Off-site Backup to a NAS Device Using BackupAssist (Synology Example)

BackupAssist Synology WebDAV setup

In case you missed the announcement, BackupAssist recently added WebDAV to the suite of backup job types the software is able to support. Intended for those who wish to back up their data to an off-site destination, the protocol enables admins to create encrypted, incremental backups to either a third party hosting company, another Windows server or a NAS device.

The latter is a popular choice, particularly for the smaller business. They’re a good option because once the hardware’s paid for, there’s no monthly recurring charge as you’d tend to expect from a cloud storage provider. Also, the portability of the small units means they can be ‘seeded’ to locally and then moved. In most cases, you have physical access too, which means you’re not relying on an Internet connection for your data in disaster recovery scenarios

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MDaemon v18.0 – Enhanced Security and Usability for Small Businesses

MDaemon 18

With the deadline for GDPR fast approaching, all eyes are turning to compliance, security, and how we look after our data. MDaemon 18 is the latest offering of the mail server that enables business owners to remain in total complete control of both security and every other aspect of their email communications.

In this latest major release, Texas-based developer Alt-N Technologies add yet more features to boost security and improve usability.

Here are my highlights – don’t forget, you can find the full exhaustive list of goodies in the MDaemon Release Notes.

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MailStore v11.0 is here! GDPR-ready Retention Policies and Enhanced Security

MailStore 11

MailStore version 11 is now live and available for download from our Web site. Just a few weeks ahead of the EU General Data Protection Regulation implementation, this timely release focuses on two key areas, security and compliance.

If you’re wondering where email archiving fits into the GDPR piece, you might find our recent video ‘10 ways MailStore can help satisfy GDPR‘ and the official MailStore advisory PDF a good starting point.

In this post though, we’ll take a closer look at the goodies v11 brings to users of both the Server and Service Provider Editions of the popular archiving software.

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New Whitepaper: MailStore, Email Archiving and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

MailStore Email Archiving and GDPR

E-mail archiving is an indispensable tool in the armoury of any company looking for a secure but accessible way of storing email. It’s also an excellent way to tick a number of the boxes of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

I touched on this topic in a recent YouTube video and today the German vendor MailStore have released a new whitepaper detailing exactly how to fully support your GDPR compliance customers, available here.

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BackupAssist 10.3 Introduces WebDav Support – An Rsync Replacement?

BackupAssist version 10.3

Back in May of last year, there was a veritable buzz in the office as BackupAssist released v10, and with it their shiny new ‘Cloud Backup’ engine, designed at the time to work only with public cloud giants AWS and Azure.

The buzz was partly around the potential for the new technology. Here was a backup engine that could happily back up large files over a WAN, that would encrypt, deduplicate and compress, and that could also be set up with very little effort.

We mentioned then that this was the first iteration and in the newly released 10.3 you’re seeing the next step. In this latest release, the Cloud Backup engine has been expanded to include support for WebDAV destinations, unlocking a wide variety of destinations including Windows machines, NAS devices, and third-party hosting companies.

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Alt-N Technologies Becomes MDaemon Technologies

Alt-N Now MDaemon Technologies

With the new year comes a new company name and strapline for our friends across the pond, as Texas-based ‘Alt-N Technologies’ become ‘MDaemon Technologies’ with immediate effect.

You may be familiar with the Alt-N brand, however it’s ‘MDaemon’, the Exchange alternative used in over 100 countries and by over 4 million users that’s the most widely recognised among IT communities.

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MDaemon Black Friday Special: 30% off New Licences and Add-ons

Black Friday MDaemon Promotion

In keeping with the slightly random pre-Christmas tradition of slashing prices like crazy in order to draw a crowd, we too will be offering an unbeatable Black Friday discount. 

Until the end of November, we’ll cut the cost of buying any new MDaemon Email Server licence or add-on by a generous 30% off the advertised RRP’s.

MDaemon has long been a popular alternative to cloud email services such as Office365 for companies who demand the security, control and flexibility of their own email server. 

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