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VERITAS Vision 2016

March 1, 2019

Last week saw Veritas’ first independent worldwide ‘Vision’ conference in more than 10 years. From the opening of the first keynote speech which was a Hollywood style lights and laser show, the general theme coming through the whole event was “Veritas is back”.  Veritas seems to have back the buoyancy of old and a spring […]

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Backup Exec 16 – is here, with added Azure mojo!

March 1, 2019

Veritas Backup Exec 16 has just been released with a host of new features: Cloud provider support Server 2016 and Hyper-v 2016 support VSphere 6.5 day 1 support User interface improvements Easier to understand licensing   The one I want to show you today is how easy it is to integrate BE16 to use a […]

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Tesco Bank Cyberattack. A lesson to us all.

March 1, 2019

Tesco Bank had to temporarily suspend online banking operations for current account customers after thousands were affected by hacker fraud on the weekend of 5th November 2016. The bank has confirmed that small amounts of current accounts were subject to online criminal activity resulting in money being withdrawn fraudulently in some cases. The bank has […]

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Azure Active Directory

March 1, 2019

We’ve been talking to and deploying a few azure technologies to our clients over the last few years as the ‘cloud’, specifically Microsoft Azure, slowly pushes itself into every organisation’s infrastructure. Obviously, as more and more services are offered by Azure and implemented by larger enterprises, there always seemed to be a common question asked […]

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A win against online criminals. Yay!

March 1, 2019

Avalanche is a notorious online criminal network specialising in Malware, Ransomware and money laundering. They have hundreds of servers working daily, causing havoc to organisations worldwide. Law enforcement agencies from the USA (FBI), EU (Europol) and the UK (NCA) seized around 40 servers and took a further 200 offline. In addition, they shut down over […]

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Forget MRSA, Windows XP is the NHS’s ticking time bomb. Don’t let it be yours

March 1, 2019

XP is a security disaster. Unpatched and unsafe. 90% of the NHS is still using XP according to recent freedom of information requests from Citrix. 42 out of 63 trusts responded. 24 trusts expressed a desire to move to VDI. Not sure the rest have a plan.   Organisations with XP need to address security […]

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Legacy Antivirus is just that. Legacy

March 1, 2019

  The threats we see on a daily basis include attacks specifically designed to skirt around traditional antivirus defences. Ransomware is a multimillion Pound industry, and before an attacker launches a ransomware campaign they confirm that the AV doesnt see their attack, and makes sure they also exploit widely used applications such as PDF readers […]

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Office 365 Roadmap

March 1, 2019

One of the benefits of course of being on Office 365, is the rapid release of new features. Microsoft maintain a list of new features, and their expected release date on their roadmap. Many of these are fairly small, however of good news to many of our customers will be the update of mailbox sizes in […]

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The first proper solution to protect against ransomware

March 1, 2019

There is finally a proper solution to protect against Ransomware! Palo Alto Networks, a 6 year Gartner leader for Enterprise firewalls, have leveraged their expertise and cloud platform to create a class leading endpoint security platform. Traps is an advanced endpoint protection solution that can (and should) replace your current AV. Whilst you may think […]

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So…what exactly is ‘Digital Transformation’ then?

March 1, 2019

I can’t seem to go to a seminar or a conference or even every other customer meeting without the words ‘Digital Transformation’ being bandied about.  So what is Digital Transformation?  It seems that different people have different interpretations of what it means.  In the business world, I prefer to use the term ‘Digital Business Transformation’ […]

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