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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...
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...
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...
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...
15 May 2017
How to Fix and Prevent Privileged Access Issues to Improve Hybrid AD and Cloud Security
Every Wednesday in May, we’re hosting a live four-part webcast series, How to Overcome Common Hybrid AD and Cloud Security Challenges . The webcast series features a fictional character, Hank the Hacker , who represents hackers that appear in many shapes and sizes and who love to exploit of AD, Azure AD and Office 365 security limitations. In part 1 of the series, we showed you how to identify potential cloud...
8 May 2017
How to Detect and Alert an Active Directory Security Breach
Every Wednesday in May, we’re hosting a live four-part webcast series, How to Overcome Common Hybrid AD and Cloud Security Challenges . The webcast series features a fictional character, Hank the Hacker , who represents hackers that appear in ma...
5 May 2017
Hands-on Demo Day – Quest makes Migrations Painless
Migrations are often complex and time-consuming. But, the key to a successful migration is to divide each part of the process, and then ensure your end users aren't impacted during any stage. A smart person once said ‘any migration is 80% planning and 20 % execution’. With this in mind Quest’s migration tools take the pain out of migrations by using our 3 phase approach. Prepare - Migrate –...
26 Apr 2017
One-Size-Fits-All Migration? No thanks. Try a truly flexible solution -- for free
If you’ve been following our One-Size-Fits-All Migration posts, you know that we don’t believe in bundling migration options into one price that prevents you from delivering options unique to your customers’ needs. We believe in offering the ability to leverage the migration capability and only pay for what is consumed over a quarterly period. And we believe that there’s no place for April Fools...
19 Apr 2017
One-Size-Fits-All Migration: Pay for what you don’t need
Wait a minute…pay for what you don’t need? One bundled license per end user to migrate mailboxes, documents, personal archives, configure Outlook, etc…sounds simple enough. One price regardless of the migration scenario…hmmm. Isn’t that like paying for a migration buffet when you really just wanted a few a la carte migration options? We are well into April so this couldn’t still...
17 Apr 2017
Hank the Hacker webcast series: How to Overcome Hybrid AD Security Breaches and Insider Threats
Hank the Hacker is coming for your data. Organizations are racing to Microsoft cloud services, such as Office 365 and Azure Active Directory (AD). Some organizations will be 100% cloud, but many are too heavily invested in legacy infrastructure and are forced to stay hybrid for the foreseeable future. In either scenario, it’s easy to see why Office 365 is Microsoft’s fastest-growing commercial product ever...
14 Apr 2017
One-Size-Fits-All Migration: Use what you need, leave the rest.
By now you’ve probably heard of one-size-fits-all pricing for migration solutions. You take on the financial burden up front and charge your customers one high price regardless of their migration scenario. And they use the migration option that they actually needed. And the rest goes unused in the form of shelfware, even though you paid for it. It’s a great approach…really. April Fools…again...
11 Apr 2017
One-Size-Fits-All Migration: More profitability for you (maybe)
Finally an approach to meeting your customers’ migration needs that will let you be more profitable. No need for a la carte options, just bundle all migration options into one price regardless of your customers’ migration situation. Your customer pays more; you make more. You may have heard about this ground-breaking new approach in a webinar this week. April Fools! If trying to jam your customers into...
10 Apr 2017
Hank the Hacker is Coming for Your Active Directory
Hank the Hacker is coming. Organizations like yours are sprinting to Microsoft cloud services, such as Office 365 and Azure Active Directory (AD). But as your cloud — and hybrid — footprint expands, so does your security risk. That’s because in a hybrid AD environment, you face all the security limitations of native AD plus those of Azure AD. That means you need to manage double the surface area to...
3 Apr 2017
A new version of Migrator for Notes to SharePoint, 6.9, is now available!
We are excited to announce a new version of Migrator for Notes to SharePoint , 6.9, is now available for download. Look what's new: Integrated support - Search for knowledge base solutions right from the error in the log entry details dialog box Migrating failed items – Easily load items that failed to migrate from the log file and retry the failed items again Remote database repository support –...
28 Mar 2017
Investigating and Recovering from a Security Breach in Your Hybrid AD and Azure AD
Most organizations that migrate to Office 365 have done so in a hybrid environment—on-premises AD and Azure AD. Perhaps the most challenging aspect is managing and securing the entire surface area. Many organizations begin the process by creating systems that allow them to: Continually assess access privileges Detect and report suspicious activity Remediate access issues and mitigate repeat occurrences ...
23 Mar 2017
Quest On Demand Migration for Email, 1.10 is now available!
We are excited to announce a new version of On Demand Migration for Email (ODME), 1.10 has been released. Look what's new: New features and enhancements Release 188.8.131.5234 (03/16/2017) PT130294827 Support for Microsoft Exchange 2016 as a source. Release 184.108.40.20683 (03/02/2017) Rebranding On Demand Migration for Email has been rebranded as a Quest® product and is now called...
22 Mar 2017
Remediating and Mitigating Privileged Access Issues in Your Hybrid AD and Azure AD
The challenges associated with securing data in Office 365 , whether completely cloud based or a hybrid AD iteration, are numerous, and addressing them requires a solid plan to ensure your risk of a data breach or accidental exposure is minimized. That plan begins with continually assessing permissions to ensure data is only available to those who should have access. It also requires implementation of a system that...
17 Mar 2017
Detecting and Reporting Security Issues in Hybrid AD and Azure AD—Visibility is Key
If your organization is running Office 365 in a completely cloud-based or hybrid AD environment, it’s critical to make sure the proper security protocols are in place in both your on-premises AD and Azure AD. The first step is continuously assessing the hybrid AD to determine who has access to permissions, privileged groups, sensitive business groups, Group Policy Objects (GPO) and data at all times. Are you familiar...
13 Mar 2017
Hybrid AD and Azure AD Security Begins with Continuous Permissions Assessment
If your organization made the jump to Office 365 and are now completely cloud based or in a hybrid AD environment, you probably spent a lot of time getting your on-premises AD ready for the move . Now that your new cloud or hybrid environment is in place and in good shape, how do you keep it secure? Maintaining security in a cloud or hybrid AD environment is no easy task. Download the Quest e-book Surviving Common...
9 Mar 2017
Securing Your On-Premises AD for Office 365 Migration
As we previously discussed, migrating to Office 365 doubles the surface area you’ll need to manage and secure. As a result, it’s critical that any issues with data stored in your on-premises AD are corrected prior to migration. The good news is that making the move to Office 365 offers the opportunity to address any problems that exist while also creating policies that will keep it that way moving forward...
8 Mar 2017
Automate Active Directory Health Checks with the New Release of Active Administrator
When Active Directory (AD) goes down or is unavailable for any stretch of time, consequences can be severe. AD issues can lead to end user frustration, loss of productivity, and significant burden on the IT and help desk staff while they attempt to identify and fix the issue. One would think since AD is such a business-critical system that there would be plenty of easy-to-use tools and methods available for keeping AD...
7 Mar 2017
Office 365 Security: Is On-Premises AD Your Weakest Link?
Office 365 has more than 60 million active monthly users, and adoption of the platform is increasing—for good reason. It allows organizations to reduce infrastructure and costs related to licensing and maintenance, while expanding storage efficiencies. Additionally, Office 365 empowers workforces to operate from anywhere and from any device, while increasing scalability and business continuity. However, moving...
27 Feb 2017
Migrating to Archive Mailboxes with Quest On Demand Migration for Email
Both Exchange and Office 365 have the option to provide users with two separate mailboxes. First, there is the normal “User Mailbox”, which is typically used on an everyday basis and is housed on high performance storage media. Second, is the “User Archive” mailbox, which is typically used only when older data needs to be referenced and can be stored on less expensive storage media. Quest On Demand...
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