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#275657 2-Sep-2020 16:19
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Just received:

 

 

New research by 2degrees reveals that 41 per cent of small Kiwi businesses don’t have a security resource in place. What’s more, almost one third of small businesses (29%) don’t think data security is a big deal.

 

With New Zealand businesses – big and small – falling victim to a significant number of cyber-attacks in recent weeks, the research comes as a timely reminder for businesses to educate themselves on how to protect themselves better.

 

To assist with this, 2degrees has launched a new product that protects customers’ laptops and PCs from threats.

 

The product – Work from Home Fibre – delivers business grade broadband through a dedicated fibre connection to employees’ homes. As part of the package, businesses will also get web filtering, a service that enables them to block sites known for phishing, malware and other security threats.

 

Andrew Fairgray, Chief Business Officer at 2degrees, says while this product helps to keep business information safe, customers should still do their due diligence and not rely on one product alone to protect their businesses.

 

“There are several ways businesses can protect themselves from falling victim to a cyber-attack and one is to make sure they have the right tools in place. Work from Home Fibre is an effective way of blocking content which could be dangerous to data and equipment. However, even with tools in place it’s important that business owners educate themselves and their employees on ways to keep their information safe.”

 

Work from Home Fibre is available to 2degrees broadband customers. The 100/100Mbps secure business broadband is $89 per month on a 24-month contract.

 





 

 

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  #2555789 2-Sep-2020 16:31
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Would a Static IP be included in that?


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  #2555840 2-Sep-2020 18:07
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The 24-month term is thoroughly unappealing, particularly so for small businesses.

 

if a staff members leaves, say, 6 months into the contract is the employer now on the hook for another 18 months?


 
 
 
 


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  #2555868 2-Sep-2020 19:05
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Conceptually great, but 2 year contract wouldn't work for a lot of organisations who need this in the short term.





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  #2556280 3-Sep-2020 11:56
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boosacnoodle:

 

The 24-month term is thoroughly unappealing, particularly so for small businesses.

 

if a staff members leaves, say, 6 months into the contract is the employer now on the hook for another 18 months?

 

 

Got this from 2degrees: "The contract can be with the employee or the employer so it would depend on who is paying the bill. If the employer is paying, options are: Cancel the service & pay the early termination charges ($299 to cover the cost of the modem and installation we gave them for free); Talk to us about transferring the service to another address/ employee - free of charge."





 

 

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  #2556291 3-Sep-2020 12:34
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DjShadow:

 

Would a Static IP be included in that?

 

 

their website shows it includes a static IP

 

 

 

edit: oops, I just noticed that was for their $89 100/100 business broadband plan, theres another "work from home" tab that doesn't state that it comes with a static IP or not


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  #2556370 3-Sep-2020 14:21
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Hey,
All Biz plans come with a free static IP. I believe this offering sits in the Biz space.

 

 

 

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  #2573680 24-Sep-2020 17:25
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"Plus, web-filtering is part of the package, you’ll have the option to switch on our web-filtering security add-on – a service that enables you to block sites known for phishing, malware and other security threats to work laptops or computers – for free, plus you can also choose to block streaming sites."

 

Let's hope your employer doesn't take up the "block streaming sites" option if you would like to watch Netflix in the evening.

 

 


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