Security

Dec202011
Certero, 360

Certero takes asset management pain away?

Certero has pledged to eliminate the pain of managing software assets by creating a managed service available globally.  The software asset management (SAM) service is designed to ensure organisations comply with software licence agreements and stand-up to the scrutiny of audits. Several tiers of service are offered, starting from a snapshot of current licensing, through to […]

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Sep082011
One World

More than one million per day effected by cybercrime

  Cybercrime is an epidemic affecting one million people ever day and costing the world economy £172 billion a year in lost time spent dealing with attacks. A report by Norton also discovered that growth in the mobile device market has also brought additional issues, with 10 per cent of owners experiencing cybercrime on their devices.  […]

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Sep062011
Lockdown

Security experts best placed for economic lockdown

IT professionals specialising in security and business continuity will be in demand regardless of the outcome of the latest economic crisis. Salaries for IT security experts are already up 13 per cent in 2011 according to a report from recruiter Barlcay Simpson. Whereas last year, demand for IT security skills was predominantly driven by the […]

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Sep062011
Jigsaw500

Innovation, not domination, defines IT security

The need for innovation to safeguard corporate IT security is creating a highly fragmented vendor market in which the giants are sure to lose and never regain their stranglehold on customer numbers. That’s the view of Ruggero Contu of Gartner, who notes that the top five security incumbents (Symantec, McAfee, Trend Micro, IBM and EMC) […]

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Jun032011

Returning to work with a nasty infection

A quarter of workers put corporate networks at risk by plugging un-authorised devices into office computers after their hols, according to a report from software provider LANDesk. The survey found the risk of virus infestation is worse over the summer period as employees return from holidays and attach personal gadgets, such as digital cameras, smartphones […]

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May252011

PC vendors report large drop in sales

Computer sales in Europe have fallen by nearly 18 percent over the same period last year according to analyst Gartner. Gartner believe that consumers are holding back on disposable spending keeping old kit for longer. The mini-notebook market is especially hard hit as it competes with upstart media tablets and smartphones. The only vendor bucking […]

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May052011

Hackers having a field day with remote support

More than two thirds of hackers are exploiting outdated remote IT management gateways to launch corporate attacks. The growing popularity and convenience of support teams remotely taking over a user machine to action a fix has been brought into question by the Data Breach Investigations report, which found that in 71 per cent of 800 […]

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Apr152011

Tools4ever says follow me to SDITS11

Tools4ever is launching the latest version of its identity and access management software on stand 320 at the Service Desk and IT Support Show (SDITS). Called E-SSOM, new features include fast user switching, and “follow me” functionality for those using multiple terminals across a network, such as doctors and nurses in hospitals.

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Feb242011

Why ‘password123’ is no longer a password

Organisations are putting their IT systems at risk by allowing employees to set passwords easily cracked by malicious software or hackers. Specops says the latest release of its security software can integrate into current security systems and stop the use of common passwords that can easily be guessed. The technology can also apply different rules […]

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