Halloween Candy! – and some advice for selecting a technology partner

Editor’s Note: This blog post has a clear bias towards the author’s preference for the delicious blend of salty, creamy peanut butter and sweet milk chocolate. The author’s words are his own and do not represent the position of the company. As an organization, Peters & Associates respects and appreciates every individual’s candy preference (except [...]

By | 2018-12-18T12:25:37+00:00 October 30th, 2017|Managed Services|Comments Off on Halloween Candy! – and some advice for selecting a technology partner

The Benefits of Performance and Health Monitoring

Monitoring the health and performance of your devices is one of the most important activities for an IT staff to conduct. Not only does this provide valuable visibility into your infrastructure, it also allows you to be proactive in your management and maintenance. Implementing 24/7 monitoring can be more cost effective and improve the experience [...]

By | 2018-12-18T12:25:51+00:00 August 9th, 2017|Managed Services|Comments Off on The Benefits of Performance and Health Monitoring

Do you have a Patch Management Strategy?

Patch Management should be a standard in any organization. When patching is not considered important, or is only considered as an afterthought, your organization is at risk. Why it is important to patch often? Vulnerabilities are known to cyber hackers. If a vendor releases a security patch, it’s an acknowledgement that a vulnerability exists and [...]

By | 2018-12-18T12:26:06+00:00 July 5th, 2017|Managed Services|Comments Off on Do you have a Patch Management Strategy?

Spoiled Milk – Avoiding Expired Certificates

Expired certificates happens frequently enough to our clients: life is good, all systems working.   Then mysteriously, you start getting communication failures with an application like Skype for Business.  Turns out, a certificate expired at 11:14 am today and now communication between machines isn’t trusted.  Remedying the issue isn’t too bad in most cases, but [...]

By | 2018-12-18T11:58:30+00:00 February 10th, 2017|Infrastructure Services|Comments Off on Spoiled Milk – Avoiding Expired Certificates

Is your Security Information Event Management (SIEM) Tool the same as having User & Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA)?

The Security Information Event Management (SIEM) solution is not the same as User & Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA). Both solutions complement each other, but one is not a replacement for the other. Sure, you can try to make custom rules for the SIEM to accomplish several of the things UEBA can do, but the problem is [...]

By | 2018-12-18T12:18:06+00:00 January 25th, 2017|Security Solutions|Comments Off on Is your Security Information Event Management (SIEM) Tool the same as having User & Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA)?

I’m infected with Ransomware. What do I do? – Ransomware Series Part 3

You’ve been infected with ransomware, you need to act quickly to save your data.  Disconnect from WiFi or unplug from the network immediately. You have to be off of the network so the infection does not spread to other machines or directories. Use System Restore or a backup solution to get back to a known-clean [...]

By | 2018-12-18T12:18:31+00:00 January 18th, 2017|Security Solutions|Comments Off on I’m infected with Ransomware. What do I do? – Ransomware Series Part 3

Cloud Economics: A Managed Services Provider is the missing link

With cloud computing becoming more popular for all sized businesses, it is important to know how to maximize your investment while also reducing your organization's risk. Our Managed Services can help you accomplish tracking your ROI and understand how you can continue to limit security risks. Cloud savings--are they real? Cloud computing is not going anywhere [...]

By | 2018-12-18T12:26:28+00:00 January 13th, 2017|Managed Services|Comments Off on Cloud Economics: A Managed Services Provider is the missing link

Remote Monitoring and Management (RMM) vs. Security Information Event Management SIEM)

Your organization should proactively prepare for a security event, rather than reacting after the fact.  Our Support Services provides guidance on when you need RMM or a SIEM and how you can optimize the solutions in your environment.  With Remote Monitoring and Management (RMM) Services, your organization will have visibility of events before they occur or may impact your environments [...]

By | 2018-12-18T12:26:19+00:00 December 21st, 2016|Managed Services|Comments Off on Remote Monitoring and Management (RMM) vs. Security Information Event Management SIEM)

Your Information Technology Portfolio is Evolving

The IT landscape is always changing, creating many challenges for businesses. These changes force IT support to learn new skills and change strategic decisions. As cloud continues to consume the infrastructure of organizations, it will require your IT support team to have multiple roles such as developers, data analysts, architects, security analysis, and quality analysts, in [...]

By | 2018-12-18T12:26:48+00:00 November 18th, 2016|Managed Services|Comments Off on Your Information Technology Portfolio is Evolving