3 Tips for Maintaining a Highly Functioning Firewall

“I’ve updated the user interface to make it cluttered and complex,” said no software designer ever. “I’d like the font on our wedding invitation to be messy and hard to decipher,” said no bride to be ever. Clean and simple is the way to go. Your firewall is no exception. A complicated firewall is not only convoluted, but dangerous. Unnecessary objects and rules open the door for misconfigurations, performance degradation, and compliance gaps that hike up operational costs and raise cybersecurity risk. To help you simplify your firewall for optimal performance, here are three easy, safety-conscious tips you can follow….

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Boost Sales, Track Customers with High-Tech Guest Wi-Fi

In October 2016, WatchGuard, a leader in advanced network security solutions, introduced Wi-Fi Cloud. This exciting new guest Wi-Fi offering combines automated threat protection with engagement and analytics tools, boosting digital marketing capabilities for small to mid-size businesses. A recent study by the Yankee Group showed that 96% of survey respondents preferred businesses that provide free wi-fi. Customers who use the wi-fi tend to stay longer and even spend more. With the addition of sophisticated analytics, businesses can engage consumers with targeted marketing both during and after the in-store experience. Understand Behavior For example, the customer entering a boutique and…

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Why PCI Compliance is Not Enough Security

Why PCI Compliance is Not Enough Security There’s a ferry near eMazzanti’s office in Hoboken that takes commuters to mid-town Manhattan in less than 10 minutes. Because of experience and safety regulations, passengers feel confident that they will complete the journey. Like ferry safety regulations, PCI compliance is the retail industry’s standard for safeguarding customers’ credit card information. But is it enough security to protect everyone? Not Enough Lifeboats The Titanic was compliant. Yet, half of the passengers lost their lives because there weren’t enough lifeboats. Remarkably, the White Star Line, the operator of the ship, actually provided more lifeboat…

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Sports-Accessory Firm Connects, Protects

A case study in network security BACKGROUND With a unique line of sports accessories that allow fans to “wear the game,” GameWear has achieved remarkable growth in the highly competitive market for team-logo merchandise. Execution across the entire sales-and-supply chain is the key to winning the battle for shelf space in sports stores and stadiums. That calls for instant access to information across a broad base of manufacturing sites, retailers and sales representatives – some based in the U.S., some around the world. To secure those connections and keep them reliable, GameWear teams with eMazzanti Technologies, a technology consulting firm…

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Connections & Compliance: Retailer Finds Perfect Fit

A case study in network security “We have some people, including myself, who work remotely. No matter where we are, as long as we have our laptops, with the WatchGuard appliance we can VPN right in. It’s very easy for us all to connect securely and have access to the company. Plus, it’s more secure than using GoToMyPC. I’m comfortable with it because I can see who’s using it, allow some people, not allow others, and manage who has access to certain parts of the network.” Bob Mayer, President, Essential Apparel BACKGROUND Famous-name brands, huge selection, responsive service, and great…

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eMazzanti Nominated for 2014 Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards

NYC metro area IT consultant and two-time Microsoft Partner of the Year award winner, eMazzanti Technologies, is being considered for multiple 2014 awards Hoboken, New Jersey ­- (Vocus) May 14, 2014 – eMazzanti Technologies, IT support and computer consultant in the New York City Metro area, was nominated recently for the Microsoft Partner of the Year award in several categories. Award winners will be announced in late May and presented at the 2014 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference to be held July 13-17th in Washington DC. eMazzanti has been twice recognized previously by Microsoft, once for winning Microsoft’s 2012 Partner of…

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Firewalls: Don’t Skimp on Your Business’s Security

Firewalls: Don’t Skimp on Your Business’s Security In this installment of our “Is Consumer Grade enough for your business?” series, we’ll take a look at firewalls and the differences in the protection they provide your business. Security is quite possibly the most important concern for any business. You need to know that your critical data – both internal data and customer information – is secure. If that information is hacked or accessed by the wrong person, you may be opened up to a world of legal and financial trouble. Security On the most basic level, Consumer Grade firewalls or routers…

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