Posts Categorized: Security

Is Your Network Safe – Including DDoS Protection?

You Need to protect yourself from viruses, DDoS attacks, Ransomware, and all the other cyber-crimes outthere.

It’s a jungle out there — in cyberspace that is.  Since the Internet has become integral to just about every facet of life, it is also more appealing to hackers who get their kicks from causing service interruptions.  Viruses, identity theft, DDoS attacks, the list goes on.  Thankfully, there are steps we can take to protect our computers and our data both at home and in business. Installing firewalls, using anti-virus software, keeping your operating… Read more »

Why Better Broadband Matters for Business Voice Communication

Business voice communications have changed dramatically since the start of the millennium. Along with mobile phone service Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) has become increasingly popular, with more than 79% of American businesses using the technology in at least one location in 2014. The migration to services is due to cost savings in two key areas: Lower operating expenses, where digital phone lines can eliminate the need for copper telephone wires and SIP trunks provide… Read more »

Broadband in Aging and Age Friendly Communities

Senior man talking on phone and using tablet, sitting at desk at home. Modern technology, communication concept

Facts are facts: Maine is the ‘oldest’ state in the country with a median age of 44.21.  This trend will likely continue over the next few years, and that has important implications for Maine’s infrastructure and economy.  On Friday, March 25th, local government leaders will gather to discuss the approach communities are taking to transform what it means to grow old in Maine at the Maine Municipal Association’s Statewide Manager Interchange.  OTELCO is proud to… Read more »

Today’s Home Automation Technology Gives Hooch a Rest

Home Automation Technology and Security – For the Dogs? For centuries, home security has gone to the dogs – literally! If an intruder came close, Hooch’s bark would alert anyone in the house and the immediate neighbors and, hopefully, intimidate the intruder into retreat. The proverbial guard dog security system was relatively inexpensive – pet food, an occasional trip to the vet – but not always totally reliable. If no one was around to hear… Read more »

Cloud Faxing: Is it the right choice for your business?

We are all familiar with VoIP or Voice over Internet Protocol telephone service. Now cloud faxing or Internet Fax has come to the forefront. Unlike traditional faxing, there are no fax machines and much less paper Involved. In fact, with an Internet connection and a computer or just about any mobile device, cloud faxing can be an exciting new tool for your business.  Considering cloud faxing? Here are some considerations to help you choose a service:… Read more »