Keep Hackers and Viruses Out of Your Network

As today’s businesses transition to online record keeping and storage, they must always stay a step ahead of hackers who know how to exploit vulnerabilities in network security. Hackers launch computer virus attacks with the intention of stealing information, destroying data, or overloading system resources. Sometimes they seek financial benefit, and sometimes they seek revenge. More often than not, they’re simply bored and seeking bragging rights in an underground chatroom.

At Network Services Group, we specialize in data breach prevention. Our server and exchange system automatically updates antivirus definitions daily, and securely backs up your files and protects them with military grade encryption. And a big part of staying safe comes from using common sense to look out for these standard attacks!

Trojan Horses

A Trojan Horse refers to a malicious program that you unwittingly download to your hard drive. You should never open an attachment from an unknown user, and if you get an unusual email from someone you know containing only a link or an attachment, be cautious. Some trojan horses will automatically send a copy of themselves to everyone in your address book.

Phishing Scams

If you get an email claiming that they’ve detected unusual activity on your bank account or credit card, and they want you to log in to verify information, proceed with caution, no matter how official that the email looks. Most banks won’t contact you through email, and clicking the link directs you to a spoof webpage that looks exactly like the bank’s webpage, with the sole purpose of collecting logins and passwords.

Social Engineering

You’d be surprised to learn that most computer crime isn’t perpetrated by evil geniuses creating viruses, but by people who know how to sound official and trustworthy on the telephone. All it takes is getting a hold of the right employee, and persuading them to share their boss’ passwords. The easiest way to prevent this is to never share passwords, and to train employees that they’ll never be asked for their passwords over the telephone.

Hackers can be crafty, but they’re no match for a company that’s prepared for them. Our team at NSG is standing by to help you keep your network secure. Schedule your free consultation now, or give us a call at (501)758-6058 if you have any questions!



Need Voice Services? Check this Out!

If you’re considering an upgrade to your office phone equipment and you haven’t thought about VoIP services, you could be missing out. If the first question that comes to your mind is, “What is VoIP?” you aren’t alone.  Although it’s been around for a while, it’s still something a lot of people aren’t familiar with, but it has revolutionized telecommunications.

VoIP is Voice over Internet Protocol technology, which is a reference to a series of transmission capabilities that make communication over the Internet a possibility. VoIP converts voice vibrations to compressed digital signals that translate to Internet Protocol (IP) packets, which are transmitted via the Internet and, if the user has a regular telephone, converted to a standard telephone signal.

As a phone system for business, VoIP comes with several benefits, of which lowered communications costs are just one. VoIP users can also integrate software programs, such as e-mail, e-fax, and remote conferencing over the Internet via the telephone, which allows the user to speak to someone over the phone while accessing other applications, including the Internet, all at the same time.

If you plan to be out of the office, it’s a simple matter with VoIP to hold phone conversations over your office line from any place with an Internet connection. With the proper adapter and a wi-fi signal you’re ready to talk from wherever you are.

Users can also attach documents, conduct virtual meetings, and share data via video conferencing. And because all of these capabilities are available at a fraction of the cost of traditional phone service, your office can reallocate funds spent on telephone service to other areas of the business.

At Network Services Group, we grew up with the Internet, and we know the capabilities of the World Wide Web. We offer award winning business telephone systems that will enrich your business communications with all of the advanced capabilities you need, whether you have a handful of users or a thousand.  Plus, you can choose between an onsite or a cloud-based service, whichever best fits the way you do business.

To provide the system upon which all of this sophisticated technology is supported, we have full low-voltage data, phone and fiber cabling services for installation in existing buildings and new construction. We can design, implement and maintain your cabling infrastructure

Call Network Services Group today at 501-758-6058 or use this link to send us a message online.  Then get ready to say goodbye to the frustration of phone systems and networks that don’t work and say hello to the IT experts who not only know how to get things done, but will be on the line when you need us.