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Network Security

Some organizations are now investing larger budget dollars and resources into information security, and they’re starting by assessing their present level of risk with an audit. If your company relies on the Internet and was one of vast number that missed the vulnerability used by the Code Red virus, you know how the lack of...

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Cisco Unveils Switches, VPN Firewall for Entry-Level SMB Networking

Posted by Paul Mah Network giant Cisco has its eyes cast on SMB networking, with the unveiling of the Cisco 100 series unmanaged switch designed for small and mid-sized businesses.  The Cisco 100 series replaces the previous SD and SR switches, and comes with a number of enhancements where power management is concerned. Speaking to...

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Securing the Wireless Network of Your Small Business

So you have joined the revolution and set up a wireless network in your office. Congratulations! But along with the freedom that wireless brings comes responsibility — protecting your wireless network against intrusion. Wireless networks are great because they let you connect from anywhere in your office. But that same principle is what makes them vulnerable;...

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How to Protect Your Data

First of all, you need to determine if the hotspot is encrypted. If your laptop says the connection is “unsecured,” the hotspot isn’t secure. This means that anybody within range of that hotspot can eavesdrop on everything you transmit from your computer. There are literally dozens of free programs out there that people can download...

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Why You Need a Computer Network

If your business has more than one computer, chances are you could benefit from networking them. A local area network (LAN) connects your company’s computers, allowing them to share and exchange a variety of information. While one computer can be useful on its own, several networked computers can be much more useful. Here are some...

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What Is a Firewall?

A firewall protects your local area network (LAN) — or even a single computer — against outside intrusion. Firewalls work as filters between the outside world and private networks, approving some types of traffic (such as when someone accesses a Web page) and blocking others (when unauthorized users attempt to access your network). The term...

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How Do You Protect Your Network Against Hackers?

Network security is a serious matter. A network allows you to share information and resources, but it also lets computer viruses, human intruders, or even disgruntled employees do far more damage than they could on a single machine. Think about what would happen if every bit of data on your local area network (LAN) vanished,...

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