IT Security News & Blog

Axe the Fax: 5 Reasons Why MFT is the Best Replacement for Fax
8 January 2019
In July of 2018, it was revealed that there were over 9,000 fax machines still in use across the UK National Health service; and that purchases of the absurdly legacy equipment were still taking place. Leading to the UK government to request that fax usage be phased out across the health service, before the 31st of March 2020....
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4 Security Compromising File Transfer Mistakes You Are Probably Making
7 January 2019
Here at Advanced Cyber Solutions, we speak with customers and prospects about their file transfer activities and needs, almost every day of the year. After 8 years, certain identifiable patterns start to emerge, such as common requirements, challenges and areas which can be improved....
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User Policy Excellence in Six Simple Steps
3 January 2019
CISOs are often seen as the superstars of information security, but the role comes with strains and challenges which are often unavoidable, such as having to strike a perfect balance between risk mitigation and the commercial demands of the business is a difficult task....
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Automated File Manipulation and Transfer Made Simple (No Scripting Required!)
19 December 2018
If there is one thing which we take very seriously at Advanced Cyber Solutions, then it is providing our customers with the best possible support and assistance with the solutions they have purchased from us....
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How to Achieve the Highest Levels of Information Security with File Transfer
14 December 2018
For those exploring managed file transfer options, security is likely to be an important consideration. One that regulatory compliance and business best practices have made an imperative. In this blog, we explore Iswitch’s approach to security, and to detail the specific features included in their popular MOVEit managed file transfer solution....
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WhatsUp Gold Ups the Ante with a New Mobile App
13 December 2018
It seems that barely a month or two goes by without yet another exciting announcement from Ipswitch, these days. In november, we had the release of a service pack for both their managed file transfer and network monitoring tools; and now we have the addition of a mobile app for WhatsUp Gold....
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CSAM Health Maintains Impressively High Availability Rates with WhatsUp Gold
29 November 2018
Any environment which has SLAs or minimum levels of availability to achieve can become highly pressured one, in which any incident could possibly drag you closer to a red line which you have been mandated not to cross....
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3 Ways in Which DMARC Gives Hawk-Like Visibility Over Email Domains
28 November 2018
Every so often, a technology or methodology emerges which could have potentially profound effects on an aspect of IT security globally. Sometimes they are embraced; and other times they cannot find traction with the IT teams of the world and remain shamefully obscure....
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3 Reasons Why You Should Know What iMacros Are
27 November 2018
If you ask any IT manager or senior leader, what their priorities are in the coming twelve months. You will get a response along the lines of "more automation". What seems like an obvious pursuit in any field is now becoming a trend in IT circles, as they attempt to find ever increasing ways to lesser the response times and as a result, the human interaction between systems....
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Are You Really Still Using Tripwire Enterprise?
22 November 2018
Heavy is the head that wears the crown, is the old saying which comes to mind when I think of Tripwire Enterprise. A solution which has sat at the top of its game for so long that there is only conceivable one direction left....
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How Does Ipswitch MOVEit Cloud Stack Up Against the NCSC SaaS Security Principles?
21 November 2018
In almost every conversation we have with a customer today, there is some element discussion around cloud adoption and usage. Particularly in the case of Ipswitch MOVEit Transfer, which launched it managed file transfer cloud offering early this year....
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Did You Make the Classic Mistake of Choosing One Vendor for All Solutions?
21 November 2018
When it comes to solution and service offering in the IT and IT security fields. Consolidation has long been a hot topic. The moment something new and innovative comes to the forefront, one of the large vendors snaps it up and buries it in their portfolio kit bag....
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How to Monitor Azure Performance and Billing with Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold - Part 2
20 November 2018
In part one of our blog on adding performance and billing monitoring support to Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold, we focussed on collecting the Tenant ID, Application ID and Application Key, in order to create a credential in Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold....
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How to Monitor Azure Performance and Billing with Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold
19 November 2018
In previous versions of WhatsUp Gold you may have noticed the introduction of monitoring support for Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS. Providing you with the ability to monitor virtual devices, applications and even present statistics on your ongoing hosting costs....
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New Real-Time Dashboard Added to Ipswitch MOVEit Managed File Transfer
8 November 2018
As the closing months of the year get into full swing, the final service pack for Ipswitch MOVEit 2018 has been released to great fanfare. With new features for both the popular MOVEit Transfer and Automation, sibling solutions....
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Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold SP3 is Christmas Come Early
7 November 2018
They say that good things come in small packages; and in the case of the widely popular Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold network monitoring and incident response solution, the release of service pack 3 proves this to be true....
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Mandatory Email Encryption for Danish Businesses
24 October 2018
From the 1st of January 2019, all Danish organisations which use email as a mechanism for processing personal data will be required, by law to use a form email encryption. Strictly interpreted by the Danish supervisory authority under article 9 of the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)....
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5 Foolproof Ways to Improve System & Network Availability
15 October 2018
Ask any IT team what their worst nightmare is and they will likely recant tails of network outages with thumb-twiddling users, panicked management and the embarrassing discovery of a preventable cause....
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What On Earth are ITAR Compliant File Transfers?
12 October 2018
That's right, not GDPR or PCI DSS, like most other blogs and articles you might be reading online...but ITAR. The International Traffic in Arms Regulation, which governs the trade and export of defense materials and services in the US....
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5 Incredible SharePoint File Sharing Shortcomings to Avoid
11 October 2018
Having worked with file transfer and document automation solutions for a number of years; we have noted a number of common themes or trends which tend to rear their heads over and over again....
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Impress Your Boss with Microsoft Azure Logic and Ipswitch MOVEit
10 October 2018
We live in a world of integration and automation. One where isolated or siloed applications are no longer palatable for the complex tasks and operations of the modern organisation....
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PRTG Lacks Significant Features Against Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold
20 September 2018
In this blog, we wanted to take a look at two industry rivals in the network monitoring space. German engineering at its best from Paessler, in the forms of PRTG; and the universally famous Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold....
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3 Must-Have Security Solutions for AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud
19 September 2018
Cloud adoption is a topic which we have published a number of blogs on; and have daily conversations about. The benefits of the cloud are well documented, from lower operational costs to better rates of availability....
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Ipswitch MOVEit Crushes GoAnyWhere MFT (4 Reasons Why)
18 September 2018
You are probably reading this article for one of two reasons, you are in the market for a managed file transfer solution and have come across either/both Ipswitch MOVEit or GoAnyWhere MFT; or you have worked with them before and are curious about the differences....
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How to Simplify the GDPR (5 Incredible DPOrganizer Features)
3 September 2018
There is no shortage of information about the GDPR out there, from the six core principles to data subjects rights to the lawful basis for processing, there is a dizzy number of changes an organisation may need to implement....
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How to Achieve SWIFT CSP Mandatory Controls with Time to Spare
1 September 2018
Have you ever met an IT manager, administrator, CISO or compliance officer who had a lot of time on their hands? No, me neither. If they exist, then they are certainly a rare breed!...
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Automate File Transfers Like an Expert with PowerShell & Google Cloud
30 August 2018
Today, if you are not embracing the cloud then it would seem you are in a steadily declining minority. Cloud is the buzz term that refuses to die; and so instead we find ourselves in an age of migration toward the cloud or in a state of hybrid network, where the boundaries between cloud and hosted services are blurred....
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Service Pack 2 Makes WhatsUp Gold 2018 the Best Version Yet
27 August 2018
The past three months seem to have been a summer which just keeps giving. After deliciously warm weather throughout July and August for almost everyone in the northern hemisphere, we now are given the second service pack for Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold 2018, which promises to be packed full of goodies and features....
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What is a ServiceNow Closed-Loop Change Management Process?
21 August 2018
If you or your organisation uses the very popular ServiceNow solution for change management, how do you accurately ensure that intended changes were delivered as requested and approved? Do you assume changes have been made successfully and correctly, if there was no post-change feedback, whether it be negative or not?...
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System Hardening & CIS Benchmarks for AWS Cloud Hosted Devices
20 August 2018
How many of you use AWS or another cloud hosting provider such as Microsoft Azure or Google Cloud? The question is of course rhetorical due to the limited medium that is the blog, but in any case my experience tells me that a vast majority of readers do....
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