Author: Jenni

Aug 23, 2018

Safety Net Spotlight: Proactive Network Administrator

You’ve likely heard the term Network Administrator or Net Admin.  A less common role is that of the Proactive Network Administrator (PNA).  Tyson Acosta explains the difference well, it’s about “finding something is wrong before it becomes a problem.”  PNAs focus on addressing things proactively to prevent them from causing frustration or inconvenience for the […]

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Aug 08, 2018

Hotel Wi-Fi: Should I Use It? – 7 Things to Know

Free hotel Wi-Fi. It’s an amenity most of us “click” as required in a hotel search. But should it be? Safety Net’s own Certified Ethical Hacker, Jeff Mertz, says absolutely not! 2 Reasons Not to Use Hotel Wi-Fi Often, hotels don’t own or support their wireless networks. Wi-Fi service is generally brought in and managed […]

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Jul 27, 2018

Adobe Acrobat – A Comparison of 3 Versions

Our Support Services team fields a lot of calls from Your Net Managed Service clients who need help installing Adobe Acrobat.  It comes as a surprise to many that there are different versions of Acrobat with different functionalities. No Frills, Free Download Adobe Acrobat Reader Adobe Acrobat Reader is a free program that allows you […]

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Jul 18, 2018

7 Things to Remove from Your Network ASAP

Everyone wants a network that is less vulnerable to cyberattacks and that functions at an optimal level.  To achieve both of those goals, we recommend removing these items from any machine on your company network: Windows XP – Microsoft stopped supporting the Windows XP operating system (OS) in 2014. It’s hard to believe that as […]

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Jul 13, 2018

6 Password Security Tips to Protect Against Email Extortion Scam

A clever new email scam that has arisen in the last few days claims to have hacked into your machine and recorded you on a webcam.  The sender of the message references an actual password you recognize, offering support to their scare tactic.  In some cases, it will be a password you used a long […]

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May 17, 2018

How to Choose an MSP: 3 Considerations

Managed Service Providers (MSPs) offer optimal IT management for many small and mid-sized business throughout Michigan. The best MSP will work side-by-side with you to get to know your day-to-day business operations, the technology challenges you face, and your priorities for future growth and success. They’ll leverage their technology expertise to refine and support an […]

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Mar 29, 2018

Casual for a Cause – Changing Lives by Changing Clothes

It’s a Friday afternoon at Safety Net.  Several people are wearing company logo gear from Alfie – polos, sweater vests, cardigans, whatever they choose.  Jeans are the common denominator on Fridays – and they’re always accessorized with a Casual for a Cause pin.   Community involvement and giving back have always been important pieces of our […]

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Mar 21, 2018

Annual E-Waste Drive – April 24 & 25

In recognition of Earth Day, Safety Net is offering its annual “Keep it Green!  Keep it Clean!” E-Waste Drive. On April 24 and 25, Safety Net will travel to businesses in both northern Michigan and metro Detroit to pick up unwanted computers and related components. Items picked up in the Traverse City area will be […]

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Mar 08, 2018

Is it a Security Risk to Download Pictures in an Email?

We’ve had this question from clients who have experienced the aftermath of accidentally clicking a link in a malicious email. We’re betting there are more who have wondered and just haven’t asked! If you subscribe to e-newsletters or receive emails from vendors, you’ve probably seen the option in Outlook to “Click here to download pictures.” […]

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