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Managed Anti-Virus/Anti-Malware

What is Managed Anti-Virus/Anti-Malware?

By SandStorm IT | May 6, 2024
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A Managed Antivirus service is an automated service that will ensure your antivirus is up-to-date, runs scans as scheduled and infections are detected, analyzed, neutralized and reported immediately.  This is a critical step to secure the server, systems, network & wireless access devices. If an organization does not have a Managed Antivirus service, the operational…

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Is IT Consulting Affordable? There’s a Price Level for Every Budget

By SandStorm IT | January 15, 2024
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The IT consulting and implementation market is still growing with revenue totaling $68 billion in 2023, and it’s only expected to grow. Numbers like this one show that many business owners like you recognize the value in paying for managed IT services to keep their systems running smoothly and their data confidential. If you’re seeking…

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endpoint Malware protection

Do I still need endpoint Malware protection?

By SandStorm IT | November 21, 2023
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If you’ve used a computer anytime over the past 20 years, you’ve probably been infected by a virus, malware, or some other malicious piece of software.  You may have been lucky and been able to get it cleaned off without much trouble or maybe you weren’t so lucky and lost data.  Think about today, what…

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Hardware/Uptime Monitoring

What is Hardware/Uptime Monitoring?

By SandStorm IT | November 14, 2023
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Hardware monitoring is a feature of the motherboard, sometimes as a separate chip on the motherboard, that monitors different aspects of the system. for potential issues. It can measure variables such as the output voltage of the power supply, the speed of the fans that are connected directly to the motherboard header, and the internal…

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Managed Anti-Virus/Anti-Malware

What is Security as a Service (SECaaS)?

By John Hammett | October 24, 2023
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What is SECaaS? Security as a Service (SECaaS) describes an offering in which a technology solution provider manages both hardware and software on a monthly or annual subscription basis, with the goal being to provide an externally managed, comprehensive, and affordable IT security solution for businesses of all sizes. SECaaS solutions often include Anti-Virus software,…

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password

Why is it bad to reuse passwords on multiple sites?

By SandStorm IT | September 12, 2023
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When it comes to passwords, people like to use the same passwords for pretty much everything they need to login to. It’s easy to remember and more convenient to do, but it’s actually one of the worst things you can do for your security online. In 2022, over 24 billion passwords were successfully hacked. Using…

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patch management for 3rd party software

What is patch management for 3rd party software?

By SandStorm IT | September 5, 2023
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What are patches? Patches can be seen as some type of hotfix. Everyday exploits, bugs, and security risks are found within programs, and these are what the patches would fix.  A bug in the software could be a failure or fault that could cause it to behave in unintended ways.  If you think of an…

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What are Managed IT Services?

What are Managed IT Services?

By Justin Oliver | July 18, 2023
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What are Managed IT Services? The Technology Services Industry Association (TSIA) defines managed services as “the practice of outsourcing day-to-day technology management responsibilities to a third party as a strategic method for improving operations and accelerating a return on their technology investment”, typically for a fixed price. It is the proactive monitoring of computer and…

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Managed Anti-Virus/Anti-Malware

Why is Patch Management Important For Cyber Security?

By SandStorm IT | May 23, 2023
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Before we jump into why patch management is important, we should define what patches are and what patch management is. What are patches? Patches are software code fixes that repair broken functionality, add new functionality, or fixes security holes in software.  Patches have been around a long time.  You’ve likely been patching Windows workstations going…

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The EPA is taking action on Cybersecurity for Public Water Systems, is your IT up to the task?

By Jeff Fowler | April 20, 2023
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As the world becomes increasingly reliant on technology, the importance of cybersecurity grows. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking action on cybersecurity for public water systems, making it essential for IT departments to ensure their infrastructure and systems are secure. Cybersecurity is a significant concern for all businesses, but especially for those in…

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