MSPmentor Blog http://mspmentor.net/blog/8622/feed en Don’t Take the Bait; Spear Phishers Trying to Reel in Big Tax Returns http://mspmentor.net/blog/don-t-take-bait-spear-phishers-trying-reel-big-tax-returns <div class="node-body blog-body">Taxpayers, company accountants and IT admins, take heart: The IRS isn’t the only group that’s interested in your tax return. Criminals leverage unencrypted email, poor firewalls, and general social engineering to steal taxpayers’ and organizations’ returns in hopes of garnering a refund and/or nonpublic information (NPI)—and it’s arguably easier for them to do it than filing a return.</div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/blog/don-t-take-bait-spear-phishers-trying-reel-big-tax-returns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/blog/don-t-take-bait-spear-phishers-trying-reel-big-tax-returns#comments Guest Bloggers AppRiver business email compromise messages cybercriminal IRS phishing traffic social engineering spear phishing spoofed email tax return tax season W-2 MSPmentor Blog Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:24:00 +0000 75781 at http://mspmentor.net Why You Need the Right Cloud Monitoring Solution http://mspmentor.net/blog/why-you-need-right-cloud-monitoring-solution <div class="node-body blog-body">When a Microsoft outage in early March took down a host of cloud-based services, the impact on users ranged from inconvenience to hampered productivity. For many managed service providers, the outage meant fielding calls from customers unsure of why they were suddenly unable to access the applications they rely on to operate their businesses.</div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/blog/why-you-need-right-cloud-monitoring-solution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/blog/why-you-need-right-cloud-monitoring-solution#comments Guest Bloggers cloud monitoring services cloud outage cloud-based services downtime kaseya MSPmentor Blog Mon, 27 Mar 2017 08:59:00 +0000 75771 at http://mspmentor.net 3 Reasons MSPs Should Embrace the Broader Role of MSSP http://mspmentor.net/blog/3-reasons-msps-should-embrace-broader-role-mssp-1 <div class="node-body blog-body">The skyrocketing number of security threats combined with a growing acceptance of the as-a-service business model is creating an increased demand for managed security services providers (MSSPs)</div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/blog/3-reasons-msps-should-embrace-broader-role-mssp-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/blog/3-reasons-msps-should-embrace-broader-role-mssp-1#comments Guest Bloggers attack mitigation Barracuda Networks cybercrime cybersecurity Intronis intrustion detection IT skills gap MSSP secure software development security talent MSPmentor Blog Mon, 27 Mar 2017 08:32:00 +0000 75731 at http://mspmentor.net Cybersecurity Is an Essential Part of the MSP Toolkit http://mspmentor.net/blog/cybersecurity-essential-part-msp-toolkit <div class="node-body blog-body">With IT becoming table stakes for business success, and the threat environment growing, MSPs must become more than just a trusted advisor or partner.</div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/blog/cybersecurity-essential-part-msp-toolkit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/blog/cybersecurity-essential-part-msp-toolkit#comments Guest Bloggers avg cybersecurity Integrated AntiVirus Integrated AV Managed Security Services MSPs Remote Monitoring & Management RMM MSPmentor Blog Mon, 13 Mar 2017 10:17:00 +0000 75351 at http://mspmentor.net How MSPs Can Master Email Marketing http://mspmentor.net/blog/how-msps-can-master-email-marketing <div class="node-body blog-body">Email marketing presents a valuable and feasible opportunity for MSPs to scale their business by engaging with prospects and upselling clients. However, it may be difficult to begin an email campaign from scratch if you don’t have the proper experience.</div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/blog/how-msps-can-master-email-marketing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/blog/how-msps-can-master-email-marketing#comments Guest Bloggers clickthrough Datto email campaigns email marketing email promotion open rate personalization MSPmentor Blog Mon, 13 Mar 2017 10:15:00 +0000 75331 at http://mspmentor.net Why IoT Is the New Threat Frontier http://mspmentor.net/blog/why-iot-new-threat-frontier <div class="node-body blog-body">Phishing and ransomware have recently garnered the lion’s share of attention from the media and security professionals, but the latest twist in cyber threats promises to present additional challenges for MSPs. Read how the Internet of Things (IoT) is becoming the new threat frontier.</div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/blog/why-iot-new-threat-frontier" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/blog/why-iot-new-threat-frontier#comments Guest Bloggers cyber criminals Internet of Things IoT phishing webroot MSPmentor Blog Thu, 09 Mar 2017 11:01:00 +0000 75231 at http://mspmentor.net Benefiting from a Unified IT Business Management Platform http://mspmentor.net/blog/benefiting-unified-it-business-management-platform <div class="node-body blog-body">IT Service Providers (ITSPs) and Managed Service Providers (MSPs) are on a constant quest to boost efficiencies and cut operational costs while driving recurring revenue and increasing profitability. But achieving these goals can be a serious challenge when you do not have the right solutions in place, or your team has to move back and forth between disparate solutions to run the business and deliver managed and cloud services to clients.</div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/blog/benefiting-unified-it-business-management-platform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/blog/benefiting-unified-it-business-management-platform#comments Guest Bloggers automation Autotask unified IT business management platforms MSPmentor Blog Wed, 08 Mar 2017 19:35:00 +0000 75211 at http://mspmentor.net Delivering Security Services Now Critical to MSP Success http://mspmentor.net/blog/delivering-security-services-now-critical-msp-success <div class="node-body blog-body">MSPs have largely leveled the playing field for SMBs, enabling these organizations to deliver an optimal customer experience and service users as handily as their larger counterparts. But underpinning this success is a plethora of customer data that must be securely captured, stored and accessed.</div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/blog/delivering-security-services-now-critical-msp-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/blog/delivering-security-services-now-critical-msp-success#comments Guest Bloggers antimalware antivirus IAM security kaseya SECaas security security as a service security breach security services smb MSPmentor Blog Mon, 27 Feb 2017 11:09:00 +0000 74881 at http://mspmentor.net To Stay Competitive, MSPs Need to Charge More, Not Less http://mspmentor.net/blog/stay-competitive-msps-need-charge-more-not-less <div class="node-body blog-body">Instead of trying to compete by lowering your prices and minimizing your profit margins, base your prices on the value your solutions and services bring to customers. </div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/blog/stay-competitive-msps-need-charge-more-not-less" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/blog/stay-competitive-msps-need-charge-more-not-less#comments Guest Bloggers 2017 Kaseya MSP Global Pricing Survey Intronis kaseya value-based pricing MSPmentor Blog Mon, 27 Feb 2017 10:46:00 +0000 74871 at http://mspmentor.net 6 Simple Tips to Drastically Improve Your Customers’ Security http://mspmentor.net/blog/6-simple-tips-drastically-improve-your-customers-security <div class="node-body blog-body">They say losing a customer’s server is a bad day in IT, but losing a customer’s data is fatal. As an MSP, you can’t afford to let your guard down for a second. In this article, Ian Trump offers advice on how to make sure you keep your eye on the security ball.</div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/blog/6-simple-tips-drastically-improve-your-customers-security" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/blog/6-simple-tips-drastically-improve-your-customers-security#comments Guest Bloggers antivirus attack surface cloud-based backup endpoint protection Flash Java MSSP remote monitoring and management RMM security patch Silverlight SolarWinds user access control MSPmentor Blog Mon, 27 Feb 2017 10:40:00 +0000 74861 at http://mspmentor.net Global Security Report: End of Year 2016 http://mspmentor.net/blog/global-security-report-end-year-2016 <div class="node-body blog-body">Botnets are making malware and spam campaigns more accessible than ever, notes AppRiver's 2016 Global Security Report.</div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/blog/global-security-report-end-year-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/blog/global-security-report-end-year-2016#comments Guest Bloggers AppRiver botnet cyber aggression Global security Internet of Things IoT malware mobile malware smart phone smart watch MSPmentor Blog Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:13:00 +0000 74731 at http://mspmentor.net 4 Tips to Help MSPs Become Lead Generation Experts http://mspmentor.net/blog/4-tips-help-msps-become-lead-generation-experts <div class="node-body blog-body">Lead generation is an incredible marketing method for stimulating and capturing interest in your products and services to help develop your sales pipeline. However, for MSPs, lead generation can be a tough process because many shops lack the time and resources to dedicate to sales and marketing efforts.</div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/blog/4-tips-help-msps-become-lead-generation-experts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/blog/4-tips-help-msps-become-lead-generation-experts#comments Guest Bloggers Datto email marketing facebook inbound marketing lead generation LinkedIn newsletter outbound marketing social media marketing twitter MSPmentor Blog Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:51:00 +0000 74651 at http://mspmentor.net How Machine Learning Makes MSPs Smarter http://mspmentor.net/blog/how-machine-learning-makes-msps-smarter <div class="node-body blog-body">It’s painfully obvious that the threat landscape continues to evolve in speed, sophistication and persistence of attacks—and it’s equally clear that traditional security solutions can’t keep up. See how machine learning employs advanced mathematical algorithms to help endpoint protection vendors prevent breaches from striking your clients’ businesses.</div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/blog/how-machine-learning-makes-msps-smarter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/blog/how-machine-learning-makes-msps-smarter#comments Guest Bloggers endpoint protection endpoint security machine learning malware viruses webroot MSPmentor Blog Wed, 15 Feb 2017 10:59:00 +0000 74591 at http://mspmentor.net MSPs: 5 Simple Steps to Automate Your Business for Profitability http://mspmentor.net/blog/msps-5-simple-steps-automate-your-business-profitability <div class="node-body blog-body">Delivering superior services is key to ensuring customer satisfaction and the consequent long-term relationships that enable MSPs to lock in predictable, recurring revenue. What's the best way to deliver superior service? One word: automation. But, how and where should an MSP get started? </div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/blog/msps-5-simple-steps-automate-your-business-profitability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/blog/msps-5-simple-steps-automate-your-business-profitability#comments Guest Bloggers automation backup cloud-based automation services disk cleanup reporting service quality ticketing webroot MSPmentor Blog Mon, 30 Jan 2017 11:04:00 +0000 73871 at http://mspmentor.net 3 Ways MSPs Can Capitalize on the SMB Virtualization Trend http://mspmentor.net/blog/3-ways-msps-can-capitalize-smb-virtualization-trend <div class="node-body blog-body">Now that many SMBs have virtualized their servers, it’s a good idea to make sure your business follows suit by adopting operations, policies, and a business plan to support that change.</div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/blog/3-ways-msps-can-capitalize-smb-virtualization-trend" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/blog/3-ways-msps-can-capitalize-smb-virtualization-trend#comments Guest Bloggers analytics Backup and Disaster Recovery BDR Intronis managed routing smb value-added virtualization virtualization WAN optimization MSPmentor Blog Mon, 30 Jan 2017 10:51:00 +0000 73861 at http://mspmentor.net