SSL certificates make it possible for users around the world to communicate sensitive information with the confidence that it is safe from malicious hackers, allowing anyone to confidently use the web for business and social interactions including banking, shopping, social interactions, and product development....More
December 5th @ 1pm ET/10am PT
BYOD presents IT pros with a unique opportunity to be heroes in 2014: enable employees to be productive anywhere, anytime using the computing devices of their choice – while keeping corporate data under lock and key.
Attend this roundtable discussion – Dec. 5 at 10 am PT/1 pm ET – to learn:...More
Marc Maiffret, CTO of BeyondTrust has provided us with some clarification and backstory on the patches released today. As always, we are grateful for Marc's willingness to share his expert security advice with the Windows IT Pro community....More
Data protection continues to be one of IT’s most persistent challenges. In addition to the typical challenges of cost and backup/recovery times, IT organizations are faced with the ongoing growth of data volumes and expanding virtualization which complicate the protection landscape and challenge IT staffs in organizations of all sizes The DL4000 protects both physical and virtual servers, nearly eliminating backup windows and providing recovery assurance for data and applications.
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While disaster recovery and business continuity plans are necessary, they do not constitute a comprehensive and effective email data protection strategy. A good data-protection strategy must prevent the loss or corruption of mission-critical data. But the best data protection is really about minimizing downtime.
According to a 2011 Forrester survey, the cost of business downtime averaged approximately $145,000 per hour. Can your organization afford it?
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Microsoft has released advanced notification for the November 2013 security updates that are scheduled to be released on November 12, 2013. Unfortunately, the recently reported zero-day flaw affecting multiple products will not see a fix included in next Tuesday's bundle....More
Primarily, located in the Middle East and South Asia, right now, the situation is dire enough that Microsoft is releasing a Security Advisory (2986666) to help mitigate the effects until a proper security update is available....More
Wednesday, December 4th at 12pm ET
Unauthorized use of shared accounts extracts a heavy toll on businesses every year. A shared account's weakness of not having 1-to-1 employee-to-account assurance means you never really know what employees (or how many of them) are active on one of these accounts at a given time. Compounding this weakness is the fact that many shared accounts are also privileged accounts with broad rights across many functional areas - thus adding power to their obscurity....More
The term Hactivist is quite the buzz word lately, with everything from groups promoting social change to comic books and radio stations dedicated to this trendy word, people are beginning to lose sight of the dangers behind these activities....More
John Savill's master-level Microsoft stack training class covers Windows Server, virtualization, compliance, Bring Your Own Device, security, identity, automation, self-service, Microsoft System Center, Windows Azure and more....More
The 2013 AV Comparatives IT Security Products for Business Users report is now available and reviews products from AVIRA, Bitdefender, ESET, F-Secure, G DATA, Ikarus, Kaspersky, Sophos, Symantec, and Webroot....More
All components of the Active Directory family have had major or minor updates, and a service that AD has depended on since its very beginning has been moved to the deprecated (no further enhancements) column....More
In this first of two articles detailing the identity and access management-related changes to Windows Server 2012 R2, I'm going to focus on R2's BYOD scenario, Workplace Join, and the roles AD DS, AD FS, and a brand new identity component play in making it happen....More
Join John Savill for 30 hours of training plus live Q&A and master the complete Microsoft solution stack! All sessions are available on demand the day after the live broadcast, and all sessions will be available on demand until March 2014. Two live classes remain for Semester 1 and Semester 2 begins in January 2014. Click to learn more.
Coming up next....
-- December 5: Hyper-V
-- December 12: System Center 2012 & 2012 R2
-- January 23: Implementing a Private Cloud for Your Organization
Windows Server 2012 R2 provides a huge number of changes and new capabilities to Windows Server 2012. These changes affect not only the datacenter with enhancements to virtualization, storage, and networking but also to the desktop environment and Bring Your Own Device scenarios. This event will dive into some of the more advanced Windows Server 2012 R2 features, help you understand their benefit, and show you how to start implementing.