How Secure Is Your Password?

When choosing a password, people generally decide to make it something quick and easy to remember, however, this does make it easier for hackers to crack the password and gain access to your important information.

When choosing a password, to give it the best chance of being secure against hackers, you should follow the following guide:

– Do not use common words
– Do not use meaningful dates or known events like birthdays, holidays or pet’s           names
– Avoid using general dictionary words
Use random characters and not phrases
Avoid commonly used passwords like: password, abcd1234, 123456. These              passwords take less than 8 Milliseconds to guess.
Ensure the password is at least 8 Characters long and includes the below
At least 1 Lower case letter                       a-z
At least 1 Upper case letter                       A-Z
At least 1 Number                                       0-9
At least 1 Special Character                       !@#
Avoid using the same password twice

For more information on how you can check if your password is secure and other helpful security information, give our support team a call on 1300 553 084 or go to securemyit.com.au

 

CommSys Introduces the New T5 Series Phones

CommSys would like to introduce the new T5 Series phones from Yealink to complement the existing phones that we supply.

T58V and T58A Smart Media Phones
The T58 handset is a simple to use smart media phone that provides a HD Audio and Video Experience for the business professionals.   The phone comes with a 7in adjustable multi-point touch screen with integrated WiFi and Bluetooth.  It also includes a built-in browser, calendar, recorder and much more.

T54S and T52S Business Media Phones
Both these phones are designed for the high end and busy office users.   With ease of use, the Media IP Phone has a distinctive appearance and structure with HD voice quality for crystal clear voice communications.

If you are looking at upgrading your current phone system or adding to your existing office phones, why not give us a call on 1300 553 084 to find out more about the new T5 Series phones and how we can help you with your communications needs.

Internet Reliability and Moving to the Cloud

Is your business holding off moving to the cloud because you are worried about your internet reliability? The benefits of using cloud computing are huge. Here at CommSys we have a way to keep you operational in the event of an unexpected internet outage. We take Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery seriously. Partner with CommSys and reap the benefits of Cloud Computing while minimising your online risks.

Why not give us a call on 1300 553 084 to find out more about our internet redundancy and cloud solutions

Website Hijacking

Have you ever put an address in your car navigation and found yourself at the wrong place. Imagine if you’re on you way to deposit a bank cheque but your car navigation took you to a place that looked like a bank, but wasn’t. The tellers were scammers and all they did was collect your banking details to rip you off.

This seems a bit far fetched doesn’t it, but that’s exactly what happens online.  Someone tricks your Web browser into taking you to a Webpage that isn’t really the right one. It looks real, but isn’t.

So how do you know?  In the picture above, this is an example of a secure website.  For it to be secure you would look for the following:
1. A padlock either at the start or end of the address bar
2. When you press on the padlock and it will display a popup box and it will advise you if the website is secure and what the actual web address is.

If there is no padlock when you view a website, this will mean that your connection to the site is not secure and it will make it easier for someone to steal your information like passwords.

If you are still unsure, give us a call on 1300 553 084 and we can make sure your online “navigation” is working correctly.

Server and Data Security

In a digital world where nearly all businesses rely on their sensitive business information to be stored electronically, it is important to ensure that this information is safe and secure.

If your data is lost or compromised it will be a devastating impact to the operation of your business. Take a look at what happened to the City of Atlanta on 22 March 2018, which was remotely attacked by ransomware which crippled the City’s critical functions for 5 days.

“Hackers Are holding the city of Atlanta Hostage”

Ensuring your information technology systems are protected is critical for all businesses. There are many levels of protection available. CommSys understands how important your data is and can undertake a thorough IT Security Audit of your systems and implement measures that can keep your data safe and secure.

If you have any questions please contact us on 1300 553 084 or go to our website www.securemyit.com.au for more information.

Business Continuity for Harris Farm Markets

Congratulations to Harris Farm Markets on the opening of their new store at Lindfield on the 14 March 2018. As with all sites for Harris Farm, Business Continuity is an important focus for them. Addressing that need, CommSys Consultants designed and implemented a solution using a combination of Cisco Network equipment, NBN and 4G. This provided a cost effect solution for Disaster Recovery ensuring Harris Farm has minimised their risk of potential outages and disruption to their business.

To find out more about how CommSys can help your business stay “online” and reduce disruptions, contact us on 1300553084 or go to our product site www.securemyit.com.au Powered by CommSys.

KEEP Your Computer up to date

Windows updates, that annoying process that slows your computer and internet down and prevents your computer from starting up or shutting down. It can be frustrating but have you ever wondered why those updates are so important?

The updates that are sent out each week by Microsoft are important patches that help protect your system from possible bugs or security vulnerabilities in the operating system. Hackers will try to use these vulnerabilities to create Malware for malicious purposes. Ensuring that the updates are completed will ensure you have the best protection for your computer environment.

Why not contact us to arrange an audit on your business computers and make sure things are up-to-date.

New CommSys Conference Phone Range and the CommSys Conference Bridge

We would like to introduce you to the new CommSys Conference phones from Yealink.

The CP920 is a touch-sensitive HD IP Conference phone that has superior audio quality with built in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. It is perfect for small to medium conference rooms.

The CP960 comes with a 5-inch touch screen. Combining its simplicity of use with sophisticated features it is the perfect conferencing unit for your teams and for medium to large conference rooms.

The conference phones are a great inclusion to your conference needs when added to the CommSys Conference Bridge. The conference bridge is perfect for small to large conferences where members can dial into a dedicated number for the conference call from any phone or mobile.

For more information on the new range of conference phones and the CommSys Conference Bridge, speak to one of our Consultants on 1300 553 084 option 1 or email us at sales@commsys.com.au

CommSys Call Recording Portal

Do you require call recording on your inbound and outbound calls for training and compliance reasons.  CommSys provides a Cloud Recording Portal that is easy to access and use.

Some of the features include:

– Easy Search Functionality
– Recordings are uploaded within a few minutes of the call completing
– Keep 3 months work of call recordings – up to 1TB storage capacity
– Access the call recordings from any internet connected device that has a  browser

The benefits of using the CommSys Call Recording Portal instead of other means:

– Access your recordings almost instantly, and act on that information faster
– More reliable than other portals as the recordings are sent individually – less chance of failure
– Fully supported by CommSys IT Support Agreements means less time managing complicated systems, and more time managing your core business
– Faster and easier search functionality – Spend less time getting the information you need
– Easily listen to recordings – MP3 or wav format.  No need to extract the recordings

Give our Sales Team a call on 1300 553 084 for further details on how our CommSys Cloud Call Recording Portal can help you.

Disaster Recovery

Like getting a flat tyre on your car, having a spare tyre for your business ensures you keep operating even when your providers aren’t.

– Review Business Continuity strategies ( IT Disaster Recovery)
Design and Implement IT Disaster Recovery plans
Review system, data and application backups
Phone System and email redundancy
Maintain customer satisfaction and communication
Minimise potential financial losses due to outages

Give us a call on 1300553084 to discuss your current business operation and how we can help you minimise your risks.