Security Awareness: Preventing Virus and Malware Exposure Takes a Team Effort

Spyware, Ransomware and Virus Attacks… it seems like malware, malicious software and viruses lurk around every corner of the Internet.  Whether a threatening email attachment or false online advertisement, there are constantly new and subtle ways people can put their systems and data at risk.


Most organizations protect their employees their assets with backups, firewalls, malware protection, anti-virus protection and up-to-date security patches and updates.  While this significantly minimizes the risk of attacks and infection, the best security technology in the world can't help unless employees understand their roles and responsibilities in safeguarding sensitive data and protecting company resources… a system is only as secure as its weakest link.


Following a few simple strategies will ensure everyone is working together to identify and avoid risks... Read More


Congratulations on your new website CREW San Diego!

CREW NEWS: CREW San Diego is excited to announce the launch of our newly designed website at  The new responsive website was designed by CREW San Diego member, Hoop5 Networks.  “Although better known for providing exceptional IT Support to the construction and real estate market, Mandy and her team at Hoop5 did an amazing job on our new website.”  said Toni McMahon of Fuscoe Engineering and Director of Marketing Communications for CREW San Diego.  “Hoop5 is woman owned, upholds a great reputation as a premier IT Service Provider and is a CREW San Diego member… all great qualities that are also in line with CREW San Diego values.”


The newly redesigned website has been crafted to reflect what our members told us they need the most and also builds upon technology capable of addressing future needs.

Immediately CREW San Diego members will notice streamlined menus, simple navigation and access to the information they need, any time of day. By providing an improved destination, members and visitors have access to news and educational resources, community connections, event registration as well as membership tools and resources… all designed as a hub and gathering place for the Real Estate professional.


We will continue to expand our online content to bring our members updated and relevant information, so we encourage you to bookmark it, check back often and connect with us on Facebook and Twitter to receive notice when updates and new content are added.

If you would take a brief moment to share your thoughts, we’d appreciate hearing how the new website experience is for you and how we can continue to improve it.  Please email:


Hoop5 Makes the Veeam Team!

As a Veeam Cloud Provider (VCP) partner and Veeam Silver Partner, Hoop5 can now offer customers the ability to extend their existing backup infrastructure to Hoop5’s secure, enterprise-grade data centers.  Our off-site facilities are designed for 99.999 percent reliability and experience no more than five minutes downtime per year and are SSAE 16 Type II Certified and HIPAA and PCI compliant.


Veeam software powers Hoop5’s Data Resiliency backup and data recovery managed service solution.  We are a key partner for Veeam and can provide the Veeam software directly to customers for onsite installations, offering scalable, comprehensive, off-site backup and data protection services on a cost-effective per-month basis.


Our approach allows customers to control their onsite backup environment, while giving the peace of mind that their offsite backup copies are stored in Hoop5’s secure cloud repository.


Becoming a Veeam Provider makes good business sense for Hoop5.  We are technology-agnostic; which means we have the freedom to choose the products, from a range of providers, that we feel will enable us to provide a best-of-breed solution to best meet our customers’ needs.  Veeam Backup & Replication v8 is one of those high-quality products and absolutely aligns with our service offerings and offers great value for our customers.


Congratulations on your new logo and website Starrett Construction!

Hoop5 is proud to have been part of the process and, as always, we are grateful for your many years of business.  We are looking forward to many more years of mutual success and supporting your IT and Marketing needs as you continue to evolve and grow!


Spring Cleaning Your Digital World

Now is a great time to take care of that long, overdue digital maintenance.  With some smart, simple practices, you can help protect yourself, your business and your family from losing valuable digital information and being  a victim of identity theft... all while making your online life more manageable and enjoying the Internet with greater confidence.


The bulk of digital cleaning falls into four buckets: keeping a clean machine, staying secure, cleaning up your online reputation, and purging files.  Read More


Hoop5 Proudly Advances to Dell Preferred Partner

Being certified by Dell in both sales and technical knowledge for workstations, servers and networking devices through Dell allows us to serve our clients better. Hoop5 offers the complete line of Dell products, including desktops, laptops, servers, storage, switches and more. Our relationship with Dell provides us with competitive pricing and allows us to custom configure hardware to suit your business’ unique needs.


Hoop5 Launches Website for CFMA Southwest Regional Conference!

The CFMA Southwest Regional Conference is the "CAN'T MISS CONFERENCE FOR CONSTRUCTION FINANCIAL MANAGERS" and Hoop5 is proud to have designed the logos and website for the event.  Check it out:


You Can Now Test Project Spartan, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer Successor

Microsoft is releasing a preview of its Internet Explorer successor, Project Spartan, today. The new browser, which will be the default web experience in Windows 10, is part of an update to the PC Windows 10 preview. Microsoft promised faster builds for testers, and it’s delivering on that promise today. After less than two weeks, Windows 10 testers can now download a new build (10049)that will include the Project Spartan browser. If you’re already running a preview version of Windows 10 then it’s available immediately from Windows Update, otherwise you can join the Windows Insider program to test Project Spartan Read More...


Understanding Online Threats

When you start to think about all the things that could go wrong when browsing the Internet, the web starts to look like a pretty scary place. Luckily, Internet users as a whole are getting far more savvy, and better at recognizing risky online behavior. While pages with a dozen download buttons – or auto-checked boxes that tricked us into downloading things we didn’t want – are no longer quite as effective as they once were, that doesn’t mean there aren’t hackers out there right now trying to come up with new methods of deception. In order to protect ourselves  Read More


Hoop5 Becomes a Fortinet Partner

Fortinet is the pioneer and leading provider of integrated network security solutions that protect your network against today’s constantly changing threats.  Fortinet offers an innovative platform that incorporates all the essential security applications and services required to enable a safe and clean communications environment.


Why Having A Strategic IT Plan Is Important

In order for any business to be successful, making sure the right plans are made and in place are crucial so businesses are able to move forward from any mishaps that could occur.  The same can be said in the world of IT as well because as the business grows, their IT infrastructure will need to improve and evolve as well. Why having a strategic IT plan is important Strategic IT planning allows a company to think and progressively plan in order to obtain the desired competitive advantage in its field of work. It can lead to either maintenance or investment, Read More

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