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AVG Still Supports Windows 7

Microsoft has ended support for Windows 7. But AVG still protects our Windows 7 users. 

Microsoft announced that as of January 14, 2020, they would end support for their Windows 7 Operating System (OS). Computers running Windows 7 will continue to function, but Microsoft will no longer provide technical support, security updates, or software updates. That’s bad news for Windows 7 users, because without updates, they will be at a considerably greater risk of viruses and other malware.

The good news?

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Netwrix acquires New Net Technologies (NNT)

NNT solutions help organizations monitor and control changes and configurations, which is foundational to protecting against data security threats.

Netwrix, a cybersecurity vendor that makes data security easy, today announced the acquisition of New Net Technologies (NNT), a software manufacturer that provides change, configuration, vulnerability and asset management solutions.

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Zoho Corp extends its technology platform and support for Covid relief work

Chennai – May 25, 2021 — Zoho Corp. has extended its technology platform to government bodies, hospitals and NGOs in India providing Covid relief, in order to help them streamline and manage their operations more efficiently. The company has also set up a dedicated helpline and a team to assist those who want to utilise Zoho’s platform to build a customised solution. These solutions can help them be better prepared for future challenges as well.

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Citrix completes acquisition of Wrike

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA., March 1, 2021-Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS) today announced the completion of the acquisition of Wrike, a leading provider of SaaS workflow software. The deal is valued at $2.25 billion. As a result, Citrix will provide the most fully-featured cloud platform that will allow all employees and teams to safely and efficiently receive and share any work tasks, regardless of the communication channel, location, and device used.

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Quest Software Buys Data Manager Erwin

Quest Software has acquired big data management specialist Erwin Inc., upgrading the buyer’s data toolset aimed at application deployment with regulatory compliance.

Quest, Aliso Viejo, Calif., said Tuesday (Jan. 5) it acquired Erwin from Parallax Capital Partners, a California-based private equity firm. Terms of the transaction, that closed on Dec. 31, 2020, were not disclosed.

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Vulnerability in Linux threatens millions of devices

A serious Bluetooth security error was detected in Linux

A dangerous vulnerability can be used to run arbitrary code unnoticed and access personal data. The error is related to BlueZ, a Bluetooth software stack that is widely used in Linux versions, as well as consumer and industrial IoT devices. According to 3DNews, this means that hundreds of millions of devices were vulnerable.

How to Develop a Ransomware Response Plan with Arcserve’s Sam Roguine

Solutions Review recently had the opportunity to speak with Arcserve Director of Solutions Marketing and Enablement, Sam Roguine. Arcserve offers organizations several different backup products, including Arcserve Unified Data Protection (UDP), Arcserve Continuous Availability, Arcserve UDP Cloud Direct, UDP Cloud Hybrid, and a legacy offering. With 15 years of experience in the enterprise tech space, Roguine offered insight into how to develop a comprehensive ransomware response plan and how a ransomware response plan can benefit an organization.
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GFI named top-100 software company for 2020

July 27, 2020 – 12:00
AUSTIN, Texas, July 27, 2020 – GFI Software was named one of the top-100 software companies for 2020 by The Software Report, joining ranks that include Salesforce, Dropbox, Zoom, Asana and Tealium.

A key contributing factor in the GFI nomination was the extended 90-day trial for its secure VPN product-Kerio Control. Starting in March 2020, when most of Europe was in lock-down due to COVID-19, GFI increased the length of its Kerio Control Firewall and VPN product trial. Companies suddenly faced with work-at-home employees could deploy a secure VPN for free during the crisis.

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Zoho Launches Small Business Emergency Subscription Assistance Program

Program to provide up to 20,000 of Zoho’s small business customers free access to their existing Zoho applications for up to 3 months.

 

Zoho Corporation is launching its Small Business Emergency Subscription Assistance Program (ESAP) to help Zoho customers worldwide weather this global crisis. ESAP is one way Zoho is committing itself to helping its small business customers. For up to 20,000 qualified paying customers with 25 employees or less, Zoho is waiving the cost of every single application they currently use, for up to 3 months.

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GFI Software and Bakotech sign distribution agreement

This announcement follows the celebration of the successful 2-year anniversary of the GFI Unlimited offering. GFI Unlimited provides small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) access to comprehensive network security and communications software for one flat subscription fee. This offering helps Channel partners become irreplaceable technology allies to their customers, while growing their own businesses with consistent and predictable revenue.

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Zoho Mail is iOS 13 ready

Zoho Mail app is officially iOS 13 ready!

Zoho Mail has catered to the needs of users who prefer dark screens for a while now. Whether it be night mode in our web app or dark themes on mobile, we aim to reduce your eye strain during those late hours at work.

So we were delighted when Apple decided to introduce its own dark mode with the iOS 13 update. 
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Third Party Patch Roundup – June 2019

As June comes to an end and we slide into the second half of this year that has gone by so quickly, security remains a number one concern for IT pros with a number of municipalities in Florida hit by cyberattacks, telcos around the world losing call record data to attackers, client data at Ford and TD bank (among others) exposed,  PCM cloud solutions provider hacked, and phishing attacks that bypass two-factor authentication getting easier to execute.

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GFI – top cyber stories for April 2019

Another month, another raft of privacy and security blunders at world-straddling social media giant Facebook. Following up on a problem first admitted by the firm in late March, where a security review turned up the passwords of “hundreds of millions” of users being stored in plain text, Facebook subtly amended its statement in mid-April to note that the mess also affected “millions” of Instagram users.

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