Entries by Alex Insley

Firewalls 101: What They Are & How They Work

Traditional firewalls block incoming traffic based on the kind of traffic it is. Firewalls have been the first line of defense in network security for nearly three decades.  They can come in many different types including traditional, next-generation, hardware, or software. With thirty years of technology changes and so many different firewall forms, it can be […]

Your Guide to Enterprise Grade VPNs

What is a Virtual Private Network (VPN)? Virtual Private Networking (VPN) is an encryption based method used to ensure that your web browsing traffic, network transactions, and emails, remain confidential.  If you’re not using a VPN cyber voyeurs can intercept your data to use and abuse for their own purposes. VPNs are an essential tool to block unwanted eyes […]

The Microsoft Cloud – 5 Things to Know About Office 365

Microsoft’s Office 365 platform is becoming the cloud service of choice for hosted Exchange at businesses of all sizes. Here are 5 important things you may not have known about this popular service. Microsoft does not protect your email Office 365 isn’t just about email Office 365 can help you become compliant Perpetual licenses are […]