The “as a service” business model, in which third-party consulting firms provide IT services to customers on a subscription basis, has been nothing short of a revolution. In particular, network as a service (NaaS) has saved many companies from having to build their own networking infrastructure in-house. Configuring and operating devices such as routers, WAN optimizers, and firewalls is no easy task even for IT experts.
Maybe your in-house IT staff is overworked, or perhaps you simply don’t have the expertise necessary to build a robust network infrastructure. Whatever the reason may be, a growing number of businesses have chosen to outsource much of the heavy lifting to a network services company. Although there are many network services providers out there, not all of them are the right fit for your business. However, just because you’re not an IT company doesn’t mean that you aren’t able to evaluate potential IT partners. Below, we’ll discuss the six most important traits that you should look for in a network services company.
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Not too long ago, I was interviewed for a Comcast Business blog post and Inc.com article about Wi-Fi security. As long as the Wi-Fi is up and running, the security of it isn’t something the average person gives a lot of thought to, but improperly secured Wi-Fi networks present a number of unique vulnerabilities hackers can exploit to gain access to sensitive data. To understand Wi-Fi security, it helps to know about these strategies that hackers use.
Earlier this week, the FBI urged thousands of small business and home office internet users to reboot their routers to prevent the impact of VPNFilter, the latest malware threat to businesses and consumers. Hours after the story broke, I was invited to WTNH News 8's studios to do a Facebook live Q&A.
IT providers in Connecticut are now providing services for banks and other financial institutions which must incorporate IoT, or Internet of Things, strategy. Wireless technology has grown into a dominating force in the market today, and those operations which don't incorporate it into regular business are apt to feel the sting of increased cost and decreased competitiveness.
With the advent of smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices, companies and IT departments are facing the challenge of managing the vast assortment of devices on their network. Which devices get which levels of network access? Which users get which levels of network access? How do you ensure that your network is secure?
The internet has transformed the way people communicate. It also brought with it never-before-seen privacy issues. Now, the Internet of Things – known as IoT – is transforming how devices communicate. Using your wired or wireless network, these devices can all share information, helping to create smarter, more efficient systems.
Nearly everyone has heard of the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) business model, and technology has even gone so far to start labeling Everything-as-a-Service (XaaS), but how often do you hear of Wireless-as-a-Service (WaaS)? In this post, we’ll break down the top six reasons to consider WaaS as a practical option for implementing cutting edge networking for your business.