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Topic: Managed Firewall

  1. Hackers and regional businesses stepped up their game in 2019
    Cybersecurity experts are following cyber thieves’ actions closer than ever, and companies are improving their protective strategies. Unfortunately, hackers’ have stepped up their game, too, and they don’t have to follow any rules
  2. SDN helps Rosenbauer grow its global fire truck business
    The impact of technology deployed and maintained by SDN Communications and an SDN member company, Alliance Communications, reaches far beyond their corporate bases in South Dakota.
  3. 5 Common cyber vulnerabilities and how to protect your business against them
    Employees at nearly all levels play important roles in protecting companies’ critical assets. That’s why responsible businesses train and test their employees, and then repeat the process with updated instructional material.
  4. Certified firewall ‘wizards’ help SDN protect customer networks
    Businesses that subscribe to SDN Communications’ Managed Firewall Service enjoy advantages. For one, customers may contact the company no matter what type of cybersecurity challenge confronts them.
  5. Good firewall protection must be a business priority
    Businesses spend months, even years, earning their customers’ trust and confidence. Unfortunately, even close relationships can be destroyed in a matter of days. Data breaches are a major culprit.
  6. Managed services are viable way for businesses to improve cybersecurity
    Keeping up with cybersecurity changes is easier for companies with ongoing access to experts and good, well-maintained equipment. SDN's managed services offer that high level of protection to companies that might lack IT staff time or expertise.
  7. Like burglars, cyber thieves look for openings to exploit
    The quarterly Cyber Threat Landscape Report summarizes the cyber threat information SDN’s Managed Firewall and Managed DDoS Protection services gathered during the first three months of 2018.
  8. Infographic: Managed vs. Unmanaged Services
    Achieve a consistent, reliable and secure environment while not breaking the bank. Consider cost, availability and expertise while making your decision about managed services for your business.
  9. Phishing, smishing, vishing and other confusing security terms
    There are other words and phrases, especially in the cybersecurity realm, that can be confusing. I talked to some cybersecurity experts at SDN Communications, checked several websites and made a list.
  10. SDN opens improved web portal to better serve customers
    SDN officially launched a new and improved portal on its website for businesses and member companies. It’s a secure, self-service path to a repository of private information about the services SDN provides to companies.
  11. 565 DDoS attacks target local businesses in Q2
    “The challenge facing cybersecurity leaders and professionals certainly isn’t lessening. Cybersecurity experts must be vigilant, aware and thorough in their use of layered security.” - 2017 Q2 Cyber Threat Landscape Report
  12. As business networks grow, so does need for protection
    Business computer networks typically start small and grow. And then they grow some more. As networks expand, they become increasingly susceptible to malware and hackers, and they need better protection.
  13. Important Information on 'Petya' cyberattacks
    Today, another round of ransomware cyberattacks wormed its way around the globe. At SDN Communications we continuously monitor such activity to ensure that our Managed Firewall customers are protected. Here is the latest...
  14. SDN launching quarterly report to help fight cyber threats
    If your business or organization ever questions the value of good firewall protection, consider this troubling statistic: More than a quarter of all the electronic traffic coming into firewalls that SDN Communications manages is filtered out because the transmissions are malicious or spam.
  15. Hackers zeroing in on data-rich health care industry
    I’ve been on heightened awareness for identity theft for the past 18 months. I was among millions of past and present customers of the health insurance giant Anthem Inc. who were notified in the spring of 2015 that cyber attackers had successfully hacked the company’s electronic records.
  16. Benefits of managed services not limited to IT department
    Supplemental benefits, though less obvious, offer a significant amount of value to a company’s managed services. Activity logs and performance reports, for example, can provide useful, in-depth information about network traffic, which can help companies improve their objectives, policies and procedures.
  17. Federal framework can be big help in cybersecurity planning
    The surreptitious nature of cyberattacks and the stigma that can come along with being victimized can mask the frequent and serious nature of threats to businesses and institutions. About 160 people representing a cross-section of industries and service providers invested two days at a NIST Cyber Framework Training seminar recently in Sioux Falls.
  18. Best way to fight ransomware: Take precautions
    The average ransomware victim pays about $300 to get file access restored. Some businesses reportedly have paid thousands of dollars. And the soaring use of computerized devices and the Internet have created more targets for ransomware than ever before.
  19. Politically motivated or not, DDoS attacks aren’t amusing
    The secretive hacktivist group Anonymous thrust itself into the spotlight recently by announcing plans to disrupt Donald Trump’s campaign and business websites, beginning April 1.
  20. Start with these 9 basic tips to protect your business network
    Data breaches can be costly for businesses. To make matters worse, breaches also can expose companies to legal liability. SDN CEO Mark Shlanta often points out, human error accounts for 95 percent of all security incidents.