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Whether you need a team to provide ongoing IT support or a skilled set of hands on a one-time IT project, our professional, knowledgeable technology experts are available to assist your business promptly and efficiently. Learn more about us.

Let’s get started on finding solutions to your IT challenges. Talk with one of our IT experts about how neteffect technologies can transform your organization by calling 704-688-7170. Allow us to use our proven methodologies to find solutions tailored to fit your business’s needs. Our focus is using technology to increase bottom line.

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Why Ignoring Disaster Recovery is Bad for Small Business

Written by neteffect technologies. Posted in netCare

More small businesses are moving their data, apps and other digital resources to the cloud. However, considering the rising number of cyber threats directed at cloud use and their potential impact on small companies, putting a solid disaster recovery plan in place should be a critical component of any small business cybersecurity plan.

Experts predict that by 2020, 78% of small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) will use the cloud to back up their data. Unfortunately, many small businesses don’t realize their use of the cloud entails risk. Case in point; 58% do not have a plan in place to deal with data loss and 60% of companies that experience a loss of data shut down within six months. Here are two more reasons why SMBs can no longer ignore disaster recovery.

There’s Risk in Cloud Adoption

The cloud offers SMBs considerable advantages over on-site networks and storage, including scalability, speed and ease of access. In addition, with the rise of infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and software-as-a-service (SaaS), a growing number of business services are now cloud-based and provide users with automatic cloud-based backup and storage.

Just as on-site servers and hard drives are vulnerable to physical damage and theft, the cloud is not immune to downtime or disruption. For example, Amazon Web Services (AWS) experienced a four-hour outage that impacted hundreds of thousands of websites across the U.S. and a Microsoft Azure  disruption prevented customers from provisioning their storage resources. In other cases, cyber criminals are hunting for vulnerabilities in cloud infrastructures that could give them access to corporate data and networks. Considering the speed in which new infrastructure and applications are brought online and scaled to the cloud to meet business demand, cybersecurity teams can’t adequately track of network expansion—this is especially true of SMBs with limited IT resources. This results in a lack of oversight and control—something that’s especially dangerous in a public or hosted cloud environment.

Recovery Requires Planning

The best defense against cloud risk is a robust business continuity/disaster recovery (BDR) plan that minimizes downtime and allows SMBs to continue operations as soon as possible. This should provide for risks to both physical network and cloud infrastructure to minimize the impact to business continuity. Depending on the size of the company, the BDR should include:

  • A risk and impact analysis to determine network vulnerability and potential impact of a disaster on the business.
  • A network analysis to assess and map on-site and cloud-based systems.
  • Backup and recovery location designation, including hard-drive backup systems, remote colocation backups, as well as virtual computers and servers.
  • Automated, high-frequency backups.
  • The creation and implementation of a BDR protocol that details the full BDR strategy, including a realistic disaster recovery plan.
  • Employee education on BDR protocol and disaster recovery plans.

neteffect technologies can help you develop and execute a BDR strategy that meets your needs, whether on premises or as-a-service. As a Fortinet partner, neteffect can deliver the advantages of a security fabric approach for integrated network protection that minimizes the potential for disaster by providing you with end-to-end, consolidated next-generation cybersecurity. Contact us at 704-688-7170 for more information.


What Do Living Wills Have In Common With Disaster Recovery?

Written by neteffect technologies. Posted in netCare

If you’re a normal human, you probably don’t like thinking about death. But the hard truth is, while 100% of us will face death eventually, only 25% of us have living wills. 

Likewise, too many small businesses put off planning to avert the demise of their business from data loss—and not enough have a disaster recovery plan.

Disaster Planning: Businesses Are Just as Bad

As many as 140,000 small business hard drives fail in the US each week, and more than 58% of them aren’t prepared for it.

But what’s even scarier than that? Small Business Trends says that 90% of companies suffering from data loss will fail within a year if they can’t resume operations just five days following a disaster. Protecting your hard drive from cybercrime and tech failure is literally a matter of life or death for your company.

Whether it’s a question of cybersecurity or accidental data loss, it can all be prevented with the right managed security services provider.

The Risks Are Too Great

What if your offices are flooded? What if your hard drives are damaged in an accident? What if you’re the victim of cybercrime? Or what if your tech simply fails?

Would you be able to get back up in running quickly?

It’s simply too much risk to leave up to chance. You can start by backing up everything on-site and in the cloud, checking in on your backup systems regularly (weekly is preferred), and backing up your data to the cloud daily. 

That’s a good start. But let’s talk about what else you can do to protect yourself.

You Need a Disaster Recovery Plan

You wouldn’t write your will yourself. (Or, at least, you shouldn’t.) So why try to DIY your cybersecurity?

What you need is a disaster recovery plan. A well-thought out disaster recovery plan gives you the clarity of mind and roadmap to know exactly what to do next — as well as who’s responsible for doing it and how.

A managed security services provider like neteffect technologies can make building this plan a million times easier. One huge advantage to working with neteffect is benefiting from their partnership with Fortinet. Fortinet’s security fabric approach provides end-to-end protection for your entire organization in your data center, across all endpoints and the cloud.

 It’s the same reason people hire lawyers to help write their wills: It’s much safer and easier to get help from an expert who’ll be sure to cover all your bases than to scramble to do it yourself and wonder if you’re making mistakes that’ll leave you vulnerable down the road.

neteffect + Fortinet: The BCDR Dream Team

The Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery dream team, that is. And the cybersecurity experts. And the “getting you back on the ground running” experts.

Our advice? If you’re worried about high cyber crime stats, if you find the stats mentioned above on victims being forced to shut down (90%—in case you forgot), if you know you’re just as susceptible as anyone to data loss but want to know you’ll be okay when it happens, talk to neteffect so you can start building your disaster recovery plan now, 704-688-7170.


How to secure your CMS without patching

Written by neteffect technologies. Posted in Cyber Security


In as little as four hours, the bad guys can reverse engineer a software patch for an open-source content management system (CMS) and build an exploit capable of turning millions of websites into spammers, malware hosts or DDoS attackers. “There’s just not enough time for normal site owners to apply the updates,” said David Jardin, a member of the German association CMS Garden, which promotes the use of open source CMS software including Drupal, Joomla, WordPress and others. To help ordinary users …

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There are ways to protect your company – for next time

Written by neteffect technologies. Posted in Cyber Security

There will be a next time

There are ways to protect yourself, your company, your employees, and your customers from these types of attacks. Threats like these are mitigated with relative ease when Advanced Threat Detection mechanisms have been implemented. This is in our wheelhouse and we would be happy to sit down with anyone that wants to have a conversation about it. Call us at 704-688-7170

https://blog.fortinet.com/2017/06/27/new-ransomware-follows-wannacry-exploits

https://www.theverge.com/2017/6/27/15879480/petrwrap-virus-ukraine-ransomware-attack-europe-wannacry

neteffect ranks 220th out of 501 in the world, 1st in Charlotte

Written by neteffect technologies. Posted in Cyber Security

Neteffect Technologies LLC Ranked Among Top 501 Managed Service Providers by MSPmentor

10th Annual MSP 501 Ranking and Study Identifies
World’s Most Progressive MSPs in Information Technology

June 27, 2017: neteffect technologies (www.ne-t.com) ranks among the world’s most progressive 501 Managed Service Providers (MSPs), according to MSPmentor’s 10th-annual MSP 501 Worldwide Company Rankings. neteffect technologies holds the 220th position of 501 that achieved rankings. The top MSP 501 companies ranked this year include organizations from around the world and from diverse technology and business backgrounds. Collectively, they amassed $14.48 billion in total revenue (based on 2016 results), up more than 15 percent from a year earlier.

The complete 2017 MSP 501 list is available at MSPmentor.net. In addition to honoring neteffect technologies, this year’s MSP 501 list and study showcases the top ranked MSPs worldwide. Over the next few weeks, MSPmentor will unveil additional lists showcasing:

  • The top MSPs in Europe, Middle East and Africa
  • The top MSPs in Asia, Australia and New Zealand
  • The top Small Business MSPs’ list, comprised of organizations with 10 or fewer employees
  • The top vertical markets pursued by MSP 501 companies
  • The leading tools they leverage to run their businesses
  • And the top technologies they provide to customers

“I’m thrilled to have neteffect recognized as a leader in technology” said David Wollenhaupt, President, neteffect technologies LLC. “Even more exciting is that we are ranked 1st in Charlotte, where we are headquartered. Our staff is our largest asset. They take great pride in knowing that our customers trust us.”

“On behalf of MSPmentor, I would like to congratulate neteffect technologies for its recognition as an MSP 501 honoree,” said Aldrin Brown, Editor in Chief, MSPmentor. “The managed service provider market is evolving at a rapid pace and the companies showcased on the 2017 MSP 501 list represent the most agile, flexible and innovative organizations in the industry.”

The 2017 MSP 501 list is based on data collected by MSPmentor and its partner, Clarity Channel Advisors. Data was collected online from Feb. 16 through May 15, 2017. The MSP 501 list recognizes top managed service providers based on metrics including recurring revenue, growth and other factors.

About neteffect technologies LLC

neteffect technologies, established in 1991, creates custom solutions that blend on-premises IT and cloud services and specializes in managed IT servicesvirtualizationcloud computing solutions, system design and implementation services, telecom solutions, and security solutions.

About Penton Technology’s Channel Brands

Penton Technology’s channel brands define emerging IT markets and disrupt established IT markets. They are a division of Informa. The channel brands include: MSPmentor (www.MSPmentor.net), The VAR Guy (www.TheVARguy.com), Talkin’ Cloud (www.TalkinCloud.com), the WHIR (http://www.thewhir.com) and WebHostingTalk (http://webhostingtalk.com).

About Informa

Penton Technology, Think Tank, MSPmentor, The VAR Guy, Talkin’ Cloud, the WHIR, WebHostingTalk, Channel Partners Online, Channel Partners Conference & Expo and Channel Partners Evolution are part of Informa, the international business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events group. Informa serves commercial, professional and academic communities, helping them connect and learn, and creating and providing access to content and intelligence that helps people and businesses work smarter and make better decisions faster.

Informa has over 7,500 colleagues in more than 20 countries and a presence in all major geographies. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a member of the FTSE 100.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Aldrin Brown,

Director of Content, MSPmentor

Aldrin.Brown@penton.com


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