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Protos Networks and IASME to help charities benefit from Cyber-Security campaign

In May this year, the WannaCry ransomware dominated global headlines bringing the reality of cyber-crime to the attention of Boardrooms on an unprecedented scale. With extensive data, including the Crime Survey for England and Wales, showing an upward trend in cyber-crime, it is highly unlikely that WannaCry will be the last cyber-crime headlines we’ll see….
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Achieving Cheaper, more Flexible WAN Connectivity with SD-WAN

What is SD-WAN?Software defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) is a fresh alternative to network connectivity which enables organisations to increase agility within their wide area networks whilst reducing costs significantly.SD-WAN utilises Software-Defined networking, intelligent VPN and routing technologies to provide MPLS-like reliability over internet or hybrid links.Deploy remote sites – faster! SD-WAN deployments can be rolled-out…
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Protos Networks Awarded Cyber Essentials and GDPR Readiness Assessor Status

Protos Networks have been awarded official Certification Body status for Cyber Essentials, Cyber Essentials Plus and GDPR readiness by the IASME Consortium – one of only five bodies in the UK granted as an accreditation body by HM Government. Cyber Essentials is a Government-backed and industry-supported scheme to help businesses protect themselves against cyber threats….
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Guest WiFi Works for Chester’s tiki bar, The Sandy Box

Protos Networks recently worked with James Nicolian, the owner of Chester’s very first tiki bar The Sandy Box, to install a Guest WiFi solution for his guests. As a new business, The Sandy Box faced the challenge of identifying customer trends – particularly repeat visits and loyalty – and gathering customer data for marketing purposes….
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How Smarter Guest Wi-Fi Can Help Your Business Learn and Grow

In recent years, guest Wi-Fi has gone from being a nicety in hospitality and retail venues to a customer expectation. In fact, recent research has shown that: 2 in 3 people now own a smartphone 61% of people search for Wi-Fi whilst eating and drinking 36% would visit a food and drink outlet again if…
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Meet WannaCry – the new Ransomware Variant in Town!

It’s been impossible to miss what occurred over the weekend, it was top story on news channels globally, it shut down parts of the NHS and affected major corporations such as Telefonica and FedEx – a global cyber attack on a scale not seen before. The culprit was a new piece of malware called ‘WannaCry’…
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Is Your Organisation Prepared for GDPR in 2018?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new regulation which comes into force in May 2018, and will make the current Data Protection regulations much stronger. GDPR puts responsibilities on organisations who hold personal data to ensure they have put the correct procedures and defences in place to protect against, and detect, security breaches. Companies who…
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Achieving the Best ROI on Your Guest Wi-Fi Investment

These days’ customers are expecting free Wi-Fi that is fast, secure and easy to access. Although there is a cost attached to providing this service, it can be used as a very effective marketing tool. The marketing potential and ability to speak directly to your customers bring benefits that far outweigh its cost, so we…
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5 Reasons Why Cyber Essentials is Great for Business

Cybersecurity is a responsibility that lies with individual businesses. The UK Government is leading the cyber security agenda for businesses with a range of schemes and initiatives. Perhaps the most useful for SMEs is Cyber Essentials. Cyber Essentials is a government backed scheme which was launched in 2014 by the Department for Business Innovation and…
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Protect Against the Latest Cyber Threats with the Cloud

Hardly a day goes by when cyber security isn’t in the news. TalkTalk, Tesco Bank, Yahoo, the US Presidential Election. All of these cyber security breaches have been headline news. One could be forgiven for thinking cyber security is only the concern of the larger companies, but this complacency is what modern cyber-criminals prey upon….
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