Is Anti-Virus Software Necessary?

This question seems to come up every so often, usually from people whose systems were recently infected by the latest exploit. They feel that since they were infected even though they had an anti-virus (AV) program on their PC, the AV was not helping them and therefore not necessary. They are wrong. It is not reasonable […]

Article Roundup – 06/13/14

XSolutions scours the web to bring you links to articles on important Technology and Business Topics. Our sincere thanks to the publications and authors for sharing their knowledge. We hope you enjoy and profit from the writings of these expert authors. XSolutions’ Weekly Article: Bringing SMB IT Security Full Circle Marketing: 2 Templates for Responding […]

Does PCI Compliance Apply To Your Business?

If you accept credit card payments in your business, then this concerns you — The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) also known as PCI Compliance. EVERY business that processes, stores or transmits credit card information is subject to PCI DSS. You are expected to safeguard and protect credit card information. Here’s a […]

U.S. Government Still Using Windows XP

An online article in The Washington Post last week revealed that thousands of PCs in U.S. Government agencies will still be running Windows XP despite a six (6) year heads up from Microsoft that they will end support in on April 8, 2014. The article, “Government computers running Windows XP will be vulnerable to hackers […]

The Dangers Of Granting Remote Access To Your Network

In our last article we spoke about Microsoft’s decision to stop supporting Windows XP on April 8, 2014 and the implications to businesses. A related issue is who you allow to remotely access your network using their home computers. This decision can also have severe consequences if not controlled properly. Many large companies have strict […]

XSolutions Partners With Kaspersky Lab Bringing Anti-Virus Protection To Its Customers

XSolutions Consulting Services LLC, a full service IT Consulting Firm located in Rockland County, New York, specializing in Managed IT Services, Web Design, and Custom Software Development, announced that it has partnered with Kaspersky Lab, offering high-value anti-virus protection to its Managed Services customers.

The Weakest Link in IT Security

Today, there are a plethora of programs that will safeguard a company’s IT systems, from anti-virus programs to anti-malware packages that will catch and sanitize even the most stubborn infections. So, the question remains — with all these security programs available, why and how do IT attacks succeed on such a large scale?

Password Security is a Big Deal!

Passwords are the first line of defense against an army of thieves and hackers trying to break into personal and business systems in an effort to steal identities and corporate secrets. Unfortunately, most people do not take password security seriously. To prove it, let me ask you a few questions: Do you keep a written […]