28 Feb

Network IT Easy Named to CRN MSP 500/Pioneer 250 List

Network IT Easy (NIE) is pleased to announce that it has been named to the CRN®, (a brand of The Channel Company) 2018 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Pioneer 250 category. This annual list recognizes North American solution providers with cutting-edge approaches to delivering managed services.  The list is divided into three categories. The MSP Pioneer 250 category recognizes companies with business models weighted toward managed services and largely focused on the SMB market.

“We are honored to be named to this prestigious list of outstanding IT Managed Service Providers for 2018 and especially to be one of the few to receive the reward from the Chicago area. Network IT Easy is continuously looking at ways to adapt and improve the types of services we provide to our SMB customers.  Receipt of this award from CRN recognizes and endorses that approach,” said NIE President Witold Stanislawski.

 

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09 Feb
07 Feb

Why it’s time to add more layers to your standard IT security and to protect WITHIN

By Witold Stanislawski, Technology Solutions Advisor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No business with Internet access is immune from the threat of compromised passwords, unauthorized electronic resource access, data breaches and other activities performed INSIDE the network.

Statistically, more than 70% of cybercrime incidents target the Small Business space. 60 – 65% of those business will close their doors within 6 months from such breaches. Most attackers tend to “watch” the network activities and e-mail communications for a few weeks before they strike. During that time their activities are usually undetected.

 

You mostly likely already have some layers of security like firewall, anti-virus, web browsing protection and anti-spam filters. Those are ‘must have’ 1st layers of defense against modern cyber-attacks.

 

Firewalls, anti-virus, and anti-malware software are an equivalent of a perimeter protection at an organized event, where attendees must go through metal detectors and randomly show their IDs. The layers above do just that for computer networks.

 

However, until now, there hasn’t been a practical and inexpensive way to know if any of the security policies were being breached from INSIDE of the network. Economically, it was out of reach for the Small Businesses. NIE MSSP Total Proactive Network Protection technology provides the missing layer of internal network security. Don’t hesitate to contact us to get the conversation about network security started.

 

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05 Feb

Network IT Easy Named Allworx Silver Partner

Network IT Easy (NIE), an IT Managed Service Provider (MSP) based in Lisle, Illinois, is proud to announce it has been awarded Silver Partner status in the Allworx APEX partner program.  Wildly successfully at fighting the trend toward hosted telephony, Allworx provides premise based VoIP (Voice over IP) telephone systems designed for Small-and Medium-sized Businesses (SMBs).

About Network IT Easy

Network IT Easy helps Chicago area small and medium sized companies (SMB) focus on their business and gain a competitive advantage by providing a cost-effective combination of IT technologies and outsourced technical support tailored to the SMB community.  Combining superior customer service with highly advanced and automated technology tools, NIE supports hundreds of SMB companies while providing products from industry leading manufacturers including Allworx.

For more information on our services, or to check out our recent blog post on a creative (i.e. no out of pocket expense) way to fund your new telephone system, visit our website at https://networkiteasy.com.

About Allworx

Allworx provides a complete portfolio of VoIP telephone systems, IP phones, network switches and advanced software options to help SMBs create solutions tailored to meet their unique needs. The company has deployed more than 40,000 VoIP systems and more than 600,000 IP phones across more than 25,000 business customers to date. These systems provide cost-effective, innovative voice communication features that enhance the user experience at their desks, on their mobile devices and on their PCs.

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02 Feb

Replace Your Old Nortel Phone System – UPDATE and Positive News

By Ray Miner, Technology Solutions Adviser

Update:  As a follow-up to our original post on a creative way to fund the replacement of your old phone system by upgrading your telephone service and internet access with less expensive and more capable service.  I am happy to report that we found $746 PER MONTH in savings at the first company that took us up on our offer of a free analysis.  More than enough to fund a new phone system…

Although it may sound too good to be true, companies with older Nortel phone systems can get a state of the art VoIP (Voice over IP) solution and pay for all or most of it using the savings realized from updating their telephone and internet access service.  During the course of our analysis, we also find that companies are paying significant sums of money for services they either no longer need or no longer use.

If you still have an old Nortel system, you haven’t been able to upgrade your phone service to a relatively new technology called SIP (Session Initiation Protocol).

Your old Nortel system couldn’t use SIP technology.

Instead of using separate, dedicated lines like you used to get from “The Phone Company”, SIP comes in over your existing internet access circuit. And it costs a fraction of what you are currently paying for your current phone service.

Even “new” phone service from companies like Comcast, uses old technology and costs significantly more.

 

Lease a new premise-based system or pay for a cloud hosted solution, on a monthly basis, and fund it out of the savings on your new SIP phone service.  Contact us for a complimentary analysis of your current phone service.

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