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Tech Toy - Firewall

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Tech Toy - Firewall

We have some cool toys in this week!  Check out this Sophos XG 330! When thinking about network security, the first line of defense is your firewall. Call Rival Technology - 661-368-1199 Copyright © 2017 Rival Technology Inc., All rights reserved.

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Ransomware

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Ransomware

Ransomware is one of the biggest threats in today's digital world.   It encrypts your files and holds them hostage until you pay the ransome.  It is a billion dollar business that is different than any traditional digital attack.   Prevention is key.  The attack can come from many different sources.  Having your employees trained on how to avoid and mitigate if they are exposed to Ransomware is key to minimizing the effect Ransomware can have on your company. Training your staff is the first step.  You can have the best IT vendor and all the bells and whistles of...

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Managed IT vs. Break-Fix

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Managed IT vs. Break-Fix

In today's world, technology is the backbone of businesses. This is true across the board, regardless of company size, industry/field, and employee level (newbie to management). We see a few different business approaches that business take. The break-fix, hourly, and managed IT. The Break-Fix Solution Are you only getting support when it's broken, on the last leg, and you are scrambling for help. This solution is becoming out dated and very costly to businesses.   By putting in the cheapest hardware or selecting the cheapest IT vendor, you may save money up front but in the long run it costs...

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Junior Tech in Training

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Junior Tech in Training

After a long day at school, our junior tech (in training) deploys a printer:  Taking it out of the box, plugging it in, loading the paper, and connecting it to the network.  #trainthemyoung #girlpower #juniortech

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Windows Tech Support

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Windows Tech Support

You get a call from someone stating they are from Windows Tech Support and they want to remove malware.  What do you do?  Give them remote access?  No!  Hang up!Here are some quick notes: Microsoft will never contact you unless they are auditing licensing, and they would usually contact via email.  They would never contact you about a virus, they have no monitoring on the devices. No one should ever grant permission to remote access without knowing the end user (IE: Your IT Vendor, Accountant, etc).     Hang Up on the person if they call again.  If this becomes...

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