Are you still using the router issued by your ISP?

If you’re like most businesses, you probably answered yes. There is probably a monthly charge on your bill for your router that you pay to your internet provider.

There are a few benefits for this:

  • It eliminates the hassles of shopping for your own equipment and paying for it upfront.

  • It gives you peace of mind since it will be replaced if it malfunctions.

However, if you are concerned about the privacy of your network, then ISP-provided routers are not the way to go.

Routers provided by your ISP are prone to security risks like hacking and spying. Any router provided by an ISP, is provided to thousands of customers and makes for a prime target for hackers. Don’t be a prime target!

An additional reason to upgrade from ISP provided routers is the equipment from an ISP are sometimes locked down. Moreover, ISP-provided routers do not give you full control over firmware updates.

Though it may be cheaper it is definitely safer in the long run to buy your own hardware.

Pronesis Technology Group can help protect you and your information from prying eyes and malicious activities.  Call us today to set up a free Network Evaluation.  813-661-2966.

Pronesis Technology Group is a Tampa based full service IT firm that specializes in managed services, unified communications, business consulting and planning, network security, cloud migrations and Office 365. As your technology partners we look at ways to improve your technology ecosystem with practicality, wisdom and our knowledge of the ever-changing industry.

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