Introducing our newest feature to the Intermax Insights App: ProtectIQ 

Intermax is excited to now be able to provide our customers with features that will ensure a safer home network. Read on to learn how this addition to our app could benefit you. 

Interested in adding this feature to your network? Give us a call at: (208) 667-2156

Safeguarding Your Digital World with ProtectIQ 

In an era dominated by digital interactions, the protection of personal information has never been more critical. With the proliferation of cyber threats, Intermax introduces ProtectIQ, a groundbreaking feature designed to fortify your online defenses. This blog explores the significance of safeguarding your Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and the vulnerabilities users face in their digital lives, along with practical tips and the role ProtectIQ plays in ensuring your online security. 

Understanding PII and Password Vulnerabilities 

Personally Identifiable Information (PII) encompasses a wide array of data, from names and addresses to social security numbers, making it a prime target for cybercriminals. This information, when compromised, can lead to identity theft, unauthorized access to accounts, and even fraudulent activities. 

A staggering statistic reveals that the average user, despite having 26 password-protected accounts, only employs five distinct passwords. This susceptibility to hacking, especially through brute-force attacks, emphasizes the need for robust password management. Shockingly, a mere 12 percent of users have installed password management programs, leaving them vulnerable to security breaches. 

Best Practices for Online Security 

Protecting Computers and Laptops 

  • Ensure security software is up to date 
  • Install antivirus and antimalware software 
  • Disable connections when not in use 

Protecting Cell Phones 

  • Create a strong PIN or passcode 
  • Only install trusted applications 
  • Keep software up to date 

Protecting Other Internet-Connected Devices 

  • Review network and device names 
  • Create unique passwords for all devices 

Protecting Online Accounts 

  • Delete suspicious emails 
  • Use secure devices 
  • Create strong passwords 
  • Implement multi-factor authentication 
  • Sign up for account alerts 

Responding to Security Breaches 

In the unfortunate event of a device or online account being hacked, ProtectIQ advises a series of actions, including having devices inspected, changing passwords, monitoring financial accounts, notifying others, and staying vigilant against potential threats. 

ProtectIQ: Your Shield Against Cyber Threats 

Introducing ProtectIQ, a network-level security application that operates silently in the background, providing proactive defense against malicious websites, viruses, and intrusions 24/7. ProtectIQ ensures a secure digital environment for users, mitigating the risks associated with online activities. 

Cookie Security: An Additional Layer of Protection 

Beyond ProtectIQ, it’s crucial to address the security implications of cookies. While cookies are valuable for enhancing online experiences, they can also pose risks when left unprotected. Hackers can exploit unprotected cookies, gaining unauthorized access to accounts and compromising sensitive information. 

ProtectIQ now protects cookies, stopping unauthorized access and data breaches with a simple and effective solution under its umbrella. Regularly clearing cookies, as recommended by experts every 7 to 14 days, ensures a safer online experience. ProtectIQ enhances the overall security posture, making it a comprehensive solution for safeguarding your digital presence. 

ProtectIQ is a crucial tool for fighting cyber threats, giving users the internet security they require. To fortify your digital defenses and embark on a safer online journey, contact Intermax Networks today. Your security is our priority, and with ProtectIQ, you can confidently navigate the digital landscape without compromising your privacy and data integrity. 

Intermax is committed to adding features that make your life safer and your online experience better. We understand that protecting yourself online can be a scary and daunting task, but we have tools that simplify the process. 

Please reach out to us if you have any questions about ProtectIQ or if you are interested in adding this feature to your service at 208.667.2156



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