VIP WebPortal Allows Business to Go On During Pandemic

July 13, 2020 / 

The VIP WebPortal is used by over 75 Utility Billing Customers.  The product has allowed utility customers to get their bills via email, check their accounts on-line and make payments via credit card online or via text messaging.  The service has been very important to customers for no-contact payments with billing offices.

VIP Employee Portal Critical Tool During Pandemic

June 10, 2020 / 

The VIP Employee Portal has become a critical tool to many Payroll users during the pandemic.  The Portal hosted by Amazon Web Services (AWS) has allowed remote work employees to access their payroll information from any internet connected device.  The portal has also allowed employee to request time off through their supervisors.

Cloud Back-ups Become a Critical

March 27, 2020 / 

With ransomware attacks and natural disasters becoming more common, redundant back-ups are a priority. An off-site, cloud back-up solution is imperative to reduce risk of data loss. Don’t take a chance on losing data and becoming another news story. Join many other government entities with this added piece of mind within your operations.

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Regarding the COVID-19 Outbreak

March 20, 2020 / 

The outbreak of COVID-19 is impacting families and businesses across the country. Employers across industries are in a challenging position and are no doubt figuring out how to navigate the situation as it changes every day. To help you stay informed on the impact to your people and your business, Software Solutions is closely monitoring any new or updated state and federal legislation that may become effective as a response.

Be assured that Software Solutions stands ready to serve our clients while protecting the health and safety of our team members. Years ago, we developed a plan that incorporated the technology necessary to allow our entire team to work 100% remotely without any disruption in service, so it was easy to pivot to a remote operation. That operation is in full effect, and we look forward to continuing to support our clients in every way possible through this crisis and beyond.

We urge everyone to follow the guidance issued by the CDC, the World Health Organization, and your local and state officials. Stay safe and be well.

Al Ferguson

Ransomware Attacks On The Rise

“Last year in 2016, ransomware attacks grew at a blistering pace. In total, SonicWall reports 638 million. That’s more than 167 times the number of attacks in 2015.  Beyond the staggering volume of the attacks, there’s the huge sums of money that individuals and organizations paid to (hopefully) get their files decrypted. Though it’s difficult to give a truly accurate total — not everyone hit by ransomware is keen to talk about such incidents — SonicWall’s report estimates that around $209 million in ransoms were paid in the first quarter of 2016 alone.  Here’s another alarming note from the report: less than half of victims who were attacked were able to fully recover their data. That indicates a couple of things. One is that you can’t always rely on ransomware to fully restore your files. The other is that it’s critically important to make sure that you have a bulletproof backup plan that’s actually backing up your files properly and storing them somewhere safe.”   (Forbes 2/7/17)
If you’ve not been in full hibernation this winter you’ve probably heard about ransomware attacks taking place on computer networks around the globe. Software Solutions is aware of at least 4 of our customers being hit by these ransomware attacks. Some critical things you need to do to protect yourself include a good antivirus solution and firewall as well as an off-site backup solution.

“Adding the on-line backup was the best money I ever spent with Software Solutions.” 

You run millions of dollars through your SSI Software applications. Don’t put yourself at risk; protect yourself the best you can! One customer hit by an attack commented. “Adding the Cloud Backup was the best money I ever spent with Software Solutions.” Additional information about our online backup solution can be found here. CloudBackup_Brochure.pdf.