Comcast Provides Online Service Security To Small Business Owners

There are hundreds of viable online applications that a business owner can choose from, file sharing from Dropbox or Box, hosted security solutions from Symantec and many other options.

While many of us are comfortable picking our own online applications, it can be  bit daunting for new users to know which online software to pick and use.

Comcast Corporation, recently  announced the Upware™ marketplace, a suite of cloud-based business solutions that can be purchased through one integrated web portal. The Upware marketplace contains a carefully selected list of third-party, cloud-based business applications from industry-leading companies in key categories such as data backup, data security, and collaboration. With Upware, according to the press release, Comcast has chosen a select group of top-tier vendors that meet a strict set of security, redundancy and customer service requirements and can provide both the best performance as well as ease of use for businesses. Organized on the online portal in “aisles” by technology, the vendors include:

Data Backup – Carbonite (data backup), DigitalSafe (data backup), and Mozy (online backup).

Data Security – Norton (security) and Websense (security).

Collaboration – Box (online storage), Microsoft (Web collaboration), Soonr (online file sharing), and YouSendIt (document collaboration).

“We know small business owners and we know what tools they need to grow their businesses,” said Kevin O’Toole, Senior Vice President and General Manager, New Business Solutions at Comcast Business Services. “Upware simplifies what can be a complex world of choices when evaluating cloud-based services. With the choice of these top vendors, business owners can quickly choose what tools they need to run their businesses and keep their focus on their number one priority – serving their customers.”

For larger small businesses, it’s great to have a company, like Comcast backing your hosted application if something goes wrong.

Comcast provides, single sign on for the business owner to add/remove employees. So gives the business owner better control and management of employee usernames and passwords. This is very helpful for when your business grows and you have to scale. It makes it easier to manage when an employee leaves the company.

Also, one phone number to call for support. Call Comcast and they’ll troubleshoot and manage everything from the customer’s Business Class Internet, Upware marketplace and even the software applications themselves.

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Ramon Ray, Editor & Technology Evangelist, Smallbiztechnology.com . Editor and Founder, Smart Hustle Magazine Full bio at http://www.ramonray.com . Check him out on Google Plus, Twitter or Facebook

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