Why you should partner with Cowabunga! Computers

At Cowabunga Computers, we understand that technology plays a crucial role in the productivity of your employees. By choosing our managed services, you ensure that your technology infrastructure not only supports but also enhances the productivity of your team. Here’s how we make a positive impact:

  1. Minimized Downtime: Frequent tech issues can significantly disrupt day-to-day operations, leading to wasted time and frustration. Our proactive monitoring and maintenance services are designed to detect and resolve issues before they cause downtime, ensuring that your team can work efficiently without interruptions.
  2. Quick Resolution of IT Issues: When problems do arise, our expert team is quick to respond. With Cowabunga Computers, you have access to immediate support, significantly reducing the time your employees spend waiting for issues to be resolved. This means they can get back to their important tasks sooner.
  3. Optimized IT Tools: We help you choose and maintain the best tools for your specific needs, which means your employees are always equipped with fast, reliable technology that complements their workflows. Whether it’s faster hardware, streamlined software solutions, or robust collaboration tools, we ensure your technology is a booster, not a barrier.
  4. Training and Support: We don’t just fix problems; we also provide your staff with the necessary training and support to utilize IT tools effectively. This empowerment enables them to handle minor issues independently and make the most of the technology at their disposal, further enhancing their productivity.
  5. Customized IT Strategy: Our services include developing a strategic IT plan tailored to your business goals. By aligning your IT environment with your business objectives, we help create a seamless operation where technology accelerates your business processes rather than slowing them down.
  6. Security and Compliance: By ensuring that your systems are secure and compliant with relevant regulations, we help you avoid costly security breaches and compliance issues. This also reduces the time your employees might otherwise spend dealing with such problems, allowing them to focus on their core responsibilities.

With Cowabunga Computers managing your IT needs, your employees can enjoy a seamless, efficient, and more productive work environment. This not only leads to higher job satisfaction and lower turnover but also directly contributes to the growth and success of your business. Let us handle the technology so that your team can focus on driving your business forward.

Microsoft will be disabling SMB1 by default for Windows 11 Home Insiders

Microsoft has been recommending systems administrators to disable SMB v1 on their network for years now. SMB v1 is vulnerable to a number of exploits which include Man in the middle attacks, insecure guest authentication and security downgrade attacks. Even exchange is vulnerable to issues surrounding SMB v1.

A few of the major viruses circulating in the wild also take advantage of the flaws in SMB v1. These include, but are not limited to EternalBlue, EternalRomance, TrickBot, Emotet, WannaCry, Retefe, NotPetya and Olympic Destroyer.

Disabling SMB v1 is easy, but not without issues. Many old applications require v1 to function as they are not compatible with the newer SMB v2 or SMB v3. Migrating off of legacy applications and devices will make for an easier transition when Microsoft finally puts SMB v1 to rest permanently.