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Keeping an Eye Out

Video surveillance may now common place in just about every part of the world, but for the longest time the technology never managed to keep up with the rest of the tech world. The cameras were big and bulky with low resolution images, connected via co-ax cable all leading back to some box in a closet that was forgotten, abused, and generally abandoned. When it came time to view the recording because of an incident, it was often discovered that some or all the cameras had stopped working a long time ago, and effectively the cameras had become nothing more than visual deterrent and the box a paper weight. Even when the cameras did work, when thieves broke in what was the first thing they stole or destroyed? That old box with the security camera’s recordings.

Fast forward to the 21st century, and cameras have flourished. New equipment is small, sleek, high definition, connected over a network via CAT6 cable or wireless, and most importantly, their recordings are now stored in the cloud. Security footage is now kept for years as opposed to the ancient days or weeks, and now also can also be sent directly to law enforcement. No bypassing the security cams by trashing the tapes nowadays!

The biggest bonus of the advancement in video tech? What used to cost a pretty penny to set up can now be achieved with a much more reasonable financial investment. Or bypass all the legwork entirely and go for a Video Surveillance as a Service (VSaaS) solution. For one monthly fee get cameras, software, cloud storage, and support without the headache of monitoring it yourself.

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We Hear You Knocking, But You Can't Come In!

A vital element of network security for any company is to have a business or enterprise class firewall protecting their network. The primary firewall role, of course, is to protect computer assets and data from attack by hackers. What many people don’t realize is that hacking is going on twenty-four-seven! , Many breaches could be prevented, if only you were aware that a person or persons unknown has spend the last two weeks  attempting to break in. Just like in a heist movie, any lock can be picked given enough time, so your firewall needs to be constantly monitoring for intruders.

You need a firewall that is either setup with an intrusion prevention system (IPS) that sends out notifications when it detects significant activity on the the firewall, or the firewall is managed and monitored 24x7x365 by a security operations center, which is known as a managed firewall or security as a service (SaaS). Building a wall alone isn’t enough, hackers can be working to disassemble it brick by brick while you’re asleep!

Mannassi IT Solutions can deploy a range of firewalls from Cisco, Fortinet and SonicWall with IPS, plus we offer security as a service as part of our managed services portfolio.  Contact us to learn more about what options might be right for you.

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