3 Disruptive Trends Driving Demand for Automated Cyber Security for SMBs

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DECEMBER 11, 2017 BY MARK HEWETT Organizations typically struggle to provide a holistic security posture. There are many security vendors providing exciting and innovative solutions. But from a customer perspective, they often become various point solutions solving several unique problems. This often becomes cumbersome, expensive and unmanageable. Some of the most recent trends in this area are discussed in this blog, which … Read More

Office 2007 End Of Support

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By Polar Systems 5-October-2017 As an Office 2007 user and valued customer, we want to remind you that Office 2007 will be at End-of-Life for support on October 10, 2017. It’s important to ensure your business is protected, which is now more difficult without security updates, new features, bug fixes or other updates. What does this mean for your business? … Read More

Issues With Apple IOS 11 Release And Windows 2016

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By Polar Systems 18-September-2017 Apple announced that they will be releasing iOS 11 on Tuesday, September 19th. Apple iOS 11 will bring some pretty cool new features including, phone-to-phone Apple pay, a smarter Siri and a redesigned, customizable control center.  However, the new release does not come without issues. Customers running Windows Server 2016 will have issues with Exchange ActiveSync. … Read More

“Wanna Cry” Ransomware Outbreak

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last week some scary ransomware started infecting hundreds of thousands of computers around the world.   We’d like to use this as a time to remind you to never open attachments or follow links from unknown or untrusted sources.  Tricking users into following a malicious link is still the number one method for getting ransomware and other malicious software installed … Read More

Microsoft Exchange 2007 Is Reaching Its Support Lifecycle

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Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 is hitting End of Life starting April 11, 2017. Customers who are still using Exchange Server 2007 for any of their email and calendar services should begin planning to move the associated mailbox data and resources to Office 365 or update their infrastructure to a newer version of Exchange Server. Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 won’t just … Read More

8 Helpful Network Security Tips

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By Polar Systems 28-February-2017 Over the past few years we have seen an increasing amount of inquiries from our clients about suspicious emails that have come across that look somewhat legit, but if you look closer, they are coming from an unknown source. Some popular ones, are from Fedex, Amazon, possibly a bank requesting information. These emails are known as … Read More

Managed Services Provider (MSP) Benefits Vs. Insourcing

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By Polar Systems 11-January-2017 As your business grows, so does your IT needs. You may have to come to a decision on whether or not it would be best to hire an internal employee or outsource an IT company. Below are some real advantages to why outsourcing IT services may make the most sense for your organization. Accountability and Reduced … Read More

2017 Is Just Around The Corner

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By Polar Systems 20-October-2016 As the end of 2016 is coming into focus, many businesses are putting plans together for their 2017 budget and hopefully IT is a large part of the conversation. For years IT has been regarded as a cost center, often absorbing large chunks of budget with capital expenditures (CAPEX) needed to keep operations secure and efficient. … Read More

Email Security Best Practices For End-Users

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By Polar Systems 18-August-2016 Downloading malicious email attachments has become the leading way to infect end-user computers and networks with malware.  Even if your company is running a quality anti-virus program and staying current on updates, you are still at risk. It really becomes up to the end user, to make their own decisions on what is risky, and what … Read More

Is It Time To Boost Your Bandwidth?

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By Polar Systems 21-June-2016 Common Situations to Increase Network Bandwidth In the business world, there are a number of common situations that can signal to decision-makers that it’s time to increase network bandwidth. Although many groups will say that bandwidth management is the key, a considerable amount of the top bandwidth consumers are absolutely essential to business processes. Instead of limiting the … Read More