Many businesses have been forced to deal with unprecedented challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting actions to combat the spread of the virus. Numerous companies closed completely, while others were forced into a modified operational pattern. Every change was performed quickly, as mandates were handed down from federal, state, and local governments.
5G will be amazing they said. It will usher in a whole new realm of life and business they said. Unfortunately, 5G security concerns are mounting, even as big mobile wireless companies raise the hype by advertising misleading claims of their “nationwide” coverage.
Just like protecting yourself in adverse weather is best accomplished by dressing in layers, the best cybersecurity is a layered defense. An essential layer is Network Access Control (NAC), which is taking actions to restrict access to your network by unauthorized users and devices. Access control is a basic line of defense that prevents network breaches and protects you against legal vulnerabilities.
With data breaches hitting the headlines month after month, many Internet users have expressed serious concerns about sharing their information online. As a result, Internet privacy policies have become a top concern for every company that conducts business online. Strict laws have been enacted that govern the types of information collected, to whom that data is given, and how it will be used.
Organizations with many locations that must communicate with each other for their internal applications to run smoothly are vulnerable to cyber hacks. An MPLS network is the best way to manage this risk and avoid cyber attacks without losing the efficiencies of staying connected between multiple locations.
Topics: Internet Access, Business Internet, Internet Service Provider (ISP), network performance, Network Security, Internet Connection, Redundancy, Dedicated Internet, Point-to-Point Fixed Wireless, Metro Ethernet, Last Mile, Local Loop, Automobile Dealership
Internet compliance is a big deal for many industries. How do you make sure that your company is contracting with an Internet provider that can properly manage your Internet needs? For industries like healthcare and finance that have lists of industry regulations for which their networks need to account, the right ISP partnership is vital.
Topics: Point-to-Point Microwave, High Speed Internet, Internet Access, Security, Business Internet, Internet Service Provider (ISP), Low Latency, Network Security, Financial Institutions, FCC Licensed, Banking
Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) Case Study
MHO is a Godsend.” - David Franck, Senior Network Engineer, HCA
This is quite an extraordinary statement from an experienced corporate network engineer who is in charge of Internet and networking operations for a large medical corporation that spans two countries. And yet, concluding his testimony about how MHO handled HCAs networking and connectivity needs, this was his summary statement.
Topics: Customer Service, Uptime, Disaster Recovery, Business Internet, Connectivity, Internet Service Provider (ISP), Network Security, Internet Connection, Redundancy, Healthcare Providers, Case Study
The virtual private network (VPN) isn't exactly new; variants of this technology have been around for years. Thanks to recent events on the world stage, however, they're coming into particular vogue as a means to add security and protect data privacy. With increasing use of the VPN, some are wondering if these tools are putting more strain on internet connections, and just what kind of internet demands VPNs are incurring as a cost of doing business.