Firewall And Network Security: What It Means To Your Business

Businesses depend on a lot of technology for their operation and communication needs. Computers used for online transactions are exposed to a lot of data and viruses that can bring harm not just to a single computer, but to a whole business network.


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An internet firewall is a device designed to protect computers from viruses and other unwanted data. The name “firewall” came from firewalls that were used to secure buildings from fire. An antivirus is different from firewall. Antiviruses protect a computer from unwanted programs while a firewall is designed to protect a unit from outside access.

Big and small businesses must have effective firewall to protect computers. A firewall can keep a company’s private information secure. It reduces chances of identity theft, private information leakage, and more. Companies without firewall protection are vulnerable to such attacks, which may compromise their operations.

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Information privacy is important not just for the company, but for customers as well. When companies are technologically protected, customers are assured that their information is safe.

Firewall protection must be part of an overall computer security plan, as well as malware and virus scanners, WPA security, and drive encryption. If a company does not have an in-house tech team, it is recommended that they hire a consultant for firewall setup and updates.

Brighten Technologies, a company founded by Yusuf Duzgun, provides technology solutions to businesses, nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and municipalities. Learn more about the firm here.


How To Manage An Office A/V System

Maintaining an A/V system doesn’t have to be necessarily done by tech professionals aside from the initial installation and routine checkups. However, the task of managing the system must be delegated to a person who has an idea how to clean, store, and troubleshoot the projectors, screens, audio systems, and other equipment.

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Those who are not yet using wireless means for their presentations have to be aware of the respective cables for the projectors, and even wires for the microphones and speakers. These parts must be installed properly to ensure clear images and sound. In this case, it is best to assign a staff member who can manage the different wires and cables.

For collaborative work environments that utilize wireless connectivity, it would be more convenient for the staff if almost everyone on the team knows how to set up the equipment for presentations. Installing the supporting programs and learning how to mirror, hide, or split screens would make presentations easier. Knowledge in using remote presenters is also necessary.

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The office A/V system is vital to any office. It is an asset that aids the company to exhibit excellence. To ensure the longevity of the equipment, those who use it should keep the tools in its best state.

Joseph Duzgun of Brighten Technologies provides technology solutions and services to businesses, nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and municipalities. He has participated in numerous programs such as Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses and is a member of the University of Houston Small Business Development. To know more about Joseph and Brighten Technologies, visit this website.