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cybersecurity awareness month

The Importance of Security Checkups

How secure would you say that your network is? Small and medium sized businesses are prime targets for cybercriminals, because they don't have the controls in place that a larger corporation has.

Author: Joel Caskey, Senior Technology Business Engineer, NET Xperts LLC

Posted on October 14, 2020

Covid-19 Online Scams graphic

Covid-19 Online Scams

Online scammers are taking advantage of the hysteria surrounding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. According to the FTC, scams have cost Americans $13.5 million already this year. Scammers are using the pandemic as a door into your secure online accounts and data. One of the most efficient and effective methods of scams is to send phony links and malicious attachments through email.

Author: Dan Grayson, Technology Business Engineer, NET Xperts LLC Posted on September 09, 2020
Joel Caskey

Employee Spotlight: Joel Caskey

We interviewed Joel, our Senior Technology Business Engineer, who has been on our team for 13 years! Get to know Joel better in 16 questions, as he talks about his experience with NET Xperts, his love for Disney, and more!

Senior Technology Business Engineer, NET Xperts LLC

Posted on September 01, 2020


Windows 10 Tip

Microsoft is starting to roll out a new Search Console experience to Windows 10 users on version 1809 and above. The new experience offers a new "two-column" layout, which offers easy readability, as well as fast access to Quick Searches. You will also see local weather, top news, and more helpful info. To find other web results or navigate directly to a website, users can still type in the search bar like normal. To try the new...

Author: Mike Copen; Technology Business Engineer, NET Xperts LLC

Posted on August 24, 2020


Covid-19 Scammers

With all of the current events going on in the world, scammers have once again found a “hole” to take advantage of those that are unsuspecting. COVID-19 is making a very large impact in the world’s communications today, from social media to news to government. Be aware that scammers have seized this opportunity to prey on those that are letting their technology guard down.

Author: Joel Caskey; Senior Technology Business Engineer, NET Xperts LLC

Posted on April 01, 2020

Do you know all of the great offerings NET Xperts LLC has right now?

Maybe you’re a NET X Alert! Managed Services customer and you know all about how we can help you because we are currently doing so! Maybe you’re a customer that utilizes our services fairly regularly, but you could learn a little more. Or maybe, just maybe, you’re not a current NET Xperts LLC customer and you’re in need of our help! No matter your relationship...

Author: Megan Pollice; Operations Manager, NET Xperts LLC

Posted on April 01, 2017

Rate Change for 2017

We would like to thank our customers for your continued patronage over the years. With your help, we have achieved several accomplishments, including moving up the on the MSP Mentor Top 501 Managed Service Providers, attaining the Microsoft Gold Competency, as well as reaching Preferred Partner with Barracuda Networks and becoming a WatchGuard One Gold Partner. We work hard to maintain our partnerships with our vendor organizations every year to...

Posted on December 01, 2016

Defense In Depth

Cyber security is a moving target. So what can be done to proactively protect data and systems? Adopting a solid defense-in-depth strategy can help minimize the risk an organization is exposed to. Defense-in-depth involves a layered approach to security mitigation. More specifically, defense-in-depth involves all aspects of the technology infrastructure, including hardware, software, policies, procedures, training, awareness, and accountability. The primary goal is to...

Author: Eric Wolf; Managed Services Administrator, NET Xperts LLC

Posted on October 01, 2016

Security Basics 101: Battling the Silent Enemy

Data security has been a hot topic in the technology industry recently. Credit card compromising, data leakage, and other stolen confidential or proprietary information can all be very costly to a business as well as your customers. Systems administrators and IT providers can put a lot of protection strategies in place to help prevent these types of breaches, but you, as the end...

Author: Joel Caskey; Sr. Technology Business Engineer, NET Xperts LLC

Posted on April 01, 2016

Windows 10: Pros and Cons

I am sure that many of you have heard about the latest operating system released by Microsoft. It is called Windows 10 and was released to the public on July 29th. Upgrading to this new system can be both exciting and scary. The following information should provide a brief overview of Windows 10. Is it time? Now that Windows 10 has been released, the...

Author: Mike Copen; Technology Business Engineer, NET Xperts LLC

Posted on October 01, 2015

Happy Cyber Security Month!

In the spirit of cyber security month, I’m going to touch on a few things security-related. First, credit card pads – everyone uses them. When you go to the grocery store, restaurants, etc., many times you use a credit card pad to put your pin into when you run your debit card. You typically don’t think anything of it, right? Well, next time...

Author: Karen Brennfleck; Technology Business Engineer, NET Xperts LLC

Posted on October 17, 2013

Security, Availability, Integrity, Reliability, Confidentiality

With the September 23, 2013 HIPAA deadline behind us it would be nice if we could all breathe a sigh of relief as we head into the end of year activities. However, one important aspect to keep in mind for the New Year is the new inclusion of what is known as the Omnibus rule. What is Omnibus? In...

Author: Nicholas Lindemann; Managed Services Administrator, Exa Level Support Group, NET Xperts LLC

Posted on October 04, 2013

Windows XP End of Support: Are YOU Ready?

October 25, 2001 marked a historic date in the history of the PC world. It was the official release date for the Microsoft Windows XP Operating System. Since then, many changes have evolved from this operating system, but Microsoft Windows XP has always met the challenges and needs of both business and consumers, no matter what was thrown at it. Think about how...

Author: Joel Caskey; Technology Business Engineer, NET Xperts LLC

Posted on July 10, 2013

4 Common Questions You May Have About Replacing Your Windows XP Computer

4 Common Questions You May Have About Replacing Your Windows XP Computer · “Can’t I just keep my computer and upgrade Windows?” NET Xperts answer: There is no direct upgrade form Windows XP to the newer Windows 7 or 8. You would need to first upgrade to Vista and then to Windows 7 or 8. This can be costly and cause issues with...

Author: Brent Besonson; Technology Business Engineer, NET Xperts LLC

Posted on April 01, 2013

Top 3 IT Questions Answered

1. How important is IT to my company? Is IT only important when something is not working? Or, is it recognized as the leading function that operates your entire business? Whether it’s running software that operates your business or backing up your financial data; if IT only gets attention when something is NOT working, you may want to think about this. 2. Why...

Author: Jake Rubenstein;Technology Business Consultant, NET Xperts LLC

Posted on March 20, 2013

What's BYOD?

An acronym that’s been popping up in businesses recently, BYOD stands for Bring Your Own Device. It’s becoming a hot topic lately because more and more businesses are allowing employees to bring in their own smartphones, notebooks, tablets, etc. This trend can be attributed to the development of cloud technology and smartphones, due to their ability to view and share documents anywhere. Benefits of BYODThe most obvious benefit of adopting BYOD practices is the money...

Posted on February 26, 2013

Valentine's Day: To Tech or Not To Tech

At NET Xperts, we’re all (for the most part) very “plugged-in” people. Smartphones, tablets, PCs – any new toy we can get our hands on. Recently, I’ve been reading several articles related to Valentine’s Day and how we should all stay away from technology during our dates and time with our loved ones. Can you go for an hour or even 5 minutes without texting,...

Author: Maria Macaluso; Marketing Manager, NET Xperts LLC

Posted on February 14, 2013

Ring in the New Year with Virtualization

What is virtualization and can your organization benefit from it? Nowadays, organizations are always looking for ways to cut their IT costs wherever possible. Over the last few years, hardware virtualization has become more prominent in helping organizations do just that, and it looks like this trend will continue to grow in 2013. Virtualization is typically defined as “virtual machines” running on...

Author: Mike Sammel; Sr. Technology Business Engineer, NET Xperts LLC

Posted on January 31, 2013

NET Xperts LLC: A Year in Review

Wow, 2013 was very exciting for NET Xperts! We were named in the Top 501 Managed Service Providers in February and were among the Pittsburgh Business Times Largest Pittsburgh-Area Technology Consulting Firms in May. A very prestigious award we received towards the end of 2013 was the Western Pennsylvania Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics 2013 Runner-Up. President Marc Sachs said, “We...

Author: Megan Pinkosky; Marketing Coordinator, NET Xperts LLC

Posted on January 07, 2013

Compliant with Your Microsoft Licenses?

Top 4 Reasons You Should Be. Many times organizations add new employees and purchase new computers, then forget to order extra Windows CAL’s. The ability to demonstrate Proof of License (POL) is in your company’s best interest on several levels. 1. Viruses. To begin with, POL ensures that your company is using only genuine Microsoft software. Unauthorized software can contain viruses that may potentially...

Author: Kevin Hilson; Technology Business Consultant, NET Xperts LLC

Posted on July 01, 2012