Please be aware of Covid-19 Scams

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Covid-19 is top of mind for most individuals these days. For many of us, life has changed dramatically. Unfortunately, this has opened a new window for cyber criminals to exploit users, by using this pandemic to get them to click, or download information. Here is a good article from one of our AV partners to help keep you and your … Read More

Polar Systems in the news!

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Exciting news! In November Polar Systems was asked to be one of four thought leaders around Cyber Security in a round table discussion to be published in the Portland Business Journal.  Our very own Kenny Franklin was one of the four expert panelists joining leaders from Comcast, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn, and Brown and Brown Insurance.   Check out the Portland Business … Read More

Windows 7 hits EOL January 2020

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Most likely you’ve heard that Windows 7 is hitting End of life January 2020, you might think there is plenty of time to upgrade to Windows 10 or replace old computers with Windows 10 PC’s. Don’t wait till the last minute, avoid the stress and get this taken care of now. What does this mean? No technical Support No software … Read More

Microsoft Vulnerabilities Discovered

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Many of you may have seen the recent warning regarding some newly discovered vulnerabilities in various Microsoft Windows versions.  Links to learn more about the vulnerabilities are below: Microsoft warns Windows 10 users to update immediately Patch new wormable vulnerabilities in Remote Desktop Services (CVE-2019-1181/1182) CVE-2019-1181 | Remote Desktop Services Remote Code Execution VulnerabilityCVE-2019-1182 | Remote Desktop Services Remote Code Execution Vulnerability … Read More

Polar Systems, Inc. Earns CompTIA Security Trustmark+

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Validation that Polar Systems, Inc., uses industry accepted security best practices West Linn, Oregon, May 15th, 2019 – Polar Systems, Inc., an IT consulting & Managed Service Provider, announced today it has received the CompTIA Security Trustmark+ from CompTIA, the non-profit association for world’s information technology (IT) industry. The CompTIA Security Trustmark+ validates that Polar Systems, Inc. uses the security … Read More

Windows Server 2008 hits end of support Jan. 14, 2020

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Prepare for Windows Server 2008 End of Support Extended support for Windows Server 2008 and Windows server 2008 R2 ends January 14. 2020. Microsoft will no longer release security updates, which may expose you to security attacks or make you out of compliance with industry regulations such as HIPAA, ITAR and GDPR. Avoid business disruptions and use this as an … Read More

Polar Systems, Inc. Recognized for Excellence in Managed IT Services

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West Linn, Oregon, February 19th, 2019 – Polar Systems, Inc., announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Polar Systems to its 2019 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Pioneer 250 category. This annual list recognizes North American solution providers with innovative approaches to managed services. These services help customers improve operational efficiencies, maximize … Read More

(NIST) Small Business Cyber security act

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Did you know……In 2018 the president officially signed the new National Institute of standards and Technology (NIST) Small Business Cybersecurity Act into law. The new policy “requires the Commerce Department’s National institute of standards and Technology (NIST) to develop and disseminate resources for small business to help reduce their cybersecurity risks.” Here is an interesting article around what is coming … Read More

AZURE/OFFICE 365 OUTAGES: THE IT ADMINS GUIDE TO CONTINUITY

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This week Microsoft experienced outages due to severe weather taking out a cooling systems in data centers located in SAN Antonio, Texas. South Central U.S felt the brunt of the outages, however, many were affected one way or another throughout the globe. When something like this happens, it’s a good reminder for businesses to look at ways to build redundancy … Read More

Thinking about cloud?

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A significant portion of Azure is down today, which is where many cloud applications that are used on a daily basis are hosted. This is something to keep in mind, when thinking about moving to the cloud vs. keeping applications on premise. When something like this happens, businesses are at the mercy of the provider to get it fixed. One … Read More