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Network Security

Is All in One Really All You Need from Your UTM Appliance?

On premise and UTM security appliances often offer "all in one" protection. When in fact, most appliances sized for the mid-market fail to provide the essentials layers of security to adequately protect your clients. If you are using or planning to use an on-premise security appliance to keep your customers safe from cyberthreats, here are a...

05 September 2019 6 min read

Network Security

The Hidden Costs of Network Security and UTM Appliances for SMBs

The interesting and attractive part of a network security appliance is that you can just plug it in to your network, get it configured, purchase a support contract with your hardware vendor, and then you're all set. When one takes a look with a focus on other costs, however, the flaws and blemishes become clear. Let's take a look at some of...

21 August 2019 8 min read


Risks IoT security issues bring to businesses

The Internet of Things (IoT) can increase efficiency, but it also comes with new risks. Find out why and how to protect your business in our article.

23 April 2019 15 min read


Web Threats Affecting SMBs in 2019

Learn more about how web threats are evolving and becoming more intelligent.

18 April 2019 14 min read


Cybersecurity: Weather is Becoming More Extreme for SMBs

Weather patterns and trends have always peaked my interest. Although, this year's seasonal changes and extreme weather seem more unpredictable than ever. For example...

15 April 2019 6 min read

Network Security

Dangerous Data: Prevention vs. Reaction

It was early September of 2017. I muttered under my breath as I tried to confirm my data's involvement in the Equifax hack. The website was slow; I had jumped on immediately after hearing the news, along with tens of millions of other Americans. At that point, I was concerned that my personal data had been compromised. After multiple tries to...

29 January 2019 7 min read

Network Security

Beyond the Cloud-Based Secure Web Gateway

I recently sat down with Gill Langston to talk about Avast's Secure Web Gateway (SWG) technology, and a peek into his philosophy about the changing cybersecurity landscape.  He's a sharp guy, has been a product manager for a long time in the security space, and as such veered from topic to topic and very verbosely answered my questions, just...

01 November 2018 10 min read

IT Security

Keep Your Work Family Safe with Layered Security

Today is day 90 for me at Avast Business. I've recently transitioned from leading a team of great people to becoming an individual contributor again, and have adopted a whole new group of work family members.  We have a crazy talented group here at Avast.

10 September 2018 6 min read

Network Security

Proving the ROI of Better Network Security to your C-Level Executive

Let's face it:  Explaining the value of better network security for your growing organization can be tough.  Executives are hopefully guiding a growing company towards enterprise level, and your org has already reached over 300 employees.  

10 August 2018 4 min read