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Using ZENworks Patch Management to protect against Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities

I have no doubt that by now you are well aware of last week’s announcements from the security community about new security threats—known as Meltdown and Spectre—that exploit the “speculative execution” feature found in modern processors, including Intel, AMD, and ARM processors. While this is a hardware vulnerability, the major operating system vendors—Microsoft, Apple, SUSE, …

Spectre and Meltdown Vulnerabilities and Open Enterprise Server (OES)

Hi Everyone, I think by now everyone should be familiar with the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities and the nature of them. Open Enterprise Server (OES) by virtue of running on a Linux platform is indirectly impacted and SUSE has been leading the response from our end, by releasing the kernel and CPU microcode patches for …

Filr is TLSv1.2 ready

The Filr 3.3 release comes with a very important capability that is going to enable Filr deployments to become very secure going forward. The capability I am talking about here is the support of TLSv1.2 protocol.

Worried About BYOD? You Should Be

The bring your own device (BYOD) debate has suddenly become a top issue again, following the recent White House decision to ban personal devices from the West Wing. “The security and integrity of the technology systems at the White House is a top priority for the Trump administration and therefore, starting next week, the use …

GroupWise Resource Archive – December 2017

Seasons Greetings to all readers and Best Wishes from Advansys for a happy and prosperous 2018! The December 2017 release of the free GroupWise Resource Archive, which provides easy research of the NGW Digest email discussions between GroupWise administrators, partners and consultants, is now available.

Script for testing SMTP with Telnet

There are times when we, as email system administrators, may have issues with mail flow between our GWIAs and external systems. A common troubleshooting step is to go back to basics and use Telnet to test the SMTP connectivity and send a test email. This troubleshooting step can prove invaluable and assist us in diagnosing …

Use Filr to Help Prevent a Data Breach – Filr 3.3

Data breach prevention is now a top concern for businesses of all sizes, and across all vertical markets. As such, many business leaders are now analyzing their networks and searching for critical vulnerabilities that could result in data leaks. One vulnerability that executives tend to overlook during this process is file management. Most organizations have …

Filr Linux Desktop Client is available in Filr 3.3

The Filr 3.3 release includes the much awaited Filr Linux Desktop Client. The Linux Desktop Client makes working with Filr files in a Linux environment much more seamless. Earlier to this, the only option available for Linux…

Three Cyberthreats That You Can Prevent Using Micro Focus

It was an absolutely devastating year as far as cybercrime is concerned, especially from a financial perspective. In 2017, the global cost of cybercrime increased by 23 percent year over year. And firms on average experienced 130 breaches, which is a 27 percent increase from 2016. All signs indicate that global cybercrime will continue to …

Using Retain Mobile to Archive iPhone Text Messages

There is a good chance that your organization is using iPhones for business communication. These smartphones could be used for accessing email or other business applications, sending text messages or calling customers. Whatever these devices are being used for, the fact is, you need oversight on mobile communication data generated for business purposes. You need …

Experience Next Generation Enterprise Printing – Micro Focus iPrint 3.1

Over the last several years, your business has undergone a major technological transformation. Every department, from the data center to marketing to finance, is now being driven by the latest connected technologies and automated solutions. There is one system that is stuck in the past, though: Your printers. Employees, in other words, are still struggling …

iPrint 3.1 update is now available

iPrint 3 was released earlier this year with features such as ID Card device support, Web Printing, and Update Channel. The Update Channel was a crucial update as it helps you as customers, get the latest and greatest without having to rip and replace. I am excited to announce the release of iPrint 3.1…

Great New Micro Focus eBook – Information Archiving for Dummies

If you’ve always wondered what information archiving is, and how it can help your business not only survive but also thrive against the competition, there is a new book for you! Information Archiving for Dummies is a new ebook from Micro Focus that will give you valuable information on how information archiving has evolved from …

Micro Focus Enterprise Messaging and Information Archiving

As I’m sure that everyone knows by now, your organization needs to be archiving its electronic communication. This includes email, social media, and mobile communication data. If you aren’t archiving, you need to start. But why? Why should I archive? What are the reasons that your organization should be archiving? What solution does Micro Focus …

Open Enterprise Server 2018 – Public Beta now available

Hello everyone, The much anticipated public beta of ‘Vega’ – Open Enterprise Server 2018 (OES 2018) is now live. You can download the builds from here. Documentation can be found here. To recap, the key value additions in OES 2018 include SMB Stack Updates, including encrypted data traffic support. Domain Services for Windows Enhancements. (2008 R2 …

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