Towards A Unified View Of "Software-Defined"

Chuck's Blog - EMC

In one corner of our industry, we have a familiar  discussion regarding hypervisors , or — more precisely — software-defined compute.   In another corner, we have a vigorous debate around software-defined networking.   And, closer to home, a completely separate debate around software-defined storage. Wrapping your head around software-defined anything can take some serious effort, if my personal experience is any guide. 

Towards A Unified View Of "Software-Defined"

Chuck's Blog - EMC

In one corner of our industry, we have a familiar  discussion regarding hypervisors , or — more precisely — software-defined compute.   In another corner, we have a vigorous debate around software-defined networking.   And, closer to home, a completely separate debate around software-defined storage. Wrapping your head around software-defined anything can take some serious effort, if my personal experience is any guide. 

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What Business Users Should Do To Mitigate DDoS Threats

CTOvision

We are strong believers in using software defined perimeter approaches to understand who is who and what is what and only allowing authorized actions in your network. Use a DNS firewall to reduce two major issues: 1) users visiting sites known to have malicious code that threatens your enterprise and 2) malicious code inside your enterprise that seeks to beacon out to its controller. We recommend Verisign's DNS Firewall. Have a backup communications plan. Bob Gourley.

Defeating Worms And Viruses

Galido

Warnings from your firewall. Other important precautionary measures include: Backup your computer. Users must regularly update their software and operating system with security releases issued by the vendor. Users must regularly run anti-virus software applications to protect from such virus attacks. Users should conduct a thorough check to see whether their anti-malware software is updated. Windows 10 backup and restore – via System Restore.

How To Fix iPhone Cannot Connect To iTunes Store

TechnoBezz

To update iOS, connect your iPhone to a power source and a Wi-Fi network, and then navigate to Settings > General > Software Update and tap Download and Install. Don’t forget to backup your data. Update the software. Make sure your Mac Software is up to date.

Lenovo patches two high severity flaws in PC support tool

Network World

Lenovo Solution Center (LSC) allows users to check their system's virus and firewall status, update their Lenovo software, perform backups, check battery health, get registration and warranty information and run hardware tests. Lenovo has fixed two high-severity vulnerabilities in the Lenovo Solution Center support tool that is preinstalled on many laptop and desktop PCs. The flaws could allow attackers to take over computers and terminate antivirus processes.

How Small Businesses Can Protect Their Data

Galido

Antivirus Software. Antivirus is the most effective tool for protecting your data so you need to make sure that you have high-quality antivirus software installed and that this is kept up to date at all times. Firewalls. Similarly, a firewall is another effective layer of protection which all small business owners should use. provide advanced firewalls which can greatly enhance your business security. Backup Data.

3 Major Trends Drive the Gartner Hype Cycle for Midsize Enterprises, 2019

CEB IT

firewall as a service, managed detection and response, unified endpoint management, user and entity behavior analytics, cloud access security brokers). Infrastructure utility: Easily managed, software-defined solutions supporting distributed workloads that securely transverse traditional on-premises and cloud-native architectures (i.e., hyperconvergence, virtual machine backup and recovery, integrated IaaS and PaaS, disaster recovery as a service, cloud UC). Cloud.

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Using Secure Configurations | Standardize Your Security

Linux Academy

Ansible can help automate the backup, and you can learn more in this month’s how-to video that covers using Ansible to back up a Cisco ASA firewall. Don’t stop with the backup, though — we still need to monitor for changes. Use scripting to create a hash of each night’s backup, compare after each consecutive backup, and alert when the hashes don’t match. This week, we’re discussing secure configurations, and why they matter.

Why Malware Prevention Should Be A Priority This Year

Galido

Malware or malicious software is designed to damage or disable computers and can often cause serious damage before they are even detected. What you can do to prevent malicious software. Having a reliable computer security software company, such as McAfee installed on your computer can prevent attacks by having features such as email protection, a firewall, and a safe browser, as well as so much more depending on the package chosen. Keep your software up to date.

A Slow Website Will Cost You Sales

Galido

Backups. Do you plan on doing your own backups? Does the web host provide automated backups and how often? How much storage for backups do they provide? Identify whether or not you need support for particular scripts or Windows applications and other special software.

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Top 5 Tips to Improve Your Linux Desktop Security 2017

Galido

Use Linux Firewall. Unless you’re really in the know when it comes to Linux, you’re probably not informed that Linux has got a firewall, and a good one at that. Putting a strong firewall on an already safe OS tells you a lot about how even Linux takes extra precautions to keep you safe. However, by default the firewall is disabled, so if you do want to use, you’ll have to do it yourself. Think About Security Software.

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How Does Cloud Endpoint Security Works?

Galido

This is so, because they don’t have the resources and firewalls to withstand these cyber-attacks. Endpoint security software most especially the traditional ones are usually too large and too expensive for small and medium scale businesses.

Website Server Planning Tips

Galido

Identify whether or not you need support for particular scripts or Windows applications and other special software. Redudancy and Backups. Do you plan on doing your own backups? Does the webhost provide automated backups and how often? How much storage for backups do they provide? As websites are commonly hacked and breached, backups, in addition to security, are an important element for deciding on which host to go with.

AWS’s Shared Responsibility Model at a Glance

Perficient - Digital Transformation

Generally speaking, AWS manages the security and compliance of its infrastructure, including the hardware and software that run AWS services in the cloud. Network and firewall. Data protection (in transit, at rest, and backup). Firewall (virtual private cloud). Data protection (in transit, at rest, and backup). Working with sensitive customer data is central to most contact centers, making privacy and security a top concern.

May Intro | Roadmap to Securing Your Infrastructure

Linux Academy

In the past few weeks, we’ve discussed patch management and using vulnerability scanning to see what vulnerabilities are in your infrastructure, and then we dove into the importance of data backups , as well as passwords and policies such as using MFA and proactively identifying compromised passwords to help secure your infrastructure. As many of you know, most firewalls today come with a default rule set permitting all outbound traffic to flow freely.

May Intro | Roadmap to Securing Your Infrastructure

Linux Academy

In the past few weeks, we’ve discussed patch management and using vulnerability scanning to see what vulnerabilities are in your infrastructure, and then we dove into the importance of data backups , as well as passwords and policies such as using MFA and proactively identifying compromised passwords to help secure your infrastructure. As many of you know, most firewalls today come with a default rule set permitting all outbound traffic to flow freely.

May Intro | Roadmap to Securing Your Infrastructure

Linux Academy

In the past few weeks, we’ve discussed patch management and using vulnerability scanning to see what vulnerabilities are in your infrastructure, and then we dove into the importance of data backups , as well as passwords and policies such as using MFA and proactively identifying compromised passwords to help secure your infrastructure. As many of you know, most firewalls today come with a default rule set permitting all outbound traffic to flow freely.

Continuous Monitoring – Part 2

CTOvision

The process of Managing Assets includes tracking all hardware and software products (PCs, servers, network devices, storage, applications, mobile devices, etc.) Backup and recovery, continuity of operations, business continuity, disaster recovery – call it what you will, but a plan will help you to understand what needs protecting, how to protect it, and how to recover when those protections fail. By George Romas.

7 IT Security Risks for Small Businesses

Galido

Install desktop and network firewalls and anti-spam email software. It is malicious software which enters your computer via infected drives, unreliable downloads and networks. Update software, OS, browsers and anti-malware with latest patches. Using Outdated Software. Not updating your software doesn’t mean you won’t get the latest version—it means that you are exposing your data to security vulnerabilities which hackers are quick to exploit.

Fountainhead: What Is Meant by a "Cloud-Ready" Application?

Fountainhead

unique network topology (including load balancing, firewalls, etc.). connected to differing forms of storage (not to mention storage tiering, backup etc.) than one version of their software. I also wanted to share a brief thought here: What would a "cloud-ready" software suite look like? We all know that large software and platform vendors (think: Oracle, SAP, Microsoft, Symantec, Citrix, CA, IBM, HP etc.) offer tons of what they call end-to-end software.

Data Security and its Importance on the Internet

Galido

Shield weaknesses by removing applications you no longer use, update software, browsers, operating system and plugins. Enable a firewall and a comprehensive malware removal program like Malwarebytes to detect and keep all types of malware away. Turn on your firewall. Backup Important Information. Backup servers and critical information daily. Consider a secure offsite backup service. A simple backup can save you a lot of trouble.

How to Protect Your WooCommerce Site from Hackers and Secure Your Customer Data?

Galido

Up-To-Date Server Software. Automatic Backups. Keep All IT Hardware and Software Updates and Patches Current. Many software and plugins developers release updates to fix vulnerabilities in the previous versions of their products. The developer teams continually monitor their software to identify and eliminate vulnerabilities. Use firewalls such as Sucuri, Cloudflare, Sitelock, WordFence, etc.

Federation Solutions And The New IT Agenda

Chuck's Blog - EMC

  4) Infrastructure — move to a software-defined data center (SDDC) infrastructure, expand to hybrid cloud.   The first Federation Solution out of the gate is foundational: software-defined data center, or SDDC. backup, remote replication, etc.),   The Power Of Software-Defined Networking. database, app server) can dynamically configure an isolated “soft” network, complete with firewalls, load balancers, security policies, etc.

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5 big challenges facing CIOs and IT leaders in 2021

mrc's Cup of Joe Blog

One of the most important, and also the most cost-effective ways to improve security posture would be to update all tools and software, and ideally, setting up automatic updates. Summary: You probably came into this year with a plan.

Here are some of the best wireless routers you can buy

TechnoBezz

For systems with high-speed internet connections, a wireless router can act as a firewall too. Best Wireless Router with Free Backup Software. The backup software availability makes the router ideal for those who want their files to be safeguarded automatically.

CIOs Start To Deal With The Limitations Of Image-Recognition Filters

The Accidental Successful CIO

What this means on a daily basis is that you are probably installing firewalls and creating white lists for who can access what applications and servers. The Facebook software has the ability to detect faces, objects, and types of behavior.

Federation Solutions And The New IT Agenda

Chuck's Blog - EMC

  4) Infrastructure — move to a software-defined data center (SDDC) infrastructure, expand to hybrid cloud.   The first Federation Solution out of the gate is foundational: software-defined data center, or SDDC. backup, remote replication, etc.),   The Power Of Software-Defined Networking. database, app server) can dynamically configure an isolated “soft” network, complete with firewalls, load balancers, security policies, etc.

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Technology and Travel

Scott Lowe

Backup battery: I’m carrying the NewTrent PowerPak 10.0 On the software side, I’ll definitely echo Cody’s recommendation of Little Snitch; it’s a excellent product that I’ve used for years. You might also consider enabling the built-in firewall (see this write-up for enabling pf on OS X Mountain Lion ; haven’t tried on Mavericks yet) for an added layer of network protection.

Step-by-Step: Build a FREE SharePoint 2013 Dev/Test Lab in the.

IT Pros Rock!

Customers can now engage authorized partners for planning and delivery of this solution AND customers with Software Assurance ( SA ) benefits attached to a Volume Licensing ( VL ) agreement can leverage SA to pay for all or part of this partner engagement. Now, you will update the databases default locations for DATA, LOGS and BACKUP folders. To do this, open Windows Firewall with Advanced Security from Start | All Programs | Administrative Tools. Sign in. IT Pros ROCK!

Fountainhead: Profiling questions nobody's asking re: cloud.

Fountainhead

M Apps where demand is highly counter-cyclical with other applications In other words, if an application runs out-of-phase with other apps in-house (say, backup apps that run in the middle of the night when other apps are quiescent) then it might make sense to keep in-house. N Apps that are inherently bound to hardware Such as physical instances of software for specific (e.g. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Fountainhead.

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Step-by-Step: Build Windows Server 2012 and SQL. - TechNet Blogs

IT Pros Rock!

These capabilities can be really useful for several scenarios, such as: building virtual lab environments, piloting new software in the cloud, deploying hybrid IT applications that connect on-premises datacenter workloads with cloud-based VM’s … and MORE! Open Windows Explorer and create the following folders: F:Data, G:Logs and G:Backups. To do this, open Windows Firewall with Advanced Security from Start | All Programs | Administrative Tools. Sign in.

Syncplicity -- A Big Win For IT. And The Business - Chuck's Blog

Chuck's Blog - EMC

a unique take at device backup/restore.   Syncplicity uses an external enterprise-grade cloud to deliver most of the services, and it's for a good reason: it can be damned hard to collaborate externally across the corporate firewall, and that's where much of the value lies.  It made me think about device backup differently.  software defined storage. Chucks Blog.

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SeanDaniel.com [tech]: How to Stay Safe on Public Wi-Fi Networks

Sean Daniel

I’ll copy the Windows ones here Turn off File & Printer Sharing Enable Your Firewall Use SSL Where Possible Consider using VPN Turn it off when you’re done Change to the Public Profile Some other things I’d recommend above and beyond are: Make sure you have an Anti-Virus/Anti-Malware solution installed. Opt into Microsoft Update to keep all your software up to date. Backup. (14). Online Backup. (5). Backup. Online Backup.

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SeanDaniel.com [tech]: How to use your Home Server as an AirPrint.

Sean Daniel

This application, called FingerPrint by Collobos Software , will share out any connected printer, as well as DropBox locations to the AirPrint service. To do this I simply: Logged into the Home Server Clicked Start , then Run , and ran the wf.msc firewall configuration utility I clicked on New Rule In the wizard that opened, I selected Port , and clicked Next. Backup. (14). Online Backup. (5). Backup. Online Backup. SeanDaniel.com [tech].

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SeanDaniel.com [tech]: The Basics of Local DNS for Small Business.

Sean Daniel

Clients on the network also still need to use the SBS DNS Server in order for Active Directory to work, or to resolve the server and other services on the network (for example, client backup doesn’t work unless DNS is operating correctly). If I did, could I get access to Backup and Dashboard another way? You can always do the backup from the server. SeanDaniel.com [tech]. Technology Tips, Tricks & News Home | Technical Blog |. Photo Blog | E-Mail Me.