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SIEM Open Source Overview

Enterprises today face an alarming array of … [Read more...]

Google Drive Security Best Practices

<p>While people tend to compare file storage service Google Drive to its biggest competitor, Dropbox, there’s a good argument to be made that the two platforms serve fundamentally different markets. Google Drive has tons of special appeal to enterprise clients: It’s great for collaboration, offers 15 GB of free storage, and allows access to the entire G Suite ecosystem of apps. But none of … [Read more...]

How to Fix High CPU Usage for Windows

The symptoms of high CPU usage are familiar: the cursor moves jerkily and slowly, and applications begin to lag or shut down. The workstation might even begin to physically heat up as it strains to perform tasks. When diagnosing a malfunctioning system, these are signs you should start by checking the processor.   Luckily, it’s actually fairly simple to look under the hood of a Windows … [Read more...]

Five Steps to Marketing Your Business, Part 1: Messaging

In this age of rapidly increasing media consumption, it isn’t hard to find what you’re looking for. Whether that’s the best restaurant in a new city or the best managed service provider (MSP), the path to get there is strikingly similar. Your potential prospect conducts some searches, tries to get recommendations, researches some competitive differences, and ultimately looks for a connection that … [Read more...]

New Report from SolarWinds Shows Positive Health Check for Managed Services

SolarWinds MSP has unveiled a new report on the health of managed services across North America and Europe. The findings show managed services continue to drive profitability for IT service providers and reveal opportunities for future growth.   Read More … [Read more...]

Frequently Asked PCI Compliance Questions

So, you’ve received a letter from your bank reminding you that you must comply with the PCI-DSS standard and warning about PCI compliance violations. If you don’t toe the line, you could face additional fees. In some cases, companies that don’t prove their PCI-DSS compliance could be prevented from accepting a credit card at all. Here are some common questions facing companies that are grappling … [Read more...]

G2 Grid Positions SolarWinds Remote Monitoring & Management as Market Leader

The recently released G2 Grid report for enterprise IT management suites places SolarWinds Remote Monitoring & Management as one of its market leaders, alongside companies like Microsoft and VMware. G2 Crowd gave SolarWinds RMM a total score of 63, which is based on receiving a high customer satisfaction score and having a large market presence.  Read More … [Read more...]

TLS vs SSL: What’s the Difference?

<p>When it comes to internet security, TLS vs SSL is an important topic of conversation. The problem is that many people get confused between the two and don’t understand the difference between TLS and SSL. So what are they and how do they work? This article sets out to help you find your way through the maze.</p> <p><b>What is the difference between TLS and … [Read more...]

Network Planning and Design

A company’s IT network is the backbone of its business as it connects all its computers and related devices together, allowing staff to work more efficiently across the organization. With something so mission-critical it’s crucial it is designed and set up properly. If you’re wondering how to design a network, this blog aims to help you understand the basics of good network infrastructure … [Read more...]

Data Loss Prevention Methods

At the user’s level, data loss can be hugely frustrating; however, on a company level it can be disastrous. As this article will explain, there are a number of things you can do to ensure you keep data loss to an absolute minimum.  First, we need to define exactly what data loss means. What does data loss mean? Read More … [Read more...]