Feb 2018 – Spectre and Meltdown Free Analysis Service


Major vulnerabilities from design flaws in processors have been identified from leading chipmakers: Spectre and Meltdown, are capable of hacking and accessing extremely sensitive data on the silicon chips, and the flaws affect majority of personal computers and small company servers.

Bay Area Systems, Inc. are fully aware of the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities, and launched a free on-site analysis service to San Francisco Bay Area small businesses to help analyze potential impact and address concerns of small business owners.

The free, up to two hours of on-site consultation (a $500 value), will be available starting March 1, 2018, and will offer understanding and insight to the existing IT infrastructure, analyze current servers and workstations, identify services and support gaps, in an effort to help patch, overhaul, and strength the IT infrastructure against hackers, malware/cryptoware attacks. Bay Area Systems will also help to identify potential issues with data backup plan and options, such as on-site backup technique, backup frequency, off-site and online backup options and methods.

Ever since the news released on January 3, 2018 about major chip companies such as Intel, Arm and AMD producing microprocessors with the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities, small business owners are facing questions on how this will affect their IT infrastructure, their servers, and day-to-day business operations. The early batch of released patches, especially from Microsoft, appears to slow down older processors significantly. In tandem, many other software and operating systems such as anti-virus, Internet browser, all need to be patched or updated. The vulnerabilities even affected iPhones and iPads and Apple Mac operating systems. Most important for small business owners, the chip flaws affects servers, which are typically the brains in a small business IT infrastructure and would have a direct impact to the bottom line should the server operations are affected.

Bay Area Systems’ experience in helping clients understand, upgrade, design and improve their existing IT infrastructure has helped many San Francisco Bay Area small businesses stay operational during stressful times. An operational small business means an operational accounts receivable, minimum downtime for accounts receivable means maximized operational funding and bottom line for small businesses. As a small business, Bay Area Systems understands the needs and operational principle of small business owners, and offer our expertise and experience in making smooth IT operations 24/7/365.