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Mobile Device Cyber-Security

Posted by Mark Nash on Mar 18, 2022 9:00:00 AM

The convenience and efficiencies that the rise of mobile devices has brought about are indisputable. However, despite the increase in mobile device reliance, their security has not kept the same pace of improvement. Contrary to what many people think, mobile devices are just as susceptible to malware as any other computer or smart device connected to a network. Many of the same cyber-security practices that you should use for computers are the same practices that you should use for your mobile devices.

Authentication

The first tip is the most obvious one, enable authentication on your device. Every device, mobile or not, that you keep private or sensitive data on should be protected with some form of authentication to restrict access to only those who are approved. This is usually a password or PIN that must be entered to get past the lock screen, but some devices allow for methods such as facial or fingerprint scans.

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Topics: VoIP, Internet Safety, Backups, Cybersecurity, Malware, Remote Workforce, WiFi

Why Are Businesses Transitioning to Cloud Desktops?

Posted by Griffin Ball on Feb 18, 2022 9:00:00 AM

Business has changed how it operates, so we are changing how you can do business.

Not everyone has the time to research the highest spec hardware, let alone the money to spend on the inflated costs nowadays. However, everyone still wants to take advantage of modern hardware's incredible processing power, capacity, and reliability.

Lighthouse IT Solutions is now offering a way to get the best of both worlds! Access a full desktop experience with incredible hardware through just an internet connection via Harmony's Cloud.

Have an old laptop, tablet, phone, or Chromebook? As long as they can open a browser and have an internet connection, they'll work. Access your PC through any browser, allowing any device to be a portal to your desktop. Let us stream your work experience so that you can come back to exactly where you left off, wherever you want, however you want.

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Topics: Harmony, IT services, Business Continuity, Backups, Cybersecurity, Remote Workforce, Harmony Cloud

The Dangers of BYOD or 'Bring Your Own Device'

Posted by Mark Nash on Oct 22, 2021 9:27:00 AM

Bring your own device or BYOD is a business/IT practice where employees use their personal devices to access work systems and data. BYOD is a hotly contested concept in the IT-sphere due to the inherent security risk it poses. However, many companies choose to use it due to the increase in productivity that it can provide. So the question is, what benefits can BYOD provide, and what risks does it pose?

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Topics: Managed Service Provider, Internet Safety, NCSAM, Remote Workforce

Introducing Harmony Cloud

Posted by Matt Almendinger on Sep 17, 2021 2:00:00 PM

What is Harmony Cloud?

Leveraging our knowledge of client needs over the past two decades, we have been able to design cloud solutions specifically for businesses like yours. Meaning Harmony Cloud can be a hosted infrastructure at a fraction of the cost of public clouds providers. Using a scalable and redundant infrastructure, your business gets turn-key access to high-performing hardware without any upfront investment.

Harmony Cloud represents the pinnacle of our Harmony philosophy - providing simple, robust solutions that are available from anywhere. Plus, Harmony Cloud is designed to integrate with our full stack of solutions, providing you with the most complete user experience of all of our solutions.

Meet the next evolution of your business' computing.

Harmony Cloud is built upon our Harmony philosophy by providing effortless flexibility and peace of mind to you and your staff. Moving your workloads and electronic processes to the Harmony Cloud allows your team to work from anywhere without ever worrying about purchasing another server again. And with the Harmony Cloud doing all the heavy lifting, you don't need to invest in expensive or bulky PCs. Use long-lasting thin-clients, repurposed computers, tablets (such as iPad or Android), or even cost-effective Chromebooks. These systems also represent an increase in security by using hardened Operating Systems that reduce your exposure to ransomware.

Harmony Cloud is not only designed to be highly redundant and scalable but flexible, too, by allowing you to run our stack on your premises.

If you're ready to do business anywhere, read on...

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Topics: Harmony, IT services, Managed Service Provider, Remote Workforce, Harmony Cloud

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