Hoboken, New Jersey - (Vocus Public Relations) April 18, 2013– eMazzanti Technologies, a Hoboken, New Jersey and New York City area IT expert and computer consultant, announces a new computer security threat presentation from its OEM partner, WatchGuard. The presentation is part of eMazzanti’s High Tech Happy Hour Series for businesses of all sizes and is entitled: The Ever-Evolving Retail Industry’s Threat Landscape.
The High Tech Happy Hour will be held at the Dave and Buster’s Times Square, on Thursday, April, 25th at 5:30 pm. Please call 201-360-4400 for reservations or [email protected].
“As a WatchGuard Partner of the Year for four consecutive years, we understand the latest security issues and solutions in the marketplace,” notes Jennifer Mazzanti, president, eMazzanti Technologies. “Today firewalls aren’t enough as they were designed for 1990 level threats. Being aware of the latest threats and solutions is critical for businesses to avoid disaster.”
Firewalls Aren’t Enough
Firewalls will not protect businesses from all threats. If employees use email, visit Web sites and receive instant messages or download files, there’s any inherent risk. Any of these can carry malicious content into a computer. The firewall happily lets it through because the user asked for it, i.e., he sent the request for the content and it turned out to be malicious.
Firewalls do not block malicious content. They only block connections. Common sense — augmented by anti-malware and anti-virus software and hardware will help. Further, firewalls can stop hackers and some of the most virulent worms.
Unified Threat Management
According to WatchGuard, only a robust, Unified Threat Management (UTM) solution can protect a business from bugs, threats and cybercriminals. UTM defines, enacts and audits a company’s network around the clock. It includes protection against viruses (still make up 57% of the attacks), spam control (92% of the spam has URL embedded, a launch pad for threats), URL Filtering (over 730 million URL attacks in 2012), Intrusion Prevention, and Application Control (music, social media, search queries, email alerts, videos, etc.). In addition, printers and mobile devices open a network to a whole other world of threats.
“There are more applications and applets available today than ever before,” says Mazzanti. “How does a business know what the apps are actually doing and how vulnerable it might be by installing them?”
About WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.
Since 1996, WatchGuard® Technologies, Inc. has been a global leader of business security solutions that intelligently combine industry standard hardware, Best-in-Class security features, and policy-based management tools. WatchGuard provides easy-to-use but enterprise-powerful protection to hundreds of thousands of businesses worldwide. The WatchGuard family of Smart Firewalls provides; smart security through seamless integration of multiple security services; smart management by providing a single console for deploying and maintaining services; and smart performance to ensure that customers of all sizes can securely operate at the pace of business. WatchGuard products are backed by WatchGuard LiveSecurity® Service, an innovative support program. WatchGuard is headquartered in Seattle, Wash. with offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. To learn more, visit www.watchguard.com.
About eMazzanti Technologies
With a company name that sounds more like a purebred, high-performance sports car than a IT support and consulting firm, eMazzanti Technologies is all about delivering powerful solutions such as Office cloud technology 365, computer network management, network troubleshooting, business continuity and disaster recovery, green computing, mobile workforce technology, information security and business information optimization in the most efficient manner possible. The Hoboken, N.J., firm is located in one of the most densely populated – and competitive – regions in the U.S. It provides business technology consulting services for companies ranging from home offices to multinational corporations throughout the New York metropolitan area and in three countries. For more information contact: Carl Mazzanti 201-360-4400 or emazzanti.net. Twitter: @emazzanti , Facebook: Facebook.com/emazzantitechnologies.
Carl Mazzanti is Co-Founder and President of eMazzanti Technologies, Microsoft’s four time Partner of the Year and one of the premier IT consulting services for businesses throughout the New York metropolitan area and internationally. Carl and his company manage over 400 active accounts ranging from professional services firms to high-end global retailers.
eMazzanti is all about delivering powerful, efficient outsourced IT services, such as computer network management and troubleshooting, managed print, PCI DSS compliance, green computing, mobile workforce technology, information security, cloud computing, and business continuity and disaster recovery.
Carl Mazzanti is also a frequent business conference speaker and technology talk show guest and contributor at Microsoft-focused events, including frequent prominent roles at the Microsoft Inspire (Worldwide Partner Conference / WPC).
Carl, a serial Entrepreneur, gives back to the community through Entrepreneur teaching engagements at Georgetown University, the company’s ocean wildlife conservation effort, the Blue Project, and Tree Mazzanti.