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Windows 7 in your pocket

Windows 7 has, since its first demonstration, been shown to work pretty well on netbooks, but loading it onto a netbook is not as simple as we’d like it to be. According to sources at CNET News, Microsoft are considering offering Windows 7 pre-loaded onto a USB thumb drive. The idea is to give netbook […]

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Architectural Changes in GFI MailEssentials 14.1

In Q3 2009 we will be releasing GFI MailEssentials 14.1, into which we have put a lot of effort on the architectural front of the product (amongst others). I wanted to take this opportunity to share the architectural changes we have made in GFI MailEssentials 14.1 and discuss their benefits. Inevitably, I will first take […]

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10 Security Threats to an Organization – Part 2

When looking at the first five security threats that can hit an organization we dealt with the harmful effects of spam, viruses and malware and how monitoring your network and investing in patch management is an effective way of preventing such threats from attacking your network and infecting your machines. Not all threats are external, and not all […]

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10 Security Threats to an Organization – Part 1

Every organization is aware of the importance of security – security of the building, security for employees and financial security are all a priority; however, an organization comprises many other assets that require security, most notably its IT infrastructure. An organization’s network is the lifeline that employees rely on to do their jobs and subsequently […]

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Greetings from China

During the recent months, spam originating from China has been hitting the mailboxes of users from all over the world. One interesting fact is that this latest wave of spam is constructed differently from its predecessors. What makes this spam different is the way that the advert is delivered to the victim. Such spam takes […]

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Introducing GFI MAX

I am very pleased to announce today two important developments for GFI Software. The first is that HoundDog Technology Ltd, a leading remote monitoring and management company in the UK, has joined the GFI family. HoundDog provides Managed Service Providers (MSPs), Valued Added Resellers (VARs) and IT support organizations with an easier, more affordable way […]

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Windows Digest authentication

For those who need to explore the intricacies of authentication mechanisms that are available on Windows operating systems, I would like to make a stop at Windows Digest authentication and make a few comments about how it works (or doesn’t). I have recently started to play around with different authentication methods that can be used […]

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Confirmed: Windows 7 RTM build complete. Now when will you get it?

July 22nd 2009 – Steve Ballmer signed off the RTM builds for both Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 at the annual sales kick-off event in Atlanta. This is big news for us all at GFI. Video of signing: Windows 7 Sneak-Peak from MGX Congratulations to the engineering teams of both products! I am personally […]

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Your chance to win a PS3 with GFI Software and Twitter

GFI Software is giving ONE lucky person the chance to win an amazing PlayStation 3! The rules are simple and winning is just a tweet away. All you need to do is: follow @GFISoftware on Twitter express your desire to win the PS3 in a tweet tag your tweets with #gfi. Be as creative as […]

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VSS Troubleshooting

The Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS), part of Microsoft Windows, provides a mechanism to create consistent point-in-time copies of hard-drives and is used by backup applications such as GFI Backup. Further information on how VSS works can be found at the following link: VSS is quite fragile and many times the service just stops […]

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