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Why does my business need a next-gen firewall?

By Justin Oliver | September 7, 2021
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We’ve previously covered “What is a Firewall and Why do I Need One?”.  In this blog post, we will take a deeper look to see how a Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) can help protect your business. NGFW’s contain all the tried and true features of the firewalls before them but they also contain advanced functionalities.…

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best location to install my Wireless Router

Where is the best location to install my Wireless Router?

By Cristian Colón | August 24, 2021
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Wireless routers should be set in such a location that they maximize availability, signal strength, and speeds. But how do you know where to set a router to best suit your needs? While there is no clear-cut answer, I’m here to help you in determining the best location for your device. Where to put it?…

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5 Reasons Why Your Business Needs an Awesome WiFi Network

By SandStorm IT | July 6, 2021
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A solid Wi-Fi network is a must have for most businesses today. From free Wi-Fi access as a customer incentive in a small coffee shop to the heart of connecting a large warehouse that relies on Wi-Fi connected mobile devices to run operations, some businesses simply can’t function without an awesome Wi-Fi. In this article,…

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Make Your Wi-Fi More Secure

5 Things You Can Do To Make Your Wi-Fi More Secure

By SandStorm IT | March 23, 2021
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2021Why is Wi-Fi security so important? Wi-Fi is a point of entry that attackers can use to gain access to your network without ever being physically inside your building. In this post, we’ll be going over a few things you can do to lock down your Wi-Fi for a more secure network. The best part…

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Wireless Access Points versus Wireless Network Repeaters

Wireless Access Points versus Wireless Network Repeaters

By SandStorm IT | October 27, 2020
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When building an extended Wi-Fi network, there are two methods to extend coverage to areas with poor signal quality: Wireless Access Points and Wireless Network Repeaters (also called Wireless Network Extenders by some manufacturers). In this post, we’ll cover exactly what each device is and how each one works. What is a wireless access point?…

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What is Power-Over-Ethernet (PoE)?

What is Power-Over-Ethernet (PoE)?

By Josh Yarbrough | September 29, 2020
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What is Power-Over-Ethernet (PoE)? Ethernet is the cabling standard used for networking computers and printers. Power over Ethernet, or PoE, allows a single cable to carry both network data and power.  This method eliminates the need for a second cable just for power.  Examples of practical uses are security cameras installed on poles and sides of…

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Network Attached Storage

What is a Network Attached Storage?

By Jeff Fowler | September 15, 2020
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As your data storage needs expand, you will inevitably outgrow traditional external USB hard drives and shared folders. There’s a huge cost difference between using shared folders/external drives versus having a dedicated file server. Luckily, there’s another option that fills the gap between those options nicely, and it’s a Network Attached Storage device. It’s more…

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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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WORKGROUP NETWORK

Are you still on a workgroup network?

By Cristian Colón | April 15, 2019
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A business computer network can be identified as either a workgroup or domain network. There are many benefits to moving into a domain network, and today we’ll cover some of the more important aspects of why you should consider making the move. How do I know? First off, there are a couple of methods to…

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