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next-gen firewall

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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Print Nightmare vulnerability

Microsoft releases fix for “Print Nightmare” vulnerability – Update Now!

By Jeff Fowler | July 9, 2021
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A new vulnerability was found that takes advantage of a flaw in the print spooler application within Windows. According to Microsoft “A remote code execution vulnerability exists when the Windows Print Spooler service improperly performs privileged file operations. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could run arbitrary code with SYSTEM privileges. An attacker could…

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google drive

Why would I want to use Google Drive?

By SandStorm IT | February 9, 2021
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Google Drive gets its name from being a place to store files, like the hard drive on your computer. All Google accounts come with 15 GB of free storage space on Drive. Not only is Google Drive like having an extra hard drive, it is a full suite of office software you can access through…

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security concerns of IoT

What are the security concerns of IoT?

By SandStorm IT | January 12, 2021
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Welcome to SandStorm IT’s 6-part series about the Internet of Things. In this series, we’ll shed some light on the basics of IoT. Part 1 – What is the Internet of Things (IoT)? Part 2 – Why do I care about IoT? Part 3 – What are some real-world applications of IoT? Part 4 – What…

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Serverless (Cloud) Applications

How do Serverless (Cloud) Applications work?

By Cristian Colón | December 22, 2020
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When a cloud application is offered as a solution to a business, it’s often presented as a hands-off solution, in which the customer will not need to put in a lot of effort to get up and running. While this is fairly accurate, understanding what you’re purchasing will always be beneficial, especially in terms of…

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dedicated IT partner

What’s the value in having a dedicated IT partner?

By Jake Sanders | July 21, 2020
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The world of Information Technology, commonly referred to as “IT”, encompasses vast areas of modern business needs.  From physical devices such as PCs, servers, networking switches, wireless access points, mobile devices, phone systems, to not-quite-tangible technologies like web services, email hosting, cloud-based data backups, local software, web applications, and websites, business technologies continue to grow…

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SandStorm IT Response to the COVID-19 / Coronavirus Pandemic

By Doyle Sanders | March 18, 2020
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To All Customers and Friends, In response to the COVID-19 / Coronavirus pandemic and the nationally and state-declared state of emergency, SandStorm IT wants to share the plans and precautions we are taking.   We remain committed to continuing to provide the necessary services and support to all of our customers while maintaining a safe…

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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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Solid State Drives

Solid State Drives, are they worth the expense?

By Matt Ballard | November 11, 2019
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Some people may not be familiar with the term Solid State Drives (SSD). Wikipedia defines a solid state drive as being a storage device that uses integrated circuit assemblies as memory to store data persistently. A solid state drive differs from traditional hard disk drives in that they do not contain any moving components or…

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erverless (cloud) computing

Serverless (cloud) computing – What can it do for my business?

By SandStorm IT | October 21, 2019
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What is it? Serverless computing is a form of cloud computing that allows businesses to handle their computing needs on-demand. Serverless computing is a form of cloud computing in which applications are scaled dynamically to handle an application’s computing needs. This means that the application is only using the resources it needs to complete the…

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