Are your networks healthy? How would you know if they were, or if their health were to become compromised? Or do you just assume everything is humming along, performing optimally — until something breaks? Like everything else with technology, networks aren’t “set it and forget it.” And if you do approach things that way, you could be asking for trouble. Here’s why 24/7 network monitoring matters so much to your business. What is network monitoring? Networks are complex, but you don’t have to understand all the nitty gritty details to grasp the basics. Think of your network as the connective tissue of your entire IT infrastructure. It ties together all of your hardware devices, software, servers, firewalls, other equipment, [...]
In a previous post, we talked about the importance of network monitoring around the clock, with an emphasis on monitoring all the various pieces and parts of your infrastructure to ensure everything is performing as it should, and nothing is hampering network performance. So where does security come into the picture? Security is inevitably and necessarily woven into the overarching monitoring solution, and there are a number of tools out there that overlap, but it’s not quite the same thing. Here we take a look at the differences between the two, and seek to understand more about the role of monitoring from a network security perspective. What is Network Monitoring? First, let’s look specifically at what network monitoring aims [...]
We know how it goes: You must be fully focused on running your business, not the technology that your business runs on. If this sounds like you, find out how you might benefit from outsourced IT services. If you own or run a business, you’ve probably learned a few things about technology: 1) It’s expensive, and the costs are seemingly endless; 2) It’s time-consuming, and the to-dos required to stay on top of things are also seemingly endless; and 3) It’s constantly changing: the technology you implement today will need upgrading or complete replacement a short time from now. Enter: an information technology services company. In short, these businesses exist to bring you the necessary technology solutions (including hardware [...]
What does it take to be one of the world’s top managed security service providers (MSSPs)? We’ve got it. Find out why it matters to you. For the fourth year running, AccountabilIT has been named to a prestigious list of the world’s top 250 MSSPs, updated each September. Our best-in-class services and customer-first culture has helped us climb the list several notches: in 2020, we placed in the top 35% (ranked at #88 out of 250), up from the top 40% in 2019 (when we ranked #78 out of 200). "It's an honor to be named to the MSSP Alert Top 250 Managed Security Services List for the fourth year in a row," said Chuck Vermillion, AccountabilIT CEO. "As [...]
In a move that creates one of the most comprehensive and advanced IT companies in the industry providing solutions and services that are being demanded by the market, AccountabilIT, today announced the acquisition of ClearPointe Technologies based in Little Rock, Arkansas. ClearPointe is a managed services provider specializing in cloud-based transformations, migrations and managed services. ClearPointe marks the second acquisition for AccountabilIT since its founding in August of 2016. AccountabilIT, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, is a preeminent managed services firm with a focus on cybersecurity. “This acquisition is critical in providing AccountabilIT with additional scale and experience needed to maintain our position in the industry,” said Chuck Vermillion, AccountabilIT’s CEO and founder. “We are thrilled to [...]
The Arizona Technology Council (AZTC), Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) and Arizona Cyber Threat Response Alliance (ACTRA)/Arizona InfraGard host the fourth annual Cybersecurity Summit on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at the Hilton Scottsdale Resort and Villas. The Cybersecurity Summit is an opportunity for government and business leaders to learn about the threats, vulnerabilities and consequences related to data security and privacy matters. Join the Council for this educational summit that provides actionable solutions, as numerous AZTC and ACTRA member organizations showcase their available resources, products and services geared toward helping protect your intellectual property and customer data. There will be panel discussions, keynote speakers, sponsor expo and other exceptional presentations. To register to attend this great [...]
Join the Arizona Technology Council and AccountabilIT on Tuesday, March 20 at Galvanize in Downtown Phoenix to learn why you should be moving to Windows 10 sooner rather than later. AIT will discuss the main benefits of Windows 10 such as increased security, better performance and enhanced administration. The presenters also plan to discuss the methods of moving to Windows 10 and how it can be easier than you think. Lastly, AIT will touch on the servicing model and how it will make you rethink updates. Register here. Lunch is included.