businesses will run on the IoT within two years.

Endpoint Protection

Endpoint Protection

Evolving threats require smarter, more automated endpoint security solutions.

Employees today are increasingly likely to work from outside the office, employing a variety of endpoint devices including desktop computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones to complete business tasks.

A New Way to WAN

A New Way to WAN

Software-defined WAN solutions help to reduce costs and streamline operations through flexibility, consolidation and centralized management.

The wide-area network (WAN) has become one of the most critical components of the IT infrastructure, enabling organizations to gain access to cloud resources and connect remote locations and workers to headquarters.

The Changing View of Video Surveillance

The Changing View of Video Surveillance

IP-based video surveillance solutions provide greater flexibility and functionality than traditional analog systems.

Video surveillance cameras have become a ubiquitous part of the landscape as organizations and consumers alike seek to deter crime and document security-related events.

Cloud Challenges

Cloud Challenges

Cost, security and performance issues can make public cloud usage tougher than expected.

It’s relatively easy to get started using public cloud platforms. Users with no special technology skills can move data in and out of the cloud or use cloud-based applications by doing hardly more than moving sliders and clicking a few buttons.

Wi-Fi Gets an Upgrade

Wi-Fi Gets an Upgrade

Long-awaited protocol updates boost security and simplify IoT connections.

When the first Wi-Fi protocol was released in 1997, it set the stage for a remarkable shift in the way people work and the devices they use for computing and communication. Wi-Fi now moves more than half of all Internet traffic, and it has helped make mobile the primary digital platform for business users in the U.S.

However, this shift has also introduced some risk.

Full Speed Ahead

Full Speed Ahead

Ultra-fast 5G networks will create many business benefits through increased wireless efficiency.

Businesses of all sizes now consider wireless integral to their operations and have made it the network of choice for employee and business connectivity.

Addressing the Data Tampering Threat

Addressing the Data Tampering Threat

File integrity monitoring helps ensure that critical system and data files aren’t altered — maliciously or accidentally.

Most organizations associate the term “security breach” with the theft or exposure of sensitive data. However, data tampering could pose an even greater threat, according to leading security experts.