Webroot® Business Endpoint Protection
Welcome to the Endpoint Protection and management console Discussion Forum!
- 1,128 Topics
- 3,621 Replies
Backblaze finds little correlation between temps and drive failures
I love that they're releasing all this cool data&colon; [url=http://techreport.com/news/26445/hdd-study-finds-little-correlation-between-temperatures-and-failure-rates]http://techreport.com/news/26445/hdd-study-finds-little-correlation-between-temperatures-and-failure-rates[/url] I use them for my home backups and find them to be excellent.
"It's like bringing a knife to a gun fight"
Outdated Understanding of Cybercrime is Risky for Financial Markets Today, [url=http://citywire.co.uk/global/cyber-crime-now-poses-systemic-risk-to-markets-report-warns/a692485]CityWire Global reported[/url] that global financial markets are under a growing threat of cybercrime, according to the latest report from the International Orgnaization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO). [i]‘Reliance on an out-dated understanding of what cyber-crime entails, a perception of safety due to containment of past cyber-attacks, or assumptions around the limited capabilities of cyber-criminals today–may mean we end up “bringing a knife to a gun fight” in the future,’ said the report’s author Rohini Tendulkar.[/i] [i] [/i] This data seems to be in line with the thoughts of many other analysts. At this year's [url=https://community.webroot.com/t5/Events-Conferences/Gartner-Security-amp-Risk-Management-Summit-2013/td-p/43930#.Uel4I40cfQg]Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit[/url
Business Release Notes - Version 188.8.131.52
[h3]AGENT CHANGES IN BUILD 184.108.40.206 - March 27th 2013 [/h3][img]http://sw.nohold.net/Webroot/Images/wsab_endpoint_logo.png[/img] Improved[list] [*]Agent shutdown speed [*]Behavior logging in WIndows Event Logs [*]Identity Shield functionality on Windows Server 2008 [*]Kernel keylogger protection [*]Migration process for Prevx users to SecureAnywhere [/list] Added[list] [*]A registry value of type DWORD named NoStatistics under HKCUSoftwareWRData which, when set to 1, disables the behavior statistics on the status screen [/list] Fixed[list] [*]An issue with changed settings and local database data on shutdown [*]Compatiblity with Jeeves GARP software [*]Identifying cloud managed configuration settings [/list] Other [list] [*]Minor UI changes[/list] All Contents Copyright © 2013
Feature Enhancement Requests
Hi everybody, I received a support ticket from a customer who had a number of feature enhancement requests so I decided to post them here to let the rest of the community vote on them. And they are as follows: [b]1. It would be nice if you could remove the ”Deactivated Endpoints” from the Group View under Group Management. It’s very confusing to have that number in the middle of all the groups. Maybe move it somewhere else? [/b] [b]2. Also, it would be nice if you could move clients to a group when you have selected ”All endpoints” view. [/b] [b]3. Another nice feature would be to connect a policy to a group so that the policy is enabled automatically if a client is moved into that group. [/b][b] [/b] Thanks guys, Regards. Peter
I know I'm preaching to the choir :)
but it does look like the dissatisfaction numbers are on the rise: [url=http://www.eweek.com/small-business/it-professionals-overworked-losing-pride-in-their-jobs.html]http://www.eweek.com/small-business/it-professionals-overworked-losing-pride-in-their-jobs.html[/url] Sysadmin burnout has long been an issue, but is it worse lately?
Want to learn PowerShell 3.0? Check out Microsoft Virtual Academy
They have some nice online courses to help you out: [url=http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/getting-started-with-powershell-3-0-jump-start]http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/getting-started-with-powershell-3-0-jump-start[/url]
Is your aging endpoint security giving you gray hair?
Webroot's own [b]Darren Niller[/b] posted this article over on [url=http://community.spiceworks.com/product/4895-webroot]our Spiceworks page:[/url] Take a look and post your thoughts! [h1][url=http://community.spiceworks.com/topic/262158-is-your-aging-endpoint-security-giving-you-gray-hairs]Is your aging endpoint security giving you gray hairs?[/url][/h1] The signature-based approach to protecting endpoints from cyberthreats has served organizations well for many years—some say perhaps too many. The increasing rate of breaches and infections represents just one symptom of a solution whose time has passed. If you are an IT professional in charge of managing endpoints, you likely understand the pain. [b]No signatures available for “zero-day threats”[/b] Developed almost two decades ago, legacy anti-virus/anti-malware technology uses large client applications to search for known “bad” patterns of data within executable files. It does this by comparing a signatu
StoragePod 4.0 from Backblaze
Backblaze is showing off the new version of their storage pod: [url=http://blog.backblaze.com/2014/03/19/backblaze-storage-pod-4/]http://blog.backblaze.com/2014/03/19/backblaze-storage-pod-4/[/url] It's nice to see the technology behind the scenes - they do a great job of sharing info on drive reliability and storage costs.
Research: Enterprise Antivirus Security: How does your solution stack up?
More than 55,000 new malicious software programs are registered [i]each day [/i]by AV-Test an independent antivirus (AV) research institue. Any one of these can have a mild to devastating impact on the organization, randing from wasted IT staff hours to damages to consumer confidence or losses of dollars in the instance of a regulatory violation. In fact, the average organization experiences a malware attack every 73 days, Osterman Research found in a 2011 study, in which 44% of participants said that a single malware attack had cost them as much as $10,000, while another 27% reported financial impacts as high as $50,000. Too few IT decision-makers address malware threats adequately, chalking up security breaches as a cost of doing business, the researchers noted, adding, "The costs [of malware] are typically higher than many organizations realize, but with the right knowledge and technologies, it is possible to reduce the impacts of malware." Canalys Research has likew
My adventures of vmware vshpere within hyper-v!
Here's something really cool I've been working on and it's now nearly complete. This is going to be great for businesses with hypervisor labs: here's the link to the discussion and progress on Vmware's forum: [url=http://communities.vmware.com/thread/427502?start=0&tstart=0]http://communities.vmware.com/thread/427502?start=0&tstart=0[/url] Please check it out and feel free to additonally discuss it here as well! I hope this thread assists many people!
Online Backup - who uses it and what do you use?
I use BackBlaze at home and they do a great job. Not only do they have great online backup service, they also sponsor [url=http://www.worldbackupday.com/]World Backup Da[/url]y. Walter Mossberg just did a [url=http://recode.net/2014/03/11/triple-coverage-back-up-your-computer-in-three-ways/]nice review[/url] of them. They do both consumer and business backups. They also do some really [url=http://blog.backblaze.com/2014/01/21/what-hard-drive-should-i-buy/]nice blog posts[/url] about reliability of hard drives and how they run their business. Their backup saved my bacon as the HD on my old iMac died. I had an external drive I backed up to with Time Machine, but it turned out that drive had errors as well. The online backup ended up doing the trick. Glad I was using belt and suspenders :)
New licensing model for PDQ Deploy
They're simplifying their licensing: [list] [*][b]Free [/b] [*][b]Pro[/b] - $250 per administrator/year (req's key) The [b]Pro level will include[/b] the Basic subscription. [*][b]Enterprise[/b] - $500 per administrator/year (req's key + activation) The [b]Enterprise level will include[/b] what was formerly known as the Advanced subscription. The Enterprise level [b]also introduces multi-user support [/b]for Deploy and Inventory (starting in 3.1 versions). This is a commonly requested feature for our customers who have more than a single admin.[/list]More details [url=http://www.adminarsenal.com/pdq-licensing/]here[/url]. Anyone a current PDQ users? They seem to make a pretty good product.
Windows PowerShell 4.0 Quick Reference Guides are Available for Download
[img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/10244iC14A2A76C9E07931.jpg[/img] Are you a frequent user of PowerShell, but always find yourself wishing you had a great quick reference sheet available? Then you will definitely love this bit of news! Microsoft has released an updated set of PowerShell quick reference guides so that you always have the information you need within easy reach! [url=http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=42554]Windows PowerShell 4.0 and Other Quick Reference Guides Home Page[/url] [Microsoft Download Center] [url=http://www.howtogeek.com/187970/windows-powershell-4.0-quick-reference-guides-are-available-for-download/]Full Article[/url]
Microsoft OneDrive for Business modifies files at it syncs
Pretty scary stuff: [url=http://www.myce.com/news/microsoft-onedrive-for-business-modifies-files-as-it-syncs-71168/]http://www.myce.com/news/microsoft-onedrive-for-business-modifies-files-as-it-syncs-71168/[/url] found on [url=http://www.reddit.com/r/sysadmin/comments/23nx4o/microsoft_onedrive_for_business_modifies_files_as/]reddit[/url].
The Growth of Tablets in the Enterprise Market
[img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/5632i137992322AD52E9B.png[/img] Yesterday, Forrester released their latest studies and predictions on the growing tablet market in their report "Global Business And Consumer Tablet Forecast Update, 2013 To 2017 (Purchase the report here for [url=http://www.forrester.com/Global+Business+And+Consumer+Tablet+Forecast+Update+2013+To+2017/fulltext/-/E-RES97182?docid=97182]$499[/url]). In the report, the full market was looked at, including the enterprise environment, which lead to some very interesting statistics and predictions. By the end of 2013, there will be a forecasted 327 million tablets sold in the world, with the iPad leading the sale with 140 million. By 2017, that base number is predicted to be at 905 million, with 60% of North American online consumers will own. Of those 905 million forcasted units, 18%, or 162 million devices, will be in the enterprise market. The most
Businesses not immune to state-sponsored hacking
Businesses aren't immune to state-sponsored attacks - they can be caught up when secret services target individuals, experts have said. Security experts speaking at InfoSec Europe warned that businesses often think such attacks are only something national governments do to each other, but businesses could prove to be the "weak link in the chain" Security analyst Graham Cluley explained: “You might not think you are of interest to the government of China or Greece, but your customers may be. We have to recognise [that]." For example, Cluely pointed to GCHQ hacking Belgacom, Belgium’s largest telecoms provider. He said no-one "is afraid of Belgium", it was the organisation’s clients that were the ultimate target. However, while businesses are at risk from state-sponsored attacks, criminals remain the greatest risk, especially via low-key techniques such as phishing or insider leaks. Michael J Driscoll, assistant legal counsel, at the Embassy of the USA said cybercriminals c
iOS vs. Android-Do malware risks play a part in the debate?
Today's edition of CNET's bi-weekly "Ask Maggie" tech advice column puts a small twist on a topic we here at Webroot are very well-versed on-[b]mobile[/b] [b]malware[/b] [b]and[/b] [b]how to[/b] [b]protect against it.[/b] The twist is the question: Will switching from iOS to Android increase the chance of getting malware on my mobile device? (You can read the full CNET article [url=http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57557684-94/should-malware-risks-factor-into-the-iphone-vs-android-debate/]here)[/url] While the article is about personal use, I think it's just as relevant for business conversation as BYOD continues to be a hot topic. So I'd like to extend the discussion to the Webroot Business Community to get your thoughts on this. 1. In general, how big of a concern is malware on mobile devices? How can it limit acceptance of BYOD policies? 2. If you're already using/planning to use BYOD at your company, which OS do you prefer your employees using? If it's iOS, is it becau
Microsoft releases new update for Windows 8 Lync app
[img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/9236iEBF4801657755A23.jpg[/img] In December, Microsoft updated its Lync app for Windows 8 [url=http://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-releases-lync-app-for-windows-81]so it would work with Windows 8.1[/url]. Today, the company released a new update for the app that contains quite a few new features for the business-themed messaging and chat program. The [url=http://blogs.technet.com/b/lync/archive/2014/03/20/march-update-to-lync-windows-store-app-now-available.aspx]official Lync blog[/url] states that the app update now includes a way to manage Lync meeting participants either individually or as a group. The blog says: [quote][i]You can mute a participant, send a private IM, view their contact card, promote to presenter or demote to an attendee. You can also invite more participants, mute all audience, and admit people to the meeting who are waiting in the lobby.[/i] [i] [/i] [ur
Join the Conversation
Already have an account? Login
Login to the community
No account yet? Create an account
Enter your username or e-mail address. We'll send you an e-mail with instructions to reset your password.