Work from Home Guide – Part 2 – Vulnerabilities & Protection


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Are you at risk of exposing personal or confidential information?

 Webcam Cover Up

A study by CamPatch found that 51% of laptop users were unaware that their webcams could be hacked into and used to spy on you in real-time. Less than one minute is all it takes for an experienced hacker to gain access and even turn off the light letting you know the camera is on. For a small monetary investment, you can secure your home from unwanted peepers knowing your every move.

Use Reliable Equipment


As an employer, you’ll want to make sure that your “secret sauce” recipes aren’t getting leaked, and in order to do that, you’ll need to provide employees with reliable equipment. Companies like Aruba, HPE, and Cisco, just to name a few, make plug-and-play devices that provide protection with encryption and are easy for users to install. Consider a remote access point that allows users to have an in-office experience from their home.

Antivirus & Internet Security Software

Sources state that global cybercrime accounts for $1.5 Billion in damages per year.

Making sure you use an automatically updating total protection software can help protect your personal data and confidential company information. Bitdefender, Norton 360, and Kaspersky Total Security are among the top-rated security suites.

Secure your Wi-Fi

Steps to securing your wi-fi include:

1. Changing your password regularly

2. Keeping the firmware up to date.

3. Broadcast a guest network if available.

Taking some basic precautions can ensure that you and your information are secure from unwanted invaders.

Is WiFi 6 right for you?


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With technology advancements happening daily, making the right decision on when and what to upgrade your company’s technology to might seem like a daunting task with hours of research needed.

One question you might need to ask yourself is, “Do I want to pay top dollar for cutting-edge WiFi 6, or am I just trying to keep our network from becoming obsolete?”

If you are still using WiFi 4, are early adopters of new tech, using high-bandwidth and immersive applications, or are users of high-density wireless networks then WiFi 6 would be a great option for your company. A major benefit of WiFi 6, is that you won’t need to upgrade for a while, so you will be spending more money initially, but your system will have a longer time before it becomes obsolete which will make it a better value in the long run.

Wi-Fi 6 will be enhancing your experience

Wi-Fi 6 is loaded with features, such as Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFDMA), 1024-QAM (quadrature amplitude modulation) encoding, and target wake time (TWT), that make Wi-Fi faster and less congested. All of this will lead to a better mobile experience and longer client battery life, and they will open the door to a wide range of applications that could not have been done on Wi-Fi in the past. In practical application, an architect can use wifi to do a virtual reality showcasing of a building featuring what their alterations could look like as a final product. Using technology in this way can put your business a step ahead of the competition.

Should you switch to WiFi 6?

If you are running WiFi 4 (802.11n or older) its time to upgrade from this technology that is a decaade old. ZK Research found that 49% of business are still operating with 4 someplace within thier infrastructure. Chooseing to upgrade to WiFi 6 will give you advanced features and longesvity.

If you use high-bandwidth or immersive applicatios, like the one suggested above with virtual reality. If you have a lot of HD calls or are operating with plenty of remote meeting spaces, the increased bandwidth of WiFi 6 is going to provide a better experience.

Are you a tech savy company or perhaps a modern coffee shop positioning yourself as a “third space”? If being on the cutting edge of technology or staying hip is in your business model, you can’t risk losing customers to slow or bogged down WiFi. Making sure your customers are getting the expereince they are expecting can make or break your business.

So you’ve decided on WiFi 6, now what?

There are plenty of WiFi 6 options on the market and choosing the solution that is best for your company may seem overwhelming. We have experts that can help you decide what will work best for you and your organization. Our partnership with Aruba Networks has solutions for small businesses all the way to large corporations, and they have announced that they are planning on being WiFi 6E enabled and backwards compatible.

If you are interested in learning more or getting a no obligation quote on equipment, please contact us.

7 Tips to Help You Successfully Sell Your Used Cisco Equipment!


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Sell your used cisco gear to a reseller today!Now that the excitement of New Gear in the New Year has worn off, you find yourself with a pile of decommissioned networking equipment taking up a significant amount of space in your warehouse.  While you know that this used hardware is taking up precious space in your facility, what you may not know is that these pieces of used network equipment are worth far more than their weight in scrap metal.   That’s right,  those Cisco routers, switches and firewalls laying all over your warehouse have value!

But how do you know how much they are worth?  Better yet, how to you even begin to go about selling this huge pile of equipment? 


The best option:  To sell your used IT gear to a reputable Network Equipment Reseller.  Selling your used IT equipment to a Reseller will guarantee you the best return on your used network equipment.


These 7 tips, if followed, will ensure that you successfully sell your used Cisco equipment as quickly as possible.
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