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Replacing your computers

Most standard and industry specific applications now reside "in the cloud". Maybe you store all of your business files and folders in the cloud as well. So why does AFLEX HQ recommend replacing your business computers every 4 years? Although most of your programs are...

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“We’re pretty secure, right?”

You regularly patch all desktops and laptops. You regularly patch all servers. You have up-to-date anti-virus. You have a next generation firewall with up-to-date security services You can confidently say, "We're pretty secure, right?" Maybe. But how can you be sure?...

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Want to forget about your firewalls? Here’s how.

Managing your firewall is a strain on your business - if your business is not cybersecurity. You have to maintain the level of expertise, ensure everything is documented, and make sure that if someone leaves, new personnel can get up-to-speed quickly and...

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Hands up. Who uses the same password for multiple accounts?

It's easier. It's simpler. Lets face it, it's human nature. It's your biggest security weakness. If you consider how many online platforms that you and your staff have ever signed up to (suppliers, vendors, customers, marketing, social media, personal, etc.) and then...

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How to protect your systems from Zero-Day Attacks

Firstly, what is a zero-day attack?! This is a device or software vulnerability that is currently unknown to vendors, distributors, anti-virus companies, I.T. teams and the wider I.T. community. In fact, unknown to everyone apart from the unscrupulous hackers who've...

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GDPR is here!

But don't panic. There’s still time to take a look at your data practices. GDPR is too big a topic to compress into this entry, but here's a brief list of the areas you need to consider: Where does our customer data come from? Are our customers aware that we hold this...

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Why do I need a SonicWall firewall?

Every single little piece (or packet) of information entering or leaving your network has to go through the firewall. If this involves streaming video or a large download the amount of work your firewall has to do, can get very large. Multiply that by the number of...

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