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How Your Business Benefits from Managed Services
May 25, 2023
Today, businesses across all industries heavily rely on technology to drive their organization and are investing heavily in new technology to gain a competitive edge while increasing the efficiency of their operations.
MacOS Security Vulnerabilities and the Need for EDR, Patch Management, and RMM Tools
May 11, 2023
As more and more people use Macs in business environments, the types of malware targeting Apple products have become more advanced with more criminal campaigns targeting Mac users. In this blog post, we will review why Macs require Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) software, proactive patch management, and a strong Mobile Device Management (MDM) platform to ensure robust security.
How to Save Time and Money for Your Business with Advanced Managed Services
April 27, 2023
Businesses of all sizes face unprecedented technology and security challenges in 2023. At the same time, businesses are investing in technology to deliver increased profits with reduced costs. This is where outsourced managed technology and security services come into play.
MSSP Alert’s 2022 Top 250 MSSP- Ballast Services Profile
April 27, 2023
Ballast Services is proud to be featured as a spotlight profile with MSSP Alert's Top 250 MSSPs for 2022.
Why Privileged Account Management Is Key to Your Business Security
April 18, 2023
Privileged account management (PAM) is a security strategy that controls and monitors access to sensitive information and systems within an organization. The goal of PAM is to ensure that only authorized individuals have access to sensitive data and systems and that their access is limited to the minimum necessary for their job function.
Why Cost Optimization Matters in IT
April 13, 2023
Cost optimization is the process of identifying and implementing strategies to reduce costs while maintaining or improving the quality of services. It's a continuous process that helps IT executives ensure that their organization's technology investments are aligned with the organization's goals and objectives.
Banking Industry Shake Ups Introduce New Cyberattack Campaigns
March 27, 2023
Cybercriminals are always looking for new ways to exploit people's fears and emotions to trick them into divulging sensitive information or downloading malicious software. One common tactic is to use newsworthy events to conduct social engineering and phishing campaigns which are designed to manipulate people into doing something they should not, such as clicking on a link or providing login credentials via timely fraudulent communications that appear to be related to a news event.
Server Patch Management Best Practices
March 14, 2023
Businesses are increasingly dependent on technology to enable their operations, and the security of their digital assets has become a constant pressing concern. In addition to implementing proactive measures to secure their infrastructure, such as firewalls and intrusion detection systems, companies should prioritize server patch management as a key component of their vulnerability management practice.
Ballast Services, Inc Recognized on CRN’s 2023 MSP 500 List
February 23, 2023
Ballast Services, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Ballast to its Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Security 100 category for 2023. CRN’s annual MSP 500 list identifies the industry-leading service providers in North America who are driving a new wave of growth and innovation for the channel through forward-thinking approaches to managed services, helping end users increase efficiency and simplify IT solutions while maximizing their return on investment.
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