I’m pleased to report that we will now be able to protect websites with SSL at no additional cost. The maturity and stability of Lets Encrypt along with improvements with SSL and name based virtual hosting have made SSL cheaper and easier to implement. There is no better time than now to secure your website […]
Macro enabled office documents will now be blocked
Macro-enabled Office documents are now being blocked for domains protected by our premium spam filtering service. What are macro enabled office documents? Microsoft Office documents may have macros embedded with them. The design allowed for simple programs to be embedded with an MS Office document to provide additional functions. Office documents that are macro enabled […]
New network, new firewall, oh my!
We’ve been busy updating our infrastructure for the typically busy third quarter of the year. We are making substantial improvements in security, networking, and virtual machine storage. New firewalls Our largest purchase this summer has been on a pair of new next-generation firewalls. Adding these new firewalls has increased our awareness of our network traffic […]
Encryption on our managed SMB devices
A new customer asked us about the encryption capabilities of our NAS appliances which we use for our managed storage for SMB solution. Our 2015 appliances offer AES-256 encryption on shares. The files are encrypted using a key or key file which should be as long as possible. For customers interested in encrypting their data, […]
Crypto was just the beginning. We’re seeing a recent resurgence in ransomware. Ransomware will encrypt files and demand payment in order to provide the key to decrypt them. The latest iterations browse for network shares and encrypt a wider range of files. The encryption strength is quite strong and breaking it isn’t an option with […]