VAR White Papers

  1. 10 Steps To Proactive Security
    4/12/2018

    It has become commonplace to say that the state of cybersecurity has changed. It’s true—cybercriminals continue evolving their methods of attack. It’s not just malicious actors you have to worry about either—with the world growing more interconnected, it’s more likely than ever that insiders will accidentally cause a data breach.

  2. The 2017 Cyberattack Storm Aftermath
    4/12/2018

    A Survey of IT Leaders’ Thoughts on WannaCry, Petya, and Vault 7.

  3. 6 Week Guide To Accelerating Your Cloud Business
    4/10/2018

    If you want to be part of the cloud industry, you need to be clear about two things in order to capitalize on its growth; the type of business you want to be, and the type of portfolio you wish to build. This guide is a 6-week plan on how to bring your cloud business to a completely new level.

  4. How To Stand Out From The Crowd: The Importance Of Differentiation
    4/10/2018

    Every business is looking to boost their sales. The most effective way of achieving this is by focusing on your unique selling point, and using it to dominate your niche market segment. Here is a 3-step guide to give you tips on how to build a solid strategy, from which you can develop your offering and enhance your business outcomes.

  5. DNS Protection: An Overlooked Layer Of Cybersecurity
    4/4/2018

    Uncontrolled internet access is a high-risk activity for any business, regardless of size, but it is particularly dangerous for the small to medium- sized businesses (SMB) that make up a managed service providers’ client base. Unfortunately, endpoint security alone is no longer enough to keep clients safe from modern cyberattacks. And, as MSPs well know, remediating threats that have successfully infiltrated the network is challenging and extremely time-consuming. That’s why today’s MSPs are increasingly turning to services that can stop threats before they hit the network.

  6. Webroot 2018 Threat Report
    4/4/2018

    If there’s one thing that came through loud and clear in our analysis of malware and other threats in 2017, it’s that, when it comes to cybersecurity, change is the only constant. While analysts, researchers, and security companies worked quickly to identify and block emerging threats, attackers were just as quick in finding new ways to evade defenses. Phishing attacks became more targeted and successful, and most phishing sites were only online for 4-8 hours.

  7. How To Fit Your Technology Expertise Into Your Customer’s World
    3/6/2018

    Selling business technology products (e.g., POS, security, or inventory control systems) for many years allows you to develop deep expertise of your products. But, to break into your customer’s world, requires deep expertise of their operations and their needs. Discover how to change your approach with customers to uncover the needs that your products can solve.   

  8. Why Security Awareness Training Is An Essential Part Of Your Security Strategy
    3/6/2018

    Every year, millions of people fall victim to cybercrime. Hackers and criminals prey on their victims using a wide variety of elaborate techniques such as phishing emails, ransomware attacks, and phony web pages, among others. In fact, scams that have plagued society for centuries only continue to grow in size, sophistication, and complexity. For instance, the well-known Nigerian email hoax has roots from a common “Spanish Prisoner” scam that dates back more than 100 years. In this type of primitive “advanced fee scam,” the fraudster requests cash in return for a large commission which, of course, is never delivered.

  9. Visibility From Your Network Into The Cloud: Today’s New Essentials
    3/6/2018

    The cloud is supposed to make everything simpler and more cost-effective for businesses and their users, but for network managers, it adds complexity. Cloud services are made available to users on demand via the internet. The services depend on extreme network reliability, and that reliability must extend beyond traditional corporate boundaries. 

  10. The Shortfalls Of Traceroute In Modern Multi-Path Networks
    3/6/2018

    Traceroute is a fantastically popular network troubleshooting tool. It is second in popularity only to ping. The reason is simple. Traceroute quickly shows you what network devices your traffic is going through to reach a destination, and gives an indication of what each of those devices’ performance is. Theoretically, you can quickly tell where your traffic stops, where your traffic is slowed, and what devices are important for this connectivity. Not only is this super helpful, but it’s also intuitive. It aligns with our mental model of how networks work. It just makes sense.