Professional Security Solutions

GROUND Security provides customized information security solutions for small- and medium-sized businesses. Our experienced professionals bring a wealth of knowledge and talent into each environment that we work with. Let us work to help keep you secure in an unsafe world.

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  • Any technology, any business. We'll help keep you secure in an insecure world.

    Any technology, any business. We'll help keep you secure in an insecure world.

  • What can the cloud do for your business? We have the answers.

    What can the cloud do for your business? We have the answers.

SECURITY CONSULTING

SECURITY CONSULTING

Engage with one of our consultants for a review of your computing environment. We'll recommend and help you implement solutions that help ensure security, safety, and regulatory compliance.
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RETAIL AND RESTAURANT

RETAIL AND RESTAURANT

Seamless solutions for your retail branch, restaurant, and other small businesses. Offload technology and PCI compliance to our experts who will be with you every step of the way.
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BUSINESS AUTOMATION

BUSINESS AUTOMATION

Add intelligence to your processes by combining cloud-based tools and logic with your data. Work faster and better by processing your company's data into actionable information.
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SECURE NETWORKING

SECURE NETWORKING

Our team of experienced professionals can help design, install, and maintain secure network and server solutions to meet your business's needs. Have a problem with an existing system? We can provide timely support with quick resolution times.
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Data Backups: Can you rely on tape?

Almost every small business that I’ve had a chance to work with has used tapes as their primary means of backing up data (the others have had no backups or no data to backup). Tapes are used widely for several good reasons: they can be stored and archived for many years, they are fairly inexpensive, easy to rotate, and many backup software packages are designed around the use of them. But have you ever had to restore from tape? It’s a tedious process. First, you have to find the tape (or tapes) that has the data you want to restore from (hope you’re labeling them well!), then you have to catalog it, then you have to mount and restore it… something that should be so simple can actually be an excruciating process. After all of that (and the time it takes if you’ve been there) you had better hope that the backup was tested, otherwise it may not even restore properly. What if your business is completely down until the restore is done? That would make for a very stressful day.

In my opinion, tape is a legacy technology. Disk and flash storage is so affordable these days that companies can easily purchase storage capacity that can exceed the amount of space that they have with tapes. This can translate to faster and more reliable backups, longer retention periods, and more available space for future growth. Restores are usually completed faster, too. Interested in a hybrid model? Tapes can still be a good means of off-site archival. Or, you can look into cloud based backups options or even offsite disk-based backups. The options are out there, but you have to make the choice for the backup solution that is best for your business.

Did you know: Standardized Risk Assessments

Did you know that the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) publishes Special Publication 800-30, Guide for Conducting Risk Assessments? This is one of several guides that GROUND Security incorporates within our assessment and analysis framework.

You can find the document on NIST’s website: http://csrc.nist.gov/publications/PubsSPs.html

Simple Security Tips

Some useful tips for home users to help stay protected on the internet:

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