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How to Boot a Mac from a USB

<p>The Apple Mac has been in circulation for<a href="https://www.solarwindsmsp.com/blog/30-years-mac-msp-perspective"&gt; 35 years now</a>—and it feels like the great <a href="https://www.solarwindsmsp.com/blog/microsoft-restarts-mac-vs-windows-de… vs. PC debate</a> has been going on just as long. Read More … [Read more...]

Infographic: NCSAM in Pictures

<p><a href="https://www.solarwindsmsp.com/blog?category=1331&quot; target="_blank">National Cybersecurity Awareness Month</a>&nbsp;(NCSAM) is over but cybersecurity best practices don’t end when October ends. Read More … [Read more...]

Make PowerShell Easy with Automation Manager

<p>As a managed service provider (MSP), you likely run a lot of repetitive tasks across your customers’ systems.There are tools available to automate these tasks—like Microsoft’s PowerShell, an open-source project that allows you to code functions that automate certain processes. However, these can often be overly complicated and extremely time-consuming to learn and operate. Read More … [Read more...]

Linux Package Management and How to Apply Packages

<p>As a managed services provider (MSP), applying patches to keep software up-to-date is crucial to secure customer networks. With various customers <a href="https://www.solarwindsmsp.com/blog/get-yourself-ahead-part-2-operating-…; target="_blank">using different operating systems</a>, MSPs must deal with patching vulnerabilities in a multitude of ways. Read More … [Read more...]

The TMSP Program: Offer Advanced Security Without Building Your Own SOC

<p>You likely already do a great job protecting your customers from cyberthreats. You patch in a timely manner. You use a strong email security product to bolster inbox defenses. You regularly back up so you can recover in the event of an emergency. These actions help safeguard customers against most attacks.&nbsp;</p> Read More … [Read more...]

CSAM: Surprising Truths about Compliance and Security

<p><i></i>Compliance laws often drive security investments. When the European Union passed the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), organizations scrambled to get their systems and processes in line. Service providers working to help their clients prepare clocked extra billable hours on these projects.&nbsp;</p> <p>Since then, similar laws surrounding data … [Read more...]

Top Six Benefits of Mobile Device Management

<p>The <a href="https://www.solarwindsmsp.com/blog/byod-for-the-msp">bring your own device (BYOD) trend</a> is great for employee efficiency and reducing equipment costs, but not so great for managed services providers (MSPs) who have to wrangle the many devices and associated security risks. Read More … [Read more...]

Don’t Write a Proposal Without These 7 Things

<p>A good proposal can change your life. Writing good proposals can mean the difference between closing a deal and walking away empty-handed. Let’s discuss some of the things you should consider when preparing and writing your proposals.</p> <p>Preparation is critical. Make sure you can answer the following questions before you get started:</p> Read More … [Read more...]

Mobile Device Management Best Practices

<p>It seems like every day there are more and more devices, especially mobile devices, being used for business. Between desktops, laptops, tablets, and smartphones, <a href="https://www.solarwindsmsp.com/blog/4-tips-rock-solid-mobile-security&qu…; target="_blank">maintaining security can feel overwhelming</a>. Read More … [Read more...]

How to Create Active Directory PowerShell Scripts

<p>PowerShell scripts can help managed services providers (MSP) looking to streamline their operations and accomplish tasks across multiple devices within Active Directory. With the right PowerShell script, MSPs can automatically delete accounts, edit groups, add new users, and much more. &nbsp;</p> <h3><b>What are Active Directory PowerShell … [Read more...]