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Short answer: Yes Long answer: Yes. In our experience access to personal email is the primary cause of malicious software entering the workplace. When running your company, the last thing you want to do is spend lots of money and time on securing your network, only to allow users access to personal email and have them compromise it. That nice spam filter you have? Virus blocker? Phishing...

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Good afternoon all, If you own a business that shares files between computers, chances are you were recommended to make your network gigabit at some point. Its one of the first things that IT consultants will recommend, and rightfully so. Here's some background info on why every IT professional recommends a gigabit network. Gigabit (Gb) vs Gigabyte (GB) vs Megabit (Mb) vs Megabyte (MB) : This comes down to...

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Good afternoon all, If you have not heard of them, SSDs are Solid State Drives. They are a type of hard drive that has no moving parts. In short, they are many orders of magnitude faster than your typical hard drive. They are the single greatest upgrade you can put into a computer. They will make old computers feel faster than brand new ones, assuming the...

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Worcester, MA June 11, 2012:  Cinch IT, Inc. was recently given an opportunity to be one of the sponsors for Auburn VNA Health Network’s Second Annual Deanna D. Goggins Golf Classic tournament.  This event commemorates Goggins, their former executive director - who has held the position for 32 years – by continuing to provide high quality health care. Two of Cinch IT’s great engineers were...

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VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. Without getting into the details, it allows you to very securely connect to another network, and things will behave as if they were on that other network. There is an emphasis here on security. Through tunneling and encryption and other techniques, a VPN allows a connection to be extremely secure. There are two main implementations for a VPN in most small...

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Worcester, MA June 2, 2012:  For the second year, Mike Clark, Chief Technology Officer of Cinch IT, Inc., was given the opportunity to partner with Status Ride for an amazing event appreciating local police and firefighters.  Status Ride was giving the local heroes an opportunity to drive some of their luxury cars which included a Lamborghini, Bentley GT, Porsche 911, and a Corvette Convertible.  They...

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