Microsoft will end the final free Windows 10 Upgrade program on the 31st December (2017)

Microsoft will end the final free Windows 10 Upgrade program on the 31st December (2017)
Microsoft offered Windows users a free upgrade to Windows 10 back when the operating system was released. The official free upgrade offer hasn’t been available for more than a year, however customers who use assistive technologies were still able to upgrade. The ongoing free upgrade offer was implemented for anyone who wanted Windows 10 for ...

Bad Rabbit Ransomware

On Tuesday 24th, a new strand of ransomware named ‘Bad Rabbit’ appeared in Russia and Ukraine and spread throughout the day. The “ransomware” virus is spreading via compromised websites, downloading a fake Adobe Flash Player installer. Please DO NOT click on links or execute any downloaded files which look similar to Adobe Flash Player installer. ...

SonicWALL Advanced Gateway Security Suite

SonicWALL Advanced Gateway Security Suite
Complete network security in a single integrated package SonicWall Advanced Gateway Security Suite (AGSS) is a complete suite of security services for SonicWall firewalls.  An upgrade over SonicWall Comprehensive Gateway Security Suite (CGSS), which features Capture Advanced Threat Protection, a multi-engine sandbox that runs and inspects suspicious files and code in an isolated cloud-based environment.  ...

Symantec Endpoint Encryption – Full disk and removable media encryption with management

Symantec Endpoint Encryption - Full disk and removable media encryption with management
Symantec™ Endpoint Encryption v11.1.1 provides full disk encryption, removable media protection, and centralized management. Powered by PGP technology, the drive encryption client renders data at rest inaccessible to unauthorized parties on laptops and desktops. Removable Media Encryption functionality lets end users to move sensitive data onto USBs, external hard drives, and memory cards while management ...

Readycrest becomes a SonicWALL SecureFirst Silver Partner

Readycrest becomes a SonicWALL SecureFirst Silver Partner
    Readycrest are proud to have been certified as a  SonicWALL SecureFirst Silver partner. For over 25 years, SonicWall has been the industry’s trusted security partner protecting millions of networks worldwide.  In 2016, SonicWall earned the highest rating of “Recommended” in the latest version of the NSS Labs Next-Generation Firewall Security Value Map for ...

MailStore Server can help towards GDPR compliance

MailStore Server can help towards GDPR compliance
Archiving your Exchange or Office 365 with MailStore provides fast access to a secure and centralised database of all email messages which helps meet GDPR requirements in a number of ways.  Mailstore can help with ….. Providing a complete record of email communications –  Search for personal data in confidence that what you’re seeing is ...

Apple iPhone users should install iOS 10.3.3 to patch a major security flaw on the device

APPLE is urging iPhone owners to update their iOS immediately to patch a new security flaw which could give hackers control of their device. Known as Broadpwn, the bug affects the Wi-Fi chips found in both Android and Apple smartphones and allows an attacker to take over a device remotely while it searches for Wi-Fi. ...

General Data Protection Regulation – GDPR

Data protection law in the UK is undergoing the most significant changes since the Data Protection Act (DPA) in 1998.  The new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect in May 2016, and you have until 25th May 2018 to become fully compliant. The government has confirmed that the UK’s decision to leave ...

Microsoft Office – Installer compatibility ‘Click-to-Run’ and ‘Windows Installer’

Unfortunately, you can’t have Office products of the same version (like 2013 or 2016) that use two different installation technologies installed on the same computer. This also applies to standalone applications like Access, Visio, Project, Skype for Business, or OneDrive for Business. https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Office-installed-with-Click-to-Run-and-Windows-Installer-on-same-computer-isn-t-supported-30775ef4-fa77-4f47-98fb-c5826a6926cd?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US   In some cases, you also can’t have two different versions of ...

Signature Manager Exchange and Outlook Edition

Signature Manager Exchange and Outlook Edition
Exclaimer Signature Manager Outlook and Exchange Edition allows professional standardisation of email signatures and disclaimers across your business.  The Outlook edition automatically adds signatures which are visible when creating, replying or forwarding emails from within Microsoft Outlook or Outlook Web Access.  In addition, Exclaimer Exchange Edition allows emails and disclaimers to be all emails, meaning ...

Microsoft BitLocker

    BitLocker is Microsoft’s proprietary encryption program for Windows, that can encrypt your entire drive as well as help protect against unauthorized changes to your system such as firmware-level malware.  Data on a lost or stolen computer/laptop is vulnerable to unauthorized access, either by running a software-attack tool against it, or by transferring the ...

Microsoft Security Update for Windows XP and Windows 8 (WannaCrypt)

Please use the below links to download the recently released update for Windows XP and Windows 8. Windows XP SP3 (X86) Windows XP Embedded SP3 (32-bit) Windows 8 (32-bit) Windows 8 x64  

WannaCrypt attacks

The ransom is $300 and you’ve got 3 days to pay before it doubles to $600. If you don’t pay within a week then the ransomware threatens to delete the files altogether.  Note the “Wana Decrypt0r” title on the window below: the three terms WannaCry, Wcry and WannaCrypt are all referring to the same piece ...

Microsoft Safety Scanner

The Microsoft Safety Scanner is a free downloadable security tool that provides on-demand scanning and helps remove viruses, spyware, and other malicious software. It works with your existing antivirus software. Note: The Microsoft Safety Scanner expires 10 days after being downloaded. To rerun a scan with the latest anti-malware definitions, download and run the Microsoft ...

Microsoft Azure Backup – Simple and reliable cloud-integrated backup as a service

Microsoft Azure Backup - Simple and reliable cloud-integrated backup as a service
 

Fastvue Web Activity Reports for SonicWALL Firewalls

Fastvue Web Activity Reports for SonicWALL Firewalls
Fastvue interprets log files from SonicWALL to deliver useful web activity reports to HR, Department Managers and You! Designed for anyone concerned about employee internet usage and a very useful tool for SonicWALL administrators Goes beyond simple log aggregation to provide sensible and useful information around web usage and productivity. Collates data from multiple SonicWALLs ...

Azure customers can now use Microsoft’s UK data centres to protect their most important files

  Microsoft Azure customers in the UK can now back up and restore their files from data centres based in this country. The company has announced that Azure Backup and Site Recovery are now available from its multiple cloud regions in the UK, offering companies and organisations reliable, secure and cost-competitive ways to protect important ...

Windows 10 free upgrade for customers who use assistive technologies

If you use assistive technologies, you can get a free upgrade to Windows 10 as Microsoft continues our efforts to improve the Windows 10 experience for people who use these technologies. With the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, we’ve taken a number of steps to improve the accessibility of Windows 10. To learn more, read our ...

Office installed with Click-to-Run and Windows Installer on same computer isn’t supported

Applies To: Excel 2016, Word 2016, Outlook 2016, PowerPoint 2016, OneNote 2016, Access 2016, Office 2016, Visio 2013, Office for business, Office 365 Admin, Office 365 Small Business Admin, Skype for Business, OneDrive for Business, Office 2013.  You will get this error message if you try to install an Office 365 product or a standalone ...

Microsoft is warning Windows users over a fake Microsoft security product that locks an infected computer and tries to trick victims into calling a support number

Microsoft doesn’t call you to offer tech support and does not provide phone numbers to call on its BSoD security warnings.   Microsoft has sounded the alarm over a fake installer for its Security Essentials, which attempts to trick victims into contacting bogus help centres.  Microsoft has released a  “severe” warning over new Windows malware ...