The massive WannaCry Ransomware attack has affected 150 countries around the world and done damage to 350,000 computer systems, a large portion of which were in Russia, UK, Spain, France & Germany.
Dale Smith, Senior Engineer at Alliant Technology, said, “WannaCry Ransomware malware is similar to other variants. An infected computer encrypts all the data files it can find both on the local computer and across the network. Once encrypted, the owner of the computer is forced to pay a ransom to gain access to their data.” The common ransom required is $300 in bitcoin currency. With no guarantee that data will be restored or that future attacks will be avoided.
Please keep your level of awareness up to date with the level of attack. If you don’t know, don’t click. If you’re not sure, don’t click. If it doesn’t look right, don’t click. Alliant provides customers with multiple layers of protection against this and other malware attacks. Read more →
A managed service provider (MSP) offers the service of being responsible for the technology and data infrastructure at a business. An MSP is the equivalent of in-house IT outsourced. They will proactively provide a defined set of IT services for a fixed monthly fee. Read more →
What is FWaaS?
There are many acronyms in the internet technology industry ending “aaS.” SaaS, HaaS, and FWaaS are three. The “aaS” ending means as a service. So SaaS is software as a service, while HaaS is hardware as a service. And FWaaS is firewall as a service.
FWaaS includes all the technology required to provide remote firewall management. The service which Alliant provides through Dell combines the firewall appliance with security and management software plus all related support services bundled into a monthly subscription price which avoids upfront cost or investment. Read more →
How should you choose the “most stable technology partner?” That is a significant question. We’re glad you asked! Because Alliant has good answers. Is there a “risk meter?” Should you be concerned with the implication that your loyalty to Alliant might be putting you at risk? We thought a little exposure to the issues might be instructive. Might help in your decision making. Even at the risk of coming across as self-promotional. We appreciate the loyalty of our customers very much and want to be given opportunity to show our low risk-meter position. Of course, HP’s answers are self-serving. Because HP is now providing technology services for SMB’s. Is Alliant strong enough to stand against such HP promotion? Read and decide. The HP evaluative measures? These three evaluative measures are taken directly from the HP promotion of their new service: Read more →
A new year is for many a time to set goals. The cycle of days and months on the calendar repeats and it is as though the slate is wiped clean, the computer is rebooted, the document is fresh with nothing but a blinking cursor facing you. What are your goals for the coming year? What do you hope 2016 will bring? Alliant is ready with three suggestions: Read more →
Each time we’ve been faced with [security loss of trust], we’ve come together collectively as individuals, companies, organizations and governments to respond. To use the very technology to be able to respond to the challenge… We’re taking a principled approach with strong commitments to make sure that our customers can trust the digital technology they use. Satya Nadella
At times, with the news of yet another major data breech, we begin to wonder who to trust! It is easy to focus on the “newsworthy negatives” and miss the forest for these scraggly trees. 300 billion user authentications take place each month. 1 billion Windows devices updated and 200 billion emails analyzed for spam and malware. More positive! Read more →
As a teenager one of my favorite jokes was to snap my fingers and then have a pretend friend ask, “Why are you doing that?” I’d answer (still snapping), “Because it keeps away the tigers.” The friend would incredulously say, “But there aren’t any tigers here!!” Still snapping I’d reply, “It’s working!”
Sometimes the absence of drama can be mistaken for “Nothing’s happening.” Read more →
Business Continuity rests upon the foundation of Back-up, Disaster Recovery (BDR). As your Managed Service Provider, Alliant’s goal is to maintain the infrastructure of your technology so that, “Your business stays uninterrupted.” Alliant monitors thousands of elements to maintain 99% up-time that prevents delays in the daily business processes.
[This series explains the services Alliant offers.]
Alliant Technology Group is an MSP – a managed services provider – using RMM – Remote monitoring & management software – to keep track of your IT infrastructure – devices, work stations and servers. We do it all for you!
Alliant monitors all the devices, work stations and servers at your office 24×7, making sure that everything runs smoothly. Your business continuity is the result of this service. From alerts and reports, we know about any upcoming problem before you experience it in your office so we can resolve the matter quickly and keep your business IT running.
RMM is the software agent installed on the devices of your network that keeps the pulse of network health. Thousands of indicators are monitored constantly. The ability to proactively stay ahead of the issues and remotely resolve them is the heart of the managed services that Alliant provides as an MSP.
Alliant provides tiered services to fit the needs of each customer. What’s your level of protection? Give us a call to find out more.