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How a VPN Can Benefit Your Small Business

How a VPN Can Benefit Your Small Business

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A VPN (Virtual Private Network) is a method used to add security and privacy to private and public networks.

VPNs are most often used by corporations to protect sensitive data, but more and more small businesses are adopting VPNs for their security due to the increasing risk of small businesses being hacked.

Privacy is increased with a VPN because the user’s initial IP address is replaced with one from the VPN provider. This prevents your business from being attacked by attaining an IP address from any gateway city the VPN service provides, allowing you to appear in a different city and protecting you from hacks.

To learn more about VPNs and how to set one up for your business, visit our IntelliSecure page or contact IntelliSyn today for more information.

The Benefits of an Integrated Office

The Benefits of an Integrated Office

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To have a smooth-operating office, there are many components that need to run in sync with each other.

And with so many hardware, network, application, and service options available for any office environment, it’s difficult to know which solution and service is right for your business.

 An integrated IT infrastructure for your office helps eliminate IT network challenges, capital costs, and the cost of repairs and service.

 IntelliOffice eliminates the challenge of selecting, configuring, deploying, and managing the right combination of hardware and software required to get your business operating efficiently.

With IntelliOffice, you get desktop-to-cloud managed office services including installation, ongoing management, maintenance and support for all hardware, software, and cloud networking elements.

Visit the IntelliOffice page or contact IntelliSyn today to learn more about how your business can benefit from an integrated office.

Chris Stratton Speaks at Roundtable Event

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Chris Stratton, CEO and President of IntelliSyn, addressed a group of 10 specially invited business professionals and executives.
The session provided valuable insights into how managed security service providers (MSSPs) help protect business IT networks from targeted malware, customer data theft, and other cybercrime cost effectively. And it provided firsthand accounts from small business owners about how MSSPs have transformed their managed IT security and saved them money.

If you missed this event and want to be invited to the next one, contact IntelliSyn today.

You can also catch Chris speaking at an Small Business Association — Canada event on October 26th.

The Difference Between a Computer Virus and Ransomware

The Difference Between a Computer Virus and Ransomware

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Computer viruses and ransomware are both forms of malware (malicious software) that disrupt computer operations, gather sensitive information, gain access to private computer systems, and/or display unwanted advertising.

But do you know the main difference between these two common forms of malware?

A Computer Virus

A computer virus is a type of malware that replicates by reproducing itself or infecting other computer programs and applications by modifying them.

Common symptoms of computer viruses include:

  • An overall drastic slowdown in computer performance
  • Applications failing to respond properly, or even open
  • Missing or modified files that you can’t explain
  • Excessive pop-ups appearing and other disruptive behavior occurring when connected to the internet

Ransomware is a type of malware that installs covertly on a victim’s computer and executes an attack. The attack decrypts and/or seizes control of your computer’s files or operating system and demands a ransom payment to decrypt files or not to publish them.

The most typical ransomware appears in the form of an internet or desktop pop-up window with a message explaining the attack to the victim and what they must do to un-seize their computer and decrypt files. Sometimes ransomware is extremely tricky and becomes an imposter of an official software (such as your own anti-virus) or a security organization (like the FBI).

Both types of malware pose very similar threat levels to your computer with very different symptoms and outcomes.

With IntelliSecure, your business will be safe from both attacks with scalable, turnkey IntelliSecure managed security and unified threat management (UTM) services.

If you think you’ve been infected with a form of malware or wish to protect against threats in the future, contact IntelliSyn today for immediate assistance and more information.

IntelliSyn Presence at Washington Post’s Cybersecurity Summit Conference in U.S.

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Morris Jones, President and Owner of IntelliSyn U.S.A., represented IntelliSyn at The Washington Post’s Cybersecurity Summit conference in Washington, D.C. on October 6th, 2016.

The conference featured discussions on a variety of cybersecurity topics, such as Dropbox security, government/private company collaboration for solving cybercrime, and private sector companies hacking foreign governments legally.

“At IntelliSyn we make a serious effort to regularly update our knowledge on a variety of technology topics. We enjoy participating at conferences like this as they help us stay on top of trends and news so our clients don’t have to—especially when it comes to security.”

IntelliSyn helps businesses in both Canada and the U.S. leverage the latest and greatest cybersecurity technology with IntelliSecure and a variety of other security solutions and services.

Contact IntelliSyn today to learn more about how your business can benefit from the latest cybersecurity practices and trends.

Chris Stratton Presents: Applying Big Business Security to Small Business Networks

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Cybersecurity is something all businesses should think about.

However, there is a perception that security measures are only available (or affordable) for bigger companies.

At a Small Business Association—Canada (SBA) event on October 27th, 2016, feature speaker Chris Stratton, CEO of IntelliSyn, will shed some light on how you can take big business security services and solutions and apply them to small business situations.

Chris will speak about how a little security can go a long way, and also address the affordability issue that so many small businesses struggle with.

More details to come soon on the SBA website.

For now, you can get more information (and reserve your seat) by contacting Lee Carey at:
(613) 627-4318 ext. 202

Business IT Security Explained—Join the IntelliSyn Roundtable (Ottawa)

Business IT Security Explained—Join the IntelliSyn Roundtable (Ottawa)

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Get insights into the complex world of IT security and find out how you can protect your business from targeted malware, customer data theft, and other cybercrime cost effectively with a managed security service provider (MSSP).

Chris Stratton, CEO and President of Ottawa-based IntelliSyn, will moderate a discussion about how you can chart the best course towards leveraging MSSP services that are cost-efficient and let you focus on your business rather than IT security.

And you’ll get a chance to discuss managed IT security options with other small business owners who are considering working with an MSSP.


Thursday, October 20
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
70 Bongard
(off Merivale, south of Hunt Club)

Register for the Event

Service Spotlight: IntelliSecure

Service Spotlight: IntelliSecure

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Never worry about whether your business’ technology is secure or wide open for attack again.

IntelliSecure eliminates cyber security threats that risk the continuity of your business with scalable, turnkey managed security and unified threat management (UTM) services.

And it’s not a “one-size-fits-all” service. IntelliSecure is easily customized to fit your business’ unique technology needs.

IntelliSecure allows you to take advantage of the latest technologies and industry standards without the associated infrastructure, management, and support costs.

Get all the security you need to ensure your business continues to run smoothly with IntelliSecure!

Learn More

Get The IntelliSecure Brochure

Why Your Business Needs Desktop-to-Cloud IT Solutions

Why Your Business Needs Desktop-to-Cloud IT Solutions

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Businesses of every size should leverage IT setups and systems that are easy to use, manage, and maintain—all while being cost-efficient.

With a well-designed IT infrastructure, your business can reduce the costs of networking and communications with partners, suppliers, and customers.

That is why IntelliSyn takes an integrated approach to designing, deploying, and maintaining IT infrastructures that cover all of your business’ technology needs—from desktop to cloud.

Offering custom IT networks, information security systems, internet telephony, mobile office, cloud networking, and all in one, turnkey systems, IntelliSyn provides your business with all of the necessary IT tools it needs to run at peak performance and remain secure.

Talk with IntelliSyn today to see how we can provide your business with integrated desktop-to-cloud business communications solutions that save you time and money.

IntelliSyn Sponsors Technology Planning Session: Business Professionals, Come Join Us!

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Don’t let old technology create organizational inefficiencies and slow down your business.

Join us on August 18th at CollabSpace for an interactive technology planning session that teaches business professionals how to reduce the time and effort put in to keeping their businesses running smoothly by leveraging the latest and greatest technology.

Unique ways of using new technology options will be introduced at the session, such as integrating web apps and VoIP (Voice Over IP) solutions to better serve customers while reducing business costs.

Ask questions and network with other business professionals on August 18th, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at CollabSpace‘s headquarters, 70 Bongard avenue (off Merivale, south of Hunt Club).

And business owners get in free, complements of the event sponsor, IntelliSyn!

Contact us for more information about the event.