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lifepreserver dataseaIn information technology, backup refers to making copies of data so that these additional copies may be used to restore the original after a data loss event. These additional copies are typically called "backups." Backups are useful primarily for two purposes. The first is to restore your data following a complete system failure or other disaster (called disaster recovery). The second is to restore small numbers of files after they have been accidentally deleted or corrupted. 

In the modern era of computing there are many different types of data storage devices that are useful for making backups. There are also many different ways in which these devices can be arranged to provide geographic redundancy, data security, and portability.

A key concept of backing up is to be sure that you have multiple copies of your data on different systems or media that can be removed from your primary location.  If you copy your data to another computer in your office, that computer won't be of much use if your office burns down.  If you copy your data to a single CD, DVD, or tape, you'll have no recovery option if something has happened to that CD, DVD, or tape while it was in storage. 

The best backup schemes use mutiple tapes or disks that can be removed from your office.  Backing up over the Internet to service providers works well for small systems, but not for large database or accounting systems where a complete restore could take days.

You need to have confidence that the process is working as expected and work to define measurements and validation techniques. It is also important to recognize the limitations and human factors involved in any backup scheme.

mxl_simplelogoYour business needs effective, reliable, managed email protection against spam, viruses, spyware and other harmful malware. The MX Logic Email Defense Service is a comprehensive email security solution that can protect your entire network to safeguard your communication and information integrity.

The fully-managed Email Defense service is a perimeter-based solution that blocks over 99 percent of spam, viruses, worms and harmful content and attachments - and helps to eliminate 90 percent of spam-related costs.

Superior Combination of Technologies and Features

MX Logic's threat experts developed this managed Software as a Service solution to provide protection from a wide range of email threats. This advanced technology, backed by skilled, 24/7 support includes more than 20 layers of filters, including:

  • More than 20 separate filters
  • Advanced Spam Blocking
  • Virus and Worm Scanning
  • Content and Attachment Filtering
  • Fraud Protection
  • Email Attack Protection
  • Outbound Message Filtering

In addition, the Email Defense Service provides:

  • Sophisticated Quarantine Management
  • Group Policies Management
  • Around-the-clock Monitoring and Protection
  • MX Logic Disaster Recovery Services
  • Secure message delivery over Transport Layer Security (TLS)
  • Intelligent Routing to deliver mail to multiple servers for a single domain

Easy management and administration

Built on advanced and proprietary technology managed behind the scenes by the threat experts at MX Logic, the Email Defense Service provides an easy set-and-forget management experience through the MX Control Console, their web-based administrative and reporting portal. With this intuitive user interface it's easy to customize the service to meet your business needs.

  • Accurate and effective quarantine with customizable reporting
  • Comprehensive email threat reporting
  • Web-based administration
  • Fine-tune email protection

Automatic updates provide zero-hour protection

With the MX Logic Threat Center providing up-to-the-minute updates, network administrators are freed from the day to day threat management. Our Threat Center technologists monitor the global state of email around the clock - providing a dynamic, proactive defense that protects against even the latest threats.

  • Around-the-clock threat management
  • Trend monitoring and up-to the-minute researching
  • Immediate deployment of updates and patches

Protect Your Email Within Minutes

The Email Defense Service offers rapid activation and provides easy set-up and administration. The service is available in five packages and three service bundles, which combine email security with the MX Logic Web Defense Service and MX Logic Message Archiving Service.

  • Available with convenient month-to-month contracts
  • Requires no set-up fees, costly hardware or software installations

The foundation of Citrix XenServer™ is the open source Xen® hypervisor, a proven and fully supported engine for server virtualization.

guy-in-airport-laptop w300 h225Citrix XenServer™ is the only enterprise-class, cloud-proven server virtualization platform that delivers the critical features of live migration and centralized multi-server management at no cost. XenServer is an open and powerful server virtualization solution that radically reduces datacenter costs by transforming static and complex datacenter environments into more dynamic, easy to manage IT service delivery centers.

The Citrix Receiver for iPhone puts thousands of Windows applications in the palm of your hand. 

Citrix XenApp™ is an application virtualization solution that reduces the cost of Windows® application management by up to 50%.

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I have been extremely happy with your service. Michael is truly devoted to his clients and has been great about working with our current vendor to get our issues resolved. The MXLogic transition was seamless. Our users barely noticed the change, which is always a plus. 

Bill has far exceeded my expectations. I am happy to have another Super Technician to rely on for MAS200.

I worked with Nims when at another company ... you don't have to tell me what a fantastic company Nims is.

Since we switched hosts to Network Solutions, we've had nothing but continuous problems with email and sessions timing out preventing us from opening our online store. Joel went out of his way to solve our problem. This means the world to us. Joel listened and accommodated our needs first before…

Thank you for assigning Don to handle our myriad of computer tasks throughout the year. His expertise and friendly can do personality are a cherished resource within our firm. Whenever the screen goes blank or freezes up we always think "Have no fear Don soon will be here" which he is and things…

We are delighted with the service and we've received a number of comments by clients that they are very impressed with the way Tessa handles the problems and works with them. She REALLY picks up things quickly. We are continuously amazed and pleased that we only have to tell her something once and…

I cannot thank you enough for your help this evening. You have proven that your services are much more valuable than we ever expected - when you guys told me your hourly rate, I thought "no way can we afford that"! lol .... We are small and we do all we can to keep costs down, as I'm sure you…

We are so pleased with the installation of our Shoretel system. The phones work great and James was able to customize the system to suit our somewhat unusual need of combine live person answering and automation. Both the phones and the software are user friendly and required little training. James…

We’re getting rave reviews on the new e-newsletter. I just want to let you know how grateful we all are for your help on this project—your great direction, patience and support are invaluable.

We would NEVER have gone this far without you!

....and, thank you for all YOU do. We are able to actually breathe easier knowing you're taking care of people. We have trusted you from the get-go because of your high intelligence, your ease at taking in and integrating huge amounts of new knowledge, and your grace and calmness in taking care of…

I’ve sent more than one shining Michael endorsement. The whole company kicks ass.

We are impressed with response times and the general aptitude of your support group. This stands in stark contrast to some of the experiences with other IT resources we’ve patronized in the past.

As someone who works remotely from a home office, connectivity and a reliable, functioning computer are absolutely critical to my ability to be able to perform. Recently my computer "crashed" and as you can imagine created great inconvenience. Your team of Joel, Tessa and Tim responded immediately.…

At a time when it may seem like good customer service is at all time low and we hear so many negatives about many companies and their employees, it’s a pleasure to be able to send along our positive comments regarding Nims & Associates … and more specifically about Chris. Chris has worked our…

We have been a client of Nims & Associates for over ten years. Chris has implemented and maintained our network for all of those years. As our network and our needs have changed and grown, Chris has provided excellent support to move us forward. Over the years I have come to know several of the…

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