Navigating Network Security – Ping Podcast Episode 6

Episode 6: Navigating Network Security

When you’re setting up a new office, there’s a lot to consider. How many desks do I need? What kind of coffeemaker should I get? Where do I find staff? Setting up a secure, reliable network should be near the top of your list. Business requires a network that maximizes internet service and optimizes connectivity. As a small business owner – or anyone else tasked with setting up a network – you know you need equipment and security services, but may not feel comfortable navigating the labyrinth of options on the network security market. That’s where we extend a helping hand! On Episode 6 of Ping: A Podcast, Andrew and Kevin welcome Anthony Mercho,’s Director of Sales, to shed light on the initial questions you’ll need to answer to make the best long-term investments for your network. We talk user counts, connection speeds, network switches, wireless APs, and much more.

To reach Anthony’s team of experts for a one-on-one discussion of your needs, call 866-403-5305 or instantly connect via live chat when you visit You can also follow the Blog for everything network security related. Looking for information on specific brands? Check out our Buyers Guide series.

Also in this episode, our Network Engineer Nick Petriko pitches in with an Engineer’s Minute that reminds you about one of the first things you should do when your new firewall arrives. Check out all of the expert security services our certified engineers offer.

And in our Headlines segment, you’ll hear why in an age of zero-days, phishing and other simple attack types may still be most likely to cost you, risks that Internet of Things (IoT) devices pose even when not on your network, and about a recent cyber attack on a nuclear facility that likely won’t give you warm fuzzies.

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