NEW: CryptoSafeGuard – Free Ransomware Protection for BackupAssist

Many ransomware strains such as WannaCry, already have the ability to remove both system restore points and your Windows backups altogether.

Rather worryingly, experts also suggest that ransomware is expected to increasingly target backup files in the future

With that in mind, we’re particularly excited to see BackupAssist v10.1.0 go live today, as it includes CryptoSafeGuard, a free feature designed to tackle these problems head on.

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SecurityGateway v4.0 – Enhanced Spoofing Attack Protection, New Interface and More…

SecurityGateway v4.0Whether it’s mildly irritating offers for cut-price blue pills, or something altogether more sinister such as holding your company files ransom, today’s cyber-criminals are using increasingly sophisticated and varied techniques to target your business by email.

Today saw the latest major release of SecurityGateway, a software firewall that sits between your Exchange, MDaemon, Kerio or Smartermail server, and your router, protecting your organisation from spam, viruses, spoofing, phishing and more.

In this post, we take a whistle-stop tour of the new features.

As always, this is just our highlights, a comprehensive list of all new features and enhancements can be viewed in the SecurityGateway Release Notes.

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Limit the Chance of Your MDaemon Accounts Being Hijacked and Abused by Spammers

This year in particular, I’ve seen an increasing number of users’ email account credentials become compromised, which has allowed spammers free reign to use their mail server to send spam out to the Internet.

The usual result is an overflowing outbound mail queue, thousands of bounce messages coming in and your server’s IP address being blacklisted.

The first thing to note is that if your company has an email server, you should assume that spammers will always be trying to hijack users’ accounts by guessing their passwords.

In this post I will run through a few simple pro-active settings checks that can reduce the chances of this happening and – in the unfortunate event that it does happen – can limit the resulting negative effects.

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Reviewed: SecurityGateway, spam and virus filter for Exchange (and other email servers)

Product review by ITSMDailyIndependent analyst and security director for EncSec, Graeme Batsman has appeared in, and advised, publications including SC Magazine, The Independent, Microsoft, Metro, Experian and many more.

Graeme had recently been testing a number of email security products including those from vendors such as Barracuda and Sophos when we contacted him about ‘hot off the press’ SecurityGateway version 3.0.

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Partner briefing: What’s new in SecurityGateway v3.0?

Big price changes, adjustments to the licencing model and a new antivirus engine. 

SecurityGateway v3.0 looks fantastic and last week I ran a live 20 minute webinar update for the partner channel going over the key changes…

View our forthcoming live webinar sessions.

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Protect against Cryptolocker with MDaemon and BackupAssist

Cryptolocker is making the headlines for all the wrong reasons at the moment.

In the run up to Christmas where there’s likely to be a plentiful supply of email purchase confirmations flowing, I wanted to share my recommendations for keeping your data safe and secure.

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