• 25 May 2017

    One-Year Countdown to May 25, 2018 – GDPR Compliance Planning for Microsoft Environments

    Is GDPR compliance part of your IT plan yet? With all the personal data floating around now, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is Europe’s way of strengthening data protection and security measures to protect the personal data of EU citizens. The European Commission is not sneaking up on you with this. The EU General Data Protection Regulation goes into effect on May 25, 2018 – one year from...
    • 25 May 2017

    What's Cool in Spotlight Enterprise Version 12.0

    On Tuesday, May 23rd, Spotlight Enterprise version 12.0 was released to the wild. There are a considerable number of enhancements, both big and small, that are included in this release (for the full list, check out the release notes ). Without diminishing the value of each and every enhancement (many of which came straight from our customers requests), I wanted to highlight those enhancements that I am most excited about...
    • 24 May 2017

    9 Steps to Building a Disaster Recovery Plan

    Although IT disasters are unpredictable, data recovery shouldn't be. In fact, recovery should be planned, predictable and controlled. The following steps will help you organize your thoughts, ask the right questions, and develop the right st...
    • 22 May 2017

    How to Investigate and Recover from a Hybrid Active Directory Security Breach

    Every Wednesday in May, we’ve hosted a live webcast as part of a month-long series, How to Overcome Common Hybrid AD and Cloud Security Challenges . In case you’re new to the series, the webcasts all share a common theme centered on a fictional character, Hank the Hacker . (Please visit the site to view this video) During the first three webcasts, we’ve showed how to: Continually assess your...
    • 22 May 2017

    Restore from Amazon S3 with LiteSpeed

    Today I am going to talk about …hold on… where is my database? WHERE IS MY DATABASE? It was there 5 minutes ago!! Where did it go? I spent a lot of time setting up the database for this blog. Ok! Do not panic! Do I have a backup? Oh yes! I just run a backup to Amazon S3 in my previous blog so ...relax...and let’s restore it. First let’s open the Restore Wizard: Then select the type...
    • 18 May 2017

    A new version of Migrator for GroupWise, 4.6.1, is now available!

    We are excited to announce a new version of Migrator for GroupWise , 4.6.1, is now available for download. Look what's new: • Rebranded to Quest. Migrator for GroupWise has been rebranded as a Quest product. • Support for new operating systems as your admin migration server or running SSDM: • Windows Server 2016 • Windows Server 2012 R2 • Windows 10 • Windows 8.1 The full Migrator...
    • 17 May 2017

    How Not to Be the Next Ransomware Victim

    We’ve just witnessed one of the most devastating ransomware attacks ever recorded. Last Friday, an estimated 200,000 computers across 150 countries were victims of a global ransomware attack on an unprecedented scale. The UK National Health Service (NHS) was among the known victims. The disruption to services was profound. Many hospitals were forced to cancel treatments and appointments. News reports urged people...
    • 17 May 2017

    Backup to Amazon S3 with LiteSpeed

    Do you know that LiteSpeed supports backup and restore directly to and from Microsoft Azure Blob Storage and the Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service)? In this blog we are going to focus on Amazon S3. Once you have your Amazon S3 account, all you need to do is to register it with LiteSpeed and then you can just start backing up and restoring your database to the cloud. Yes, is that easy! To do that we will use the...
    • 16 May 2017

    Critical Notification, WannaCry Virus KACE Systems Management Appliance

    The WannaCry ransomware patching is causing some SMA (K1000) customers to report a problem with locating the patch for the WannaCry ransomware virus. New Webcast: “ The Next Massive Ransomware Attack ”. Learn vital strategies that will help your network avert the next ransomware attack. How does this affect the environment ? The following Patch, MS17-010, is not found in the Patch Catalog or found in...
    • 16 May 2017

    5 Steps to Protect Yourself from Cyber Attacks

    The world is still reeling from one of the most pervasive global cyber attacks ever recorded which occurred on Friday 12 th May 2017. This ransomware attack caused disruption in 150 countries worldwide with an estimated 200,000 known victims. The ransomware, which locked user’s files and demanded payment to allow access, impacted organizations such as the NHS (UK National Health Service) and Fedex to name but...
    • 16 May 2017

    ‘WannaCry’ Attack – Another Microsoft Environment of Yours May Not Be Secure

    If you’ve connected to headline news in any way - watch, listen, or read - since last Friday then you must have heard about the massive cyber-attack - WannaCry – a ransomware attack on Microsoft Windows operating systems that have infected more than 300,000 computers in 150 countries. This malware infects Windows PCs by locking the user out of accessing their files and data and demanding a payment –...
    • 16 May 2017

    Azure Active Directory Recovery for Today and Tomorrow

    Different people have different needs. Different organizations operate differently. While all people and organizations are different, they all have some needs that are similar. In regards to security, availability is the primary need because without it there is nothing to secure. While some organizations are dealing with a hybrid scenario (straddling the worlds of on premises Active Directory and Azure Active Directory...