Hello to all & Happy New Year.
I manage a small (5 Computers) network for specialty retail store that was the subject of an attack which almost cost us $12,000.00. The store uses QuickBooks Payroll service. An unknown attacker managed to drop in a VNC Viewer and was able to view the QB data. They initiated a $12,000.00 payroll disbursement to an unknowing/univolved 3rd party. They also had a wire transfer order for the exact amount ready to move the funds off to another bank account. The short story is it was caught in time, the accounts were frozen, and the $12K returned. Intuit has been SUPER helpful and is doing a forensic on an image of the drive. However, it has drawn attention to the network security (or lack of) and how best to remedy the situation.
I have purchased a Z100G and would like to install it directly behind the Comcast/SMC 8014 Router.
The current configuration consists of the Comcast/SMC 8014 (10.1.10.1) and an old 10M hub. Computers 10.1.10.2 (QBserver), 3 (Owner), and 4 (Front Counter Sales) are the most important (running multi-user Quickbooks) and are connected directly to the SMC Router/Switch using 3 of the 4 available ports. The 4th port links the hub which connects compters 10.1.10.5 (shipping) and 10.1.10.6 (embroidery).
I have a static IP address of 66.31.xxx.37 and DNS 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206. I was using MS Windows Remote Desktop Connection to allow the owner access from home but have since disabled this.
On my first try, I was unsuccessful in connecting to the network. This may be due to my own impatience. But I shall try again and would greatly appreciate any advise.