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Preparing for a DDoS attack

CyberAttackBy now, you have probably heard that sites including Twitter, Spotify, and Amazon (to name a few) experienced outages a couple of weeks ago in what appears to have been a DDoS attack. Dyn, which manages website domains and routes internet traffic, experienced two distributed denial of service attacks on its DNS servers, according to CNN Money. Services were restored, however, Dyn was again monitoring an attack against its DNS server hours later. "We have begun monitoring and mitigating a DDoS attack against our Dyn Managed (Domain Name System) infrastructure. Our Engineers are continuing to work on mitigating this issue," Dyn said on its website at 11:52 a.m. ET., Friday, October 21st. 

So, what exactly is a DDoS attack and how can your company avoid such an attack? 

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Cloud Computing is the New Approach for San Antonio Businesses

CC New ApproachLet us talk about cloud computing for San Antonio businesses. Particularly, those that are looking to stay ahead of the technology curve. But before we jump into that, take a minute to think of the classic TV repair shop. If you're in your mid-twenties or older, you likely have quite a few memories of TV repair shops, since they used to be quite popular. Nowadays, less and less people have their tech fixed after it's been broken -- so these TV repair shops, like many others, have long since fallen out of fashion.

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The Importance of Accepting Change with IT Support in San Antonio

AcceptingChangeWithITSupportThe world is a big, strange place, but a constant that's never changed is change itself. Change is good -- like IT support in San Antonio changed IT forever. Change pervades everything in our society, and it's especially present in San Antonio. This means that if you own a business, you have two choices: you can accept the importance of change and use it to your advantage, or you can stubbornly refuse it and be lost to history like the countless people before you who refused change.

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Does Your IT Support Provider in San Antonio Offer Internet Failover?

InternetFailoverInternet downtime is inevitable for most companies with on-premise systems. Yet it's possible to have near zero downtime if you choose an experienced cloud provider that emphasizes security. A major downside to the cloud, however, is that loss of the Internet means you are disconnected from network and communication with customers. Here are items to be aware of in your search for IT support in San Antonio.

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You Should Say Goodbye to Antiquated Data Recovery Tech in San Antonio

GoodbyeAntiquatedDRMajor data losses can happen at any time without warning; and this means that without a reliable data recovery, your data will be as good as lost forever. This may sound worrying, but it is a sad reality in a system where digital storage devices are prone to software bugs, human error, hardware failure, power failure, physical damage, and data corruption and hacking. You may not realize the importance of your data until you lose it and it is important that you perform regular backups. Otherwise, you will need to pay for expensive and time consuming recovery services that in some cases do not guarantee a complete, if any, data recovery.

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