By David Scott, Managing Member at Avid Communications. When you’re a company named Alphabet and you own a sprawling empire that controls 87% of all global economic activity, I suppose it should be no surprise when you struggle to name your products and services consistently. And of course by “Alphabet,” I really mean “Google.” Alphabet […]
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By David Scott, Managing Member at Avid Communications. This year I bought both a new car and a new bike. As of last week, the bike had more miles on it. Okay, that’s cheating–since the bike had a two month head start–but it’s no lie to say that I’ve commuted more miles on my bike […]
Usually, protecting clients from cyber-criminals is the first order of business in the deployment of AvidFirewall NG. For a multi-location, retail user that had been on an AT&T MPLS network, the huge increase in network reliability was the most tangible immediate benefit. Not to mention the cost savings. Before I talk more about AvidFirewall NG, […]
By David Scott, Managing Member at Avid Communications. The deployment of AvidFirewall NG for a municipality has been a vivid demonstration of the importance of a holistic approach to network design and management, especially when it comes to increased security. In this case, we started with the basics: new wiring and new Ethernet switches. This […]
As I was thinking about what to write for our story this week, I decided to share our “Welcome Letter” with you. This is the letter that we send to all of our new customers. We talk about the fact that we’re locally owned and managed. In my experience, people prefer to support local businesses […]
We work with Jason Terry of Blue Gurus to support a number of mutual clients, and he called the other day from a client’s site about their Internet bandwidth. We were in the process of upgrading their connection from 20 MB to 50 MB of total Internet bandwidth. A simple speed test can confirm the […]
Cyber-security is admittedly a complex topic, and most of the information out there is geared for those with some familiarity of the topic, making it jargon heavy and difficult to consume for executives and business owners. Knowing this and the temptation for procrastination, we at Avid have been working for quite some time to simplify […]
Now that you’ve paid several thousand dollars for your ticket, it’s time to be ushered to your seat because the show’s about to begin. No, you’re not in the front row for Hamilton on Broadway. You’re watching a dramatic comedy about your very own business unfold in Security Theatre. Wikipedia defines “Security Theatre” as: the […]
By David Scott, Managing Member at Avid Communications I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the challenge faced by our clients when it comes to cyber security. And reading a lot. And getting lots of headaches. Most of the material is jargon heavy, and reads like, “Sophisticated cyber attack vectors and multi-layer advanced threats, whether […]