Q&A with Heather Paunet About Untangle and Education

With K-12 cyber incidents, what are the most common types of incidents, and do we find that one is more successful than another? Heather Paunet Senior Vice President of Product A: According to k12CyberSecure’s K-12 Cybersecurity 2019 Year in Review report, there were 348 publicly disclosed cyber-related incidents targeting schools or school districts. Of these, […]

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Cloud-Based Firewalls Are Key to Protecting Employees While Working Remotely

The business environment has changed due to the global coronavirus pandemic. To combat the spread of this virus, many businesses transitioned their employees from working in office locations to working from home. As businesses have now settled into a new remote-working cadence, internet security remains a high priority, causing IT teams to reconsider their on […]

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Reminders for Enabling Employees to Work From Home to Combat COVID-19

With more cases of COVID-19 (the coronavirus) coming to light, many employers have taken the precaution of transitioning and encouraging employees to work from home or remotely. Business operations are not unfamiliar with telecommuting or remote employees. However, with more employees falling into this category than before, network security and capacity are quickly becoming a […]

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IP Reputation Scores: Additional Security for SMBs

Cybercriminals continue to find new ways toto deliver malware, DDoS and other attacks. These attacks can have substantial consequences for businesses and their stolen customer data. But what can small businesses and organizations do to prevent these attacks from happening? To keep up with the increased volume of attacks stemming from websites, emails, malicious files […]

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5 2020 Cybersecurity Resolutions for SMBs

During our 2019 SMB IT Security Report, we learned that small and mid-sized businesses still struggle to implement network security solutions. SMBs continue to identify budget constraints as the main barrier when it comes to IT security. This limitation in resources highlighted another glaring statistic; 52% of those surveyed did not have a dedicated IT […]

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Securing Your Network in Preparation for the Holidays

The holiday shopping season is upon us. Kicking off with Small Business Saturday – a chance for customers to explore local or regional small businesses, and continuing throughout the month of December. With the increase in internet traffic to business sites during this busy time, small businesses should think beyond their inventory. Arranging for plenty […]

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The Benefits of SD-WAN for Branch Office Connectivity

A wide-area network, or WAN, is necessary for any company that is seeking to expand or has resources separated by distance. It allows separate branches to communicate with each other and the headquarters and smaller branch offices in separate buildings to connect. Traditionally, WAN requires proprietary hardware, but in the new era of cloud-based applications […]

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The Cost of Ransomware Attacks on Cities

Ransomware attacks on cities are becoming more prevalent with ransom demands increasing with each attack. Recently, two cities have gone against conventional wisdom and decided to pay the ransom amount demanded by hackers who held their cities hostage. This decision has kickstarted the conversation between groups debating the moral implications of giving in to cybercriminals […]

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Why Should I Update My Firewall?

Staying up to date with your network security appliance is absolutely necessary. For the same reasons we regularly update our phones, browsers, and desktop operating systems, it’s even more important to update a network firewall. Software vulnerabilities and the security technologies to protect against them evolve daily. At Untangle, we stay on top of these […]

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