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Your Business Can Save Money By Using DaaS (Desktop As A Service)

Spend Less Capital on Computers, Servers, and Software

The number one reason why many businesses consider switching over to a desktop-as-a-service model has to do with the immediate cost savings they get to enjoy on the technological assets they depend on so heavily each day. In fact, part of the reason why DaaS works so well is because it frees an organization from the restrictions of physical hardware assets in the first place.

With desktop-as-a-service your ability to run your mission-critical applications is no longer dependent on the quality of the computer you’re using — it’s dependent on the speed of your internet connection instead. Desktop-as-a-service resources are usually delivered as a cloud service by a cloud service provider like mPowered IT, right along with all of the apps needed for use on your virtual desktop infrastructure.

Why our Embrace program will better your business.

Pay as You Save – You get the latest generation of computer systems for your business and only pay for what you need. This eliminates the unnecessary expenses on software upgrades and hardware purchases that you can’t take full advantage of. Embrace Workspaces scale seamlessly without having to re-install anything when you need more space or users.

Multi-User Resource Sharing – You can add several users on one instance with every user having a private desktop. No more one to one computers, because hardware resources are shared among the users so the total hardware/software requirements are much less.

Software Updates for All Users – Since all the end users are on one cloud virtual desktop system, you update the software once and every user gets the latest version instantly, making software upgrades and maintenance quick and easy.

No Capital Investment – Embrace Workspaces doesn’t require you to make any initial capital investments and is available for a single person or thousands of users.

To learn more, book a free, zero obligation custom consultation with the CEO of mPowerd IT. You can also give us a call at 678-389-6200.

What is Daas?

The world of cloud computing seems to be a bottomless well of new and exciting acronyms. You may have heard of SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS — but here is one you might not be as familiar with, Desktop-as-a-Service or DaaS.

Desktop as a Service (DaaS) is a cloud computing offering where a cloud service provider like mPowered IT delivers virtual desktops to end users over the Internet, licensed with a per-user subscription.

What is Daas?

The world of cloud computing seems to be a bottomless well of new and exciting acronyms. You may have heard of SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS — but here is one you might not be as familiar with, Desktop-as-a-Service or DaaS.

Desktop as a Service (DaaS) is a cloud computing offering where a cloud service provider like mPowered IT delivers virtual desktops to end users over the Internet, licensed with a per-user subscription.

So, what are the advantages of Desktop as a Service?

Desktop as a Service offers some clear advantages over a traditional desktop model. Deploying or decommissioning active end users with DaaS is much faster and less expensive.

1.Faster deployment and decommissioning of active end users: The desktop is already configured, it just needs to be connected to a new device. For seasonal businesses that consistently spikes and drops in demand or employees, DaaS can save a lot of time and money.

  1. Cost savings:Because the devices that run DaaS require much less computing power than a traditional desktop machine or laptop, they are less expensive and use less power.
  2. Increased device flexibility:DaaS runs on a variety of operating systems and device types, which supports the trend of users bringing their own devices into the office and shifts the burden of supporting the desktop on all of those devices to the cloud service provider.
  3. Enhanced security:Because the data is stored in the data center with DaaS, security risks are considerably lower. If a laptop or mobile device is stolen, it can simply be disconnected from the service. Since none of the DaaS data lives on that stolen device, the risk of a thief accessing sensitive data is lower. Security patches and updates are also easier to install in a DaaS environment because all of the desktops can be updated simultaneously from a remote location.

The benefits of DaaS include simplified management, increased flexibility, and lower cost of ownership compared to traditional models. Businesses that aim to offer remote work options and personal device flexibility can use DaaS to quickly and easily create a digital workspace. Users may log in to their virtual desktop from anywhere, via many different kinds of devices, and their desktop will look exactly the same as when they last visited from a different location. All they need is an internet connection. Since the data lives in a centralized, remote location, it can be constantly backed up – no need for users to manage back-ups on their own or worry about data existing on a computer at the office but not at home.

To learn more, book a free, zero obligation custom consultation with the CEO of mPowerd IT. You can aslo give us a call at 678-389-6200.

What is Microsoft 365 and Azure?

Microsoft 365 and Azure are phenomenal tools for your business, but installing, integrating, learning, setting up security practices, troubleshooting…is that how you want to spend your time? We’re a Microsoft partner, who can provide easy, reliable support and consultation.

Microsoft 365 is the productivity cloud designed to help each of us achieve what matters, in our work and life, with best-in-class Office apps, and intelligent cloud services. Always have the latest versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook wherever you go, with email and calendaring services to meet every organizational need. Get business-class email on phones, tablets, desktops, and the web. Manage your calendar, share available meeting times, schedule meetings, and get reminders. Easily schedule meetings

Microsoft 365 – Management and Support

The mPowered IT team manages and supports your 365 applications and tenant, while offering the necessary security add-ons to make sure your 365 environment is safe and efficient. Our team creates an outstanding support experience for you and your 365 environment.

Optimize Use of Microsoft 365

Your company may not be taking full advantage of what Microsoft offers. The mPpowered IT team can review how you are using (or intend to use) 365 and can help you use the platforms most appropriately for your business.

Microsoft Azure

Get security from the ground up, backed by our own team of experts, and proactive compliance trusted by enterprises, governments and startups

Monitoring and Support

Regardless of where your data lives, you need fast, efficient, friendly support and proactive monitoring and management. mPowered IT provides both. We keep Azure working for you, so you can focus on your business.

Setup and Migration

Understanding Azure and how to leverage cloud resources can be a confusing, daunting task. mPowered IT takes the mystery out of the cloud and helps guide you to secure, appropriate solutions for your business. We can migrate your environment, and support the solution once it is in production.

 

If you’re looking for better IT support, give us a call at 678-389-6200. Or schedule a free 30 minute, no obligation consolation by completing the form here.

mPowered IT Recognized as 2021 Partner of the Year by Calyptix Security Corporation

Roswell, GA – 3/18/2021 – mPowered IT, Comprehensive IT Service & Support for Business and Medical Practices, today announced its recognition as a 2021 Premiere Partner with Calyptix Security Corporation. mPowered IT provides its small and medium-size business customers with network security and management services using Calyptix’s all-in-one AccessEnforcer® cybersecurity solution.

“We are very proud of once again being named a Partner of the Year. Cybersecurity is so very important to organizations of all sizes and being able to lock down a customer’s network with the Calyptix solution is one of our key tools. Winning an award like this affirms our dedication to keeping our customers’ networks secure.”

 

mPowered IT’s partnership with Calyptix offers network security protecting clients from threats such as hackers, spam, and malware. Additional network management services also enhance the safety and reliability of clients’ networks.

 

The Partner of the Year designation is earned with more than a strong sales record, said Calyptix Security CEO Ben Yarbrough. “Our selection process includes consideration by all different departments of the company with feedback from sales, support, training and fulfillment,” he said. The award also recognizes “a strong commitment to customer service, integrity, perpetual learning and security.”

 

About mPowered IT

We deliver the mPowered Experience throughout the Atlanta metropolitan area. We will keep your systems running and proactively fix issues before you are even aware of them. When things do go wrong, we will respond to your service request in 15 minutes or less. You will never be left hanging wondering if issues are being addressed, and you will never worry about your systems again. You can finally focus on your business, trust your network, and your IT partner.

About Calyptix Security

Calyptix Security (http://www.calyptix.com) is dedicated to helping small- and medium-size organizations secure their networks so they can raise profits, protect investments, and control technology. The company’s all-in-one device for network security and management, AccessEnforcer, makes it easy to protect SMB networks so companies can forget about security and focus on winning.

Why the Cloud is Great for Business

Currently 95% of businesses are using the cloud in some form. It keeps your employees more connected, your computer network more secure, and it lowers costs and controls capital expenditures.

Businesses of all sizes are embracing cloud technology because of the unprecedented flexibility, scalability, security and overall cost savings. Adopting a cloud-based IT network is fast becoming necessary to keep a competitive edge.

Cloud Services Increase Agility & Productivity

Cloud storage makes your company’s network accessible to your employees, wherever they are, from whatever device they prefer to use. Employees can easily get to their work files from home, while traveling, or during an off-site presentation. The cloud extends your office and increases productivity.

Employees Can Bring Their Own Devices (BYOD)

Employees increasingly want to use their own devices at work. They’re more comfortable and productive with them, and tend to upgrade more frequently. We secure and manage employee access to your systems.

Your Data Is Safer In The Cloud Than In Your Own Building

Your servers are kept in a highly secured facility, protected from intrusion, cyber attacks, power outages and natural disasters. Your data is safer in the cloud than in your building, where it’s vulnerable to damage, hackers and employee theft.

Never Pay for System Upgrades

In the cloud, you’re using our state-of-the-art systems, so you never again have to purchase hardware and software, or stress over how and when to make that investment. We keep our technology up to date because that’s our business. You stay up to date automatically, without ever incurring a major capital expense.

Cloud Services Allow You to Pay As You Grow

You pay only for services you need now, not for technology to accommodate future growth or change. Our services scale up or down as your business needs evolve, so you never buy into technology you won’t need.

Reduce Overall IT Costs

Because we own and maintain the technology, we take care of all upgrades, maintenance, repairs and replacements. You pay one low monthly fee with no surprise costs.

 

If you’re ready for better IT support, give us a call at 678-389-6200. Or schedule a free, no obligation consultation here.

Penetration Testing Methodology

Our industry leading penetration tests (sometimes called “ethical hacking”) are standards-based. They are closely tied to the fundamentals found in the Open Source Security Testing Methodology Manual (OSSTMM), the Penetration Testing Execution Standard (PTES) and the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) Penetration Testing Guide.

The open method associated with OSSTMM builds on a foundation of truth, diminishing commercial gain and political agendas. PTES is an endeavor by a group of information security practitioners to develop a common language and scope for performing penetration testing. The core purpose of OWASP is to “be the thriving global community that drives visibility and evolution in the safety and security of the world’s software”. By combining the spirit of  these three methodologies, we create a formidable program of work to serve you. You can rely on our penetration testing services to be thorough and comprehensive. Real people, real skill, real experience. Not simply a scan and generic report.

Our goal is to identify areas of risk that impact the security of your information. We provide a remediation plan tailored specifically to your organization’s needs for security and compliance. We often learn from new clients’ past experiences that plans were recommended, but execution was never a part of the plan. Why plan if you’re not going to execute?

Components of Penetration Testing

Our penetration tests are specifically tailored to your organizations needs and requirements. Our penetration tests can be comprehensive and include social engineering exercises, web applications assessments, and a review of your key firewall rules base and configuration. our team of experienced enterprise consultants and cyber security analysts can quickly help you identify a penetration test plan that is right for your organization based on any compliance requirements you must adhere to as well as the sensitivity of the data your process, store and transmit.

  • Passive reconnaissance (Domain Squatting, Email and File Enumeration, etc.)
  • Vulnerability Assessment
  • Penetration Testing
  • Web Applications Assessment
  • Mobile Application Assessment
  • Social Engineering (Phishing, Baiting, Pretexting)
  • Physical Security Review
  • Firewall and Router Configuration Review
  • Wireless Security Assessment
  • Incident Response Threat Identification Training

Detailed & Actionable Penetration Test Reports 

Every penetration tests is accompanied by a formal report, which was designed to not only provide a high level overview of the engagement for upper management and C-Level staff, but also includes the detailed findings, along with key recommendations, that can assist those with remediation responsibilities. Our world-class penetration testing security engineers are battle-tested on the front lines every day. We deliver comprehensive security intelligence that lowers risk, prioritizes solutions, and minimized business disruptions. Whether testing for security vulnerabilities or exploiting them, our teams have the expertise, ingenuity, and integrity to uphold your trust and put your mind at ease.

DELIVERABLES

  • Formal Report (Our Flagship Report)
  • Snapshot Report (Report Supplement)
  • Vulnerabilities by Severity Report (Report Supplement)
  • Vulnerabilities by Host Report (Report Supplement)
  • Ports and Protocols Report (Report Supplement)
  • Custom reports available on a case by case need and special request

We will discuss your report to make sure you understand the findings and recommended actions.

Are you interested in learning more on how an MSP could help your organization stay safe? Give us a call at 678-389-6200, schedule a 30 minute call or visit mPoweredIT.com.

Penetration Testing (Ethical Hacking)

We understand compliance – In many cases the penetration test (“ethical hacking”) is part of compliance with PCI, HIPAA, among other various compliance regulatory frameworks. In addition to probing general network and server vulnerabilities, we can assess specific IT targets, flags, such as firewalls, wireless networks, and web applications, or areas and assets containing sensitive data.

Employee Security Assessments

A major contributor to a security breach is human error. We will help you identify and validate your employees’ ability to follow documented policies, procedures and security best practices to reduce or eliminate inadvertent errors that could expose your data.

Compliance Expertise

If you are in an industry that requires compliance to exacting standards, such as healthcare, retail, finance, or government, you need the expertise to ensure your IT systems do not create a compliance issue with HIPAA, PCI-DSS, NIST, etc. Penalties for non-compliance can be extremely costly. We understand compliance and will ensure your organization’s IT system follows all necessary protocols.

Configuration Reviews

We will review your perimeter and internal firewalls & router configuration to identify any areas of risk, and will make recommendations if we find vulnerabilities.

Are you interested in learning more on how an MSP could help your organization stay safe? Give us a call at 678-389-6200, schedule a 30 minute call or visit mPoweredIT.com.

Hack Your Own Network To Stay Ahead Of The Hackers

We despise cybercriminals. They’re a menace to business. We’re very protective of small business in Atlanta and continuously up our game to stay ahead of them. We can do thorough penetration tests (ethical hacking) on your network to fix any vulnerabilities before you’re breached.

Our Penetration Testing Methodology

We use a penetration testing methodology (“ethical hacking”) that combines both traditional and new attack techniques to stay ahead of hackers.

INTELLIGENCE GATHERING

  • Information about your organization is gathered to map out the environment. In the case of an external penetration test, information such as domains, IP addresses and ranges, compromised email addresses, and employee information is discovered.

VULNERABILITY ANALYSIS

  • Once the targets have been identified, our certified consultant uses both automated and manual vulnerability analysis tools to identify security flaws.

POST-EXPLOITATION

  • Demonstration of impact is performed by attempting to escalate access into systems and/or sensitive data within the environment

THREAT MODELING

  • An assessment of the organization’s business is performed, which includes identifying the most critical business resources. From this analysis, the consultant identifies the best approach to formulation an attach against the exposed security flaws.

PERFORM EXPLOITATION

  • Depending on the security flaws exposed, exploitation is performed to attempt gaining unauthorized access to systems and/or sensitive data.

TIMELY REPORTING

  • Documentation is collected, reviewed, and presented to your organization in a clear, concise, and effective manner. In addition to supporting data, strategic and technical recommendations are provided to help your organization with successful remediation.

Are you interested in learning more on how an MSP could help your organization stay safe? Give us a call at 678-389-6200, schedule a 30 minute call or visit mPoweredIT.com.

The 5 key features of keeping your business safe

Penetration Testing (ethical hacking) will tell you how easy it may be to break through your firewall and access your data.

Our penetration testing service allows your business to stay ahead of hackers with ongoing “hacking attempts” on your network. It’s much easier, more thorough, and less expensive than traditional security assessments.

Why use mPowered IT Penetration Testing services:

  1. You can perform penetration tests at any time you want, however often you want.
  2. Track penetration testing activities in real-time and use them for improvement of detection and monitoring controls.
  3. We send email and SMS notifications to establish up-to-date progress and activities.
  4. Turnaround time from start to finish is significantly faster while providing the same or more results than traditional penetration tests.
  5. Deliverable packages contain more comprehensive details to help you understand, mitigate, and attempt to reproduce threats identified found in your network.

mPowered IT provides your team with a dashboard to track the penetration test and its activities in real-time. As we identify more issues and learn more information about the network, our cybersecurity team updates the portal to reflect the latest information, activities, and security threats.

Are you interested in learning more on how an MSP could help your organization stay safe? Give us a call at 678-389-6200, schedule a 30 minute call or visit mPoweredIT.com.

mPowered IT Executive Named to Alpharetta Chamber Board

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mPowered IT Executive Named to Alpharetta Chamber Board

John Mamon, CEO of mPowered IT, has been named to the Board of Directors for the Alpharetta Chamber of Commerce. “As a local business owner myself, I am truly passionate about helping other businesses and organizations be successful. Giving back to the chamber and the community is a big part of who we are at mPowered IT”, said Mamon. “I am really excited to help the Alpharetta Chamber reach its fullest potential in providing support and service to the dynamic Alpharetta business community.”

In addition to his role on the Board, Mamon will also chair the new technology initiative the Chamber is launching. “I am so excited to welcome John to our Board of Directors this year. He brings tremendous executive-level business experience and industry knowledge which will be valuable as he helps lead the Chamber’s Technology Initiative in 2021”, said Deborah Lanham, CEO of the chamber. Mamon added, “It is our hope to bind together the vibrant technology community that exists in Alpharetta to create an ecosystem that benefits businesses in the entire area”.

John Mamon has over 25 years of I.T experience, ranging from engineering and sales to executive roles. Specialties include service design, increasing operational effectiveness, harnessing cloud and data center services and cyber security. He previously served as Chairman of Tech400 for three years.

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If you would like more information about this topic please call John Mamon at 678-389-6200, or email jmamon@mpoweredit.com.

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