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20 Tricky SysAdmin Tasks… And How to Approach Them

A SysAdmin has an almost endless list of tasks they must complete on a regular basis. Some are so routine that they can be done while multitasking, others require careful attention to detail and a laser-like focus to ensure that things are done well and completely. While many admins may look at most of the […]

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5 Ways to Measure the Worth of Cloud-based Security [VIDEO]

How much money does your organization spend on security? No matter how large that figure is, could you be without it? Probably not! The truth is that many organizations put up with security applications hogging resources, demanding constant attention and being expensive. They do that because they normally don’t see any other alternative. However, there […]

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Keeping Up with the Times

I came across two stories recently that made me wonder what the outcome would be if they were seen in parallel. The first, reported by Wired.com, showed how, despite being repeatedly told about the importance of security, people seem to block these warnings out and consciously, out of convenience, choose insecure practices.

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Experiencing Growing Pains? Head for the Cloud

Back in the 1980s, there was a TV series in the United States called Growing Pains, about a typical suburban American family experiencing change and how they coped (or didn’t cope!). In the show, the parents constantly juggled responsibilities and changed hats more than a few times to keep up with the growth and demands […]

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It’s All On-The-Go: Access to Archived Email Anytime, Anywhere, from Any Device

Lifestyles and work styles have changed.  I mean, when was the last time you wrote a letter by hand, or used a pay phone? Does anyone remember the days of typewriters, real carbon copies and rooms full of bulky filing cabinets to hold all that paper? Or am I just showing my age? Anyway, the […]

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Windows PowerShell: Extracting Strings Using Regular Expressions

Windows PowerShell is a powerful (no pun intended!) command line scripting language built on top of the .NET framework. Version 2.0 of Windows PowerShell comes installed by default with Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2. On older platforms, it is available via the Windows Management Framework (which incorporates Windows PowerShell, WinRM and BITS).

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GFI MailArchiver® 2012 Launched Today!

GFI MailArchiver® 2012 was launched today with powerful new reporting capabilities to guard against data leakage of sensitive information, such as social security and credit card numbers, as well as an alert and reporting system that identifies employee correspondence related to job searches. GFI MailArchiver’s archiving capabilities now extend to documents as well, making the […]

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August Webcasts

Every month we organize some exciting webcasts that cover a variety of topics – have a look at this month’s line-up and sign up for what best suits your needs!

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3 Reasons to Keep External Employees Internally Controlled

Before you panic, remote workstation monitoring is not something born inside secret NSA labs. Rather it is a reflection of changing working environments, and how system administrator roles must adapt to that. Let’s face it; workplaces are simply not the same as they used to be 20 years ago. Back then everyone worked at the […]

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Addressing the Exponential Growth in Network Vulnerabilities

The two most common actions after companies had a security incident are patching of vulnerable software (62.3%) and the patching or remediation of vulnerable hardware or infrastructure (49.3%), according to the CSI Computer Crime and Security Survey. Would-be exploiters rely on the fact that there is a window of opportunity between the time the patch […]

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