The business owner’s guide to measuring UC ROI: Part 1

Many companies are now joining the trend of switching to unified communications (UC) tools or Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) for business communications. UC allows functions such as audio conferencing, web conferencing, instant messaging (IM), video conferencing, screen sharing, and social collaboration to be consolidated into one, easy-to-manage application, which significantly cuts costs and appreciably improves productivity.

The benefits of a cloud managed services provider

Managed cloud services are outsourced daily IT management and technical support for cloud-based services. These services are intended for the automation and enhancement of business operations. Managed cloud services from managed service providers (MSPs) have become the norm for many small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), as these solutions help streamline costs and improve overall productivity.

Do you need a VPN for your SMB?

The internet, for all of its opportunities and gifts, has also become a breeding ground for malicious and criminal activities, such as cyberattacks, data breaches, and social engineering scams. One of the most common activities criminal entities are most attracted to is hacking; 2018 has already seen massive attacks on corporate giants Facebook and Under Armour, hitting around 240 million records between the two companies, affecting more than 100 million people.

5 Common phishing scams to look out for

Most small business owners have begun to integrate cybersecurity solutions into their organizations, and hackers are reacting accordingly. They’re less likely to rely on weaknesses in the technology itself and instead focus on exploiting human ignorance.

Why firewalls aren’t enough, and what else you need to protect your network

Firewalls first came about in the late 80s as the digital analogue to a fireproof barrier used in building construction. Ever since then, they’ve served as central components in any cybersecurity infrastructure. By monitoring all incoming network traffic in real time, they’re designed to keep your network safe from malicious connections such as unauthorized access attempts.

3 Things you need to understand about intrusion detection systems

With the cyberthreat landscape constantly evolving and presenting new challenges to organizations of all scopes and sizes, it’s never been more important to implement multiple layers of security. Antivirus software and firewalls alone are no longer good enough to protect your business, especially when it comes to unknown threats such as zero-day exploits and advanced persistent threats (APTs).

One such additional layer of security you need is an intrusion detection system (IDS). It monitors a network for suspicious activities and potential security policy violations.

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