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Vulnerability Assessments are Required as part of your Cybersecurity Program

Vulnerability Assessments are required as part of your Cybersecurity Program.  Vulnerability Assessments are similar to regular checkups when you visit your doctor on a periodic basis and are part of the upkeep of a good Cybersecurity Program.  At Vista Computing LLC we call this Cybersecurity Hygiene.

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Benefits of a virtual Chief Information Security Officer (vCISO)

Benefits of a virtual Chief Information Security Officer (vCISO)

vCISO Vista Computing LLCA Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), is a vital component of an organization’s business strategy. These personnel help the enterprise formulate their cybersecurity strategies. A CISO ensures that all necessary measures have been taken, monitors cybersecurity awareness throughout the enterprise, and proactively creates defensive plans for when, or if an attack or an incident takes place.  If an attack or an incident has already taken place then the CISO would handle the necessary responsibilities in addressing the incident.

The role of the CISO in large organizations is usually occupied by a senior-level executive. These enterprises have large resources to accommodate these roles, however, many companies don’t have the kind of resources required to employ someone with enough expertise to fill the CISO role. This is as a result of the fact that any individual that will assume the role should have enough expertise in information security and also business operations, therefore, having such an individual at that senior position could be very expensive.  This is true for small and medium-sized businesses where they do not have the budget to employ a full-time cybersecurity leader.  Small and medium-sized businesses are the largest targets for hackers because the hackers know that these businesses do not have the necessary cybersecurity measure in place which makes it much easier to hack.

To solve the problem of not being able to employ a full-time CISO Vista Computing LLC has created a service offering to address the gap.  An alternative to having an internal full-time CISO is acquiring the services of a virtual Cybersecurity Information Security Officer (vCISO).  A virtual CISO (vCISO) performs the same function as an internal full-time CISO, however, they are not employed permanently by the organization but acquired as a service from an external cybersecurity team or organization such as Vista Computing LLC.

The following key areas are the benefits of having a vCISO as part of team within small and medium-sized businesses:

  • vCISO Provides Access to a Team of Experts

In the traditional method, where the Chief Information Security Officer is employed by the organization, a majority of the time this rests only on the knowledge and expertise of the internal CISO which is then applied in running the cybersecurity strategies.  This lends itself to limitations.  A vCISO on the other hand as part of a vCISO-as-a-service has access to a team of other virtual security experts that specialize in different aspects of information security. This ensures there is a wide knowledge base to draw from, which makes a vCISO a valuable and viable asset at handling the enterprise’s cybersecurity needs.

  • vCISO ensures the organization is “Up-to-Date” on Information Security Threats

In the Cybersecurity world, threats are constantly evolving.  According to various industry studies, there are over 100,000+ new threats that evolve everyday as attackers always try to find new ways to exploit system vulnerabilities.  With a vCISO where you have a team of information security experts, it is likely to find someone with the expertise that is required to identify and counter a specific type of zero-day threat.

  • vCISO offers Extensive Monitoring of the Organization’s Cybersecurity Needs

Virtual CISO services involves a team of expert. This means they can spend more time and resources monitoring the organization than an internal CISO could ever do.  Also, having more individuals with a wide range of expertise is invaluable as it they can easily spot information security incidents that would otherwise go undetected.

  • vCISO Costs Less compared to Hiring Internally

When an individual is hired as a full-time CISO internally, the organization has to pay a large salary, benefits, insurance, training, bonuses and so forth.  Let’s face it, small and medium-sized companies cannot afford an expensive full-time permanent CISO as part of the organization.  These costs are generally much higher when compared to the cost of acquiring the services of a vCISO.  Using the services of a vCISO, the small and medium-sized organizations only pay the cybersecurity service provider a set fee that covers the whole package. This keeps costs low while still benefiting from the services of a wider range of cybersecurity experts.

The vCISO service offerings at Vista Computing LLC is based on different blocks of hours purchased by an organization needing this valuable service.  We will consult with you to come up with a fair, sensible, and practical solution for your cybersecurity needs.

Outsource Your IT with Monthly Flat-rate Helpdesk Support & Solutions

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Vista Computing, LLC’s managed IT services can help eliminate your company’s technology-based headaches.

Do you depend on technology to maximize the efficiency of your business? Has that technology ever let you down? If you are like other businesses, you have your fair share of horror stories. Whether you have tales of downtime brought on by computer or network problems, or simply don’t like how much your organization is paying to keep your IT up and running, Vista Computing, LLC is here to produce results. Our flat-rate service plan will deliver your company enterprise-level IT support and solutions that are tailor-made to relieve all of your organization’s technology-induced pain points. 

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Microsoft Office 365 | Your Favorite Office Software in the Cloud

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Variable payment options give you the freedom to pay only for the software you need.

For small and midsized businesses, the Microsoft Office productivity suite is a staple in the software cupboard. Consider how much you have paid for each software license. How would you feel about spending a fraction of the cost for the entire Microsoft Office productivity suite, and with it, get some of the most revolutionary collaboration tools available?

Vista Computing, LLC is proud to offer the Microsoft Office 365 cloud-based productivity suite to small and midsized businesses in the California area. Per-user monthly billing, rather than the traditional per-machine rate, significantly reduces the amount your organization has to spend to get the same productivity suite that you are used to.

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Comply With HIPAA Standards With Our Healthcare IT Solutions

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Your patients depend on you as their healthcare provider. Your IT shouldn’t get in the way. Vista Computing, LLC can help improve your practice with personalized technology services.

At Vista Computing, LLC, we have a thorough understanding of the strict privacy policies and mandated technology guidelines required for health practices to successfully move into the digital age.

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Cloud IT Solutions | Cloud Hosted Technology

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The future of small and medium business technology that will save you money and increase efficiency.

Companies are starting to utilize cloud computing in higher concentrations. The recent boom in the capabilities of utility computing in the cloud presents many small and midsized businesses with alternative ways of substantially enhancing production anywhere there is Internet access. Cloud computing presents solutions for any of your business’ problems; from e-mail, to communications, to a full-scaled hosted infrastructure. In this way cloud computing is presenting companies of all sized considerable benefits.

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IT Consulting Services

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Providing thorough and complete IT roadmaps for small and midsized companies in the California area.

Small and mid-sized businesses need to be efficient to be competitive. At Vista Computing, LLC, we deal in efficiency. We provide comprehensive IT Consulting services to companies that are looking to leverage their company’s IT into higher degrees of productivity, and ultimately, profitability.

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Network Security | 24 Hour Network Support and Monitoring

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Eliminate wasted time and money by managing your security from one location.

Standard point-of-service security solutions are highly difficult to institute, update, and manage. This can lead to complex operations and an increase to overhead cost. Vista Computing, LLC wants to help you eliminate these issues with an All-In-One Security Solution, also known as Unified Threat Management (UTM).

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Legal Technology – Affordable Solutions That Work

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The legal profession has always relied heavily on the newest technologies. Vista Computing, LLC can provide your practice with dynamic options that can save you money.

It’s a fact that lawyers are at the center of many important decisions. As with many other economic sectors nowadays, technology is becoming integral for the modern law office. Whether you are a new attorney that is just hanging out your shingle, or you are a part of a multinational firm that deals in a sea of litigation, chances are you will need to consider how advances in technology will work for your practice.

For a law office, it is often not cost effective to hire a dedicated IT staff, or even an IT guy. Most law offices rely on break-fix technology companies that not only profit off your pain, they don’t present the kind of value that is necessary to maintain all the newest, and most useful technology. At Vista Computing, LLC, we do IT differently. We provide solutions for California businesses for a flat monthly rate, all the while offering the newest and most reliable technologies that work for business.

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Hosted Exchange | Microsoft Email Solutions in the Cloud

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A complete E-mail service is critical for your business to function properly.

Exchange can give your company many powerful tools. By implementing these tools, your organization can significantly improve the productivity of your staff. Without proper configuration, however, your company will run into issues that can potentially cost your company a lot of money in wasted productivity.

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Unified Threat Management – Comprehensive Network Security in a World of Threats

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Take control of your network security with a UTM

Your business’ online environment is a prime target for countless threats that want to steal the data of businesses just like yours. Problems such as viruses, malware, and spyware consistently pose massive threats to not just your own network infrastructure, but to your budget as well. Sensitive information that’s stolen can crush your business under the weight of steep compliance fines, while also ruining your reputation as a trustworthy organization.

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Business Class Firewall & Web Content Filtering

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Apply filters to user groups to only allow work related content to be accessed

In order to grow as a company in today’s digital world, you have to provide your employees with resources that make them more efficient. The Internet is one of most important resources your employees will require. Unfortunately, if not controlled properly, granting access to the internet can create its own inefficiencies.

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Redundant Data Backup | Business Continuity

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It’s important to implement a data recovery solution as part of a concise business continuity plan.

There once was a time where companies required steel filing cabinets to store information. That time is long gone. Today, most of the documents your employees rely on to make your business run properly are of the digital variety. Document duplication, fire proof vaults, and off-site filing systems once were more prominent because that was the best way for companies to endure events where their data might be lost. All this extra storage was part of their business continuity plan. They knew that if a disaster ever struck, losing all of their work could be a fatal blow to their business. However, now that businesses primarily deal with digital records, different methods need to be utilized to prevent data loss.

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VOIP | Voice over IP Phone System Solutions

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Voice over Internet Protocol is easy to use, cost-effective, and flexible.

Having a capable phone system is essential for a growing business. Fully-featured VoIP solutions from Vista Computing, LLC are able to offer your business major cost benefits by utilizing your Internet connection for all of your organization’s communication needs. One of the most noticeable advantages that our VoIP system can offer a business like yours, is the incomparable savings you’ll see. In fact, you can see a cost reduction of up to 70% off your current phone bill. In this way, our VoIP solution pays for itself.

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Host Your Server In The Cloud

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Take your server to the cloud and eliminate hardware and utility expenses.

The cloud is everywhere. Many businesses are unaware of the benefits that cloud computing can offer in the form of server and infrastructure hosting. Many small and mid-sized businesses can see benefits from adopting Vista Computing, LLC’s hosted solutions into their company computing interface.

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Manufacturing IT

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The modern manufacturer has to keep their finger on the pulse of technology.

Technology is now at the heart of most businesses, but for manufacturers it often takes on a special role. Technology touches nearly every part of a manufacturing process, and with the right solutions, any manufacturer can significantly accelerate productivity, streamline production, and see the type of uptime and efficiency your organization needs to get your business where you want to go.

At Vista Computing, LLC, we understand what technology solutions can mean to a growing manufacturer. We also understand that the deployment and management of that technology can be tricky with so many moving parts. This is why our technicians take pride in our vast knowledge base that can present a growing manufacturer the tools they are looking for to manage and protect their investments.

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Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

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A cloud-based computing platform designed specifically for your business.

Today’s workers need more from their computing platforms. They need them to be consistent and redundant and, most importantly, available from wherever they are. At Vista Computing, LLC, we offer a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) platform that can transform your business by providing the custom computing interface, application deployment, and cost reduction that is attractive to both the modern company, and the modern worker.

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Comprehensive IT Support

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Computer and network support for California small and midsized businesses.

Downtime is a profit killer. At Vista Computing, LLC, we recognize that in order to maximize profitability, your company’s IT has to be up-and-running. That’s why we provide comprehensive IT support to small and midsized businesses in the California area. Our computer support services are delivered in an affordable, monthly rate based on the hardware you have in place. Take advantage of optimal uptime and experience for yourself the benefits that Vista Computing, LLC’s managed IT and computer repair services present businesses like yours.

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Cabling & Wiring Services – Network Mapping, Setup & Management

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We connect your business, so you can connect to your customers.

At Vista Computing, LLC, we understand how important a properly planned and executed computing infrastructure is to your business. Our knowledgeable and trustworthy IT technicians are well known in the California area for providing thorough wiring and cabling expertise that will meet your company’s infrastructure needs. Our technicians are versed in industry best practices in regards to network mapping, setup, and management.

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IT for Education – Expand Your Students’ Horizons with Reliable IT Solutions

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Utilize today’s greatest technology solutions to educate the professionals of tomorrow.

The use of technology in education keeps improving every year. The more that educators depend on technology solutions to provide their students with a quality education, the more cost-effective support they will need. At Vista Computing, LLC, we understand that every academic institution has unique challenges they face to provide their students with an education that they can use to be productive members of society. With all types of hardware, software, networking, and other IT-related products, as well as California’s most knowledgeable IT professionals, Vista Computing, LLC is your one-stop shop for all of your educational technology needs.

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Secure Wireless Network Integration

Accomplish more with wireless access technology.

Granting yourself and your users the ability to step away from the desk to meet and collaborate can increase productivity, and when everybody can be on the network with their laptops or tablets, you can get even more done. However, store-bought commercial wireless routers aren’t really designed to handle the traffic your business needs, nor do they have the security in place to keep your activity safe.

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Remote Maintenance & Network Monitoring

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Proactively prevent network and workstation IT issues with our remote monitoring solution.

We know how frustrating it can be whenever a computer, a printer, or your network goes down. It prevents people from being able to complete their daily tasks, which adds to the cost of operations, and the cost of repairing the problem. With Vista Computing, LLC’s remote monitoring service, you never have to worry about that again.

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IT for Accountants

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Vista Computing, LLC offers technology solutions to meet the needs of today’s money managers

Accountants are some of the most important people associated with a business, even though many of them aren’t employed by that business. Accountants are responsible for the collection, accuracy, analysis, recording, and presentation of a business’ financial operation. While it doesn’t take a lot of high tech business solutions to balance a ledger, the use of today’s most dynamic cloud-based financial resources can present many benefits for accountants.

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IT Threat Glossary

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Understand what threats are in store for your business.

The Internet can be a dangerous place, especially now that hackers are taking advantage of advanced tools and threats. New types of malware, ransomware, and viruses are being created every day, for the express purpose of seeing your organization fail. If your business isn’t using comprehensive security solutions, you remain vulnerable to threats that can potentially compromise and damage your business’s IT infrastructure.

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Understanding Business Continuity

Understanding Business Continuity

When the sky is falling on your business, can you make it through the storm?

For the average business owner, business continuity is looked upon as a secondary system that is put in place to protect the investments the business has made. Since the platform doesn’t have much to do with a business’ day-to-day operations, often times some aspects of a business’ continuity strategy are overlooked; a major mistake that the business owner will realize when it is suddenly too late.

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Mobile Solutions

Without being tethered to your desk, your organization can open up several opportunities to optimize operations and facilitate growth.

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Optimize your workplace for remote access.  Mobility grows increasingly more important in today’s business world, and as such, innovators around the world are striving to integrate only the best mobile IT solutions into their corporate infrastructure.

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IT Vendor, Warranty & Hardware Management

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An IT consultant with your company’s best interest in mind.

We understand the technology-latent issues that keep you up at night. You may have questions such as, “How will I grow my business while minimizing expenses?” or, “How will I protect my data from situations like natural disasters and all the malicious entities out there?”

You aren’t alone.

Many business owners and executives at small and midsized businesses are tearing their hair out trying to come up with solutions for some of the most frustrating and time-consuming issues their company faces. At Vista Computing, LLC, we deal in solutions!

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Co-Managed IT

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When you don’t have coverage, it’s dangerous to go alone.

You understand that technology is critical to your company’s success, but does your technology get the attention it deserves? If your in-house IT staff is overburdened with support work, they may find it difficult to keep up. This, in turn, puts the average employee in an unenviable position of having to troubleshoot the various common issues that plague the use of their technology.

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Virtualize Your Computer Hardware

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Get the most out of your company’s computing resources by consolidating your hardware.

With all information technology professionals searching for ways to help their organizations reduce capital spending and improve efficiency, most professional institutions have started moving sections of their business computing to the cloud. By virtualizing your company’s computing infrastructure, Vista Computing, LLC technicians are routinely able to substantially cut your enterprise’s energy and maintenance costs. Our proficiency with our assessment, and virtualization, presents companies like yours with sustainable IT roadmaps that were never considered viable before.

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High-Speed Internet Consulting Services for Businesses

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A reliable, high-speed Internet connection will give your business the digital foundation it needs to grow.

The world of business has become more and more dependent upon the internet as it revolutionizes every business operation. In fact, many businesses have become so dependent on the Internet that they have virtualized their entire IT infrastructure to the cloud. A modern business needs the Internet to stay alive, so a modern business looking to thrive will need a high-speed connection to accommodate this growth. Partnering with a reliable ISP will provide your business with the foundation to achieve this high-level growth brought on by high-speed Internet. To make sure that your business is choosing the right Internet provider, Vista Computing, LLC offers a consulting service to help your company be more productive by recommending a plan built for business.

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