6 Cybersecurity Tips for Business Email

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October 2020 Patch Tuesday—Smaller than usual, but some systems need patching now

This October Patch Tuesday is the first batch this year that fixes less than 100 vulnerabilities. But don’t be fooled by that, as there are several in this group that do warrant your attention. This month Microsoft fixed a total of 88 vulnerabilities, with 11 marked as “Critical,” and the rest “Important” with one “Moderate” exception. Pay special attention to the “Important” ones I cover this … [Read more...]

NCSAM: Detecting the Latest Cyberthreats

Last week, we talked about preparing your customer environments and preventing threats from even reaching devices or accounts in the first place. You need this solid foundation to keep customers safe.  But security isn’t static. A decade ago, you may have been able to just put up a firewall and use AV alone, then call it a day. Viruses were typically just nuisances, rather than major … [Read more...]

5 Excellent Benefits of Using a Network Topology Tool

In the digital era, modern businesses rely on technology and connectivity in such a way that even a minor network issue can halt productivity and incur significant costs. If one of the customers of your managed services provider (MSP) experiences a network issue as described, they will be left frustrated and may potentially even consider taking their business elsewhere. Read More … [Read more...]

Cybersecurity Best Practices: A Guide for MSPs and Enterprises

MSPs handle large amounts of sensitive data, which is why cybercriminals view them as good potential targets. To adequately protect this sensitive data from today’s sophisticated attacks, it is crucial that MSPs leverage cybersecurity best practices to ensure the safety and security of their own systems and their customers’ systems.  Read More … [Read more...]

Automation Solutions: 10 Ways to Make Your MSP More Effective

Automation technology continues to become more sophisticated, allowing managed services providers (MSPs) to automate repetitive but important tasks with minimal effort. In fact, the right task automation solution can help you automate key operations without even needing to learn a new scripting language. IT automation is getting easier, less time-consuming, and more cost-effective, helping MSPs … [Read more...]

The Average Cost of a Data Breach in 2020

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Five Rules for Firewall Management Every MSP Should Follow

A network firewall is a crucial security component in protecting customers, so it’s important that your firewall management and monitoring strategy is robust and comprehensive. Network firewall configuration is no easy feat, however, because it requires administrators to strike a balance between delivering optimal security and maintaining performance speed for users.  Read More … [Read more...]

NCSAM: Are You Prepared for Today’s Threats? 

Last week, we gave an overview of what we plan to cover as part of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM). Today, we’ll dive in on the first step of the process: prepare and prevent. Staying secure requires you to continuously prepare environments for potential threats, deploying new preventive technologies and controls to keep threats out. Today, we’ll talk about this … [Read more...]

Call for Backup: Sometimes MSPs Can Be Real-Life Heroes Too

In the first in a series of customer-focused interviews, we talk to Dan DiGregorio of MSP business Help Now in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  SolarWinds MSP: Dan, I believe you have an amazing experience to share with us about the recent storms?  Read More … [Read more...]