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Franchising Brochure - Mon, 2018-06-11 11:46
Craving something bold? You are not alone. With 70% of consumers craving spicy foods, Hot Head Burritos is positioned to satisfy this ever expanding market segment. We’ve got you covered with flavors from mild to wild! Not to mention, our homemade proprietary sauces keep customers coming back again for more flavor!

Wingstop names new marketing chief

Nation's Restaurant News - Mon, 2018-06-11 11:00
Maurice Cooper hails from hotel, beverage industries

Bus analogy, Coca Cola founder and why Modi will lose the next polls: ...

Topix - Mon, 2018-06-11 10:54

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday spoke about why there were no global brands like Coca Colas or McDonalds out of India, the difference between BJP and Congress, and why the BJP would be defeated in the next elections. Here's what he said at an event organised by the Congress for Other Backward Caste leaders from the party: The Congress president used global brands to illustrate his claim that smaller businessmen couldn't scale up in the country.

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Tech support driving new interest in Best Buy

Store Front Talk Back - Mon, 2018-06-11 10:43
Best Buy made a big jump in driving consumer interest when it announced the start of its unlimited tech support program last month.

Recon Sentinel Seeks to Protect Your Home Office from Attacks at the Router

Small Business Trends - Mon, 2018-06-11 10:30

The FBI recently warned home and office routers and network devices were the targets of foreign cyber actors. This news comes just as Cigent Technology announced the launch of a product it calls Recon Sentinel designed to be plugged into a router to add endpoint security for Small Office and Home Office users.

Cigent says Recon Sentinel will fight back by detecting and blocking cyberattacks and other nefarious activity, including the malware use leading the FBI to issue its warning. In that case, the agency said owners should reboot their routers. This simple act will temporarily disrupt the malware so infected devices can be identified.

The FBI also recommended owners disable remote management settings on their devices. Otherwise, authorities suggest creating a strong password and encryption as well as upgrading to the latest firmware on your network device.

John Benkert, senior vice president of strategic products at Cigent Technology, addressed this very issue in a press release. Benkert said, “The latest FBI warning is a reminder to SOHO users to protect themselves against attacks. Recon Sentinel quietly keeps your PCs, mobile devices, and smart/IoT devices safe from malicious attacks at all times.”

He added, “Recon Sentinel solves major cybersecurity issues for small businesses, home office, and remote office workers by immediately detecting hacking activity and preventing loss of data.”


So What Does Recon Sentinel Do?

Once you plug Sentinel into your router, it adds an endpoint security system for all of your connected devices. This includes everything from your computing devices to smart TVs, security cameras, home assistants, other IoT devices and more.

The device is able to detect signs of intrusion on your network without expert installation or maintenance. When it is connected it finds every connected device on your network and it works with all existing routers and firewalls.

Recon is connected to the cloud, and along with a mobile app, it will provide you with up-to-the-second information about your network. It also allows Managed Service Providers, IT organizations and Internet Service Providers to manage multiple devices.

Security Challenges for Small Businesses

Small businesses, whether they have a small office, a home office or other working arrangement, are a big target for cybercriminals. This is because more often than not they don’t have the same resources and expertise as larger enterprises. According to Netwrix’s 2017 IT Risks Report, only 1 in 4 small businesses are well prepared for a cybersecurity attack, which leaves many businesses vulnerable.

The Sentinel Recon is one of many solutions you can use to put barriers between your resources and cybercriminals trying to steal them.

How Can You Get One?

Recon Sentinel is now available at the company’s site as well as at Office Depot or Office Max locations and Brickhouse Security. Cigent has an introductory price of $149.99 with a free one-year subscription valued at $99.99.

Photo: Cigent Technology

This article, "Recon Sentinel Seeks to Protect Your Home Office from Attacks at the Router" was first published on Small Business Trends

Retail Roundup—Sears Hometown to close 100 stores; 44% of shoppers start on Amazon

Store Front Talk Back - Mon, 2018-06-11 10:18
Sears Hometown announces it will shutter 100 stores; 44% of digital shoppers begin on Amazon; plus more need-to-know news from the world of retail.

Motivating Front-line Staff

Hotel Interactive - Mon, 2018-06-11 09:24
Small Actions By Hotel Management Can Be Key In Retaining Top Talent

Aimbridge Hospitality Promotes Lynne Roberts To EVP Of Capital Markets

Hotel Interactive - Mon, 2018-06-11 08:47
DALLAS-–Aimbridge Hospitality has promoted Lynne Roberts to the position of Executive Vice President of Capital Markets. ...

Dual Branded Courtyard And Residence Inn Opens In Charlotte, NC

Hotel Interactive - Mon, 2018-06-11 06:12
CHARLOTTE, NC-–Marriott International, Inc. today announced that a combined 94-room Courtyard hotel and 94-suite Residence Inn hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina ...

KFC is working on a meat-free menu

Topix - Mon, 2018-06-11 06:10

Vegetarians could soon be flocking to KFC after the fast-food restaurant chain revealed it is working on a meat-free alternative. The range is said to include the current flavour of KFC's chicken menu, meaning you'll be able to go meat-free and still get the taste of a bucket of chicken.

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Corinthia Hotel St. Petersburg Unveils 162 New Rooms And Suites

Hotel Interactive - Mon, 2018-06-11 06:09
ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA—Ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, which begins June 14, Corinthia Hotel St Petersburg has unveiled 162 new ...

Tools for selling finance and insurance are changing

AutoNews - Mon, 2018-06-11 01:01
Digitalization of the FandI process is inevitable, but which tools will be uniform across the automotive retail terrain is less certain.
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Finance technology leveraging Silicon Valley mindset, auto sales know-how

AutoNews - Mon, 2018-06-11 01:01
For dealership fintech companies to be successful in a space where many entrepreneurs have failed, a Silicon Valley mindset combined with traditional auto retail expertise could be a winning combination.
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GAC's U.S. launch threatened by tariff battle with China

AutoNews - Mon, 2018-06-11 01:01
GAC Motor, angling to become the first homegrown Chinese automaker to export light vehicles to the United States, is re-evaluating those plans after President Donald Trump's threat to level tariffs on imported vehicles.
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Kia ad campaign uses kid salesmen to poke fun at dealers

AutoNews - Mon, 2018-06-11 01:01
Saad Chehab, who joined Kia Motors America in May 2017 as vice president of marketing communications, said the brand needed the fresh look for its summer sales campaign.
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China market in control as industry enters new era

AutoNews - Mon, 2018-06-11 01:01
China has been the world's biggest auto market since 2009, when it eclipsed the U.S. But only recently has it reached a long-anticipated, and in many quarters, long-feared, tipping point.
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FCHEA chief says hydrogen fuel-cell revolution is already happening

AutoNews - Mon, 2018-06-11 01:01
Fuel cells are powering our commercial transportation space today in a range of applications, and all these burgeoning vehicle markets are leading to growth in the hydrogen infrastructure needed to support them.
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