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How To Tell If An IT Service Provider Is The Real Deal

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Here at Intellect, we are aware that the sheer amount of IT services companies is overwhelming. It’s hard to know from the outset exactly what you are wanting from a service provider and many companies will promise a lot to get you to sign on the dotted line. We’d like you to know exactly what […]

Why A UTM Firewall Is Beneficial For SMBs

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If you are an SMB (Small to Medium-sized Business), do you know when the last time you upgraded your firewall protection was? A major risk that threatens all businesses both large and small are digital threats such as malware, viruses and hackers. Whether it is sensitive company, client or staff information being stolen or encrypted, […]

Best Practices Towards An Effective BYOD Security Solution

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Complex security breaches, lost/stolen data and ransomware attacks are only some of the issues that threaten small businesses when it comes to BYOD. Here’s how to ensure your business doesn’t become a victim. Whether your business is a small startup or a globally established organisation, cybersecurity is a number one concern. In May of 2020, […]

The Main Risks Of Not Having BYOD Security Solutions In Place

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With the Coronavirus pandemic sweeping across the globe, the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) trend has become a necessity for many small and even large businesses in Australia. Having employees use their personal tablet devices, smartphones and laptops is a win-win situation for a business and its staff – but only if managed properly. However, […]

4 Busted Myths About Hiring Managed IT Services In Melbourne

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MSPs (Managed Service Providers) are third-party IT experts who are hired by businesses to maintain and monitor various aspects of their IT infrastructure. Even though outsourcing to an MSP like Intellect IT for managed IT services in Melbourne is a much more cost-effective and efficient IT support option, some myths can still float around. So, […]

Why Network Security In Victoria Is Crucial For Small Businesses

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As opposed to established organisations, smaller businesses must not make the mistake of assuming that they will be too small to become the target of digital threats such as hackers. In fact, the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) reported in May this year that many Australian businesses suffered from a rise in cyber attacks. Seeing how […]

Why passwords alone will not protect you

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Of all the security issues that you need to grapple with when working with your clients, what is the one that keeps you awake at night? If you were to ask ten different technology service providers this question, do not expect ten different answers.  I can almost guarantee poor passwords practices would be the overwhelming response. Hands up if […]

Intellect ITs response to Prime Minister’s Announcement of Cyber Attack

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Intellect IT welcomes the coverage given by the mainstream media to the Prime Minister’s announcement last week about sophisticated, state-based cyber-attacks happening on Australia. For us, it is a timely reminder of the importance of our work and our service offerings that address exactly the sort of risks outlined by the PM. Background On Friday, […]

Fortinet overhauls product offerings

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In what was a well-overdue move late in 2019, leading tech company Fortinet launched a revised product-set to coincide with the release of version 6.2 of its industry-leading VPN client software. It was a win for existing and potential users because Fortinet had an unfortunate track record of unnecessary complexity in its offerings. For us […]