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Not surprisingly, mobile security ranks among the top challenges IT faces when it comes to protecting small and mid-sized businesses. What is surprising, however, is that only 16% of SMBs worldwide responding to a recent Techaisle survey say they’re prepared to deal with mobile security challenges. For some small businesses, this is constraining mobile adoption; for others, it's creating concerning security gaps. However, it also creates an opportunity for channel partners to step in and become trusted advisors. Right now, many MSPs... [Read More]
by RSS Esther Shein  |  Sep 24, 2015  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
All one has to do is take a look at the latest headlines to know that Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are becoming increasingly commonplace in the enterprise environment. But that doesn't make them any less of a threat. In fact, quite the opposite. These days, powerful DDoS attacks have the ability to shut down dozens of servers, causing hours of lost service time, while damaging brands and costing victim companies millions in lost revenues. And many of these attacks now come equipped with stealth capabilities that can easily dodge... [Read More]
by RSS Stefanie Hoffman  |  Apr 10, 2014  |  Filed in: Security 101
Last month we explored the History of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Attacks and how they have developed over time. DDoS attacks are one of the most fundamental and their use in disrupting services online has been unabated since the early 1970's. That being said, DDoS attacks are still one of the top threats to networks the world over, constantly adapting to new standards of protection and security. There are many different flavors of DDoS attack and almost as many misconceptions. Myth 1: It only happens to the other guy Most network and... [Read More]
by RSS Michael Perna  |  Mar 07, 2014  |  Filed in: Security 101
Organizations these days have their hands full with security and management challenges brought about by the Bring Your Own Device phenomenon. But why stop at devices? Good question. In fact, the same culture of innovation and self-reliance, spurred by BYOD, has increasingly translated to applications. And as such, users are pushing the trend to its limits by introducing their own applications into the workplace to meet their needs. The burgeoning Bring Your Own Application (BYOA) trend appears to be a natural and logical extension of BYOD--and... [Read More]
by RSS Stefanie Hoffman  |  Aug 31, 2012  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News