Trustworthy Information on the Internet | Prescott, AZ

With so much going on in the world, and so many outlets on the internet, it can be difficult to navigate how trustworthy a source, website or link really are. We want you to understand some things to consider as you approach different websites across the internet that may help keep you and your personal information safe.

Timeliness. When was the information you are considering written? Has the content been updated or direct you to other relevant or concurring sources? If so, then it may be worth following those channels to get a well-rounded idea of the topic or answer. If the content seems outdated or hosts unsupported links, it may be a good idea to consider other sources for more relevant details to your search.

Relevance. When you read through the sources your search has brought you to; how well does that content really align with your inquiry? Are you the intended audience? Considering the audience and how similar what you are reading is to your search can skew the answers you may receive from it.

Authority. The individual who wrote the content on a given page plays a significant role in how it is intended and perceived. Never has this point been more prevalent than in the age of the internet. Today, everyone can be “someone”, so it’s important to analyze how consistent and credible the individual is in regard to what they have written.

Accuracy. Supporting sources is not a concept reserved only for collegiate essays; it applies to any piece of information available. Of course, in the end, how accurate you believe information to be, is up to you. Yet, when reading, analyze whether or not there are supporting documents, links or articles to what you are reading. Is the literature published anywhere else or peer-reviewed?

Purpose. Why someone felt compelled to write and share something on the internet matters – a lot. Something as innocent as a promotional email to virus-laden links exist online; its important to pause when confronted with an unsettling pathway online.

The internet has become so profoundly ingrained in our daily lives that it is unlikely we will discontinue it’s use any time soon. Yet, we can navigate it with a bit of caution and understanding in order to keep ourselves, families and business safe.

To learn more about how to be safe online, or inquire about how we work to keep your business safe online, visit us online at jellywebsites.com or call us at 951.371.9327 today!

Is Your Email Secure? | Prescott, AZ

Believe it or not, internet scams, viruses and hacking can impact your computer – and life – via email. These online threats are more than just annoying pop-up ads, people can use these email scams tap into your personal information.

So, how secure is your email server?

Here are some things we have noticed that contribute to a less-than-secure email server:

  • It uses SMTP rather than encrypted messaging
    • Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) can be accessed by outsiders because it inherently lacks security features
  • Your mailbox consistently receives spam
    • Your email may be linked to a cybercriminal if you are bombarded with potentially malicious emails. Clicking unknown links can put malware on your system

Email communications are tied into the fabric of our lives and businesses. It’s important to understand your security settings, application allowances and the access your email has to your computer. While it may not make an email server “safe”, at least you know what your settings were and can improve upon them if needed.

 Jelly Websites utilizes and trusts Microsoft Office 360 for us and our clients. We recommend Office 360 because it is compatible with most operating systems (including MAC), provides premier security, is reliable, encrypted and HIPPA compliant. This means that Office 360 is there for you and your business, no matter what you need to keep secure.

When you create or transition to a Microsoft Office 360 account for your business, it can be quite the task. Trying to set up a well-integrated business profile with multiple domains and employee accounts can get messy quick. Our team is prepared to help! We will work with you to understand the domains and email accounts you need to run your business, set you up with Office 360 and pass along the information so you manage it from there.

Take the stress and insecurity out of your business communications with Microsoft Office 360 and let the team dedicated to helping small businesses grow, do the work for you.

Call Jelly Websites at 951.371.9327 or visit online at www.jellywebsites.com today!