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Network Connections

Is Free Wifi a Good Idea?

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Wifi is available everywhere you look. You can easily login to many networks for free to utilize while you are eating lunch, having a cup of coffee or even waiting on an appointment. But is it really a safe option?

Is it harmful to your devices, files, and business? There are many risks associated with free wifi. You have to make sure you take the necessary precautions to protect your data when you are on an unknown network. Here are a few things to consider the next time you log on to free wifi:

  • Free wifi does not protect your device - It's easy to hack because it's on a shared connection with nothing in between your device and a hacker's device. Any device on a free wifi network is unsecured and accessible. This leaves you open to identity theft if you store credit card information, passwords, or social security information on your device.
  • Beware of malware -  A hacker can connect to your device and install malware on your computer if you use network file sharing. This will infect your computer and the hacker can easily steal data.

Loss of information or the infection of a virus can result in a huge impact to your company's bottom line. It threatens compliance regulations, such as, protecting customer information or payment information. It can also cause your IT team to to put in extra labor hours to fix the device. Finally, it add so much risk to revealing sensitive information.There are a few ways you can protect your devices and decrease the chances of losing valuable company information. These include:

  • Install sufficient anti-virus protection on all computers
  • Turn off sharing when off-site
  • Set up a VPN connection to access network files or applications
  • Turn off wifi when not in use

Are you curious about other ways to protect your infrastructure? We take the headache out of creating better business continuity. Reach out to us today and we'll make sure the right person is put in touch with you!

How Co-nexus Helps Manufacturing Companies

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With hundreds if not thousands of locations, manufacturing organizations spread geographically across an expansive region and oftentimes internationally. Anytime there are multiple locations, a variety of carrier services and communication systems are usually in play. In result, the IT team is left to implement and troubleshoot with limited resources. Being able to manage from a central location is a key for organizations to decrease operational costs. Here are a few ways Co-nexus helps our manufacturing clients:

  • Manage administration from a single pane of glass: Co-nexus can help make administration easy by giving you features with visibility to connect all sites and users from a single administration panel.
  • Carrier agnostic: Co-nexus can assist providing you service quotes for internet, dial  tone and SIP-trunking or network configurations and help review your existing services to help you get more out of what you are spending.
  • Single point of contact for troubleshooting: We can give you support when you need it most with our telecom experts on staff.

If you are anticipating changes within your business environment in the next twelve months, it’s a great time to reach out to us for a discussion. We can help you review your current services, provide network design for merging companies and start building a long term relationship to help your dynamic business. Reach out to us today and we’ll put one of our experts in touch with you!

How Co-nexus Helps Distribution Companies

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With hundreds if not thousands of locations, being able to manage from a central location is a key for organizations to decrease operational costs Communications are key to provide customers, vendors and internal employees. Here are a few ways Co-nexus helps our distribution clients:

  • Design that provide centralized control and policies for multi-site location globally.
  • Designs are network agnostic which allows for a mix environment at each site.
  • Designs allow for a single pane of glass for administration which minimizes staff effort to manage.

If you are anticipating changes within your business environment in the next twelve months, it’s a great time to reach out to us for a discussion. We can help you review your current services, provide network design for merging companies and start building a long term relationship to help your dynamic business. Reach out to us today and we’ll put one of our experts in touch with you!