IT Security News & Blog

Super-Charge Automated Email Attachment Processing with MOVEit
19 June 2019
At Advanced Cyber Solutions we often like to highlight customer success when we feel there has been a particular innovative approach take; and this blog post is no different....
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Your Windows 2016 Servers Could Have More Than 270 Configuration Vulnerabilities
19 June 2019
How do you deploy your Windows Server images? If you are anything like the majority of IT teams out there, you download the latest ISO from the Microsoft website, maybe even use one you have downloaded in the past. Then post install you spend a couple of hours applying all the patches which have been released since....
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5 Common Phishing Mistakes You & Your Team Are Probably Making
5 June 2019
If you haven't received a phishing email in the last twelve months, then you are a rare breed indeed. Levels of phishing have been rising in the past five years creating a global problem, that some sources such as Verizon quote as being the delivery mechanism for up to 90% of malware and ransomware....
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Ipswitch MOVEit Now With Certified MuleSoft Integration
4 June 2019
It wasn't to long ago that we were excited to see the release of MOVEit's first REST API methods, opening up the possibilities for ever more integration and automated workflows. Many of which our customers have since explored....
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Ipswitch MOVEit Ranked as Number 1 MFT Solution in Customer Satisfaction
10 April 2019
I have been working with Ipswitch solutions for over nine years and am frequently asked why I have stuck with the same solution in all this time, whilst others have branched out to offer multiple managed file transfer solutions in their portfolios....
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Ipswitch Releases Crowd-Pleasing WhatsUp Gold 2019
8 April 2019
At least twice a year, we run an update webinar showcasing the latest release of Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold, to our customers, prospects and the curious alike. With Spring rapidly approaching (we hope), that time is upon us again with the release of WhatsUp Gold 2019....
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Ipswitch Focuses on Usability, Scalability & Security in 2019 Release
19 March 2019
That time is upon us once again, where Ipswitch releases its bi-annual release of managed file transfer solution MOVEit....
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How to Automate Even the Most Mundane of Tasks with iMacros
18 March 2019
There are few senses of achievement higher than finding a simple solution to a problem which was thought too complex or seemingly impossible, by others. Here at Advanced Cyber Solutions, we are often asked to assist our customers in such scenarios, and relish to opportunity to put our thinking caps to the test....
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Where is Your Data? - The Curious Case of the Cloud, Data Sovereignty and the GDPR
18 February 2019
When the topic of the GDPR (General Data Protection) was hotting up a couple of years back, one question which would raise its head consistently was the compatibility of the cloud with elements of the regulation which restrict the geographical location of data processing....
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Advanced Cyber Solutions Awarded by Ipswitch, Again!
14 February 2019
For the second year running, Advanced Cyber Solutions have been awarded by managed file transfer and network monitoring vendor Ipswitch, for our hard work in 2018....
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4 Reasons Why You Should Have NetConsent On This Year's Budget
25 January 2019
There is an cartoon which often pops up on social media and IT circles, which depicts an army armed with bow and arrows, preparing for battle. Trying to get their attention, is a salesman with modern military equipment, although he is being ushered away on the premise the the army is too busy....
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WS_FTP Server and MOVEit Transfer - What Are the Differences?
22 January 2019
Chances are you have probably heard of or used, either WS_FTP Server or MOVEit Transfer. What you might not have known is that they are solutions from the same vendor, Ipswitch....
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Automated File Transfers With Conditional Logic Are Easier Than You Might Think
21 January 2019
Here at Advanced Cyber Solutions, we like to share great discoveries and solutions on the basis that it might help others in pursuit of the same outcomes. So when we were challenged, this week, by a customer to help them with automated file transfers using conditional logic. We not only gleefully accepted but we also thought we would share the results!...
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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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