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Encryption for Email and Phone Security

January 4th, 2018 Posted by Best Practices, Cloud, Communication, VoIP 0 thoughts on “Encryption for Email and Phone Security”

To Encrypt or Not to Encrypt:

What is email encryption? Why would you use it? What about security for your business phones? Are you protecting sensitive data?

Today I want to jump into a topic that most of Think’s competitors seem to be missing. I walk into businesses every day that are not taking the necessary steps to protect patient, client, customer, and employee information. Email encryption is a simple a la cart service that Think Network Technologies provides.

HIPAA, PCI Compliance, and Email Encryption

Why does it take the urgency of regulatory requirements (HIPAA Compliance, PCI Compliance, or other laws) to get a company to purchase a product that is a socially and ethically responsible business practice? Encrypted communication should be a standard piece of every company’s infrastructure in 2018.

This topic came to light for me recently when I had a lawyer I was working with on a project send me an email. It was addressed from [email protected] (Names have been changed to conserve the privacy of individuals in this story.) I was in disbelief and appalled that an attorney was utilizing a Gmail account, so I decided to look into whether or not it was even legal.

What I found was that it does not comply with the new American Bar Association guidelines, and in some cases can actually be a breach of attorney-client confidentiality. Take a moment to consider your own methods. How do you handle potentially sensitive information? Are you sending personal health information over an insecure connection? Are your client phone calls secure?

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The key to ensuring secure voice communication is to use VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol). Even using VOIP it is very important to understand the difference between transport encryption, and end to end encryption. Popular services like Skype and Google Voice can’t guarantee compliance and privacy. They may be cheap and easy to use, but you need to consider the consequences of having those communications intercepted. Would the cost of a privacy breach be worth the “convenience” of using a free service?

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has created a simple and short guide detailing secure communications. You can read the details here. No time for that? It’s okay, because we have you covered.

Secure Communications Solutions

Think Network Technologies has a full suite of cost-effective solutions for health care providers, legal firms, manufacturing, financial organizations, and many other companies who are mandated to utilize encrypted communications. We also have options for our clients who want to be responsible when sending client, employee, and confidential information via email. Let Think Network Technologies secure your communications today with our Secure Communications Suite of products.

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Are you not sure whether you are in compliance? Are you interested in an audit of your business practices? Call or email today for a consultation.

Business IT Solutions: T-Cloud

December 19th, 2017 Posted by Cloud, Phone, Services 0 thoughts on “Business IT Solutions: T-Cloud”

The world of business IT solutions can be complicated. Not only are there many services to think about, but there are dozens of options for each service. Of course, it’s great to have so many things to choose from, but it can be overwhelming. That’s where T-Cloud can make a big difference for your business.

T-Cloud Includes 20+ IT Services

Every business needs phones, email, computers, data storage, and information security. Think’s T-Cloud suite of services has those covered, and we do it in an easily managed package. Here are some of our most popular business IT solutions.

Managed Services

Your business needs technology solutions, but you may not need or want a full IT department. Think can manage your IT needs for you, from software updates to server backups. We can take care of your technology, so you can focus on the core of your business.

Hosted Exchange

Microsoft® Exchange is the world’s leading platform for unifying a business’s email, calendar and contacts. More than 470 million mailboxes worldwide leverage Exchange to communicate, collaborate and compete at a Fortune 500 level. With Hosted Exchange, your Exchange server is installed and managed in the cloud, as a service, with no fees upfront. You get all the functionality of Exchange with none of the overhead.

With Hosted Exchange you’ll enjoy:

  • Free migration performed by our experts
  • 24/7 support with typical hold times of <60 seconds
  • 99.999% uptime guarantee

Hosted PBX

Hosted PBX is a complete business communications system and service. With over 40 calling features, Hosted PBX delivers Fortune 500 style capabilities to small and mid-sized businesses. This powerful cloud-based phones system uses a company’s existing data connection and wiring. Best of all, onsite PBX hardware is not required!

With Hosted PBX you’ll enjoy:

  • Savings up to 50% on your phone bill
  • Rich, enterprise-grade calling features
  • A powerful web-based control panel
  • 24/7 support and a 99.999% uptime guarantee

ShareSync®

ShareSync is a 2-in-1 solution that makes backup and file sharing easy to use and secure. With ShareSync, users can back up their files to a powerful enterprise-class data center with a 99.999% uptime guarantee and file redundancy while having the added benefits of file sharing and collaboration.

With ShareSync®, you’ll enjoy:

  • Real-time backup & sync for PCs and Mac®
  • Simple and secure file sharing with colleagues and customers
  • Access to files from any device
  • Leading data encryption and protection to ensure security

Encrypted Email

Encrypted Email automatically filters and scans your emails to help protect your company against data loss. It also helps you comply with HIPAA, SOX, GLBA, California’s Security Breach Notification Act, the Massachusetts Encryption Law and more.

With our email encryption, you get:

  • Content filtering and scanning of outbound email
  • Centralized control over policies
  • Reduced risk of confidential data loss
  • Improved facilitation of compliance with regulations

Data Backup and Recovery

What would happen if you lost all of your digital information? Even if you are backing up all of your data onto a server, there is still a chance that the data can be lost. To truly back up your data, you must move it offsite. We provide physical and cloud storage solutions that make it safer and easier to restore information in case of a disaster. This data is also made available via applications or direct secure URL for realtime remote data access.

Compliance Consulting

Our expert network engineers and systems administrators have the training and experience to serve as your virtual Chief Technology Officer. If your business deals with regulatory requirements, such as HIPAA, Sarbanes-Oxley, or PCI, Think can help make sure your business IT solutions meet the requirements of those laws.

Call for a consultation (888-98-THINK) or contact us when you need recommendations, audit or budget planning.

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HIPAA Compliance Solutions

November 27th, 2017 Posted by Security 0 thoughts on “HIPAA Compliance Solutions”

Medical providers and healthcare organizations need to be careful about compliance. It can be intimidating trying to navigate the world of HIPAA and other rules, but it doesn’t have to be too complicated. In a nutshell…

Protected Health Information

Healthcare organizations that are “Covered Entities” under HIPAA are expected to secure protected health information (PHI) sent by email using reasonable and appropriate encryption technology. And in the event that PHI is lost or stolen, encrypted data is exempted from fines and consumer and agency notification by most regulations.

Quick Compliance

We have the expertise and resources to help you comply, and our service will automatically encrypt messages and attachments that contain PHI. This is done automatically, which is important, because most breaches of PHI are accidental.

With our expert services, you can be compliant very quickly.

Automatic Email Encryption

Protect your patients’ privacy, and protect your company from possible penalties. Get in touch to learn more about automatic encryption for email. Contact us, or give us a call at 888-98-THINK.

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