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Beware of Bad Bots

Bad bots are on the rise and account for more and more web traffic each year. So it is something all website owners need to account for. At MSEDP, we offer safe and secure IT services to help you monitor your website and keep it safe from malicious traffic. From backup and disaster recovery to overall network security, our experience IT team will work to ensure you are safe from bad bots and all else that may hurt your website.

What are Bad Bots?

So, what are bad bots? Well, bad bots seemingly will interact with your applications in the same way a real legitimate user would. And boiled down to it, these bots are software applications that are designed to automate a lot of tedious online tasks. Google uses bots to help make their search engines useful. However, there are other shadier ways of using bots, like aggregators for travel websites to gather data before a user lands on their website.

This makes them very hard to detect and prevent, especially without the right protection. Bad bots enable high-speed abuse and attacks on websites, mobile apps, and APIs. They also allow bot operators, attackers, unsavory competitors, and scammers to perform many different malicious online acts. These malicious acts may include web scraping, competitive data mining, personal data harvesting, brute-force login, digital ad fraud, transaction fraud and spam to just name a few. But if a hacker can do it, that act becomes easier due to bad bots.

How Bots Positively & Negatively Make an Impact

Bots simply arose because they act quicker than a human could. So for many of these tasks they are used to optimize productivity. And not to mention that human error plays a factor too and these bots will not make those mistakes. Employing bots is common practice and has positive impacts, as well as negative ones.

Since bots essentially will "visit" a website, they then consume computing resources like bandwidth and server loading times. So, even if the bots are "good," they still inadvertently cause harm. Which leads to the more aggressive search engine bot or aggregator, which can take down a website that has limited resources. Good news for you, though, is that our IT team can configure your website to ensure it is running at optimum speeds at all times. However, that does not mean you can forget about these bad bots. All website owners should be aware of them and how they can both positively and negatively impact your website.

The Most Common Uses for Bad Bots

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As previously mentioned, there are many uses for bad bots. Here is a brief description of some of those uses.

  1. Web Scraping: This is when hackers steal your web content by crawling websites and then copying the entire site. So it can appear legitimate and trick visitors into thinking the site is safe.
  2. Price Scraping: These bots can also scrape product prices from e-commerce websites. Why is this bad? Well, then these prices can be used to undercut the competition and hurt their competitors.
  3. Data Harvesting: Bots can be employed to steal specific data, like personal, financial, and contract information. And again use it to undermine competitors.
  4. Spam: A bad bot can also automatically interact with buttons and forms on websites and you social media pages and leave phony comments and reviews.
  5. Digital Ad Fraud: Pay-per-click advertising is a great way to promote your business. However, hackers can game the PPP advertising system by eating up your clicks with the use of bad bots. So you can be losing money paying for clicks that are the result of fraudulent activity.
  6. Brute-Force Logins and Credential Stuffing: Bad bots can interact with pages that contain log-in forms and attempt to sign in and gain access to your site. They do this by attempting to use different username and password combinations until it works.
  7. Overwhelm Servers: Bad bots can be deployed to overwhelm a server or network by unloading an immense amount of traffic. Then, when the allotted resources are used, the site and its applications become inaccessible to legitimate users.

How MSEDP Protects You

MSEDP offers technical support and computer consulting services to businesses on Long Island, in the New York City metropolitan area, and across the USA. Our expert technicians have one goal in mind: Keep your computer systems up and running at peak efficiency. Get trusted cybersecurity services, computer tech support, remote monitoring, antivirus protection, cloud backup, disaster recovery, and more when you turn to MSEDP.

So please, do not hesitate to reach out to us today to learn more about our various IT services and start protecting yourself from the dangers of bad bots! The number for our office is 631-761-7600. When you call, we can provide you with a no-obligation consultation to go over exactly what it is you want from our IT services.

When you turn to MSEDP, you will be getting professional web hosting and all of the advantages that come with our care. We have years of experience working with small and large companies and hosting their websites. Having dependable web hosting goes a long way for your website and your business as a whole. Without the proper hosting services, you run the risk of having a website that loads slowly, which hurts your rankings on search engines. So do not compromise your business and get all of the advantages that professional web hosting provides.

For more information about our many great IT services, please contact us today. We will happily answer any questions you may have about our services. The number for our office is 631-761-7600. When you call, our team will go over any concerns you may have about web hosting, as well as the different hosting packages available to you. So please, do not hesitate to reach out to us today. We are located in Deer Park, New York, but proudly work with customers around the United States.

Web Hosting Benefits

There are many reasons why professional web hosting is important and that is because it offers websites an array of great benefits that you can advantage of. Learn more about the benefits of web hosting from MSEDP.

Site Performance Improves

Your website's performance factors in a lot when it comes to ranking well on Google. When you turn to MSEDP for hosting, you will ensure your site's load speeds are fast. A slow loading site hurts your rankings. Slow loading speeds measure poorly with search algorithms, which then dictates how high or low your site ranks.

And not only does it effect your search results, but it also turns off potential customers. You only have a few seconds to grab their attention anyway. If that few seconds is lost due to the site not loading, then all is lost. It doesn't matter how nice your site is or how good your services are if customers can't even make it there.

So, having quick loading speeds ensures you are not dropping in the rankings and that the people who find your site quickly land there.

Dependable Technical Support

As your web hosting company, you will be getting dependable technical support. This ensures that your site is always running smoothly. And when a problem does emerge, you can count on us to fix it promptly. We have an experienced IT staff that can help you with any issue that comes up. Don't lose any potential customers or sales because of a down site. Or because the web hosting company doesn't is slow to respond.

We understand how frustrating it can be to go offline at any time. Which is why our support staff goes above and beyond for all of our web clients. Don't lose another minute by trusting a lesser IT team!

Professional Web Hosting

Domain-Associated Email Address

Having an email address that uses your domain name is a great way to look professional. When you turn to MSEDP for web hosting, we provide you with a branded email address that uses your domain name. So when you reach out to clients, you get that extra step of professionalism. And they know exactly who is reaching out, since your domain name is right there with your email address.

Using your regular email to reach out to clients and customers might be convenient, but making a distinction allows for an heir of professionalism. With our web hosting services, you will have this ability to create an email address that includes your domain name.

On top of this feature, we also have other emails management tools to help you with your business, like cloud email and simple forwarding to a preferred email address. Get the best email solutions at affordable prices with MSEDP.

Improved Web Security

With better web hosting comes better security. And honestly, security is not something many website owners think about. It almost gets taken for granted. But the foundation of any website's security begins with the web hosting provider. At MSEDP, we understand its importance and work tirelessly in order to provide web hosting that is secure. And have multiple levels of security in place. So then you really do not need to worry about it.

In a nutshell, there is the actual physical datacenter, which gets protected. Then there is firewall protection for these services, which is an added layer of security. And then there are simply the security measures in place that protects your site from the other sites on the server. So when one site gets compromised, it stays with the one site and does not infiltrate any others.

Of course, having a website that is 100% secure is not possible. There are threats everywhere. Even little things, like login screens and spam software can become compromised. However, when you have MSEDP's web hosting, you have someone you can trust. We take all the necessary steps to make sure your website is as safe as possible. And we are always staying up with the trends and evolving with the new threats. Hopefully it never comes to anything dire (it rarely does), but at least if it does you know you have a team at your side with troubleshooting experience.

High Uptime

First let's define what "uptime" is. Your website's uptime is how often your site is actually online. Now, you're likely thinking, um, isn't my site online all the time? That is not always the case. Sites go offline for aspects such as server repairs, updates and routine maintenance. So your website is likely "online" 99.9% of the time.

With MSEDP, we offer high uptime for your website, while always taking the necessary precautions for updates and maintenance. When we do take your site down, we always aim for it to be during the off-hours, such as the middle of the night. This way you are unlikely to lose many web hits, customers or sales. Having a web hosting company that provides high uptime means your bottom line improves.

Conclusion

As you can see, a lot goes into professional web hosting. Some of these aspects are small, but even the small issues can lead to bigger issues. Which is why all aspects should be considered when selecting a web hosting company. At MSEDP, we are proud of our hosting capabilities and all of the features that we offer our clients. And we treat all of our web clients the same. So it does not matter how big your contract is, we want everything to be smooth. For everyone.

When you have a website, you cannot afford to overlook the importance of anti-virus protection. Having software to protect your website will in turn keep your company safe. And few things degrade trust with consumers than knowing using a website isn't safe.

At MSEDP, we offer safe and secure anti-virus protection. For more information about our various IT services, please contact us today. We will happily answer any questions you may have about anti-virus protection and its importance. When you reach out, we can discuss the various packages we offer and go over the various price points and features with you.

So please, do not hesitate to get in touch with MSEDP today for trustworthy and affordable anti-virus protection. We work with businesses from across the United States. Continue reading to learn more about the benefits and importance of anti-virus protections for websites and businesses.

Secure Protection From Malware & Viruses

The function of anti-virus protection is to detect viruses or malware that may harm your computer and alert you before the transmission happens. No matter how safe and cautious you may be, these issues arise and there is always a slim chance of becoming infected. And thus putting all of your files and data at risk.

But early detection prohibits the further transmission of viruses and malware. Most virus infiltration is self-replicating. So once they are in, they quickly spread. Our anti-virus protection will stop its ability to spread and keep your computers safe.

Viruses and malware are self-replicating, meaning they spread once they are allowed inside a victim’s computer. An antivirus prevents this from happening and also stops the virus’s ability to spread to other computers.

Block Spam and Ads

Nobody, and I mean nobody, likes pop-up ads and spam. They are a nuisance. And not only that, but spam and pop-up ads are also a common way to spread malware and viruses. So one wrong click can bring your whole system down and compromise your data.

Our anti-virus protection will block hidden malware and prompt you to disconnect or abort a download if anything seems suspicious. So you will always be aware of what you are downloading and the risks it presents. Which means there will not be a need to worry if you may be downloading data that will lead to a virus. Stop malware in its tracks!

Stop Online Hackers

Phishing Scams

Certain viruses may seem harmless at first, but what they did was open a back door into your system for online hackers and thieves. And allow that person to gain access to your files without you even knowing the theft is happening. Another way for hackers to gain entry is by sending phishing emails. Scary, huh?

Well, with our anti-virus protection there is no need to worry about hacking, since your files will be protected. We make sure all safeguards are in place so you can safely and securely keep your data.

Malware & Virus Scanning

Even with all of these measures in place, malware and viruses may still find a way in. They can be small, hidden scripts from some website or download that did not trigger anything, but is there regardless. However, with out malware and virus scanning, you can rest assured that you are completely in the clear.

When we can, we do not only scan for malware or viruses either. We also scan for possible drive errors than may eventually lead to the loss of data. And may cause your computer to slow down. So it is also just good practice to run these scans. When you utilize our anti-virus protection, we can schedule set times each day and/or week to run these scans and keep you safe.

Anti-Virus Protections Avoids PC Slowdowns

Speaking of computers slowing down, you will avoid any slowdowns with your PC or computer when you use our anti-virus protection software. When it comes to viruses, most are self-replicating. So they will grow over time and the more time they grow the more space they take up on your computer. Which in turn slows it down.

Computers with our anti-virus protection work faster, which means you will not lose any time to work for a slow PC. Any viruses or malware slowing down your computer are removed and frees up space and improves response time in the process. So in the long run, you are simply a more efficient worker since you are not experiencing any slowdown. Slow response time is such a headache and can lead to frustration. Keep your computer up to speed with our anti-virus protection!

Improved Firewall

Every computer's operating system has a built-in firewall, which is designed to prevent any unauthorized access to tour computer. However, with our anti-virus protection you get an improved firewall with added protection that works alongside your computer's firewall. So you will better safeguard your computer system and allow for less hacking and phishing. Stay up to date on the latest trends with our anti-virus software and rest easy knowing you are safe!

Safely Surf The Web

When you feel less safe, this may impact how your surf the web. But fear no more! When you utilize our anti-virus protection, you will be able to safely surf the web and know your are fully protected from malicious threats. Of course, you still need to act smart and not intentionally go places that may threaten your system's safety. But out antivirus programs offer features such as blocking unsafe websites and warning you of possible threats.

This feature is great for those places that may only have one computer for the company's use. So YOU may know to be safe, but perhaps others are a little more careless. Avoid infection from those careless users.

And when you have safer internet surfing, it does not only mean protection from the usual fraudulent activities online. There may be other real threats we may not know about, but the software does! Hackers waiting in the wings for their next unprepared victim. But with our protection you will be ready. It is always better to be safe than sorry!

Anti-Virus Protection Saves Money

Yes, you will need to spend money to get effective anti-virus protection. So how will you be saving money? Well, do you know how expensive it is if you get malware or a virus into your computer system and it crashes? And you have a to buy a new system and/or PC? Or worse, important data or money is stolen from an account?

So when you really think about it, anti-virus protection is a small price to pay for long-term safety. You can save time, money and headaches with our quality anti-virus protection.

Cyber-crime is something every business needs to be aware of and handle effectively. Many businesses, especially the smaller ones, are vulnerable to cyber attacks as a result of ineffective cyber security. However, that is not the case when you turn to MSEDP for your cyber security services.

IT security is essential for all businesses. The internet and your website is crucial for the day-to-day operations of any small business. But the cyber security services available to you from MSEDP will ensure that your website is safe and secure. Leave that up to us!

For more information about our IT services and cyber security protection, please reach out to us today. You can fill out a contact form and we will get back to you as soon as possible. You can also give our office a call by dialing 631-761-7600. We are here for you and your website. Our customer service team will answer any question you may have about protecting your website. Here are some reasons why it is important to have cyber security services for your website.

Cyber Security Protects Your Business

The biggest and most important benefit of our cyber security services is that it helps protect your business and all of the personal info. Our IT team provides solutions that will protect your website from hacks and security risks. So there is no need to worry about possible spam emails or visiting sites with viruses. You have protection from those threats.

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And then we come to the personal information, which is one of the most valuable commodities in the digital age. If a virus obtains personal info about your employees or customers, then that information can be sold. Or even worse, used to steal money or identities. So it is important to have cyber security services you can trust. This way you can work in peace.

Keep Website Up and Running

A working website is important for any business. So when it goes down, that is potential loss in sales and business. And you may also lose customer trust in the process. Nobody wants to buy or work with a business they feel may be compromised.

However, our cyber security services will keep your website up and running. And when you turn to MSEDP, we can host your website. So you do not have to worry about your server going down. Keep your website up and running smoothly!

Better Productivity

When you have proper cyber security services, your employees can work safely, which leads to better productivity all around. First, protecting your website allows your employees to work safely. If you do not have the best cyber security services possible, you are at risk. And the work of your employees may be effected. So a safe working environment allows for a better work environment. Because if there is an infection, then you may need to replace computers, which will hamper productivity.

So simply offering safe working conditions protects the productivity. When a website or server becomes infected, they slow down the computers, which also hurts productivity. And can make working at all nearly impossible. Avoid wasted time and keep everything up and running.

Stops Spyware & Adware

Our cyber security services offer the best protection, which includes denying spyware and preventing adware. In a nutshell, spyware is a form of cyber infection. It is designed to spy on your computer actions and get that information back to the hacker. What we do is prevent this sort of breach from even happening. We offer the latest software and solutions to make sure nothing like this happens. Our IT team will keep your actions private and your data confidential.

The we come to adware, which is a fairly common form of computer virus. You know when you get an abundance of advertisements? Well, that's adware working it's hardest to get you to click on them. That click is how it infiltrates. An accidental click and you might get a virus. And at the very least, it is annoying to have to constantly close them out.

Consolidated & Trusted Cyber Security Services

When you turn to MSEDP for your cyber security services, you will be getting all your IT services in one spot. We offer all sorts of protections to keep you, your website, and your workspace up and running. Virus-free. So no matter what sort of protection you are looking for, our IT services will get the job done.

Having a safe and secure website is a great way to inspire confidence in your customers. Giving them a safe and secure place from cyber threats allows your site to be a sort of safe haven from normal dangers you'll find on the internet.

So get in touch with MSEDP today for the best and most affordable cyber security services.

MSEDP Offers Affordable IT Services For All Websites We Host

Having an IT team at your disposal that you can trust is a valuable tool to have. When you choose the IT services at MSEDP, you will be getting the best services for your money. Every business, small or big, needs an effective IT department at their side. There are many important benefits of having an IT team you can trust. Below, we will go over a few of the more notable ones. For more information about any of our IT services, please contact us today. We will gladly answer any questions you may have regarding all that we offer. The number for our office is (631) 761-7600. When you call, we can provide you with a free consultation and go over all of the benefits of having MSEDP’s IT services at your disposal!

Day to Day Management

MSEDP LogoIt is important in today’s business landscape to get the most from your IT budget. When you turn to MSEDP, you’ll get system monitoring, maintenance and troubleshooting with our all-inclusive managed services packages. We use remote technology to monitor the health of your computers and network around the clock. Our IT team will perform system updates when needed, offer virus prevention and removal, check data backups, and handle all essential maintenance and troubleshooting. All of that without interrupting your typical workday with a support visit.

However, we do offer free on-site support hours if an issue arises. Also included are priority response times and discounted rates for installations and projects (depending on the monthly package you choose).

Quick Fixes to Technical Problems

Any type of software can give you annoying technical glitches. So having an effective IT support team allows you to become more effective in your job. You don’t need to waste time trying to figure it out on your own. Our IT team offers quick fixes and services to these types of issues. So valuable hours from your workday are saved and you are a more productive worker. You handle your business. Let MSEDP’s IT services handle your website!

Safety From Viruses

One of the main functions of any IT department is to help keep your website safe from viruses and other online threats. Here, the role of any IT department is to complete a combination of standard antivirus management in order to protect your devices. Due to this, you get to save your time, money, and other resources.

When you choose MSEDP, all of your data is protected by end-to-end encryption locally, in transit, and in the cloud. We partner with Datto Inc to provide affordable cybersecurity services and to keep your website safe. Datto Inc. has a great reputation for its ability to detect ransomware and other illicit software that could hurt your systems. And to make sure everything is kept secure, we use two-factor authentication so only certain individuals have data access.

24/7 Monitoring

MSEDP offers our clients cutting-edge software. This means we get alerted when systems are acting up or are down, even if its 2 am. Having around-the-clock monitoring allows us to be proactive rather than reactive to ensure that you are running optimally during business hours.

This sort of monitoring is especially true for businesses serving online customers who require monitoring at all stages in order to ensure efficiency and safety for their customers. In the case a business’ network goes down for a few hours, there will be huge financial losses due to reduced sales. However, by having a trusted IT team, those risks go out the window.

Effective Management of Data

For any business, data storage and management are of utmost significance. A sound IT department makes sure the management of your business’ data is seamless. With comprehensive IT support, businesses do not have to suffer from the problems of lost files, virus infection, accidental deletion, and so on. MSEDP stays on top of all these issues so you don't have to!

The Security of Information

It goes without saying that businesses possess sensitive and crucial information. This information includes salary, financial, and HR details. So, having trusted IT services also means keeping confidential information safe from hacking and other malicious attempts, like phishing scams. IT departments are responsible for getting these elements rightly monitored and policed. On top of that, an IT department also makes sure to prioritize data leakage and that staff members do not divulge your company’s sensitive data to the outside world.

Cloud computing has been around for a while now and is trusted by many companies worldwide. However, despite the data pointing to the numerous benefits of utilizing cloud computing, many still decide to operate without its capabilities. At MSEDP, we help businesses both big and small operate using the cloud. Enjoy all of the benefits of this service and rest assured knowing you are in safe hands. MSEDP is located on Long Island and hosts many businesses in New York. But we also work with many companies across the United States.

So if you are interested in gaining access to our cloud services, please contact us today. We will gladly answer any questions or concerns you may have about this particular service. The number for our office is (631) 761-7600. When you call, we can provide you with a free consultation and go over all of the numerous benefits of our cloud computing services. You can also read on for more on the wonderful benefits of using the cloud for your website!

What Exactly is Cloud Computing?

If you asked people 20 years ago what cloud computing was you’d get a fairly muted and/or confused response. However, it has gained popularity over time and is now commonplace. But what does it mean, exactly? Well, in its simplest terms, it is the storage of data at an offsite location. There has been an exponential increase in the use of data use over the years, so it is becoming more and more difficult to keep all vital information, programs, and systems up and running on in-house computer servers. The solution to this problem is, you guessed it, cloud computing!

Cloud ComputingCloud computing operates on similar principles as web-based email clients, since it allows users to access all of the features and files of the system all without having to keep all that data on their own computers. And you are likely using cloud-based services without even noticing it. Applications such as Gmail, Google Drive, Facebook and Instagram are all cloud-based. So on a personal level, the cloud is great. But it is even more valuable for businesses, since they can access large amounts of data over a secure, online network connection using the cloud.

As an example, employees can access customer information via cloud-based software and do so from the comfort of their smartphone or tablet at home. Or access it while traveling. And then turn around and quickly share any information with other authorized parties at the click of a finger.

However, not everybody is on-board yet with the cloud. Many still remain hesitant to jump on board. So if that’s you or someone you know, here are a few benefits of using cloud computing services for your business.

Cost Savings

This is routinely the number one consideration of any business. Of course it is important to weigh the price tag of any endeavor. However, when switching to a cloud-based system it is important to consider more than just the initial price. There needs to be a consideration of the return of investment. Once on the cloud, it is much easier to gain access to your company’s data, which will save you both time and money down the line. And when you choose MSEDP’s cloud services, you’ll only pay for the space you need. There are tiers of storage, so you will only be paying for what you use and nothing more. We want to make this as simple and affordable as possible.

Security

Phishing ScamsThere is always a fear when placing your trust, and important information, elsewhere. Especially when that place is off-site. So it goes without saying that many businesses have security concerns when it comes to adopting a cloud-computing solution. The biggest concern we hear is that if you can remotely access your data, what is stopping a cybercriminal from doing the same?

A valid concern, but there are a lot of safety measures in place to protect cloud-based data. It is our full-time job to carefully monitor security, which is more than you can say about most in-house storage. We use some of the best software on the market to make sure all of the data in our cloud servers are safe and secure. And God forbid there is an issue, our backup and data recovery system is set in place to effectively neutralize the issue. So you can rest assured that your information is in safe hands when you turn to MSEDP’s cloud-based servers.

Flexibility

Every business only has a finite amount of time to focus between all of its responsibilities. So placing your trust in another company to handle your IT issues may be scary, but it also allows you the flexibility to focus on your business and help it grow. While the excellent IT team at MSEDP handles your data and storage.

So you have more flexibility overall when compared to hosting on a local server. And, if you need extra bandwidth, our cloud-based service can meet that demand instantly. This is typically not the case when locally storing data. If you need an upgrade, you likely need a larger server to hold that space. Which is added time and money. When you turn to MSEDP, you will have an improved freedom and flexibility that can make a significant difference to the efficiency of your business.

Sustainability

And last, but not least, is the overall sustainability of cloud servers. We are talking about sustainability within the environment. Companies need to do more to help keep the earth safe and find real sustainability solutions. A recycling bin in the break room is not enough. Hosting on the cloud is more environmentally friendly and results in less of a carbon footprint. So it is a more actionable solution to the environmental issues plaguing the world.

On the whole, cloud infrastructures support environmental pro-activity. This is due to the fact that it powers virtual services rather than physical products and hardware, which cuts down on paper waste and improves energy efficiency. The amount of paper offices still use in 2020 is alarming, but utilizing the cloud is a great way to limit the use of that resource.

And since cloud computing allows employees access from anywhere with an internet connection, it can reduce commuter-related emissions. Air pollution is a major issue not only in the United States, but around the world. So having people travel less means a healthier earth. In the end, cloud computing is not only safe and can save you money, it is a simple and easy way to help keep the environment safe!

June is winding down, which means so is National Internet Safety Month, but we wanted to still raise awareness about another pressing issue that many businesses deal with on a regular basis: phishing scams. Phishing is a form of fraud when a cyber-criminal acts like a real person or a business in order to acquire your sensitive and/or confidential information. This information includes, but not limited to, usernames, passwords, credit card information, and network credentials.

So, you think you're on top of it and this can never happen to you? Well, think again. Internet scammers use sophisticated techniques when they “fish” for your information. Many attacks happen primarily by email. However, they can come in many different forms, including social media, pop-up ads, “vishing” (phishing by phone), “smishing” (phishing by text message), and “pharming” (phishing by directing to fake websites). So it is important to always be aware of a potential scam. One tiny slip and wrong click and you can be compromised. It happens to the best of us.

If you believe you have been compromised, or fear you may be in the future, then please contact MSEDP today. We have years of experience helping web clients deal with phishing scams and other cybersecurity issues. We offer excellent protection and security from phishing scams and other malware against your website and computers. So please, do not hesitate to reach out today! The number for our office is (631) 761-7600. When you call, we can provide you with a no-obligation consultation and go over any issues you are having.

Some Tips To Protect Yourself

Credit Phishing ScamsHere are some general tips to help keep you safe from any possible phishing scams:

  • For the most part, if you receive a suspicious email from a financial institution or online retailer, do nothing. Do not reply to the email, or click on any of the links. Do not give any personal details to the sender. Always better to err on the side of caution when it comes to potential phishing scams.
  • Unless you are 100% certain of a person’s authority and identity, do not provide any personal information.
  • Sometimes these scams ask you to reconfirm your billing information. They come with little to no notice. And if you don't reconfirm, there is the warning that your account will be shut down. Do not reply or click on any link in the email. Instead, you should reach out to the company cited in the email using a telephone number or website address that you know you can trust, most likely off their actual website.
  • Do your best to avoid emailing any personal and financial information in general. Look for the “lock” icon on your browser’s status bar before submitting any financial information through a website. That lock icon is your guarantee that your information will be sent safely and securely.
  • When you receive a billing statement, review it as soon as possible.
  • Check to see if there is an unauthorized charge on it. Also, if your statement is simply late by a few days, check with the bank or credit card company to confirm your billing address and other information. You may have had your information already stolen.
  • It is good practice to be suspicious of any unsolicited phone calls or email messages from individuals asking about employees or other internal information. Always attempt to verify his or her identity directly with the company. And do not divulge any information unless you are certain of the person's credibility.
  • Pay attention to the URL of a website. Many malicious websites look identical to a legitimate one, but the URL may have spelling differences or a different domain (.com versus .net).
  • Never click on hyperlinks within emails. Instead, copy and paste them into the browser. Often with phishing scams, the scammers mask the true URL in the email text.

The coronavirus pandemic has changed the landscape of work offices around the country. Many jobs have moved to the home. At least the ones that can. However, the stay-at-home orders will slowly come to an end and social distancing measures will be implemented. This will be a tricky situation for many companies. How many people do you allow back in the office? Is anybody staying at home? What about the breakroom and meetings? These are decisions every company is going to have to make. Including right here at MSEDP.

Our IT Services Can Help You Continue To Work From Home

Twitter has recently come out and stated that some of their employees will be working remotely on a permanent basis moving forward. A Twitter spokesperson recently said the following, "We were uniquely positioned to respond quickly and allow folks to work from home given our emphasis on decentralization and supporting a distributed workforce capable of working from anywhere. The past few months have proven we can make that work."

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Not every company is Twitter and we get that, but this time of working remotely can be used as a positive. Companies can evaluate who needs to work in the office when they slowly reopen and who can remain at home. Either for an extended amount of time or, like Twitter, on a more permanent basis. There are benefits to having fewer people in the office, such as less commuter traffic. And with fewer people in the office, there is less of a likelihood of any sort of sickness being passed around. Not just COVID-19. So everyone in the office can work in a healthier environment.

This only works, though, if you have the proper tools at hand. MSEDP will help you do just that. We help businesses across the country with their tech issues. And we can handle all aspects of running a website. So you can concentrate on other aspects. As part of our efforts, we can help you permanently set up employees to work remotely. We can provide you with all of the proper equipment to set up a complete remote workstation. Our techs will also give you advice on how to best manage your remote workstation. And if you have any issues, you can always reach out to us.

Call MSEDP For Help With IT Services

So if you need help managing the changing landscape, please contact MSEDP today. We can help you with any tech or web issues you may have. And we can provide you with the tools to succeed. The number for our office is (631) 761-7600. When you call, we can provide you with all of the necessary details to get the job done right.

It is important that you get the most out of your IT budget. When you choose MSEDP’s managed IT services you will be getting the most for your money! Our all-inclusive managed services packages are designed to provide system monitoring, maintenance, and troubleshooting like a full-time IT staff, but at a fraction of the cost. So please, give us a call today for more information. Learn about all the benefits our IT services can provide! The number for our office is (631) 761-7600. When you call, we can provide you with a free, no-obligation consultation. In this call, we will go over all of the various price points for the packages and how they benefit your website and business.

Managed IT ServicesThe Best Managed IT Services For Your Money

With a managed service package from MSEDP, we’ll use remote technology to monitor the health of your computers and network around the clock. So you can breathe easy at night knowing you’re in safe hands! We’ll perform system updates, virus prevention, and removal, data backup checks, essential maintenance, and troubleshooting. All of this is done without interrupting your workday with a support visit. However, you can get free on-site support hours, priority response times, and discounted rates for installations and projects depending on the monthly package you choose. We will come to you to help, within reason of course. MSEDP offers its managed IT services out of its Deer Park location, which is on Long Island, New York. So figure reasonable driving distances apply. Select from our bronze, silver or gold managed services packages.

Unlimited Helpdesk Support

When you choose MSEDP, you get our FREE Unlimited Helpdesk Support. This service comes with any of our managed services packages. This affords you the opportunity to call us any time you have an issue with a covered device. And you will not get charged extra. Outlook not opening? Internet slow? Screen upside down? Forgot your password? All of this is covered when you select one of our managed IT service packages. Call as many times as you want for one low price each month. We have bronze, silver and gold packages depending on your allotted budget and needs.

24/7 Monitoring

MSEDP offers cutting-edge software as part of our managed IT services. We get alerted when systems are acting up or are down. Even if it is two in the morning. This 24/7 monitoring allows us to be proactive rather than reactive. And, most importantly, it ensures that you are running optimally during business hours. So no matter what time of day it is, our monitoring services will be able to catch it.

Call For A No-Obligation Consultation

MSEDP has years of experience offering affordable managed IT services that you can trust. We are located on Long Island, New York, but our managed IT services are available for clients nationwide. So please, do not hesitate to reach out and learn more about our capabilities. For more information, please contact us today. We will happily answer any questions or concerns you may have regarding our services. The number for our office is (631) 761-7600. When you call, we can provide you with our pricing options. We look forward to helping you however you need it!

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