In this article, we will explore some of the challenges that restaurants, bars, and brewpubs face by extending their wireless/Wi-Fi networks to the great outdoors. It's a quick read and should give you some useful tips to help you manage this tricky IT challenge. While COVID-19 has changed how millions of companies operate, no industry has been more visibly affected by the pandemic than the restaurant/hospitality industry. In California, restaurants, bars, and brewpubs are prohibited from offering sit-down dining unless they can do so safely outdoors. With a similar set of restrictions in place across the country, restaurants are scrambling to [...]
Without a doubt, there is a worldwide shift happening. While workers across the globe head back to the office as COVID-19 restrictions ease, many of us are still working from our makeshift home offices. Even those headed back to the office are working more flexible schedules, opting to spend one or two days a week working from home. With a large portion of our workforce working remotely, hackers are targeting corporate networks via vulnerable populations of telecommuters. Even when the globe eventually recovers from the pandemic, there will be a sustained trend toward remote work options. Consider the following: At the [...]
Just last week, Fortinet opened up its entire catalog of self-paced network security training courses for free. Not only are expert level courses available for advanced security professionals, but also available are technical courses for IT professionals, as well as learning resources for teleworkers. These courses will remain free until the end of 2020 to help companies address the evolving needs of their organizations for advanced security for highly distributed, remote workforces. These resources are also great for students or those looking to add cybersecurity to their skillset. To learn more, follow this link: Fortinet's Free Cybersecurity Training.
At SRN, our focus is on helping companies deploy and maintain secure networking environments, a role that we take very seriously. Each day we perform the essential task of proactively monitoring and managing networks for some of the world's most recognizable companies. Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, companies are relying on remote workers more than ever to fulfill their business missions. As the crisis deepens, we are seeing urgent warnings from security firms and law enforcement about threats targeting both companies and their at-home workforce. While most companies already had remote access capabilities in place, the sheer number of employees [...]
It's been nearly a week since Gov. Gavin Newsom announced California's "stay at home" order, a move aimed at staving off the rapid advance of COVID-19 through our state. Since then, many more cities, states, and countries have implemented similar measures, leading to a sudden and massive shift to the way business is performed globally. We want to assure you that SRN is fully operational, working to protect your networking infrastructure and keep your operations secure. We are utilizing the same technology that we promote to make sure our team members can work remotely and securely. We understand that the current [...]