Veritas Vision 2017

01 Mar 2019

Veritas Vision 2017  More than a week has come and gone since Veritas Vision in the amazing City of Las Vegas.  On a somewhat sombre note my thoughts go out anyone caught up in the attack earlier this week.  It so easily could have been me or anyone else I was with only a week before. […]

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Veritas NetBackup Forum, Lisbon June 2017

01 Mar 2019

Just before I went on holiday (which is now a distant memory) I attended the Veritas #netbackupforum event in the beautiful city of Lisbon.   Located in the Marriott hotel, never before have I attended an event where the main auditorium was in a converted car park underneath the building!!  What a great venue and idea […]

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So…what exactly is ‘Digital Transformation’ then?

01 Mar 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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The first proper solution to protect against ransomware

01 Mar 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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The New General Data Protection Regulations – Are you GDPR Ready?

01 Mar 2019

Brexit or no Brexit, the regulations for data protection in the UK change on the 25th of May 2018.  The Government has confirmed that the decision to leave the EU will not affect the introduction of the GDPR. So, what is the GDPR and who does it apply to? I could really bore you here […]

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Office 365 Roadmap

01 Mar 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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Legacy Antivirus is just that. Legacy

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

01 Mar 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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A win against online criminals. Yay!

01 Mar 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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Azure Active Directory

01 Mar 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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