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Network monitoring systems, at their most basic, are tools that help you monitor your network more effectively. Network Monitoring and Intrusion Detection Are Not One and the Same The biggest misconception most people have when it comes to monitoring their network is that intrusion detection is the same as network […]
ran·som·ware /ˈransəmˌwer/ noun a type of malicious software designed to block access to a computer system until a sum of money is paid. Most ransomware versions encrypt the files on the affected computer, making them inaccessible, and demand a ransom payment to restore access. Breaking it Down Ransomware has become […]
Are your passwords secure? What makes a good password? Password Tips Let’s look at some basics, you may have been doing all wrong: Longer is better: Despite all those prompts for complexity containing unique characters and uppercase letters, length actually matters more. Once you get into the 12-15 character range, […]
Cloud Hosting vs RDP/FTP What is FTP? File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is a standard network protocol that is used to transfer computer files between a server and client on a computer network. FTP uses separate control and data connections between the client and the server. FTP users authenticate themselves with […]
Do you know your computer hardware needs? Different businesses need different types of machines to get the job done. Computer Hardware Needs The physical equipment that makes up a computer system is what is known as, hardware. Basic Components of a Computer central processing unit (CPU) hard drive monitor keyboard […]
Office Ergonomics—what does that mean? Basically, it means prime work environment for optimal productivity. Selecting different office equipment and implementing simple techniques can help prevent back strain, carpal tunnel, etc. Tips to Improve Workstation Ergonomics: 1. To encourage good posture and a preferred neutral body position, invest in high-quality adjustable […]
6 Helpful Tips to Keep Server Rooms and Network Closets Cool It’s summer and things are heating up—but hot server rooms or IT equipment can spell disaster. Most tech experts specify the optimal recommended temperature range for a server room is between 64.4ºF and 80.6ºF and relative humidity should be […]