Don’t get locked out! Avoiding the risk of ransomware

 Don't get locked out! Avoiding the risk of ransomware

Ransomware: most insidious malware threats

Ransomware: it might sound like the title of the next summer blockbuster, but this clever little portmanteau has become one of the most insidious malware threats. As you are probably already aware, this nasty malware strain takes advantage of lax security controls and does devastating damage. Nothing really new there, malware by its nature exploits vulnerabilities and is malicious and damaging. But what’s especially troubling with ransomware is that the ‘bad guys’ literally hold your business’s most important asset—your corporate data—hostage.

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Why Endpoint Security Is More Vital Than Ever.

Why Endpoint Security Is More Vital Than Ever. Enter DLP.

Data loss prevention (DLP) software is more important than ever

The intricacies and importance of data loss prevention (DLP) software are rarely part of overall public discussions. While IT experts and enterprise leaders are all too familiar with the need to have comprehensive and robust endpoint security in their networks, the average person probably doesn’t think twice about the effort that goes into the systems they use and access on a daily basis.

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Cisco’s Smart Net Total Care can be a life saver — but it’ll take work

Cisco's Smart Net Total Care can be a life saver -- but it'll take work

Editors note: Due to popular demand, this blog post has been refreshed with an additional webinar event titled 3 Actions to Consider from Cisco Support Contract Changes on June 14th, 2016. Click here to register.

You might have heard about Cisco’s newly branded Smart Net Total Care service — a merger of its existing SMARTnet support and a suite of “smart” tools, designed to maximize self-service control, insight and security of all your network devices.

But what you probably haven’t heard is just how challenging it can be for organizations to take advantage of these new smart services, even if they are are already entitled to it as previous SMARTnet subscribers.

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