Grow Your Business with Our Industry Expertise

December 7th, 2018 by admin

MPA networks provide IT consulting services for many industries, from nonprofit and Legal sectors to healthcare and biotech, we offer industry expertise to help you expand your business to the next level. As companies start to grow and evolve, many concerns begin to develop, like, “will our old systems...
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MPA Networks, Inc. Leverages Inspeed Networks to Provide Quality Services

November 21st, 2018 by admin

SAN MATEO, CA – InSpeed Networks™ the leading provider of self-driving SDWAN solutions and MPA Networks, Inc., a leading technology firm headquartered in (SAN MATEO, CA), today announced that MPA Networks, Inc. has selected InSpeed Networks to help them provide unified connectivity, improved...
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Identifying the Top 4 Network Security Risks

November 15th, 2018 by admin

Security for your business is crucial. Everyone knows that, but settling for any old security system won't give you the protection you need against modern-day cybercriminals stealing sensitive data and monitoring operations. MPA offers great network security solutions for your business, no matter the...
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Posted in: Cyber and Data Security,

Managing Automatic Updates: Balancing Security With Convenience

July 10th, 2018 by admin

Running automatic updates for applications and operating systems helps protect your company's digital devices, but those updates can harm productivity if not well managed. Unpatched software is the single biggest security risk in the workplace, so it's essential to get those updates installed as soon...
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Posted in: Cyber and Data Security,

3 Steps to Getting Your Business BYOD Ready

July 3rd, 2018 by admin

If your business is considering a Bring Your Own Device environment, there's a great deal of security preparation work to do beforehand. A successful BYOD strategy and BYOD policy is all about finding the sweet spot of control, where your business is able to protect itself from digital threats while...
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Posted in: Cyber and Data Security,

Lowering the Bottom Line: IT Management Support and Cost-Saving Benefits

June 27th, 2018 by admin

Shifting to IT management support services can make a huge difference in reducing your business' operational bottom-line. IT management goes a long way to streamline both infrastructure and support while providing access to a larger knowledge pool than what an on-site staff can provide. Businesses can...
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Making the Switch to BYOD? Pros, Cons and Security Implications to Consider First

June 26th, 2018 by admin

Making the switch to a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) business environment extends well beyond the decision to let employees choose their devices. Your business should look at the pros and cons of the concept before deciding how to approach it and to what extent your company will embrace it. Your business...
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Posted in: Cyber and Data Security,

Key Strategies to Boost IT Security in the Workplace

June 20th, 2018 by admin

Businesses have more to worry about than ever when it comes to dealing with new forms of cyber-attacks. The shift to a BYOD workplace adds even more challenges to protecting your digital assets. While hardware and software solutions continue to improve as a first line of defense against nefarious IT...
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Posted in: Cyber and Data Security,

Unique IT Challenges Financial Services Providers Face Today

June 19th, 2018 by admin

Financial services providers find their IT challenges list is always growing because of security issues, employee needs, customer protection, regulatory laws and business requirements. Keeping up with IT concerns is important not just because failing to do so means lost business opportunities — but also,...
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Posted in: Cyber and Data Security, Partners and Industries,

What Nonprofits Should Seek in an IT Provider

May 29th, 2018 by admin

While many of the technical needs at nonprofit and for-profit businesses overlap, there are still several key considerations for nonprofits looking for the right IT services provider. Nonprofits' motivations may be driven less by the concept of "spending money to making money" and more toward avoiding...
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Which Industries Are Most Likely to be Targeted with Cyber Security Threats?

May 21st, 2018 by admin

To understand why some industries are targeted in cyber attacks more often than others, it's important to understand what drives hackers and what makes a target appealing. Of the two, hackers are easier to understand: According to a Verizon data security report, roughly 70 percent of attacks are financially...
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7 Ways to Keep Work Secure on Employee Personal Devices

May 14th, 2018 by admin

Technology improvements have made it easy for employees to get work done on their personal devices from anywhere. However, that freedom comes with additional security risks and requires extra diligence to keep data secure. Safeguarding information is a combined process of utilizing technology and educating...
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Posted in: Cyber and Data Security,

5 Email Disasters: How a Service Like MPA Networks Can Prevent Catastrophe

May 3rd, 2018 by admin

Often, businesses don't prepare for email disasters until after one has hit. But while email may comprise just a small part of a company's day-to-day operation, an email disaster can have a staggering impact on your business. The 2016 Democratic National Committee email disaster is a prime example of...
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6 Can't-Miss Tools for Innovative Presentations

April 26th, 2018 by admin

It's easy to grow jaded about presentation software. After all, each new version of PowerPoint and Keynote may feel like the equivalent of the same old room getting a new coat of paint. However, new tools and apps offer all sorts of fresh and clever ways to make better presentations. Encourage your employees...
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What Changes in Net Neutrality Could Mean for Your SMB

April 19th, 2018 by admin

The FCC net neutrality 3–2 repeal vote of December 2017 could lead to major concerns for IT staff at small and medium businesses. As of February 2018, the FCC is continuing to move toward the net neutrality repeal, but actual business changes will take a while to go into practice. That delay means IT...
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Addressing the Unique IT Management Needs at Law Firms

April 11th, 2018 by admin

Law firms face many unique IT management challenges that stem from the confidential nature of the information they work with. And that confidential data is why law firms must make the protection of information a key IT priority. Threats can come from outside (such as hackers using pressure to extort...
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Training Employees in Data Security Practices: Tips and Topics

April 3rd, 2018 by admin

While there's plenty of technology available to keep your business's data protected, the human element is still the most important piece to consider in safeguarding your company's data. Properly training employees to understand and implement data security best practices works best when your business...
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Posted in: Cyber and Data Security,

10 Cyberattacks Your Business Should Defend Against

March 29th, 2018 by admin

Cyberattacks are a major security concern for any business that uses the Internet. Even if your company doesn't have a website, hackers can go after your email address and business service accounts. Though they represent one of the more severe risks of a cyberattack, a data breach costs an enterprise...
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Posted in: Cyber and Data Security,

Cybersecurity and C-Level Execs: Protecting Data While On the Go

March 26th, 2018 by admin

While all employees need to be mindful of security, the nature of C-level executives makes them more attractive targets for hackers. That means it's necessary for them to take greater precautions. According to TechRepublic, C-level executives are more vulnerable than other employees because of the mobile...
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Giving a Presentation: A Technology Preparedness Checklist

March 19th, 2018 by admin

Giving a presentation can be stressful, so dealing with technology issues at the last minute is the last thing you want when attempting a professional delivery. The following technology preparedness checklist can help you make a good impression rather than forcing the audience to sit through on-the-fly...
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The Mirai Botnet Returns — and Why You Should be Concerned

March 13th, 2018 by admin

The Mirai botnet refers to a massive-scale network of Linux-running Internet of Things devices turned into remote-controlled bots through a malware infection. Hackers can use the network to run a distributed denial of service, or DDoS, by having the infected devices overwhelm a target with data traffic....
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Posted in: Cyber and Data Security,

Managing Messaging Tools in Your Office

March 5th, 2018 by admin

When used well, instant messaging tools can increase productivity while offering secure information exchange in your office. Messaging works in business environments because it's less involved than email, easy to queue and fast to respond. Several free and premium messaging systems that vary in both...
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Posted in: Cyber and Data Security,

5 Commonly Overlooked Workplace IT Disasters

February 28th, 2018 by admin

Because IT staff get so invested in making sure software, networking and security elements are working, they sometimes overlook the human, environmental and contingency planning factors that can invite workplace IT disasters. In many cases, preventative work becomes an afterthought for IT staff who...
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Posted in: Cyber and Data Security,

Spectre and Meltdown: Valuable Lessons for Your IT Security Team

February 12th, 2018 by admin

At the end of 2017, the world learned about Spectre and Meltdown: two far-reaching security threats that exploit how CPUs work to expose protected information on nearly every recent PC, server and smartphone. Hackers can use these exploits to do things like steal passwords and other protected private...
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Posted in: Cyber and Data Security,

Do You Have a Crisis Management Plan for a Cyberattack?

February 8th, 2018 by admin

A cyberattack crisis management plan is your business's best defense for minimizing cyberattack damage after technology-based preventative measures have failed. Unfortunately for most businesses, cyberattacks are not a matter of if, but a matter of when. Establishing a crisis management plan can help...
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Posted in: Cyber and Data Security,

5 Specific IT Considerations for Remote Employees

February 5th, 2018 by admin

Businesses have a lot to gain by hiring remote employees, including the ability to recruit from a larger talent pool and the potential for less expensive workplace accommodations. However, remote employees introduce new challenges in IT security because of the lack of IT centralized IT management. While...
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Posted in: Cyber and Data Security, Solutions,

Does Fintech Pose a Threat to Cybersecurity at Financial Services Companies?

January 29th, 2018 by admin

Financial services companies should embrace a healthy dose of caution when implementing new fintech in their business. Fintech, or any technological innovation in the financial sector, is not inherently more or less secure than any other new technology, but because it works with substantial sums of money,...
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Posted in: Cyber and Data Security, Partners and Industries,

3 Subtle Ways IT Management Makes Day-to-Day Operations More Manageable

January 22nd, 2018 by admin

For many businesses, it is difficult to gauge how helpful IT management can be in the workplace on a day-to-day basis — mainly because when things are going well, there's little to notice. Some of the most important benefits of an IT managed services provider show themselves subtly in what doesn't happen...
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Four Security Threats Your Company Could Face in 2018

January 16th, 2018 by admin

Hot off the tail of the massive 2017 Equifax breach that exposed personal information of 143 million customers, businesses are on high alert concerning IT security in 2018. While the IT security industry has been successful in mitigating and cracking down on many common threats, hackers are finding new...
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Posted in: Cyber and Data Security,


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