What Is A Managed Firewall and Do You Need One?

March 20th, 2019 Posted by Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “What Is A Managed Firewall and Do You Need One?”

“Do you need a firewall? The short answer is yes. Do you need a skilled partner to manage your firewall to maximize its effectiveness? That is the bigger question that needs to be addressed.”

– Glenn Baruck, eDot


Two of the most common questions we receive as an MSSP (managed security service provider) are in the headline. This brief article by Security Analyst Todd Hovorka will introduce you to the definition of a Managed Firewall, help you understand its nuances and determine whether this type of service is right for your company. Many companies have an internal IT person that can purchase and even implement the initial set-up of a firewall. What happens after that is as critical as having one in the first place and requires constant vigilance.

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How Humble Leadership Really Works

March 12th, 2019 Posted by Employment 0 thoughts on “How Humble Leadership Really Works”

“The quest continues for business owners and managers, and they search for the answer to the question of how to bring out the best in their employees/team members. This article may lead you to the promised land.”

– Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


One of the paramount questions for business owners, C-Level Executives, and anyone in a management/leadership role remains:  “As leaders, how do we bring out the best in our employees/team members? “

Over time, various philosophies have emerged, some effective and others, not so much. Of the many, the concept of “Humble Leadership” outlined in this short article by Dan Cable for Harvard Business Review, caught our eye. Cable’s broad overview of his principle and interesting case study provide an excellent introduction into a new way of thinking in the pursuit to bring out the best people continues.

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30+ Key Tips For Marketing To Different Generations

March 6th, 2019 Posted by Marketing 0 thoughts on “30+ Key Tips For Marketing To Different Generations”

“Baby Boomers, Gen Z, Millennials and more. If you’re marketing to more than one of these groups, these tips will help you hone your marketing techniques to grab their attention better.”

– Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


If your service or product appeals to different generations of consumers, then your marketing approach must as well. According to marketing experts, there are four generations of consumers, and all have value to businesses. Each generation has different generally accepted attributes, and they all need to be pampered in different ways. Check out this article by Kristen Bentley for smallbiz technology for the low-down on each generation and tips on how to best market to them.

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When Should You Upgrade A Legacy Security System?

March 6th, 2019 Posted by Security & Surveillance 0 thoughts on “When Should You Upgrade A Legacy Security System?”

“Your business is changing and your security challenges are changing, as well. Keeping your security systems up-to-date is critical for Security Managers and Small Business Owners alike.”

– Todd Hepler, Digitek Security


Just like everything else, security systems also get old. Security system technology is constantly changing and security is playing an ever-increasing role of importance in most organizations. According to the experts, there are three main drivers compel an organization to upgrade or connect legacy systems. This brief article by Kami Dukes for The Security Industry Association provides insight into the recent changes in security technology and details how you should approach upgrading your legacy security systems.

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A Guide To Essential Types Of Security Cameras And When To Use Each Type Of Camera

March 5th, 2019 Posted by Security & Surveillance 0 thoughts on “A Guide To Essential Types Of Security Cameras And When To Use Each Type Of Camera”

“Cameras, cameras, cameras, which one is best for your needs? This article will help guide you to a better decision for purchase and deployment.”

– Todd Hepler, Digitek Security


Surveillance cameras (AKA, security cameras and even occasionally still referred to as CCTV cameras) come in all different shapes and sizes and with many different capabilities and functional designs. Fixed, PTZ, Virtual PTZ, Box, Bullet, Dome, etc. the list is long and confusing. This article, by Cameron Walker-Miller for The Security Industry Association, does a fantastic job detailing the different types of cameras and their advantages/disadvantages. Read on and simplify your security decision making.

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3 Cybersecurity Threats Businesses Should Look Out for in 2019

February 27th, 2019 Posted by Technology 0 thoughts on “3 Cybersecurity Threats Businesses Should Look Out for in 2019”

“Technology changes quickly and cybersecurity threats advance even faster. Check out three of the evolving cybersecurity threats you should be on top of in 2019.”

– Glenn Baruck, eDot


According to technology experts, the fastest changes taking place in technology are cybersecurity threats. The cyber underworld is evolving and consolidating, according to the McAfee Labs 2019 Threats Predictions Report. “We have witnessed greater collaboration among cybercriminals exploiting the underground market, which has allowed them to develop efficiencies in their products. Cybercriminals have been partnering in this way for years; in 2019, this market economy will only expand. The game of cat and mouse the security industry plays with ransomware developers will escalate, and the industry will need to respond more quickly and effectively than ever before,” writes Raj Samani, chief scientist and McAfee fellow for advanced threat research, in an introduction accompanying the report.

What does 2019 have in store when it comes to cyberthreats? In this article by Juliet Van Wagenen for BizTech, you can learn about three security concerns/threats that all businesses should be paying attention to right now.

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