Network Firewall Security: Stop Port Forwarding

As a Massachusetts-based company, and as a managed IT provider, we look out for our clients’ best interests all the time. By giving them the best firewall, antivirus, defenses, and technology, we make sure their networks are safely secured and keeping their intellectual property in their control. It’s all part of our managed IT support. However, we can only keep secure what our clients don’t open up intentionally. Hence this blog and its straightforward plea. Continue reading Network Firewall Security: Stop Port Forwarding

Corporate Privacy In Today’s Environment

We have received a lot of requests for this and it’s a scorcher.

“How do I protect my corporate privacy this day in age?”

Let’s Get Right to the Answer: You Can’t

At least not easily.

What do we mean? Quite simply this, every company in every country cooperates with the government of that country. From China, to France, UK, Russia and even the United States all get a vast majority of cooperation of those companies. Apple, Google, Microsoft and hundreds more provide all the information the government requests.

If You Really Need to Protect Your Corporate Privacy…

Firewall

Easily, FIRST THING, get a GREAT firewall, not some cheap firewall or an open source one. Why? It has been proven in the past that governmental agencies penetrated many open source projects and implemented changes which benefited them at penetrated the product. Such examples are TrueCrypt project and Lavabit. We recommend Sophos Firewalls.

SSL & VPN

Investing in a fantastic SSL certificate for security. For their VPN security, monitoring and deployment it is a no brainer for businesses.

Antivirus & Cloud Management

Antivirus, Trend Micro Worry Free Business which allows for cloud controlled management, and easy to deploy endpoints.

Desktop Encryption

As for desktop protect physically, we recommend Trend Micro Desktop Encryption.

These are just some of the cyber security suite we can install and maintain for you. If your interested in more ways managed IT can support your business and its corporate privacy, contact Triton Technologies today.

Data Breach: Barbarians at the Gate

In the yesteryear of IT technology in order to have a data breach you needed to have incompetence and an angry person. Data networks were isolated or tightly controlled not because of security but because the technology to link them together is very complex and outside the budgets of most businesses.

Those years of safety by lack of access are gone, long gone.

Why Everyone Wants Your Data

Doctors, lawyers, tax offices and more are interconnected and they are looking for your data. A majority of businesses are on the internet in one form or the other. From basic email to full blown enterprises that live and die on the internet. These businesses and organizations collect your information: store it, use it, market to you or your business and generally keep it for very long periods of time. This type of information is not only valuable for their business but anyone who wants to steal that information for identity theft or to steal your banking information.

How They Get Into Your Network

When your computer is on the internet it is exposed. From your website to your router and or to your wifi, it is a vector to enter your network.

Many hackers use a broadsword when scanning a network looking for anything that responds. If it pings, it is alive and they will focus all their energy looking for weaknesses. Port scanning, exploit detection and exploitation, to man in the middle attacks to full on brute force attacks. What businesses need is a great firewall, excellent antivirus and someone to constantly look over their shoulder to make sure what they are doing is safe and secure.

That is why businesses need to monitor what they are doing, how they are doing it and what manner they do it in.