Month: January 2020

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Why should I use a premium e-mail solution instead of free?

By Jeff Fowler | January 27, 2020
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E-mail is a valuable tool that is absolutely critical in business communication, with most business users checking their e-mail several times a day. According to a recent report by The Radicati Group, there are around 4.4 Billion email addresses currently in use. An e-mail account, whether it’s a free or premium one, is something most…

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What are the best ways to combat computer infections?

By Matt Ballard | January 20, 2020
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The best way to combat computer infections is to NEVER connect to the internet. Of course, this is not a desired or viable option for most people. But unfortunately, the internet is the most common way of receiving or transmitting infections. Luckily, a mix of the right software and knowledge can go a long way…

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Got a popup on your Windows 7 PC

Got a popup on your Windows 7 PC? Here’s what it means and what you can do.

By Jeff Fowler | January 17, 2020
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So, you have the “Your Windows 7 PC is out of support” popup? Rest assured, it’s not some kind of malware or false warning, it’s legitimately from Microsoft. Around 29.7% of the PC’s in the world still use Windows 7. The message that pops up on boot is pretty ominous but it’s exactly what will…

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What is a Firewall and Why do I need one?

By SandStorm IT | January 13, 2020
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What is a Firewall? Firewalls are hardware and/or software systems which protect end users from malicious traffic on the Internet. When data is sent over the Internet, it comes packaged with information about where it is coming from and where it is supposed to go, as well as an indication as to what application the…

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Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems

What are Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems?

By SandStorm IT | January 6, 2020
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You may not be aware of Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS) and Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) as they relate to Information Technology (IT), but the concept is simple enough – an IPS is like the lock on your front door, it keeps people from being able to simply walk in and go through all of your…

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