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We work hard behind the scenes to eliminate IT issues before they cause expensive downtime.

Our mission is to provide enterprise-level IT practices and solutions to the small and medium-sized business sector, with small business prices. Our dedicated staff love seeing our clients succeed. Your success is our success, and as you grow, we grow.

We offer the best IT Professional Services such as Managed IT Services, Outsourced Computer Support, Business Continuity Services, and Technology Consulting.

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Intelligent remote monitoring, proactive maintenance, and behind-the-scenes remote support.

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Protect your business from threats like malware, viruses, phishing attacks, hackers and other threads.

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Ensure peace-of-mind in any situation with the most complete data backup solution available.

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      • Great Business Partner!
        " A National Coding Recruiter"
        I would like to recommend Symmetric Group as a great business partner.  Our Company started April 1st, 2013 and since the launch of our new business we have grown to new heights.  Symmetric Group has been there every step of the way.  Symmetric Group has not only helped us with ordering all the equipment, computers, software, and setup of everything in a office setting  from A to Z but they also have the best IT support team as well with Jemar and Joey.  We appreciate everything you do for us at our company and we recommend them to anyone starting up a company or a company that is established that is looking for IT solutions.  Thank you again for all your support. - Andrew 
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        "A National Commercial Cleaning Co."

        We have enjoyed our relationship with Symmetric Group.  Each person we interact with is responsive and knowledgeable.  Simple straight forward answers to our questions are given which is a great help to a "non techie" group!   We thank you again for your service.  Five Stars! - Gail 

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        " A Local Dermatology Practice"

        Symmetric has been providing us IT support for many years.  They successfully manage all of our fast paced medical offices.  Symmetric’s response time for any issues that arise is always quick and issues are resolved in a timely manner and can usually be done remotely which is convenient for all of us.  Symmetric is very proactive in identifying inefficiencies and recommending and implementing changes that improve our systems performance, resiliency and efficiency.  We have no hesitation in warmly recommending them to any business, large or small! – Jenni

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        "A Global Lighting Manufacture"

        Four years ago, we had seven domestic offices and warehouses located in five states that were running on independent computer networks, that is, they were without any domain structure.  Thanks to the network engineers at Symmetric Engineering, we are running a secure computer network on a true domain architecture.  We are so pleased with their services that this summer we contracted with Symmetric to host our accounting servers and SQL data servers.  I highly recommend the services of Symmetric Engineering. – Jim 

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        We are so pleased with our business relationship with Symmetric Group. Their company’s customer service is exceptional.  Our service calls and/or emails are answered quickly and to our satisfaction. George is an extreme professional and is shows in his staff. Thank you for your support – Karen 

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        "A Regional Optometry Firm"

        We have partnered with Symmetric for over 5 years in our corporate office as well as our 25 locations throughout Florida and Georgia.   Symmetric has been there from the beginning when we went through the daunting task of inputting our EMR software in all of our stores, as well as doing the complete IT setup at our new locations.   They have been fantastic.  They respond quickly and go above and beyond to help us in any way they can.   They have allowed us to focus on the important work of growing our business and not wasting time on the technical aspect of it.   We highly recommend Symmetric, you will be in good hands…Thanks Symmetric! – Marci

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        " A Large Civil & Utility Construction Co."

        Symmetric Group has been able to meet the challenges of our Company's fast growth over the past several years.  They make technology recommendations and manage the all of Company’s IT services seamlessly. I would highly recommend working with them. – Penny 

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      Eliminate Webcam Worry With a Piece of Tape

      RATs are capable of spying on people, but the problem (in this case) is that RATs are frequently used for other, non-invasive procedures as well. IT professionals will frequently use remote access technology to resolve potential problems within a system that they manage. Even some school districts have used RATs to gather photos of students in their home through laptops using a tracking system. In some extreme cases, RATs have also been used for blackmailing purposes.

      The overarching problem with these types of threats is that anyone who owns a device is technically at risk, and legal protections and repercussions are somewhat limited at the moment. The laws that do exist are either outdated or their requirements for litigation are too specific, which hinders the victim’s ability to find reprieve, and law enforcement to catch the criminal.

      Since hackers can safely exploit these flaws in legal recourse, they will often use the information obtained in this fashion to further torment the victims. Besides this, the personal information stolen by hackers could amount to a stolen identity, ruined credit scores, and far worse.

      How to Stop Such Invasions of Privacy
      One solution that the FBI director James Comey suggests is taping over your webcam. While effective, this practice is kind of annoying. Here are a couple of practices that you can use to keep security at the top of your mind:

      • Keeping your security software fully updated always helps to keep malware at bay.
      • Make sure that the latest firewalls and antivirus software are all installed.
      • Use a secure Wi-Fi connection to do your browsing online.

      Another major way that you can prevent issues like this from turning into bigger problems is to keep an eye out for the telltale signs of trouble. Looking for signs such as suspicious emails or the webcam light turning on without your permission might be the first thing you notice. You can take further measures meant to prevent infections in the first place by using strong, frequently-changed passwords, and doing routine file searches for anything that seems out of place.

      We guess you could keep slapping a piece of tape over the webcam, but that’s only a short-term solution. Instead, we recommend that you reach out to Symmetric Engineering Group. Our trusted technicians can help you keep your PC safe from all manners of threats, including RATs. You can think of us as your very own IT threat exterminators. To learn more, reach out to us at (813) 749-0895.

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      Tip of the Week: How to Get the Most Out of Your Meetings

      One sure way to make a meeting unbearable is to go in without a plan, as the general disorganization will essentially waste everybody’s time. In fact, the first thing that a meeting will need to be successful is an agenda to outline the points the meeting will touch upon.

      The agenda also has the added benefit of allowing you to establish if a meeting is even necessary. After all, if the meeting is meant to focus on one or two points that only apply to one or two people, it serves the business much better if the meeting is cancelled--as this allows for the majority of would--be attendees to spend their time more productively than if they were to sit in a meeting with that didn’t really apply to them.

      As you establish your reason for meeting, you also establish the point to stay focused on as your meeting takes place. What purpose does your meeting have? What is the end goal? Are you meeting to establish an initiative’s timeframe? Are you resolving an issue? Are you brainstorming your next project? Cementing the meeting’s core purpose will assist in maintaining your focus for the duration of the meeting. Other effective tactics for building focus include discouraging the use of devices as a meeting is in session, and conducting a meeting in which all attendees are on their feet.

      Of course, there are ways that you personally can make a meeting more engaging if you ever find yourself at the helm. Whenever it’s appropriate, try sprinkling some humor into your presentation to keep your audience’s attention. However, use this tool sparingly, as it can easily become a detriment to accomplishing anything within your session.

      Be cautious of rambling and going off subject. Eliminating extra words and being sure to avoid hesitant sounds like “um,” "uh,” and “well,” will not only help your audience listen to what you're saying, but it will make you seem more confident. Practicing what you plan to say ahead of time will help with this, as well as help you better prepare for the real deal.

      Perhaps most importantly, you need to remember to be yourself. Nothing will make a meeting drag on more than an insincere delivery of industry jargon. Speak as though you normally would, and don’t be afraid to poke fun at yourself, as this will make you a more engaging and approachable speaker.

      What are some of your worst experiences with meetings? Let us know in the comments!

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      Why the UTM is the Ultimate Security Solution for Businesses

      Thankfully, the many great security measures that your business wants to implement can all be found in one convenient package--the Unified Threat Management (UTM) solution. It’s an enterprise-level tool, and thanks to managed services providers like Symmetric Engineering Group, even small businesses can take advantage of this level of protection at an affordable rate. The UTM focuses more on eliminating and preventing issues before they become full-fledged problems.

      We’ll discuss the various parts of a UTM so that you know with confidence that you have an idea of what your solution will protect your network from.

      Firewall
      Firewalls are so important that even the average consumer PC should be equipped with one. Firewalls act like virtual bouncers, keeping bad data from entering your network, while still allowing the good data through. Like any good security solution, a firewall needs to be updated with the latest threat definitions so that it can keep all of the latest problems out of your network.

      Antivirus
      However, not all threats can be detected by a firewall, which is why antivirus is needed to eliminate the varied threats that can make it past a firewall’s defense. Antivirus is another crucial part of any computer owner’s security repertoire--even moreso for business owners--so make sure that your network is equipped with it at all times.

      Spam Blocking
      Hackers will frequently use spam to spread their malware. Spam basically allows hackers to keep themselves hidden in plain sight. They can spoof their email addresses to make themselves look like someone else, or use other dirty tricks to manipulate you into doing exactly what they want. These phishing emails might be designed to acquire credentials, convince the user to click on infected email attachments, or visit malicious websites. A good spam filter can save you from dealing with these annoyances, and it can save you precious time wasted on deleting spam from your inbox.

      Content Filtering
      There will always be unsafe content to view on the Internet, and even a good employee may accidentally slip up and visit a website with malicious code. A content filter can keep your employees from accessing malicious or time-wasting websites. This can be done on a per user basis, allowing for customizable access to the wonders of the Internet, should you have a problem employee who can’t resist watching pornography or browsing social media in the office.

      Is your business protected with this kind of security? If not, call Symmetric Engineering Group today at (813) 749-0895 to equip your organization with a UTM.

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      Even webcams are susceptible to infestation from RATs, though they may not be the same creatures that haunt subway tunnels or dank basements. Remote Access Tools can be troublesome and, in some cases, invasive. RATs can be used to remotely access a computer and perform any n...

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