Cloud-Based Email or On-Premises Exchange?

Recent Exchange Server security flaw drives home the benefits of moving email to the cloud.

On March 2, 2021, Microsoft issued an emergency patch for four critical vulnerabilities in Exchange Server 2013, 2016 and 2019. The company even took the unusual step of issuing a patch for Exchange Server 2010, which reached end-of-life on Oct.

How Secure is Your MSP?

Compromised managed services providers create a threat to their customers.

Managed services providers (MSPs) help protect their customers from cyberthreats with advanced security solutions such as remote monitoring, endpoint protection, risk assessments, patch management and more.

Moving Target Defense

Emerging cybersecurity strategy can make vulnerable remote workers harder to hit.

“Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. The hands can’t hit what the eyes can’t see.”
Who could have guessed that Muhammad Ali’s famous quote about his boxing style would one day describe a new paradigm in cybersecurity? Like the famously quick boxer, the emerging security strategy aims to thwart attackers through continual movement and diversion.

Why the Cloud Needs Managed Services

Cloud applications and services won’t manage themselves. Now what?

The cloud makes it possible to reduce capital expenditures in IT infrastructure while gaining access to advanced technology solutions. Cloud services are faster to implement than on-premises IT infrastructure, and provides an “always-on” environment that better meets today’s business requirements.

Help for the Help Desk

Many IT teams are struggling to resolve the technology issues 
associated with remote work. Managed services can help.

The shift to remote work has largely been successful, enabling organizations to remain operational amid pandemic-related shutdowns and social distancing requirements.

Understanding the Value of UC

Unified communications solutions from one strategic 
partner deliver business value in unexpected ways.

Business communication and collaboration tools have enabled organizations to continue operations as employees have shifted to remote work. Online chat, instant messaging, video conferencing and file-sharing have supplemented email to facilitate decision-making and business processes.

Creating a Cloud Strategy

Without proper planning, rushed migration processes can bring increased risk, cost and complexity.

Pandemic-triggered workforce changes led businesses worldwide to accelerate their cloud migration plans by an average of six years, according to a recent Lawless Research study.

Plugging Data Leaks

Data loss prevention solutions prevent sensitive 
data from seeping through cracks in security.

IT security systems are designed to prevent malicious outside forces from invading the network. However, these systems generally do little to keep data inside the network.

Employee Cybersecurity Training is Essential

As hackers continue to step up their attacks, every organization should provide employees with regular security awareness training.

Human beings are the weakest link in the cybersecurity chain. Organizations can implement the most sophisticated security tools, but one user clicking on a malicious link or giving up sensitive data can cause a security incident.

Pandemic Shifts IT Priorities

With technology budgets expected to shrink in 2021, IT organizations must adapt their budget proposals.

IT budgeting is a tough job under the best of circumstances, but it is especially challenging this year because of the coronavirus pandemic and the shutdown measures required to contain it.

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