Since the introduction of GDPR and related regulations an increasing number of BackupAssist customers are looking to tighten up security on their backups especially backups using the File Archiving engine by enabling encrypted zip backups. To help meet these requirements the BackupAssist developers have increased the privacy of encrypted File Archiving backups in BackupAssist 10.4.

Amazon Lightsail Managing your overheads. It's just one of the endless art forms you need to master when you take the decision to become the owner of a small business. In an ideal world, your IT expenses at least, would all be handled by a wonderfully competent outsourced IT support firm. Failing that, a trusted team of dedicated IT staff. In my experience of the size of companies we tend to work with, it's quite possible you're not in possession of either of those things, and that can bump IT-related decisions down the priority order occasionally.

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Cybercrime. Isn't it just the gift that the keeps on giving?

Picture the scene... You're about to catch a flight, the final boarding call is but minutes away and you remember an email you absolutely had to get sent before take off. Plucking your laptop from the post luggage check cable spaghetti, you perch in the lounge, successfully connect to the free wifi and hammer out your email masterpiece. As you don the noise cancelling headphones and breathe a sigh of relief, you're blissfully unaware that the chap in the lounge you'd assumed was buried in a spreadsheet, was actually running the data 'sniffing' software Wireshark. Not many minutes later, you're at 30,000 feet and he's walking away with everything he needs to send email as you, and to view the sensitive contents of your messages (take a look at this video to see just how easy it is!) and to cause havoc for your business. Not a nice hypothetical. So what can you do to prevent it happening for real?

TubbTalk - Embrace Marketing

IT support companies are generally pretty rubbish at marketing.

"That's a little harsh" I hear you say? Of course, there are exceptions. But I speak to lots of MSP business owners in my role here at Zen and I find it's often something I end up joking about with partners, and that they're quite open to admit. In a fascinating interview for TubbTalk, The Podcast for IT Consultants, MSP marketing expert Paul Green shares some unique insight on why he thinks this is the case, and what can be done about it.

MailStore v11.2 with Exchange Support Are you an existing MailStore customer? Great news - it's upgrade O'clock! Not yet using an archiving solution? Maybe it's time to grab a copy of the trial and see what you're missing? From keeping those mailbox sizes in check to keeping your email protected against accidental deletion and cybercriminals intent on cryptoransoming you, MailStore offers businesses of all sizes attractive benefits. Now, MailStore, the popular email archiving software, available as both the classic on-premise version and the Service Provider Edition for MSP's has released version 11.2 which features Exchange 2019 support (due to be released shortly).

MDaemon and dynamic, centrally managed signatures More is better. The mantra of the signature stuffer. From job titles and contact details to special offers and even instructions to save the trees. Nothing is off limits when it comes to providing 'useful' information to our lucky recipients by the medium of email footer. It's a perfect picture unless of course, you're the poor soul tasked with making sure the emails your company sends are consistent, professional and accurate. If you're that person, you're going to love this latest MDaemon release.

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.

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.