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Contrast Launches Program to Backup Microsoft 365 for Local Businesses

June 5th, 2024 by admin

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Leading MTSP Takes a Proactive Approach to Securing Valuable Information NE and Central PA ‐ Contrast, a leading managed technology services provider, has announced the launch of a comprehensive program designed to backup Microsoft 365 for small...

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Contrast Leverages Latest Technology to Optimize Customers' Networks

May 9th, 2024 by admin

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Leading MTSP Utilizes Sophisticated Change Management and Inventory Asset Software to Keep SMBs Secure, Efficient and Profitable NE and Central PA ‐ Contrast, a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP), announced today they’ve unveiled...

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Contrast Invited to Attend Top Technology Event of the Year

April 5th, 2024 by admin

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Leading MTSP to Collaborate with Industry Thought Leaders at Technology Assurance Group’s 23rd Annual Convention NE and Central PA ‐ Contrast, a leading managed technology services provider, has received an exclusive invitation to attend and share...

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5 Changing Trends of AI and Their Impact on the Workplace

April 2nd, 2024 by admin

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Leading MTSP Educates Businesses on How to Harness the Power of AI NE and Central PA ‐ Contrast, a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP), is reporting on the ever- changing trends of AI and how they will impact the workplace. As with...

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Contrast Launches New Cybersecurity Insurance Program with techrug to Protect Local Businesses

February 6th, 2024 by admin

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Leading Managed Technology Services Provider (MTSP) Delivers Innovative “Dual Claim Coverage” Model to Minimize Wait Time and Eliminate Hassle NE and Central PA ‐ Contrast, a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP), announced today they’ve...

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Protect Your Business Assets with Dark Web Scanning

February 1st, 2024 by admin

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Businesses rely heavily on digital platforms for their operations. While this shift has undoubtedly brought numerous benefits, it has also exposed companies to the ever-growing threat of cyberattacks. One crucial aspect of securing your business...

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Fortify Your Network with Robust Cyber Security

January 16th, 2024 by admin

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In an era dominated by digital connectivity, the importance of robust cybersecurity measures cannot be overstated. With cyber threats becoming more sophisticated and prevalent, businesses and individuals must prioritize the protection of their networks...

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Contrast Improves Mobile Work Experience for Small to Mid-Sized Businesses

January 11th, 2024 by admin

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Leading Managed Technology Services Provider Drives Productivity and Employee Satisfaction NE and Central PA ‐ Contrast, a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP), announced today new solutions to enhance the mobile work experience for...

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Protect Your Business With Video Surveillance Solutions

January 9th, 2024 by admin

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Video surveillance is not an option anymore; it is a must-have. Modern businesses operate in tech-centric environments, with multiple operations relying on technology. Ensuring all-around business security and control is what every business owner...

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What Are the Benefits of a Contact Center?

December 18th, 2023 by admin

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Looking for a way to retain customers? There are plenty of options to explore, such as coming up with an incredible product that addresses the needs and wants of customers or pricing your product competitively. However, we believe that it's the...

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Advising Businesses to Leverage Section 179 Deduction

December 5th, 2023 by admin

Advising Businesses About Section 179 Deduction

Leading MTSP Highlights Tax Benefit for Equipment Purchases Before December 31st NE and Central PA ‐ Contrast, a leading managed technology services provider, is advising business owners to take advantage of the IRS Section 179 tax deduction for...

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Stay Protected with Remote Monitoring and Management

December 4th, 2023 by admin

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As the name says, Remote Monitoring and Management (RMM) is a technological solution that allows businesses to monitor and manage their IT infrastructure remotely. It plays a crucial role in ensuring the smooth operation of computer systems,...

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What Are the Benefits of Help Desk Services

November 16th, 2023 by admin

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Help desk services play a key role in business development and customer satisfaction. Imagine a business's front office with no one to assist you. Would you prefer spending your valuable time waiting for someone to help you with the information...

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Contrast Accelerates the Adoption of Microsoft Azure Among Local Businesses

November 15th, 2023 by admin

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Leading MTSP Helps Organizations Benefit by Moving Their Network Into the Cloud NE and Central PA ‐ Contrast, a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP), announced today that the company has accelerated the adoption of Microsoft Azure...

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How Microsoft 365 Can Boost Productivity

November 1st, 2023 by admin

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The internet has allowed businesses to be more efficient. Communication and collaboration are a breeze, sharing and file storage are faster and safer than ever before, and thanks to certain apps, you can perform tasks faster. Apart from the Cloud,...

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How Does Structured Cabling Benefit Businesses

October 16th, 2023 by admin

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In today's fast-paced digital landscape, businesses rely heavily on their networks to keep operations running smoothly. Whether you run a small startup or manage a large enterprise, the efficiency and reliability of your network infrastructure can...

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New Artificial Intelligence Protects Companies From the Latest AI Phishing Attacks

October 12th, 2023 by admin

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Leading Managed Technology Services Provider Helps To Secure Organizations NE and Central PA ‐ Contrast a leading Managed Technology Services Provider (MTSP), announced today that the company is protecting small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs)...

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Why is Multi-Factor Authentication Important

October 3rd, 2023 by admin

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Traditional username and password combos are no match for today's sophisticated and prevalent security threats. That's where Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) comes in as a crucial security measure to protect sensitive info and maintain the integrity...

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Why Password Management is Important to Business Security

September 18th, 2023 by admin

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In the digital age, where the heartbeat of business operations reverberates through intricate networks and online platforms, safeguarding sensitive information has become paramount. Among the foundational pillars of modern cybersecurity, password...

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Contrast Leverages Unique Strategic Partnership With Zultys

September 7th, 2023 by admin

Strategic Partnership With Zultys

Leading Managed Technology Services Provider (MTSP) Leverages Unified Communications & Integrated Contact Center to Strengthen Customer Relationships NE and Central PA ‐ Contrast, a leading Managed Technology Service Provider (MTSP), announced today...

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Why Your Business Should Invest in Network Security

September 1st, 2023 by admin

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In today's digital age, where business operations and critical data rely heavily on interconnected systems and the internet, the importance of network security cannot be overstated. From small startups to large enterprises, every business is susceptible...

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Contrast Utilizes Latest AI Knowledge Management to Outpace IT Competitors

August 22nd, 2023 by admin

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Leading Managed Technology Services Provider Leverages Big Data & Artificial Intelligence to Accelerate Customer Support with Predictive IT Models NE and Central PA –Contrast a leading Managed Technology Service Provider (MTSP), announced today that...

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Improve Business Continuity with Data Backup Services

August 21st, 2023 by admin

Learn how data backup services can help improve business continuity

Businesses today rely heavily on data to operate efficiently and make informed decisions. Data has become the lifeblood of organizations across industries, from customer information to financial records. However, with the growing volume and complexity...

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What is Zero Trust and Why is it Important?

August 2nd, 2023 by admin

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Cybersecurity is more important than ever in today's digital world. As our data and processes become more complex, so do the attacks on them. We need to be vigilant in protecting our systems and data from unauthorized access. Traditional security measures...

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Increase Business Productivity with Microsoft 365 Training

July 17th, 2023 by admin

Learn how Microsoft 365 helps in improving business productivity

In today's fast-paced and digitally-driven business landscape, organizations are constantly striving to enhance productivity and streamline their operations. With the advent of cloud-based solutions and collaboration tools, Microsoft 365 has emerged...

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Contrast Drives Profitability and Performance with Integrated Contact Center Technology

July 11th, 2023 by admin

Profitability and Performance

Leading Managed Technology Services Provider Enhances Productivity and Customer Service for Local Organizations NE and Central PA – Contrast a leading Managed Technology Services Provider (MTSP), announced today that the company...

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Why Is Video Surveillance Moving to the Cloud?

July 3rd, 2023 by admin

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In recent years, video surveillance has undergone a remarkable transformation, propelled by the rapid advancements in cloud computing technology. Traditional video surveillance systems, reliant on on-premises hardware and local storage,...

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Contrast Launches New Managed Data Backup Services

June 29th, 2023 by admin

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Leading MTSP Provides Businesses with the Latest in Data Back Up Technology NE and Central PA –– Contrast, a leading Managed Technology Service Provider (MTSP), is excited to announce the launch of its new managed data backup...

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Protect Your Business with Dark Web Scans

June 16th, 2023 by admin

Learn how dark web scans help protect your business

The dark web is an ever-evolving cybercriminal playground, and businesses need to be aware of its dangers. Dark web scans can help protect your business from malicious actors who are intent on stealing confidential data or disrupting operations....

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Cyber Security Solutions to Support Remote Workers

June 1st, 2023 by admin

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After the COVID-19 pandemic forced many businesses to switch from physical work environments to remote working arrangements, it also posed a new set of security threats. To ensure that employees are protected and data remains secure, businesses must...

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Contrast Successfully Implements Data Retention Policies for Local Businesses

May 23rd, 2023 by admin

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Leading MTSP Helps Organizations Avoid Penalties Due to Poor Data Management Practices NE and Central PA – Contrast, a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP), is helping small to midsized...

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Improve Customer Service with Help Desk Solutions

May 23rd, 2023 by admin

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Customer service is essential to any business because it can increase customer satisfaction, loyalty, and retention. Improving customer service is key to building a successful business and achieving long-term success. When customers have a positive...

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Learn All About Structured Cabling and Its Many Benefits for Businesses

May 12th, 2023 by admin

Find out all about the many benefits of structured cabling

Businesses of all sizes rely on technology to stay competitive in the modern world. This means that having a reliable and efficient network infrastructure is essential. Structured cabling is one of the most important components of a successful...

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The Consequences of Not Having Data Backup and Disaster Recovery Services

April 25th, 2023 by admin

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Data backup and disaster recovery services are designed to help businesses protect themselves in the event of a data loss or system outage. Data backup services involve regularly copying data from one source (e.g., on-premises servers, computers, and...

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Contrast Launches Managed Detection and Response to Thwart Cyberattacks

April 19th, 2023 by admin

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Leading MTSP Combines Cyber Security Experts with State-of-the-Art Technology NE and Central PA – Contrast, a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP) is protecting SMBs (small to mid-sized businesses)...

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Benefits of Microsoft 365 for Business

April 4th, 2023 by admin

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Microsoft 365 for businesses is a comprehensive suite of productivity and collaboration tools, available as a subscription service. It includes the latest version of Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook,...

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Contrast Invited to Attend 22nd Annual Technology Assurance Group (TAG) Convention in Charleston, South Carolina

March 22nd, 2023 by admin

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Leading MTSP Invited to Conference with Thought Leaders on Exceeding Customer Expectations NE and Central PA – Contrast, a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP) was invited to attend and share their...

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6 Ways to Strengthen Network Security for Your Business

March 20th, 2023 by admin

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Network security is a combination of technologies, processes, and practices designed to protect networks from unauthorized access, misuse, modification, or denial of network services. It also helps protect the data stored on the network from unauthorized...

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Keep Your Business Protected with Multi-Factor Authentication

March 7th, 2023 by admin

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Prevention is better than cure. We lock our doors whether we're in or out of the house to prevent robbers from entering. Similarly, we use multi-factor authentication (MFA) to ward off hackers trying to access online accounts. At this point, one might...

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Launching Ransomware-as-a-Service Program

February 23rd, 2023 by admin

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Leading MTSP Protects Small to Mid-Sized Businesses from Ransomware Attacks NE and Central PA - Contrast, a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP), announced today that the company as launched a Ransomware-as-a-Service program designed...

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The Benefits of Cloud Video Surveillance

February 22nd, 2023 by admin

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Cloud video surveillance is a form of security system that uses cloud-based technology to store and process video footage captured by CCTV cameras. It allows users to access the live footage remotely via an internet connection, enabling them to monitor...

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What Is Remote Monitoring and Why Is It Important?

February 10th, 2023 by admin

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Remote monitoring services enable businesses to monitor the performance and functioning of their systems, machines, or networks from any remote location. It involves collecting data from multiple sources, such as sensors, actuators, and other machines...

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Providing Comprehensive Incident Response and Disaster Recovery Plans to Their Customers

January 24th, 2023 by admin

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Leading Managed Technology Services Provider Helps Local Businesses Plan Ahead for Any Situation NE and Central PA - Contrast a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP), is protecting small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) from cyberattacks...

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The Importance of Data Backup and Recovery

January 24th, 2023 by admin

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Data backup and recovery is an essential part of modern business, as it helps to protect important data from external threats such as cyber attackers, natural disasters, or hardware failure. By backing up regularly and having a recovery plan in place,...

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Reasons to Invest in Business Help Desk Solutions

January 5th, 2023 by admin

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By investing in help desk solutions, businesses can significantly improve their customer service experience while also boosting overall efficiency and collaboration within their organization. These benefits are invaluable for any business that wants...

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What Are The Benefits of Structured Cabling?

December 27th, 2022 by admin

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Structured cabling is a holistic approach to the design, installation, and management of all the cables, hardware components, and accessories used in voice and data communications. It involves planning, designing, and installing a comprehensive infrastructure...

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Contrast Urges Business Owners to Take Advantage of Section 179 Deduction

December 23rd, 2022 by admin

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Leading MTSP Reminds Businesses to Act Soon Before December 31st Deadline NE and Central PA – Contrast, a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP), is reminding business owners about the IRS Section 179...

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How Quick Help Can Transform Your Business

December 15th, 2022 by admin

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Quick Help is a powerful set of training tools for Microsoft 365 that can help your business boost productivity and efficiency. With Quick Help, you can easily create step-by-step tutorials to help users quickly learn how to use the features of Microsoft...

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Why Your Business Should Be Considering Microsoft Solutions

November 23rd, 2022 by admin

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As your business grows, you'll need to start thinking about using more sophisticated software solutions to help you manage your data and operations more effectively. One option you may want to consider is Microsoft's range of products, which includes...

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Contrast Leverages Latest Mobile Enablement Technology to Enhance Hybrid Workforce Productivity

November 21st, 2022 by admin

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Leading Managed Technology Services Provider Advances the Communication Capabilities of Local Businesses NE and Central PA - Contrast, a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP), is advancing how small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) communicate...

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What You Should Know About Remote Work and Cyber Security

November 8th, 2022 by admin

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If you work remotely, it's important to be aware of the potential cyber security risks. Here are four things to keep in mind. Use a VPN: When you connect to the internet, your traffic is routed through your ISP's servers. This means...

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What Is Multi Factor Authentication and How Does It Work?

October 28th, 2022 by admin

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Multi-factor authentication is an authentication method that requires more than one piece of evidence to verify the user's identity. This can be something like a password and a fingerprint or a passcode and a retina scan. Multi-factor authentication...

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Educating Customers on the Importance of Cybersecurity Insurance

October 21st, 2022 by admin

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Leading MTSP Shares How to Protect Businesses from Cybercrime NE and Central PA - Contrast, a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP), is educating small to mid-sized business (SMB) owners on how they can protect their organizations from...

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Why You Should Use Password Management for Your Business

October 21st, 2022 by admin

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Cyber criminals are targeting 1 in 40 small businesses and compromising their business solutions. Those numbers clearly point toward an increased risk of cyber attacks on businesses. Cyber crime shouldn't be taken lightly by businesses, whether large...

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Protecting SMBs from Exponential Growth in Cybercrime

September 23rd, 2022 by admin

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Leading Managed Technology Services Provider Educates Businesses on Dramatic Increase in Cybercrime Directed at Small-Business Owners and How to Prevent It NE and Central PA - Contrast, a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP), announced...

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Integrating Business Phone Systems to Microsoft Teams to Increase Customer Collaboration, Productivity and Profitability

August 17th, 2022 by admin

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Leading MTSP Improves Communication Among Region's Businesses NE and Central PA - Contrast a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP), recently announced that the company is proactively integrating business phone systems seamlessly...

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Why a Proper Data Recovery Plan Is Important for a Company with Remote/Hybrid Workers

August 12th, 2022 by admin

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Your business’s data is one of its greatest assets. As such, you need to protect it. Cyber criminals are always looking for a way into your system to gain access to your data. However, data theft isn't the only concern. ...

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Reasons Why Contrast Might Be Your Best Data Protection and Recovery Solution

August 1st, 2022 by admin

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With technology becoming so advanced, the number of ways cybercriminals can hack into your system has also increased. This means that your data can easily be accessed and stolen; for any company, this remains one of the biggest threats. Additionally,...

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Contrast – The Ultimate Data Backup and Recovery Service

July 18th, 2022 by admin

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There have been a lot of incidents when companies lose all their data, and they have no option of getting it recovered. This causes a lot of loss, and sometimes it can lead to the shutting down of the company. Several causes can lead to...

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Leveraging Powerful Artificial Intelligence Anti-Phishing Technology to Keep Email Inboxes Safe

July 7th, 2022 by admin

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Leading MTSP Shares Why Email Is an Easy Way to Destroy A Company's Network NE and Central PA – Contrast, a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP), recently announced that they are protecting small to mid-sized businesses...

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Contrast Leverages Latest Technology to Manage Networks with Apple Devices

June 9th, 2022 by admin

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Leading Managed Technology Services Provider Protects IT Networks that Rely on Apple/Mac Products NE and Central PA – Contrast a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP), announced today that the company...

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Keep Your Data Safe from the Dark Web with Contrast

June 8th, 2022 by admin

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Thousands of hackers and thieves are sitting behind their screens to catch their next target. These people are primarily unauthorized users who break into users' computer systems. They access someone's computer to steal, change, destroy,...

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Contrast Prepares Customers to Leverage AI to Reshape Their Businesses

May 18th, 2022 by admin

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Leading MTSP Shares How Businesses Can Gain a Competitive Advantage with AI NE and Central PA – Contrast a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP) is preparing organizations to leverage artificial intelligence...

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Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS): Why Such a Success with Companies?

April 18th, 2022 by admin

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While the technological solutions provided to companies aim to meet their various expectations and specific requirements, the proliferation of tools can negatively influence teams' productivity and lead to additional expenses for IT departments....

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Contrast Selected to Share Their Expertise at Top IT Event

April 6th, 2022 by admin

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Leading MTSP to Offer Their Technology Knowledge to Peers Around the U.S. and Canada NE and Central PA – Contrast, a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP), announced today that they’ve been selected...

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Contrast Protects Customers from Data Breaches and Cyberthreats with Password Management

March 17th, 2022 by admin

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Leading MTSP Shares Most Common Cause of Cyber attacks and How to Secure Any Organization NE and Central PA – Contrast a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP), is protecting customers from the leading cause of cyber attacks...

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Contrast Announces Substantial Increase in IT Spending to Come in 2022

February 23rd, 2022 by admin

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Leading Managed Technology Services Provider Shares Significant Findings About IT Growth NE and Central PA – Contrast, a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP), recently shared that IT research and...

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Contrast Remains an Expert Service Provider After Mitel and Ring Central Partnership

February 7th, 2022 by admin

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Probably by now, you must have heard the big news that is making the round all over the internet. That’s right; the two global giants, RingCentral Inc, and Mitel have announced their partnership. Well, it’s indeed good news, and we, from...

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Preparing SMBs to Seamlessly Adopt Windows 11

January 23rd, 2022 by admin

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Leading MTSP Increases Their Customers’ Productivity with New Microsoft Applications Contrast a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP), is preparing small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) to upgrade their operating systems to run...

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Structured Cabling: What Is It And Why Is It Important For Your Business?

January 4th, 2022 by admin

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Businesses today require multiple communication elements, including security systems, scanners, printers, phones, and computers, which must be connected for easier operations. All these necessary connections need loads of cables to stay connected -...

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Managed IT Services to Consider When Choosing a Service Partner

December 27th, 2021 by admin

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Managed IT Services to Consider When Choosing a Service Partner With limited resources and tight budgets, transitioning into the growth stage can be challenging. At this point, it's best to consider managed IT services. Managed IT services will allow...

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Do I Need to Switch My Business to VoIP Hosted Phones?

December 20th, 2021 by admin

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Communication is the lifeblood of any organization. Therefore, your business needs the highest quality phone systems to ensure seamless communication and connectivity for internal communication between employees and external communication with customers,...

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Benefits of Using Microsoft 365 for Your Business

December 13th, 2021 by admin

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Efficiency and productivity are crucial for all businesses. Communicating, collaborating, and creating seamlessly help enhance the effectiveness of the organization. Offering productivity tools that allow your teams to perform their jobs easily...

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Remote Workforce: Tips to Manage Remote Teams

December 6th, 2021 by admin

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Almost all businesses were forced to build remote teams due to the pandemic. However, many companies realized remote workers could be efficiently maintained for the long-term when managed the right way. Managing remote teams is more about...

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Contrast Invited to Speak at Technology Assurance Group’s Annual Convention

November 18th, 2021 by admin

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Leading Managed Technology Services Provider to Share Business Expertise and Technology Foresight with Organizations Throughout the U.S. and Canada NE and Central PA - Contrast a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP), was recently...

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Top Reasons Why Your Business Needs Structured Cabling

November 15th, 2021 by admin

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Structured cabling is more than just a buzzword. It’s a game-changer for businesses of all sizes and across industries. If you are still relying on a point-to-point cabling system, make the switch to structured cabling now. ...

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Launching SaaS Alerting Technology to Manage Common Business Applications

October 18th, 2021 by admin

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Leading Managed Technology Services Provider Invests in Advanced Cybersecurity Tools NE and Central PA - Contrast, a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP), has increased their investments in an advanced cybersecurity technology to...

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Cybersecurity Platform Deflects Recent Ransomware Attacks on Technology Companies

September 18th, 2021 by admin

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Leading Managed Technology Services Provider Keeps SMBs Safe, Once Again NE and Central PA - Contrast, a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP), recently shared that their robust cybersecurity solutions have protected their customers...

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Why Network Security Is Important for Businesses

September 9th, 2021 by admin

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Businesses everywhere are facing the problem of ever-growing cyber threats. Hacking and malware attacks against companies continue to rise, causing cybersecurity to become a necessity. Your business needs the best protection possible; it's why it needs...

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Why Network Management is Important For Businesses

August 18th, 2021 by admin

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With many businesses utilizing a hybrid workforce, managing your network has become much more complicated. Ensuring that your network is performing optimally and has the security and performance optimizations in place to support a hybrid workforce is...

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Attackers Have Successfully Hit the Nation’s Largest Corporations - Their Onslaught on SMBs Will be Worse - Are You Prepared?

August 4th, 2021 by admin

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Leading Managed Technology Services Provider Shares How SMBs Can Protect Themselves from Cyberattacks and Ransomware Threats NE and Central PA – Contrast, a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP), recently shared that some of the nation’s...

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Contrast Helps Companies Successfully Adopt the Hybrid Workplace Model With Advanced Technology Solutions

July 19th, 2021 by admin

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Leading Managed Technology Services Provider Maximizes Employee Productivity As Businesses Transition to the New Normal NE and Central PA – Contrast, a leading managed technology services provider, announced today that the company is sharing a...

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Healthcare Institutions Struggling to Keep Patient Data Safe

June 29th, 2021 by admin

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Contrast Shares Startling Findings and Educates Healthcare Providers on Solutions NE and Central PA – Contrast, a leading managed technology services provider, announced today that the company is sharing a startling fact that has many people...

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Contrast Helps Companies Support a Remote Workforce

June 24th, 2021 by admin

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As companies and employees alike have seen the benefits of working remotely, the need for solutions to empower employees has grown. Employees need to communicate effectively, regardless of their location, and you need to ensure that your business's...

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Contrast Core, All-Inclusive Managed IT Service

May 19th, 2021 by admin

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Businesses everywhere are slowly recovering from the pandemic. Those that made it through that tumultuous time have worked hard to stay afloat, but the struggle isn't over yet. Now more than ever, businesses can't afford to turn their focus away...

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Malware is Running Rampant - Learn The 3 Moves to Stop It

May 5th, 2021 by admin

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Contrast Helps Customers Protect Their Precious Networks NE and Central PA – Contrast a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP), proactively helps businesses address the increased threat of malware affecting small to mid-sized businesses...

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How a Hosted Phone System Can Improve Your Business

May 4th, 2021 by admin

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The ability to effectively communicate is a fundamental part of any business. A reliable phone system is a critical component in building long-lasting client relationships; an unreliable one is a drain on resources and a detriment to your bottom line....

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Contrast Shares How Artificial Intelligence (AI) Will Impact Small to Mid-Sized Businesses

April 15th, 2021 by admin

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Leading Managed Technology Services Provider Reports on Increases in AI Prevalence NE and Central PA – Contrast a leading managed technology services provider...

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5 Reasons You Should Partner with Contrast

April 6th, 2021 by admin

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As a business owner, you need to ensure that your partner's companies can provide solutions that make your operations run smoothly. You have your IT, communication and collaboration among your employees, cybersecurity, and ongoing training to worry...

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Helping Businesses Be Secure and Productive While Working Remotely

December 30th, 2020 by admin

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The pandemic caused many changes to the way businesses operate. Businesses adapted to the changes by having employees work from home, but that created new challenges. Cybersecurity, along with communication and collaboration, has become an issue...

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Contrast Core – a Complete Managed Service Offering Aids Businesses

November 10th, 2020 by admin

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Since the pandemic began, business owners have additional stresses to manage. You need to ensure that your remote employees have the tools they need to succeed while dealing with a tightened budget. Still, one of the most important aspects of being...

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Get a Personalized Remote Workforce Solution With Contrast Communications

August 9th, 2020 by admin

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When it comes to setting up a remote workforce, many other service providers only offer a one size fits all solution. They aren't able to develop a distinct solution that works for businesses that are looking for something more. Companies seeking solutions...

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Contrast Communications Provides Solutions for Your Remote Workforce

July 31st, 2020 by admin

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There are numerous challenges with transitioning to a remote workforce, from providing collaborative tools to managing your employees. At Contrast Communications, we want to make the transition as seamless as possible, so your company can continue to...

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Managed IT Services Provide Benefits for Your Business

July 16th, 2020 by admin

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The COVID-19 pandemic has forced businesses to adapt to the new landscape. As a business owner, you have many responsibilities, from managing a remote workforce to continuing to grow your company. The last thing you need is another IT-related issue...

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How Your Business Can Benefit From a Unified Communications Solution

June 3rd, 2020 by admin

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As the lines between the office and home begin to blur with the work cultural shifting, effective communication and active collaboration have become more important than ever. Without the proper tools being utilized, productivity and efficiency...

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Simplify the Transition to Working From Home With Our 18 Things Checklist

April 20th, 2020 by admin

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Many companies are struggling to convert their workforce over to working remotely in the wake of the pandemic. They are trying to find the best ways and tools to adapt their businesses to changing demands. With so many options and solutions presented...

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How Securing Your Network Can Protect Your Business

February 25th, 2020 by admin

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When people think of protecting their businesses from external threats, they think about a security system or making sure their data is secure. While those are good precautions to have in place, you might be neglecting one of the most vulnerable back...

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Contrast Communications Provides Solutions for Our Customers

January 29th, 2020 by admin

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At Contrast Communications, we understand the needs of businesses. From connecting remote employees and office locations in different geographic areas, hosted cloud solutions, and cybersecurity, today's businesses are all unique in their needs. That's...

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HD Video Conferencing and How It Will Benefit Your Organization

January 13th, 2020 by admin

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Today's business world demands mobility. With remote or traveling employees, the need for holding meetings from anywhere is a necessary function. Contrast Communications offers HD Video Conferencing, which allows face to face communication from any...

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Don't Hack Our Burritos

April 29th, 2019 by admin

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Say it isn't so, Chipotle. A stream of Chipotle customers have said their accounts have been hacked and are reporting fraudulent orders charged to their credit cards — to the tune of hundreds of dollars. Customers have also posted on several...

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Ransomware: When Cities Go Offline

April 24th, 2019 by admin

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Greenville, N.C., has effectively been knocked offline by a ransomware attack with the city IT department having shut down the majority of its servers to limit the extent of the attack. Exploit: Ransomware attack City of Greenville: Part of...

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This Week in Breach: A Prescription for an Early Retirement

April 15th, 2019 by admin

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It was a prescription for an early retirement when two Michigan based doctors became victims of a ransomware attack.   The ransomware encrypted their system which housed patient records, appointment schedules, and payment information rendering the data...

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This Week in Breach: Health System Email Hacks

April 8th, 2019 by admin

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Not once, not twice, but THREE times... A California-based health system recently reported a breach of patient data after two phishing attacks in November and mid-January that gave a hacker access to three employee web email accounts.   During the incident,...

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This Week in Breach: Be careful where you click!

April 1st, 2019 by admin

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Ever get an email and you're not sure if you should open it?  It happens to everyone.  Last week, it happened to employees at an Oregon state agency tasked with running their foster care and welfare programs possibly exposing the personal information...

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This Week in Breach: Student Hackers

March 25th, 2019 by admin

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In events that played out like a movie, students in Michigan hacked into their school district's computer system and changed their grades and attendance records. According to statements made online, Jim Nielsen, the superintendent of Orchard View Schools,...

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This Week in Breach: Ransomware Attacks

March 18th, 2019 by admin

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When you're trying to run your surgical suite, we're guessing the last thing you want to do is pay hackers $14,000 in a ransomware attack, but that's just what happened to a group of doctors in Washington.   Spokane, Wash.-based Columbia Surgical...

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This Week in Breach: Topps Sports Cards

March 11th, 2019 by admin

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Attention, sports fans.  If you used your credit card to buy anything from the Topps website over the past few months, your credit card information may have been compromised.   Recently, the company sent out a notice to potentially impacted customers...

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This Week in Breach: Malvertising Campaigns

March 4th, 2019 by admin

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Over Presidents' Day weekend, a new malvertising campaign targeting US users’ personal and financial information. Researchers from Confiant observed over 800 million malicious ad impressions as a part of the massive malvertising campaign executed by...

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This Week in Breach: Dunkin' Donuts

February 25th, 2019 by admin

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Dunkin' Donuts announced earlier this month that it was the victim of a credential stuffing attack during which hackers gained access to customer accounts. So, what is credential stuffing?  It's a cyber-security term to describe a type of cyber attack...

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We're Hiring - Account Executive

December 12th, 2018 by admin

Are you interested in bringing innovative communication solutions and services to businesses, governments, and organizations throughout Central and Northeastern Pennsylvania?  Contrast Communications is currently hiring for an Account Executive position...

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Connecting Cole's with Customers

July 31st, 2018 by admin

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The middle of a home repair project is a frustrating time to find you need more coarse thread drywall screws. Or a 3/8-inch socket. Or even some rare specialty gadget you’ve never heard of. When you call the local hardware store to see if they have...

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We've Updated Our Logo in Celebration of Our Anniversary

July 11th, 2018 by admin

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Contrast Communications: 10 Years Strong

June 20th, 2018 by admin

Thanks to The Daily Item for acknowledging Contrast's 10th year providing communication services to Pennsylvania businesses: MIFFLINBURG – More than 100 years ago, skeptics dismissed the invention of the telephone as a toy and impractical toward...

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