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Xcentric Security Stack (Part 2)

*Read Part 1 here.

Physical Security

The next layer of security that protects the Xcentric Cloud exists at the data center and in the data center firewall. Enterprise level firewall devices regulate the flow of data in and

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Xcentric Security Stack (Part 1)

Enterprise Multilayered Defense

In the threat-filled environment that CPA firms operate in, what is the best way for a firm to protect its network? It would be great if there was a single easy answer or a single software

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BYOC (Bring Your Own Computer) Considerations

Migrating from a traditional in-house network to a cloud-hosted network provides CPA firms with many benefits and opportunities. One of those benefits is flexibility. Employees are no longer dependent on a singular workstation, located in a physical office that’s

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Hosted Applications or VDI

There is more than one way to deliver applications and data. The term “cloud is opaque” (when it comes down to actual user experience) can mean different things. At the core, cloud hosting involves applications or data hosted

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How Does Ransomware Impact Xcentric Cloud Users?

Ransomware defense is not something that CPA firms can afford to neglect. Ransomware is a broad name given to a class of rogue software that is maliciously used to encrypt unsuspecting CPA firms’ files. Once the virus is in

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Protecting the Edge – The Basics Are No Longer Enough

Cybercrime has to be taken seriously. Firms can no longer sit idly by, believing that criminals only target large corporations or businesses online. Preventing data theft requires a proactive commitment. Fortunately, many firms have taken warnings from the headlines

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Building Your Firm’s Technology (Vendor) Team

Designing and implementing a high-quality network that supports the needs of a CPA firm is not a simple task. Unfortunately, as technology progresses, what has always been a difficult task is only becoming more complex. On a positive note,

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The Power of the Cloud for IT Firm Administrators

The Xcentric Cloud provides powerful tools for IT firm administrators.  In order to efficiently and effectively support users, we realize that firm administrators need increased access to network settings and firm accounts.  In order to provide special administrative access

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Dedicated Internet for Reliable Cloud Access

For firms looking to utilize the power of cloud technology, the right internet connection is imperative. A powerful cloud without the right type of internet connection is inefficient and can prevent a firm from realizing the complete benefit

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