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Our mission is to help businesses like yours increase productivity and get more out of the technology you invest in.
We specialize in solutions that safeguard and protect your data and keep operations running smoothly.

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

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Network Security

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

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When you just want IT to work!

There are a lot of computer shops out there that you can call up to fix an issue or install a piece of equipment. They might be able to get you out of crisis mode, but they aren’t looking at the full picture.

At Marin Technologies, we understand business. We consult. We provide solutions to solve everyday challenges. We just happen to fix computers as well.

We believe (and have proven) that if you proactively manage technology, run maintenance religiously, and monitor a business network, everyday issues and downtime will be greatly reduced.

This is what makes us different than your typical tech support company. Sure, we can fix computer issues when you have them, but our specialty is preventing them in the first place.

Are you looking for a partner you can trust your IT with? Sign up for a FREE IT Assessment to get started today.

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What Our Clients Say

  • I don’t know if I can say enough about Marin Technologies.
    President, Concordia Finance, Inc. / Rancho Cucamonga

    I don’t know if I can say enough about Marin Technologies. I have known Steve Marin for 8 years. He was working for another company at the time but still made us feel like his only client. He even recommended a person to be our in house I.T. manager. The relationship continued as an additional source for our I.T. issues. When our I.T. manager left the company, Marin Technologies had been established. It was an easy decision to make the transition.

  • Marin Technologies treats me like I am their only and most special client.
    President, Accredited Tax, Inc. / Chino, CA

    The uniqueness I have experienced is one of being treated like I am their only and most special client. The response time and willingness to help and wide range of knowledge of technology is beyond my expectations of any firm.

  • Marin Tech provides excellent service with personal attention
    Engineering Manager, Yardney Water Filtration Systems, Inc. / Riverside, CA

    Marin Tech provides excellent service with personal attention, we always get the expert tech!

Latest Blogs

Will Your Online Privacy Be Better Using Blockchain?

The Sovrin Network
However, many companies haven’t forgotten, and have come together to form a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a network that will enable far more secure online exchanges of information and credentials. This association, called the Sovrin Foundation, is working to create something called the Sovrin Network using blockchain technology.

This network would allow each user to maintain a digital wallet containing identification credentials, banking and other financial credentials, and even employment credentials or a company ID.

Their Mission
The Sovrin Foundation was founded in response to what many companies see as a fundamental flaw in the infrastructure of the Internet. After a year during which 2.9 billion records were compromised in assorted data breaches and cyberattacks, these companies have banded together to create an improved system for confirming one’s identity online that also limits the opportunity for identity-based cybercrimes.

In short, the intention is to create a standardized means of establishing digital credentials, as well as a method of verifying them as they are used. The Sovrin Foundation is leveraging blockchain technology in order to do so.

How Will It Work for the End User?
Of course, there is always the concern that people will be resistant to change, despite the benefits that this change will bring them. Furthermore, it isn’t very likely that the average layperson is suddenly going to come to the conclusion that they need to download an app that provides them with a secure online identity wallet.

That’s why organizations, like financial institutions and businesses, will be able to access these capabilities through QR codes and other, similar means of identification.

Using the blockchain, different institutions could securely contact one another in seeking out information about you, and the minimal amount of information needed to satisfy the inquiry would be shared. For example, if a user was trying to take out a bank loan and both the financial institution and their employer were a part of the blockchain network, the employer could confirm that the user meets the minimum income requirement for the loan without actually sharing the salary of the user.

In this way, the Sovrin Network would put the power to control their information back in the hands of the user.

But What If I Lose My Phone?
Let’s face it, you wouldn’t want to lose your actual wallet, never mind one that contains your entire digital identity - so what should you do if your phone is misplaced or stolen with credentials from the Sovrin Network on it?

The same thing that you should do if the same happened to your actual wallet - cancel your credentials and have new ones issued.

Is This Approach Really Better?
In so many words, yes. As a society, we are increasingly reliant on data and information to ensure our own security, and proceed with daily business as usual. Any means we have to make that security more reliable is something that we should consider.

What do you think about all this? Share your thoughts in the comments!

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Have You Implemented These Security Best Practices?

Patching and Updating Software
A few weeks ago, National Public Radio shared a story that reported a new cyberthreat that infects network devices to extract numerous kinds of data, focused primarily on business targets. Whether it infects your router, network switches, or firewall, it can steal your data, peek into your infrastructure, and otherwise dive into your network. Even your minor devices could potentially cause a security issue and will need to be secured.

To accomplish this, make sure you apply any patches and security updates from the developers of your devices - including your router.

Endpoint Security
Now, as we said, even your minor devices can potentially cause security risks, so it is only natural that your servers, desktops, and other larger solutions can also be points of infiltration. Alternatively, so can the mobile devices that are brought in and out of the office on a regular basis. A good rule of thumb to follow is that any device that can access your critical data needs to have some kind of security put into place. This usually means that it needs to have a properly licensed firewall or antivirus installed.

You could also take the next step up and utilize a Unified Threat Management tool, commonly known as a UTM. This solution bundles the safeguards you need into one package, delivering firewall, antivirus, spam blocking, and content filtering.

Subscribe to Best Practices
When it all comes down to it, the key to your security is to follow best practices religiously and ensure that your employees are doing the same. We can help you implement the solutions to support this. To learn more, reach out to us at (909) 287-3621 | (208)-316-4357.

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Tip of the Week: How to Restore the Recycle Bin Desktop Icon

Before you just assume that the Recycle Bin is totally gone, try this method. To begin, open up the Settings app (click on the Start Menu, followed by the Gear). Once you’ve done this, navigate to the Personalization tab. Under Themes, go to the Desktop Icon Settings. If checking the Recycle Bin box doesn’t bring it back, you might have to follow some other steps.

If you’re using a Windows 10 laptop, its tablet mode might be interfering with the normal desktop functionality. This can lead to your desktop icons disappearing. You can change this display mode by going through the Start menu, navigating through Settings to System, and selecting Tablet Mode. You’ll want to make sure the following buttons are turned off:

  • Hide app icons on the taskbar in tablet mode
  • Automatically hide the taskbar in tablet mode

Checking these options off should let you see your icons, even if you’re in tablet mode.

If this doesn’t work, you’ll have to recreate your Recycle Bin. To do so, follow these steps:

  • Open up the Windows File Explorer (open up a folder or This PC from the start menu).
  • Click on the View tab.
  • Select Options.
  • In the Folder Options window, click the tab once again.
  • Make sure that the Show hidden files, folders, and drives box is selected.
  • You should also turn off the option to Hide protected operating system files.
  • Go back to the File Explorer and select PC from the right-hand column.
  • Select your OS (C:) or C: Drive.
  • Right-click the .Bin and click Send To.
  • Click on Desktop to create your shortcut.

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Blockchain has been an especially hot topic as of late, especially with the recent meteoric rise in the value of most cryptocurrencies. With all the focus directed to Bitcoin, it is easy to forget that the blockchain has other uses - uses that are geared toward increased cyb...

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Marin Technologies is proud to announce the launch of our new updated and imroved website at https://www.marintechit.com The goal of the new website is to make it easier for our existing clients to submit and manage support requests, and provide more information about our services for prospective clients.