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Announcing: Fargo Citrix User Group Community

Posted by NetWork Center, Inc. on Jun 22, 2018 11:13:02 AM

Our leaders in Fargo are working to educate Citrix users in your area about the group and to plan the first Fargo meeting!

When you join the Fargo Citrix User Group Community (CUGC), you'll connect with a local community of Citrix professionals and be up-to-date on meetings, hot topics and expert speakers. When you join CUGC, you gain access to a global network of users and experts sharing independent solutions and insights. You will have access to technical webinars, articles, forums and exclusive content, as well as discounts on education and events.

They are looking for new members! If you're not already a member, join today. Membership is free. To learn more, visit 


10 Reasons Everyone Needs a FISASCORE

Posted by NetWork Center, Inc. on Apr 26, 2018 10:26:33 AM

Security is at the forefront of what we do and keeping on top of the newest security offerings is why our customers trust us with their networks. We are excited to offer a new vulnerability assessment in partnership with SecurityStudio and would like to invite you to join our webinar on May 22nd at 2pm CDT on the 10 reasons why everyone should have a FISASCORE®. It's free to join and you can register by clicking the button below. In the meantime, check out more information on what exactly is a FISASCORE. 

Click Here to Register for Webinar!

What is a FISASCORE?

FISASCORE is a comprehensive, risk-based measurement of information security assigned to your company based on a proven and thorough assessment process.  Once completed, FISASCORE will identify critical vulnerabilities, control gaps/ deficiencies, and applicable threats to the security of your organization.

Why is a FISASCORE important?

FISASCORE allows businesses and organizations to know and understand how they are vulnerable and how they compare with peers within similar industries. FISASCORE can also be used to communicate the level of information security risk to interested third-parties (customers, stakeholders, auditors, regulators, etc.).

FISASCORE is constantly calibrated to the latest security threats used by attackers with controls designed to mediate those threats and protect data from unauthorized access, disclosure, distribution and destruction. The FISASCORE framework consists of a thorough evaluation of risks within four phases: Administrative Controls, Physical Controls, Internal Technical Controls, and External Technical Controls.

  • ADMINISTRATIVE CONTROLS are sometimes referred to as the “human” part of information security and are controls used to govern other parts of information security. Common administrative controls include policies, awareness training, guidelines, standards, and procedures.
  • PHYSICAL CONTROLS are the security controls that can often be touched and provide physical security to protect your information assets. Common physical controls include doors, locks, camera surveillance, and alarm systems.
  • INTERNAL TECHNICAL CONTROLS are the controls that are technical in nature and used within your organization’s technical domain (inside the gateways or firewalls). Internal technical controls include things such as firewalls, intrusion prevention systems, anti-virus software, and mobile device manage-ment (MDM).
  • EXTERNAL TECHNICAL CONTROLS are technical in nature and are used to protect outside access to your organization’s technical domain (outside the gateways or firewalls). External technical controls consist of search engine indexes, social media, DNS, port scanning, and vulnerability scanning.

Who needs a FISASCORE?

Every organization, big or small, should be aware of their most significant information security risks. FISASCORE will identify and address your organization’s risks through a standardized, consistent and efficient process that enables all members of your organization to quickly and confidently understand and quantify risks. 

Topics: Network Security, Security

Should Your Company Outsource IT? Let's Look at the Facts.

Posted by NetWork Center, Inc. on Jan 8, 2018 11:14:38 AM

For many small to medium sized businesses, the choice to outsource IT can come with a lot of questions. What is an MSP (Managed Service Provider)? Why do SMBs adopt managed services? Let us help you navigate through the process to make the right decisions for your business!

We invite you to download the ebook below and let's begin the conversation.


Ebook download: Should Your Company Outsource IT?


Topics: Managed Services, Outsourcing

Thank you for attending nVision 2014

Posted by NetWork Center, Inc. on Nov 26, 2014 5:00:13 PM

nVision_photo2On behalf of all of us at Network Center, Inc. and from our many wonderful sponsors who help make our nVision event possible, we’d like to take this time to THANK YOU for attending nVision 2014. You all have helped make this year a tremendous success and we truly appreciate it. nVision continues to grow in size, scope, and value for all of us. As technology pioneers here in the Upper Midwest we continue developing our tri-state area as the ‘Silicon Plains’ of the Midwest.


As we spend the next few weeks thinking about the exchange of knowledge and what transpired at the conference, we all learned something new that could have a significant impact on our enterprises. The challenge is acting on what we have learned; while it may be a small change that makes a grand impact or a significant change that continues driving down the cost of your technologies and improving your operating efficiencies, the value of the event is exercising your mind to the possibilities available. 

Between now and year end, all of us here at Network Center, Inc. are available to continue the conversation. Whether it’s planning for your immediate future for quick changes as your budget cycles close, or to set long tearm future goals, we would be happy to assist your enterprise and collaborate with you and the vendor partners of your choice as you consider changing the ways you do business.

Your first Next Step is the most important. As your technology company, Network Center, Inc. will be diligently following up on the many conversations we had with each of you; both customers and vendors, making sure we all realize the full value of the event. If there is something more that can be done for you, please let us know or work directly through your vendor contact for your next step. These next steps can help shape your business future. What’s important to us is making sure all of your questions have been answered and for you to fully evaluate if new technology is just cool or if it really does have a business value for your enterprise.

nVision_photo3WHAT’S NEXT FOR US?

As we continue reflecting on nVision 2014, we will begin planning for nVision 2015. Your opinion matters to us as nVision is all about our customers meeting our vendors and discussing new ways to shape your future. Please take some time to contact us with any feedback you have from attending the conference. All comments will assist us in planning nVision 2015 to make your experience even better next year. 


Please continue watching your emails for our upcoming event invitations. During the first quarter of 2015 we will be doing a couple of Lunch and Learn events in the valley as well as in central North Dakota. If you have topics you are interested in, please let us know.

Thank you again for joining us for nVision 2014. We look forward to seeing you all again very soon.

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Topics: NetWork Center Inc., nVision 2014,, NetWork Center, Inc. technology conference

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