Posts Categorized: Security

How the Internet has Changed our Homes: Smart Home Technology

From Alexa to Google Home and Ring, smart home technology is much more accessible than we once thought possible. In fact, smart homes are on the rise and forecasted to surpass 300 million by 2023. We’re all spending a lot of time at home these days, something made easier by these varied technologies that are available at our fingertips. You Don’t Have to be a Millionaire It wasn’t that long ago that Bill Gates spent… Read more »

5 Benefits of Managed Services for the Remote Workforce

This week on the OTELCO blog, we are looking at the top five benefits managed services have to offer businesses supporting a remote workforce. As businesses continue to move to a remote workforce to keep employees safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, technology can become harder to manage. OTELCO offers a suite of Cloud and Managed services designed to take the stress out of IT and replace it with user-friendly solutions that boost productivity. Security Security… Read more »

How to Keep Your Home Network Secure

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 »