Posts Categorized: Security

Keep Your Home Network Secure with Six Easy Steps

There is a common misconception that we don’t need to worry about securing our home-networks from cyber threats because cybercriminals only care about stealing data from big companies. This couldn’t be farther from the truth. According to The Department of Homeland Security, “if a network connects to the internet, it is inherently more vulnerable and susceptible to outside threats.” Clearly, we need to protect all our networks, be they home or business. Keeping your home… Read more »

What is New with OTELCO Cloud and Managed Services in 2020

OTELCO Cloud and Managed Services has launched some spectacular new services for 2020. We established our new Network as a Service solution, partnered with the security experts at Defendify, and created a new full-service package that covers workstation and server support at a favorable price. Read on to take a closer look at our exciting new products. Download OTELCO’s Comprehensive Guide to Managed Services Network as a Service In 2020, most businesses have an internal… Read more »

Online Gaming Safety Tips for the New Decade

Shot of a young mother and her son playing video games together at home

Our Online Gaming Security article is one of our most popular blog posts, but a lot has changed with gaming safety since we released it in 2017. According to the Entertainment Software Association, 2018 was a record-breaking year for the computer and video game industry, with total video game sales exceeding $43.4 billion. Over 75% of Americans have at least one gamer in their household, and 90% of parents are staying on top of things… Read more »

Get Your Team Collaborating with SharePoint

Office 365 is a managed service that is all about making teamwork easier, and SharePoint is its solution for collaboration. Acting as a communication platform where teams can share files and exchange materials, SharePoint serves as a tool for users to join forces to complete tasks and keep each other on track. Setting Up a SharePoint Site Your SharePoint site serves as the home base for your team. Before you can get started with anything… Read more »

How Much Speed Do You Need

How Much Speed Do You Need: A brother sits on top os his little sister as they watch TV on the Couch

It used to be that most residents were mainly using the Internet for downloading. They were surfing the web, streaming content, and cruising through social media. Today, the average resident is uploading much more than ever before.  For the most part, that can be attributed to telecommuting, though online education and telemedicine are playing significant roles as well. Between the rise in telecommuting and the complete domination of smart devices, Internet use just isn’t what… Read more »