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Gaining New Insight into Your Network

Insight into a network is essential for any business and their IT Team.  Data about your network at any single point gives a snapshot, however it is not showing the whole story.  Graphical visualization of data can quickly show high level trends to showcase specific events or areas of concern.

The true key to knowing your network and changing how you…

Trouble accessing Register.com domains from Comcast and other ISP’s

On 5/12/2020, Domain Names using register.com DNS Servers become intermittently inaccessible from Comcast internet connections. The root cause of this issue appears to be DNSSEC/EDNS compatibility between register.com and Comcast, Time Warner, Charter, and other DNS Servers.

After initial testing, Comcast DNS Servers were responding with a “Servfail” error on affected domains, which means the domain exists but the authoritative DNS…

How can I be successful and productive working from home?

How can I be successful and productive working from home?
I’ve been working remotely for the past 4 years and have been very successful at it. I’ve compiled some of the strategies that have enabled me to be at my best.

Play to strengths and Pivot when you need to- 2 P’s

Plan your day to work on tasks when you’re…

How can I make sure my meetings are secure?

As we’re becoming more reliant on video conferencing and VOIP to communicate the value of security and privacy are increasing.
How can I make sure my meetings are secure:?

Start your meeting slightly after or before the hour to avoid the meeting rush and provide a better logging in experience.
If you’re hosting a public webinar, use a one time…

Does a Cloud Based VOIP system make sense for my business?

AIS Managed VOIP designed for the Hybrid Business Model
As business activity moves from 100% in the office to a hybrid model of office/field/remote- businesses are evaluating the role of their phone system and how it ties into their IT strategy. Phone systems have long been viewed as a vital, AIS Managed Cloud VoIP can ease the transition and even enhance…

Has the remote work initiative your company just deployed told hackers when, where and how to hit your company?

Over the past month we’ve seen an explosion in remote workers due to Covid-19. For many of my customers, they’ve been directed to get employees working remotely any way they could as quickly as possible. Now that we have a moment to breathe, it’s important to make sure that your cybersecurity risk isn’t soaring.

Why is cybersecurity risk soaring?
Data compiled…

Series: How can you flatten the COVID-19 related IT Pain Points your company is experiencing?

Series: How can you flatten the COVID-19 related IT Pain Points your company is experiencing?
Chapter 1: How can you flatten the IT Pain Points related to your recent Merger/Acquisition?
Episode 1: Work From Home- VPN End User Licenses
Target Customer our solution is a good fit for:

Customers that have firewalls that don’t support end user VPN functionality
A firewall that is…

How are IT Security Teams preparing for the effects of COVID-19?

COVID-19/Coronavirus Cyber Security Checklist

Do you have a Cyber Security Incident Response Plan?
Do you have a SIEM in place that is configured, false positive alerts have been filtered out and you are actively receiving, responding to and mitigating/addressing alerts?
Do you have a SOC team that has experience in resolving cyber security alerts?
Do you have your data backed…

BEDS Plus Care – Soup & Bread Event

AIS is a proud sponsor of the Soup & Bread Event benefiting Beds Plus: https://beds-plus.org/who-we-are/partners/
Join BEDS Plus for this cozy, family-friendly gathering featuring live music, a variety of craft beers and great local food.

Soup & Bread benefits the BEDS Plus emergency overnight shelters.

$25 each for adults; children under 12 free

For more information or to purchase tickets please visit: https://beds-plus.org/events/soup-bread/


Ryuk Ransomware Incident Report

On Monday October 28, 2019, a local School District was hit with a ransomware attack, identified as a strand of “Ryuk”. AIS was contacted and addressed the situation quickly and efficiently, reaching out to the client to establish a timeline of events, identify impacted systems, and figuring out a general overview of the server environment.


A plan of action was developed,…

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