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What is a virtual private network or VPN?

Virtual private network

Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) are becoming increasingly popular as people look for ways to protect their online security and privacy. Whether you’re a business professional or an individual, there are many reasons to consider using a VPN.  Before you dive in to using one, it’s best to understand the benefits and dangers of using a […]

What Is a Wireless Access Point?

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Wireless access points allow mobile devices to connect to your network. Is your internet at your office spotty in parts of your building? Do you lose network connection to your mobile device(s) every time you go to that one place in your office? If so, itmay not be your internet. The more probable cause is […]

3 Common Misconceptions About Firewalls

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In today’s ever changing technology landscape, a firewall provides a level of protection against cyber mischief that shouldn’t be overlooked.  Firewalls look at information coming into your network and help to filter out suspicious packets that could wreak havoc on your business. Regular updates to your firewall are necessary to minimize risk to your organization. […]

Did you know that WiFi is not internet?

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That’s right.  Wifi is NOT internet. While they are related, they are definitely not the same. Do you know the difference? If not, keep reading to find out. Internet The Merriam Webster definition of the internet is an electronic communications network that connects computer networks and organizational computer facilities around the world.  In other words, […]