VIRUSES, WORMS, SPYWARE & SPAM
internet is an amazing place that allows each and every
one of us easy access to a wide variety of resources.
Unfortunately, there is an increasing amount of viruses,
worms, spyware and spam that can easily infect your
computer. Your computer in fact may already be infected
and you may not even know it.
IMPORTANCE OF PREVENTING DATA LOSS
loss itself can come in a variety of forms. A virus
can infect your network deleting documents throughout
the company. An employee might maliciously delete sensitive
documents. An important document might be accidentally
overwritten by using the same filename. An electrical
outage might cause your server to crash and damage the
hard drive storing all company data. The company database
might become corrupted. There are a very wide variety
of potential technical disasters just waiting to happen.
MONEY WITH A DOMAIN ENVIRONMENT
routinely encounter businesses that have setup their
networks in a “peer to peer” or “workgroup” configuration
as opposed to establishing a domain. A peer to peer
network is a configuration that was made popular in
1992 with the release of Microsoft Windows for Workgroups
3.11. Peer to peer networks were easy to setup and required
only a basic knowledge of computer networking. In Windows
XP, this technology is often referred to as “File &
Printer Sharing.” Many businesses forego the cost of
establishing a domain due to their belief that a peer
to peer network is quicker and therefore cheaper to
setup. However as we will demonstrate in this article,
establishing a domain provides your business with a
complete business solution that will serve your needs
now and into the future.