Even just allowing employees to install iTunes on their machines exposes the organization to Safari/WebKit vulnerabilities

Apple Products Not Hacker Proof?   An article over on CRN on March 15 entitled “Apple Safari Patch Shows Products Not Hacker Proof” is sure to get some people’s panties in a wad, but it does correctly post the facts, though it will fall short of educating the misled public that Apple products are not hacker proof. This particular issue …

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Top 7 Reasons to Upgrade to Symantec NetBackup 7.5

  The following is from Symantec’s Tech Tips and News:   Top 7 Reasons to Upgrade to Symantec NetBackupTM 7.5  1. Unite physical and virtual environments With three Best of VMworld awards and nearly two million customers protecting their critical physical and virtual data, Symantec is the industry leader in VMware and Hyper-V backup. Only Symantec offers V-Ray technology for …

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WatchGuard – The only pure security vendor in the small to mid-enterprise market

  After the announcement that SonicWall is being acquired by Dell yesterday, WatchGuard sent the following email to partners: WatchGuard Technologies Dell Buys SonicWall Today, Dell announced it is acquiring SonicWall. What does this mean for you? WatchGuard remains the only p ure security vendor in the small to mid-enterprise market that remains 100% channel focused. There will be no …

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SECURE IT ALERT: Using RDP / Remote Desktop Protocol on your Microsoft Windows desktop or server? Patch it – NOW!

Homeland Secure IT Alert for Tuesday, March 13, 2012 Welcome to another exciting edition of Microsoft Patch Tuesday! This one is so exciting, it gets two posts dedicated to it. This bunch of patches contains one very important fix for a flaw so serious, according to some security experts, you can’t patch it fast enough (read here). Critical update MS12-020. Of course, …

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Dell to acquire SonicWALL

I received this email from SonicWALL today: Dear John, Today Dell® announced its intention to acquire SonicWALL®. The transaction is anticipated to close during Dell’s second quarter of its fiscal year. We are very excited about the opportunity this offers both SonicWALL and our partners. All of us at SonicWALL greatly value our partners. After all, our channel partners have …

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Symantec Backup Exec and Endpoint Protection .cloud trials available

We’re asked by clients all the time about offerings from different vendors, but one of them has just made it easy to offer free 30 day trails of their products! We can provide your business with Symantec Backup Exec.cloud and Symantec Endpoint Protection.cloud demos so you can get the feel for the product before actually committing to a purchase. If …

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March 2012 updates from Microsoft… In like a Lion? hah, I crack me up!

New, from Microsoft!   Updates! Just in time for Patch Tuesday… Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for March 2012, released today, March 8, 2012, states that there is a little something for everyone. If you are running XP, Server 2003, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2, Windows 7, or Vista in 32bit or x64, Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 or 2010, Microsoft …

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What do you say if someone wants to plug something into your network?

Let’s assume you are a business owner and a man walks in wearing a jumpsuit with an official looking badge, and tells you that he is from the power company, sent there to plug a device into your outlet that will monitor and potentially save you money. What do you do?  Let’s assume they say they are from DHEC and …

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