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Network Security Solutions | Future AI Chips?

Network Security Solutions may change dramatically with the advent of TPU Chips Network security solutions that include firewalls, switching, hardware appliances, etc., could use a huge upgrade in their capabilities in my opinion. Although WatchGuard’s Gateway-AV and other ongoing technology has been helping, a more …

Network Medics Celebrates 9 Years of Service

Network Medics Celebrates 9 Years of Best Practice Managed IT Services Every year, Network Medics celebrates continued growth of our company and our clients. Since 2008, we have provided quality, ethical, and best practice managed IT services to the Minneapolis/St.Paul 7 county metro area. From …

Lord of the Ransomware – Return of the Cryptolocker

Ransomware steals and holds your data hostage. For years, ransomware protection and removal has been a large cat-and-mouse game with internet security companies like Symantec, McAfee, and TrendMicro. Unfortunately, cryptolocker, a variant that spread like wildfire in 2014 has resurfaced stronger then ever. Generally, they …

Exchange Server 2007 is a Threat to Your Business

Exchange Server 2007 is 12 year old technology. Retire it. Do you know if you use Exchange Server 2007? Do you know what a secure site is? For most people, it simply means that they see the green “secure” notification next to the web address …

Website Security | 1 in 5 Websites Use Cracked Encryption

Website Security is Important to Your Business In August of 2014, Google made a public announcement about website security – one they hailed as “HTTPS everywhere”.  If you don’t speak tech, essentially Google was calling for you to run your website with a security layer …

Spear Phishing | W2 and Payroll Scam

Spear Phishing continues to be an issue for everyone, including government. Today the Minnesota Department of Revenue issued a warning on spear phishing attempts aimed at payroll and HR departments. The scammers are spoofing company executives asking for copies of employee’s W-2 forms. The emails …

Outdated Technology You Need To Stop Using

Outdated Technology “Amazingly Seriously” Is Still In Use As you know tech changes quickly and using outdated technology can be harmful. 10 years ago, my phone flipped and usually lasted about 1 year. 5 years ago, Windows 8 released (ouch). 3 years ago, websites became …

How BestPrep Partially Set the Seed for Network Medics in the 1990s

Hi, Kevin here. One of the monumental crossroads in my life as an entrepreneur was my experience at BestPrep’s Minnesota Business Venture camp in the late 1990s. As a young high school punk and into rollerblading at the time, I received an invitation from BestPrep …

Throwback Thursday – Kevin’s PC vs. Mac Class Paper from 1990

Hi, Kevin here. I have personally been interested in computing since the 286 processor days. I was hooked ever since my dad explained what the “turbo” button was for – which of course I had turned on at all times. Whether it was the dial …