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Should I deploy monitoring software on your servers?

How do you monitor what goes on within your infrastructure? Do you gather logs, use SNMP, query WMI, or do you deploy agents that report in?

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September 2017 – Microsoft Patch Tuesday

In the September 2017 edition of Microsoft Patch Tuesday there are 84 separate CVEs (Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures) being addressed.

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To reboot or not reboot, that is the question

We either reboot our servers because that’s what we’ve always done and it’s worked out okay so far, or we don’t because the very idea is an affront to our technical sensibilities.

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Third Party Patch Roundup – August 2017

This August we have somewhat fewer than usual patches to deal with from some of our vendors, while the rest are running around the average number.

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Better reliability, no more surprises

Here at GFI Software we are continuously striving to provide a better customer experience. One important factor in making sure this happens is ensuring all our systems are kept healthy and up to date with the latest patches.

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The 10 worst ransomware attacks that ever happened

If there’s one word that can strike fear equally in the hearts of end users, security pros, and CIOs, it’s ransomware. From the first to the most recent, these are the ten attacks to remember.

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Best practices for changing your SMTP banner

When systems connect to your email system’s external connector, the only thing they must see is a 220 response, which is the SMTP response code that indicates the server can accept email.

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August 2017 – Microsoft Patch Tuesday

Good news! The load for August’s Patch Tuesday is (again, relatively) light, with fixes for Windows, both the Edge and IE web browsers, SharePoint and SQL Server.

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Power plays: Addressing mobile computing’s top problem

The benefits of “anytime, anywhere accessibility” can’t be realized when power-hungry devices are out of commission due to a dead battery.

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Explaining IT investments to your CXOs

Need to convince the big bosses that your IT budget makes sense? If you have to go in front of a CxO and try to explain why the company needs to invest in IT, here are some tips to help you close the deal.

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