07 May 2021

The Best Tech Gifts For Mother’s Day

Check out our recommendations for The Best Tech Gadgets For Mom

Mother’s Day is two days away, but it may not be too late to get a gift that will help bring mom into the future. Whether she is still quarantining or has her vaccination and is taking the world in stride again, it is always a good time to take that next step into modern technology. Below we are going to help give some last-minute ideas that can be found at most stores or let us be honest Amazon and other online shopping behemoths. 

To start with you can never go wrong with a new computer if you have a higher budget for Mother’s Day. There have been some amazing advancements in computers this past year, and it may be time for that perfect upgrade. We here at EZETech love the recent Lenovo and Microsoft laptop models and if your mom is someone who also likes to use a tablet, draw, and be creative there are plenty of laptops out there that fold and can be used as a tablet. For example, the new Microsoft surface is a perfect size and weight for carrying around and even comes with a stylus for those who want to write, draw and get creative. 

Second, there is always the option of getting your mom a new cellphone to show your appreciation this holiday. Every year, whether your mom is an apple fanatic or android lover, there is an option for the next generation mobile device. If she prefers a bigger screen the iPhone 12 Max would be an amazing gift this Mother’s Day, or if she wants something just as powerful but that can fit in the palm of the hand the new iPhone 12 Mini, or iPhone SE is what you may be looking for.

For those people, whose moms prefer the android however, the new Galaxy A71 5G would be a great budget option. If you have no budget for that perfect mother, the new Galaxy S21 should be your go to option. The new Galaxy S21 has a stunning new camera and will take dazzling photos for all those family outings that your mom would love to have documented. 

How would your mom like to have a robot sidekick to help with vacuuming and cleaning this year? At EZETech we are busy making sure that our clients are always happy and sometimes it is hard to find time to clean the office. That is why we have our own robot to help keep our workspace clean and sparkling. We are sure that your mom works just as hard as we do and would love that perfect partner in crime to help keep the house clean and functioning. The iRobot is a great budget option and at EZETech we like to use the Wyze Vacuum which can be controlled and setup through any smartphone using the Wyze app. 

With the amount of people staying home and quarantining this year, it may be the perfect opportunity to help get your mom started on a smart kitchen. You can start small and get an Automatic Touchless Soap Dispenser. This is a great way to help slow the spread of germs in the kitchen and making sure that every mother’s hope that their family is safe and healthy is a reality. You can also get her a Smart WiFi Instant Pot. This will make cooking easier and more convenient and allow her to manage the pot remotely from her smart phone and can even be connected to Alexa. There are many other smart devices that can be setup in the kitchen to make cooking more fun and convenient. 

Mother’s work hard and deserve some relaxation at home, so this year why not help your mom wind down with some great tech gadgets. We recommend looking into a massage gun which can help relieve sore muscles and help your mom reach a relaxed state in her down time. You can also get a back/shoulder or foot massager. These devices can be found everywhere and can even come with heat options to bring relaxation to that next level.  

Last, but not least, if your mom is someone who likes to exercise or go for runs after being cooped up in the house for too long due to Covid, a smart watch may be a great gift option. Smart watches like the apple watch, Samsung watch, and Fitbit keep track of movement, heart rate, and many other biometrics to help your mom track her workouts. We recommend the Apple watch for anyone who uses an iPhone and the Samsung watch for android users. The Fitbit is a great alternative option and will be more attractive to anyone on a budget. 

Mother’s day is the perfect time to show your mom just how important she is to you and the family. Some of these recommendations may be out of budget, but there is always the option of having the family pitch in and turning it into a family gift. Remember, mothers are just happy to spend time with their family and will be happy getting anything that comes from the heart. Happy Mother’s Day! 

 

 

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15 Feb 2021

Benefits of Managed IT

How Managed IT Helps Your Business Grow

Technology does not come cheap and it also constantly evolves as we speak. These are one of the two main reasons why companies fall behind their competitors. When it comes to IT, the story is no different. Imagine having to update your system every time a technological breakthrough comes by. It would burn a hole through your budget and would tie up progress for other departments. Without it, you slowly, yet definitely fall behind. This is where managed IT comes into play. Managed IT services have dedicated employees and departments that are always at the top of their game. Instead of having to be a reactive company, you can have a proactive IT department.

What is Managed IT?

Managed IT sounds like a new term, but actually it is not so. Managed IT services has existed for a few years by now and its popularity has been steadily increasing. With managed IT, you outsource your entire IT department to a third-party company to handle. This concept is in fact not limited to IT, but right now we’ll focus on managed IT services.

Benefits of Managed IT?

Benefits of Managed IT

Managed IT positively influences your business or company in a number of different ways. Rather than allowing small to medium sized businesses to operate on the same class as higher end companies, there are many more benefits towards integrating managed IT services to your business model.

 

 

 

  • You can focus on what matters the most

As your business grows, so will the workload. With IT completely out of the way managed by a third party, you can invest your on-site human resources into what matters the most. Fill up the gaps when necessary, without being forced to.

 

  • Unrivaled Expertise

IT is what managed IT services specialize in. It is not a part of their service, it’s the entire thing. Their team is composed of expert individuals that cater to everything that involves IT. Therefore, you will have the best hands at work.

 

  • Lower costs

A physical space is no longer needed for your IT department. Everything from hardware, cloud computing, upgrades, and maintenance are all taken care of.

 

  • Scale up or down with ease

Managed IT services will allow you to scale your IT requirements with relative ease. Your business is growing and you need more hands on deck? No need to buy new equipment or recruit new staff; just contact the Managed IT service provider and you are good to go. Same with scaling down.

 

  • Reduces the employee salary costs

When using managed IT services, you effectively remove an entire department from your system. This adds up to thousands of dollars saved in the form of salaries every month. While there is a cost for the managed service provider you are hiring, it is always many times cheaper than hiring employees of your own at an on-site office.

 

  • Minimal downtimes

Managed IT service providers take a proactive approach to their systems. Rather than waiting for something to go wrong they will actively keep everything in check. Even in the event of a system failure, the downtime will be minimal with entire teams of IT professionals dedicated to recovering what is lost.

Do Companies Use Managed IT Services?

Yes, in fact it is more popular than ever. The estimated value of the managed services market is over $205 billion in 2020. It is estimated to grow up to be nearly $400 billion by 2026. More and more companies are rolling over to go with managed IT services over traditional on-site departments and employees.

Who are we?

We are EZETech, a team of dedicated IT professionals that bring every benefit listed above to your doorstep. We have a team of IT experts that will cater to all your needs and requirements. From day 1, our team of skilled IT professionals will take great measures to ensure that everything works out as smooth as possible. Because of our specialization, we have individuals that supplement a wide scope of IT based skill sets. In addition to our specialized manpower, we have partnerships with a wide array of tech services and distributors ranging from Microsoft to 3CX. Thanks to our extensive on-field assets and partners, we are always able to provide our clients with the best possible service.

As always, in our line of work we strictly adhere to being proactive, rather than being reactive. If this interests you, contact us for our services.

Contact EZETech today for more information on Managed IT services.

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01 Feb 2021

Recent SonicWall Hack

SonicWall Hack

SonicWall Fell Victim to a Coordinated Hack

Recent SonicWall Hack

Today, in this digital world every company wants its network secure and tries to put different firewalls to protect its network from a cybersecurity breach. However, still, sometimes it becomes hard to protect their network and somehow hackers get their access to the company network and their vulnerabilities get exposed. Network breaches are common nowadays. Cybersecurity companies make sure to provide a secure network-hub by putting different firewalls and security measures around a network. Firewalls act as a barrier between unauthorized traffic to your infrastructure. It blocks every traffic which has no authorization to enter your network.

However, some attacks expose software vulnerabilities and there is no chance to prevent the breach. One of the most dangerous is zero-day vulnerability. As, for the name, it is named after the number of days, it’s been in the wild. Because in this breach, the developer has no time to prevent this attack and put a security patch. As we have discussed, it can happen to anyone and if there are any vulnerabilities in the system which can be easily exploited, then there are more chances of getting hacked easily. This happened to one of our partners and one of the most popular network device vendor companies, named ‘SonicWall’.

Last Friday, SonicWall was attacked by an exploit, which they called a ‘highly sophisticated’ threat. It was identified by engineers at‘SonicWall’. A coordinated attack on their internal systems was identified on Friday. A hacker had exploited a zero-day vulnerability on specific ‘SonicWall’ secure remote access products. On the first release, they told everyone that their SMA100 and Netextender devices were affected by the exploit. However, in the updated release, they mentioned affected and unaffected devices separately. They told their customers in a general way, that several devices were impacted by the exploit. However, on the second day, they released another press release on their website that specific devices were affected, not Netextender, which seems a big relief to their clients and partners. However, after spending hours on investigation they found out that only devices that are parted with their SMA 100 series appliances are having a zero-day vulnerability and they are still in their investigation.

SonicWall was very transparent about the issue, and provided different mitigation advice, they told their customers to enable multi-factor authentication using SonicWall SMA, Firewalls, and MySonicWall accounts. Multi-factor authentication gives extra security to their accounts.

EZETech as a vendor of SonicWall, we play an important part. We provide a series of mitigation. SonicWall recommends their customers to use two-factor authentication for their admin accounts because admin accounts are most important. In the last two months in an aspect of a security breach, SonicWall has become the fourth cybersecurity company to get hacked. The top three were FireEye, Microsoft, Malwarebytes. We have learned that network breaching has now become a serious and frequent matter which needs monitoring and remediation as soon as possible.

At EZETech, we want our clients to stay protected under our service. That is why our team is on alert since the news was released. We are taking all the safety measures and taking all the steps to mitigate this zero-day vulnerability. We will not compromise on the network security of our valuable clients.

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29 Dec 2020

Fortinet Firewall

EZETech is a managed service provider that can help with all your digital business needs including a world class security solution that is tailored specifically to your business. Explicitly, EZETech offers impenetrable world class security solutions. Now partnered with Fortinet, EZETech has further expanded our services to include enhanced security solutions for small business demands.

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17 Dec 2020

Security Breach

Security Breach at the US Treasury

The United States Treasury, and other government organizations across the globe have faced a long running security breach. Officials are currently working hard to find out more information.

The United States Treasury and underlying commerce departments have been the victim of a cyber-attack, allegedly the group who carried out the attack is backed by a foreign government. The white house held a national security council meeting about the security breach on Saturday. The CISA and the FBI are currently investigating the attack. This attack comes less than a month after President Donald Trump fired Christopher Krebs, the nation’s top director of cybersecurity and infrastructure.

Solar Winds has suggested its users update their existing software.

The compromised software included the NTIA’s Microsoft office 365, and SolarWinds Orion. Both of which had been monitored by the group for months before the attack.  Using a highly sophisticated hacking system, the group was able to bypass the authentication.

The United States Treasury is among many organizations all over the world to be hacked by this group. Orion is suggesting an immediate upgrade to all its users to address the vulnerability.

security breach

Across the Globe, officials are working to recover from this security breach.

Officials in the UK have reported a similar breach in security and have reported the compromises as a serious event. British officials are working to figure out how much data has been compromised in the UK. Both British and US officials have stated that it is an unknown foreign government, most likely a nation state. Officials have also commented on the severity of the breach and stated that the full scope of the attack is unclear, and many agencies are working to find out more specific information.

EZETech can help keep your business safe

Here at EZETech we monitor security breaches across The United States. It is important to us to stay up to date on the happenings in cyber security. It is our number one priority to provide the most reliable protection against malicious attacks. We consistently monitor and safeguard our clients’ servers to keep confidential information encrypted. EZETech provides high end inclusive system monitoring 24 hours a day. We guarantee to defend your business credentials with the most secure practices.

Contact EZETech today for more information.

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19 Nov 2020

Smart Homes

Smart Devices have helped with home security, energy efficiency, and even supported advancements in safety features. Smart homes have become more popular over the last few years and many people are considering making the switch. If you are not sure where to start, EZEtech can help.

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11 Nov 2020

4 Reasons to Custom Build Your PC

Your needs for your computer are probably different today than they will be in the next year or two. Today, your computer time may be spent mostly exploring the internet and streaming some videos. However, a year or two down the road, you may become a gamer or video editor. So instead of having to buy a whole new PC to cater to your new needs, you can bring your custom build computer back to EZETech and we can get your PC fit with a new graphics card or other parts to maximize your experience.

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26 Oct 2020
18 Oct 2020

Black Friday Sale

Black Friday

THE BIGGEST SALE OF THE YEAR IS HERE!

Black Friday deals taking place from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm November 27th.

EZETech Black Friday HP Monitor Sale

HP 24″ Monitor

  • Outstanding visuals with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 75 Hz
  • Slim Design
  • Micro-edge display
  • Panoramic Viewing
  • Easily connect to your PC, gaming console, and peripherals
  • Broad range of ports
  • Built-in speakers
  • Low blue light mode
  • HP standard 1-year limited warranty

Turret IP Outdoor Surveillance Camera

  • 4 megapixel high resolution
  • Dual video streams
  • Backlight Compensation
  • High performance EXIR LED
  • Outdoor weather protection level of IP67 prevents failure in inclement weather
EZETech Black Friday Camera Sale
EZETech Black Friday PC Sale

Refurbished PCs

Sale Price ranging from $250-$400

Why should you buy refurbished PCs?

  • The cost is considerably lower
  • It is a computer that will match or even exceed the performance level of a similar brand new model
  • Our refurbished machines are handled by specially trained technicians that adhere and exceed all manufacturer set standards

Refurbished LCD Screens

Sale Price ranging from $40-$80

Why should you buy refurbished LCD Screens?

  • The cost is considerably lower
  • Can be as good as new
  • EZETech runs them through a strict quality check
EZETech Black Friday computer Monitor Sale
EZETech Black Friday Cable Sale

Cables

  • USB A-B
  • USB Micro
  • USB Mini
  • VGA
  • DVI
  • SATA
  • CAT6 Cables

Call or stop by EZETech on Black Friday to benefit from our biggest sale of the year!

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12 Oct 2020

Ransomware Attack Prevention

Wellington Regional Medical Center suffered a massive security breach only weeks ago

Nationwide Ransomware Scare

Recent ransomware attack on a major hospital chain is one of the largest cyberattacks in U.S. history. Could this have been prevented?

What Happened

Wellington Regional Medical Center in South Florida, along with hundreds of other hospitals affiliated with Universal Health Services suffered a massive security breach, experts indicating it sounds like a ransomware attack.

On September 27th, Universal Health Care Services (UHS) fell victim to a ransomware security breach. UHS has over 400 network hospitals, with a large majority of them based here in the US. Systems were down on Monday, forcing doctors, nurses, and other hospital employees to rely on paper. These hospital employees still needed to complete their tasks and tend to their patients, but now their normally encrypted and confidential information had to be relayed on paper. The St. Lucie County Sherriff’s Office security breach last year in 2019 was a very similar situation.

Criminals have been targeting hospitals and healthcare institutions during the pandemic since certain codes of malware can scramble patient data. Even though no patient’s safety nor confidential records were compromised in this most recent attack, patients have died as a result of past unrelated security breaches. Given this information, hospitals are sometimes inclined to pay the ransom.

What is Ransomware

Ransomware is a type of malware used for extortion by gaining access to important data and locking out users of infected networks until the ransom is paid. The cost to recover this data can be from a few hundred dollars to thousands and sometimes even millions, which is to be paid to the cybercriminal in Bitcoin.

Medical facilities are a big target for cybercriminals to focus on for these types of attacks. Hospitals need immediate access to their files and therefore are more likely to pay off a ransom quickly. The most common delivery for ransomware is through email. It will seem like a file that you should trust but once opened, it can take control of the victim’s computer.

Previous Ransomware Attacks in Florida

In 2019, the City of Riviera Beach paid a six-figure ransom to recover data for the entire city. Riviera Beach was one of many cities to be targeted. The technology behind cryptocurrency is able to make millions of dollars untraceable after being sent to hackers, leaving the FBI no closer to finding the culprit. As previously mentioned, the St. Lucie County Sherriff’s Office also suffered a security breach in 2019.

How to Prevent Ransomware

Cybersecurity attacks including ransomware and phishing scams are extremely common and can almost always be prevented. They can be prevented with proper data backups and due diligence not to open unfamiliar emails and spam. It is also important to have proper cybersecurity monitoring. With all of these in place, businesses can rest assured that all their data stored is protected.

EZETech is a HIPAA compliant company that provides Healthcare IT services. To read more on EZETech’s HIPAA Compliancy: click here. HIPAA imposes specific technical and administrative requirements for healthcare IT planners, InfoSec organizations, and compliance officers. Healthcare IT organizations are required to put strong security systems and practices in place to protect access to confidential data and to safeguard the integrity of electronic health records throughout their lifecycle. IT organizations must ensure EHRs are not deleted, corrupted, tampered with, or stolen. HIPAA privacy and security rules apply to data maintained on-premises, in a hosted facility, or in the cloud.

The first step to compliance is understanding what your risks are where they are. EZETech will perform a deep-level risk analysis of your environment and endpoints. IT risk management aims to manage the risks that come with the ownership, involvement, operation, influence, adoption, and use of IT as part of a larger enterprise.

The first step to compliance is understanding what and where your risks are. EZETech will perform a deep-level risk analysis of your environment and endpoints. IT risk management aims to manage the risks that come with the ownership, involvement, operation, influence, adoption, and use of IT as part of a larger enterprise.

To read more on EZETech’s HIPAA Compliancy: click here.

To read more on the hospitals targeted in the cyberattack: click here.

Call or stop by EZETech today to learn more about ransomware attack prevention and HIPAA compliancy!

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