you running a business that needs reliable computers and don't have an
in-house I.T. department? We're sure you recognize the fact that your
computers are actually tools you use in your business and that you need
to have up to date properly tuned tools to do your job effectively.
We can help with that.
Why should I care about computer maintenance?
Security: Growing concern of hackers.
Virus protection isn't enough anymore.
Stability: Have you checked the health of your
hard drive lately? Do you recognize signs of potential
Performance: Do you know if your computer is
performing as best as it can? You've gotten used to your
computer as it gradually degrades over time, but we see many
different computers regularly and can tell the difference.
Hackers are constantly looking for vulnerabilities in software you
are running so they can exploit those vulnerabilities. Once they
get in, they can attack the rest of your network. Here are two
websites for resources which you can type in what software you use and
see what vulnerabilities it has.
The EC Counsel has developed a course for technicians to become
Certified Ethical Hackers (CEH) as a result of all this hacking.
CEH's or Penetration Testers find vulnerabilities so you can patch them.
Usually only large financial organizations can afford this, but we can
maintain your network without running any penetration tests first.
Why hackers hack?
To steal information from you. Maybe a totally random hit.
To turn your computer into a robot or zombie so they can use
your computer in their attacks. DDOS attacks specifically like
you've likely heard in the news. It's usually completely
random hits, compromising as many computers as they can as fast as
they can. You are not the target of attack, they are
recruiting you to attack others, and you don't have a say in the
Hacker on a mission: Like the
Anonymous hackers group going after terrorist groups and other
groups, you do not want to be a target of hackers. They will
never stop until you are out of business and stay out of business.
Keeping your computers maintained can lower risks of the first two
points, but if you are dealing with the third point; it doesn't matter
how much time and money you invest, they will not stop. You can
only keep on top of the never ending battle of patching, securing and
adding new tools and firewalls to protect you better.
If you rely on technology to keep your business running, you need to
at least ensure a series of basic maintenance is done to keep your computers
secure from virus and hackers, stable and reliable so it's not crashing
when you need it most, and keep the performance optimal so you're not
losing productivity. We do all this for you without bogging down your
computer with a bunch of "crapware" which many people do and they
blindly assume it's working as it should. We also do this remotely
and after outside of your normal business hours whenever possible.
What's involved in maintenance?
We check several things including:
Checking unusual CPU and RAM usage
Checking unusually high temperatures
Ensuring virus protection is working
Ensure updates are running for everything from the operating
system to the various software packages you have installed.
Hard drive running out of space affects performance
Hard drive health can be detected in advance if needs to be
Missing drivers could be signs of problems if not already
creating a problem you didn't have time to report because it's a low
Ensure Firewall is working
Ensure system restore points in place and working incase you
ever need to use it.
Protect your business computers for as low as $45/month with
preventative maintenance. Although you may have anti-virus software
running on your computer and automated backups, they may not be running
and you wouldn't know there was an issue in some cases. However,
there is allot more to maintenance than just virus protection.