How To Combat Organizational Downtime

Posted by Five Nines on Jan 24, 2018 12:05:22 PM

When it comes to workplace technology, the possibility of downtime is very real and has lasting impacts for organizations who experience it. Downtime is idle time within a business when systems are unavailable, and it is commonly applied to networks and servers. Common causes of downtime are outages, a breach in security of an IT environment, or other system failures.

We'd like to tell you why downtime is a relevant aspect to focus on when it comes to your IT environment, what you can do to focus on uptime, and how to be prepared if downtime strikes.

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Topics: Security, Outsourced IT, cybersecurity, business continuity

Hand-Held Hacking: Mobile Devices

Posted by Five Nines on Jan 17, 2018 12:42:29 PM

Your mobile device holds your entire life: emails, messages, photos, social media accounts, etc. Because your phone is always in your hands, on your desk, or in your pocket, it's hard to believe that it can be hacked. This is a real possibility, however, and one that should not be taken lightly.

Here are 3 signs that will tell you whether or not your phone has been hacked, and tips that will help prevent your device from being exposed.

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Topics: Security, Mobile Device Management

What Is Phishing?

Posted by Five Nines on Dec 21, 2017 10:38:16 AM

We'd like to throw a quick statistic your way. According to the security awareness training platform KnowBe4, 91% of successful data breaches start with a Spear Phishing Attack.  Why is this significant? This number proves that end-users are the vulnerability when it comes to IT security.

Now that we have gotten your attention, we'd like to provide you with a breakdown about what phishing really is, how it works, and how you can avoid being a target and the weakest security link.

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Topics: Security, cybersecurity

How to Begin The Fight Against Cyber-Crime

Posted by Five Nines on Dec 20, 2017 10:43:28 AM

Small to medium-sized businesses are consistently targets of cyber-attacks due to their size and underestimated security measures. According to the 2017 State of Cybersecurity in Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Report, 61% of these organizations have experienced a data breach in the past year. It's time to prioritize your IT environment, and it's time to sleep soundly at night knowing your business has what it needs to stay protected.

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Topics: Security

Planning For The Worst With An IT Business Continuity Plan

Posted by Five Nines on Nov 29, 2017 10:08:20 AM


Viruses strike, hardware fails, users click on things they shouldn’t, natural disasters and theft, the list goes on. When disaster strikes, how much are you willing to lose? Learn more about today's threat landscape, how to protect your business, and how to plan for when your defenses fail.

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Topics: Security, threat landscape, cybersecurity, business continuity

The Cost of NOT Replacing Old IT Equipment

Posted by Five Nines on Nov 22, 2017 11:16:41 AM


If you drove a truck that you had to constantly fix, pay for, and wasn't meeting your driving standards, you would replace it, right? It's time to have the same mindset about your IT infrastructure. This session will help to equip you with information from research studies that provide insight to the hard and soft costs of waiting to replace equipment, and the effects it will have on an organization.

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Topics: Security, equipment

Web Threat Defense - The Ultimate Protection

Posted by Five Nines on Aug 16, 2017 10:50:08 AM

Surfing the web plays such a strong role in the daily life of users, it's almost uncomfortable to imagine life before it. As technology has advanced, so has its users, utilizing search engines to bring ease and efficiency to their lives. This has pushed individuals and businesses forward in many ways, but has also caused them to be vulnerable in other ways.

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Topics: Security, Outsourced IT

What You Need To Know About Next-Generation Firewall

Posted by Five Nines on Aug 2, 2017 11:16:55 AM


There are so many components put into place to protect your organization on the technical side, it's difficult to differentiate between each one. So, when we talk about a firewall, more specifically a Next-Generation Firewall, what are we talking about? Here is what you need to know, and why Next-Generation Firewalls are important.

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Topics: Security, Outsourced IT

3 Ways To Keep Your Business Email Account Safe

Posted by Five Nines on Jul 26, 2017 2:18:29 PM

The most common way most business users share information with one another is through their work email addresses. Aside from sharing important information, business emails assist users with coordinating projects, setting up meetings, and organizing shared files. Keeping business email accounts safe is crucial in the protection of internal information. 

We wanted to provide 3 specific ways users can keep their business email accounts secure and protected. Download the infographic below for a printable visual you can share with your fellow users.

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Topics: Security

How To Know When It's Time To replace a server

Posted by Five Nines on Jul 12, 2017 12:15:22 PM


To find out how Five Nines goes beyond the tools to inject a human element when checking on your network, download our FREE infographic: 

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Your server is a diamond in the rough of the technology that runs your business. It supports all your hard work; projects, processes, and important organizational documents. Taking good care of your server will keep it running at its highest efficiency level, keeping the production of your business focused and continuous.

To accomplish this, it’s important to keep a close eye on the status of your server or servers. You may find yourself asking, "How will I know when it's time to replace my server?"


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Topics: Security, Outsourced IT, End of Life

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