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VPN 101: The Basics of a VPN

3 min read | Nov 10, 2022

Protecting your online identity plays a huge role in data security and privacy. Learn how a VPN can help minimize your online footprint.

Using ConnectBooster with Benton Tech

1 min read | Sep 22, 2022

ConnectBooster is a user-friendly, streamlined way to make payments to Benton Tech. With the click of a button, you can directly access your portal to view your invoices, manage your payment plan and set up autopay. Your invoices will come straight from ConnectBooster. Why Should I Use It? Mailing a check every month takes time…

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How Do I Know If My Computer Has A Virus?

1 min read | Jun 6, 2022

Computer viruses are dangerous to your operating system, since they are a specific type of malware that self-replicates. They have the ability to damage programs, delete or corrupt files and can even change your computer’s security settings. Here’s a quick guide on how to know if your computer has a virus and where it could…

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What Do I Need To Know About Firewalls?

3 min read | Mar 18, 2022

The term “firewall” gets thrown around a lot when it comes to online security. Whether you’re sure or unsure of how protected you or your company are, knowing the ins-and-outs of firewalls can help. Let’s get into their purpose, why you need one, what exactly they block and more.  What Exactly Is a Firewall? A…

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Everything You Need To Know About Multi-Factor Authentication

2 min read | Nov 18, 2021

Today’s consumers are increasingly concerned with online privacy, and rightfully so. With the pervasiveness of personal information online, cyber attacks are on the rise, and users are vulnerable to malware, phishing, spam and network breaches. Multi-factor authentication is an option for increased online security. Let’s discuss how multi-factor authentication can help you protect your online…

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How the iOS 14 Privacy Features Could Impact Your Business

3 min read | May 26, 2021

Do you or your employees use an iPhone for business? Recently, Apple released new data privacy features that could potentially add an extra layer of protection for your business. These features include clipboard security, local network protections, new tracking settings, and more. Here’s how some of these new features could improve security operations for your…

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How to Throw Away a Computer

3 min read | Feb 15, 2021

Since the COVID-19 pandemic started, you might have cleaned your house and are wondering how to dispose of old computers. We recommend erasing the data on your device and finding a nearby recycling station before getting rid of your old PC. Read this blog to learn about the best ways to dispose of old computers…

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Server Virtualization 101

3 min read | Nov 19, 2020

While server virtualization isn’t a new technology, it has exploded in popularity over the past 20 years, and for good reason. There are plenty of benefits of server virtualization, from keeping costs low to ensuring your business can implement your disaster recovery plan, and so much more. But before we discuss the benefits, let’s talk…

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How Susceptible Am I To A Data Breach?

3 min read | Aug 26, 2020

In today’s world, every piece of important information is kept online. It has huge benefits, such as accessibility, but it also opens up a window for cybercriminals to take data and information that is valuable to us. The team at Benton Technology Solutions has seen this many times, which is why we’re taking a deep…

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Working From Home: Services Your Company Needs

2 min read | Jun 5, 2020

You’ve probably heard the phrase “unprecedented times” over the last few weeks more than you ever have over your lifetime, and though the phrase can get old, it’s true. Companies around the world are facing situations that have never happened to them before: remote meetings, data security concerns and new technology challenges. For many businesses,…

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