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Protecting Small Businesses from Cyberthreats with Secure Network

Posted by Adam Walton on Jun 6, 2024 11:00:00 AM

If you’re a small or medium-sized business (SMB) owner, you know you have to balance the need to increase employee productivity without increasing your business’ exposure to threats from online criminals. To gain a competitive edge you’re likely to adopt new technologies like IoT devices - tablets, smartphones, POS systems, security cameras, speakers. However, the more heavily you rely on these technologies, the more you’re exposing your business to cybersecurity threats.

Various small businesses - like retail shops, restaurants, financial services, hair salons, coffee shops, or construction companies - are prime targets for cyberattacks. They might have a few employees who function as an unofficial IT department, but when it comes to protecting the business from cybercrime, they often act reactively rather than proactively.

Short on time and money, it can be hard to navigate and evaluate the many cybersecurity offerings out there. Determining this is critical, however, as a cybersecurity breach can result in more than a financial loss—it can hurt your company's reputation and weaken customer trust.

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Topics: Business, Secure Network

Secure Network in Action: Three Challenges, One Solution

Posted by Adam Walton on May 21, 2024 7:35:04 PM

Secure Network from altafiber empowers your business with unmatched protection, superior network performance, and a premium WiFi experience. Let’s see three examples of how Secure Network can solve different business challenges.

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Topics: Business, Secure Network

2024 Cybersecurity Checklist for Small Businesses

Posted by Jordan S. on May 2, 2024 3:53:15 PM

71% of ransomware attacks impact small businesses. Aside from the devastating financial implications, a ransomware attack often results in the exposure of sensitive customer information, eroding trust with current and prospective clients. How well does your business protect customer data? Evaluate your cybersecurity posture with this best practices checklist. Click the image to download the pdf file

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Topics: Business, Secure Network

Introducing Business Calling

Posted by Sam S. on Apr 16, 2024 11:19:49 AM

altafiber's Business Calling with Webex is a simplified, all-in-one calling and collaboration solution for small, medium and large businesses.

As internal and external business communications become more complex, companies are breaking away from legacy PBX phone systems and moving to cloud / Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) calling. This blog will explore how making this switch and implementing Business Calling from altafiber can save businesses time, money and valuable IT resources. You can also read our infographic for what questions your business must consider when deciding which calling solution is best for you.

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Topics: Business, Phone

Introducing Secure Network Solution for Growing Businesses

Posted by Josh Pichler on Apr 2, 2024 3:14:58 PM

altafiber Business is pleased to announce the launch of Secure Network, an enterprise-grade network solution that is priced and tailored for small- to medium-sized businesses. Secure Network provides cyberthreat protection for customers with reduced or limited IT resources, all while delivering superior network performance and WiFi.

In today’s increasingly connected world, the opportunities for cyberattacks have become a much larger threat than typical small and medium-sized businesses can address. Devices with outdated or unpatched firmware – including desktop computers, printers, point-of-sale systems or even smartphones – can provide a possible opening to a cyberattack. With altafiber’s Secure Network solution, businesses are protected from cyberattacks no matter where they originate.

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Topics: Business, Secure Network

Navigating the hybrid, 'always on' business world

Posted by Sam S. on Mar 19, 2024 9:00:00 AM

It's 2024 and everyone is familiar with the newer, hybrid way of work. You may work at a physical location, or remotely. And whether you like it or not, businesses are pretty much expected to be "open" 24x7x365. This has created a stressful environment for small business owners especially — how can you do everything, and be everywhere all the time?? Continue reading to learn more about this hybrid, 'always-on' world, and how to navigate it. 

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Topics: Internet, Security, Business, Phone

One of few test labs in the Midwest: Studio 5G

Posted by Sam S. on Feb 23, 2024 10:36:58 AM

"This has been about 4 years in the making...we started conversations about this lab back when altafiber was Cincinnati Bell and the Bengals hadn’t been to a Superbowl in over 30 years!” said Scott Rash, President & CEO of The Wright State University Foundation, at the long-awaited opening of Studio 5G in Dayton.

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Topics: Internet, Business, Dayton, 5G

Plan a Thoughtful IT Budget

Posted by Jordan S. on Jan 24, 2024 10:37:34 AM

Effective budgeting is crucial for the success of any organization. The constantly changing state of technology and new threats, combined with the subjective nature of estimating risks, makes IT budgeting a unique challenge that all businesses face. Below are tips to make it a little easier as you kick off the new year.

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Topics: Technology, Business

How to Kickstart Your Business

Posted by Trevor J. on Dec 20, 2023 1:30:00 PM

Whether you are looking to kickstart a new business in 2024 or making the leap from side-hustle to main-hustle, your entrepreneurial passion can demand a great deal of patience and learning. But, with the right partners supporting you in areas that you are less experienced in, you can better leverage your strengths to set your business up for success.

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Topics: Internet, Business

Fiber vs 5G: Which Option is Best for Your Business?

Posted by Trevor J. on Nov 16, 2023 8:00:00 AM

Chances are you’ve heard the buzz around 5G Internet offers from popular mobile carriers. But, can your business rely on the connection they use for their own mobile lines? When it comes to the things that mean the most for your company and customers—speed, reliability, security, and flexibility—we’re here to help you compare connections.

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Topics: Streaming, Internet, Blog, Business, 5G

Is Your Business Cybersafe?

Posted by Sam S. on Nov 7, 2023 9:00:00 AM

By this point, we’ve all seen the headlines: data breaches, ransomware, hacked accounts. No matter how they’re conducted, cyberattacks pose a major liability for businesses, especially for businesses who are not taking network security seriously. With breaches occurring more and more frequently, it’s time to start thinking about securing your network to help protect your business from hackers trying to access your sensitive data.

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Topics: Security, Business

5 Threats to Cybersecurity While Traveling

Posted by Sam S. on Oct 31, 2023 11:56:25 AM

Whether flying to California for a business conference or driving to Florida for a family vacation, security should be top-of-mind when traveling. It's important to remain vigilant to keep your business and personal information safe. Read about these 5 cybersecurity threats that business travelers and vacationers often encounter:

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Topics: Security