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Managing DNS Securely

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What is DNS? The Domain Name System (DNS) is a central part of the Internet, providing a way to match names (for instance a web site that you’re seeking) to numbers (the IP address of the web site). Anything connected to the Internet – laptops, tablets, mobile phones, websites – has an Internet Protocol (IP) address made up of numbers. Our web site has an IP address of, but this is obviously not easy to remember. However, our web…

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Business Security requires a Password Manager

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Weak and compromised passwords are one of the top ways that users, systems, and data are compromised. Think of your online accounts and how much damage a criminal could do to you with access to them. Think about the damage an attacker could do with an administrator account on your network before you become the latest victim of ransomware. In the meantime, users and businesses are compromised every day because of weak and breached passwords. You hear about password breaches…

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How to prevent a Ransomware attack

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The cost of remediating a ransomware attack will always be significant, therefore it is worth spending time to ensure that you have the defences in place to prevent an attack or to mitigate data loss in the event that your defences are breached. What is Ransomware? Ransomware is a piece of malicious software that once executed, blocks access to the contents of files (typically documents and data files) by encrypting the files. In order to regain access to your documents,…

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Using encryption to secure documents and collaborate securely

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Document security has always been important, but in our increasingly “connected” world the risk of un-authorised people accessing your documents is on the rise. So how could an un-authorised person (an attacker) access your private documents? If the documents are not encrypted, by circumventing “access controls”. So, what do I mean by “access controls”? Let’s consider some examples: When you logon to your computer, you need to provide a password to logon. That is an “access control”. Without the password…

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Protecting backups from ransomware is as easy as 3-2-1

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Ransomware attacks will not only encrypt your data and documents, but the attackers will also attempt to locate your backups and encrypt them. If you can prevent this, you can recover from an attack without giving in to blackmail. Ransomware has been a red-hot problem for some time now. Backing up your data is a key part of the defence against ransomware and other malware. However, if your backups are wiped out by ransomware, this defence is rendered useless. Ransomware…

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NBN Enterprise Ethernet

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Unlock your potential with superfast fibre connectivity direct to your door. NBN Enterprise Ethernet brings dedicated end-to-end fibre to any site in Australia located with the NBN fixed line footprint – without the price tag of traditional private fibre connections from the large telcos. Delivery Zones and Service Speed NBN Enterprise Ethernet pricing is determined by which of the three NBN Enterprise Ethernet delivery zones your premises are located within, as well as the service speed that you select for…

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“Site Health” Checklist

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In this article we provide a Checklist for key tasks and processes that should be in place to ensure the smooth running of your computer network. This checklist covers the following areas: Backups and Disaster Recovery Anti-virus Passwords E-mail scams Servers Backup Internet connection

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Backup for Office 365

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In our last article we looked at Office 365 Licensing, whether you’re using Office 365 or some other Cloud Service Provider, our view is that you should never rely on the cloud service provider to backup and protect your data (although some cloud service providers do provide backups as part of their service – typically you don’t get to choose the backup frequency or the data retention period. And in the event that you need to perform a restore, the…

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Office 365 License Comparison

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With a range of plans for small, medium and enterprise businesses; identifying the plan (or plans) that are right for your organisation can be challenging. This Office 365 license comparison will overview the Business and Enterprise plans available from Microsoft to help you make the right choices for your organisation. Within the Office 365 plans targeted at businesses there are two plan types: Office 365 Business Maximum number of users: 300 Office 365 Enterprise No ceiling on the number of…

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Competitive Internet Plans for Business

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Competitive Internet Plans for Business  Get cost-effective enterprise-grade connectivity to the Internet through Fibre400 or Fibre1000. ZEN’s symmetric fibre-optic plans can be tailored to meet your connectivity and business requirements. Fibre1000 and Fibre400 have ample capacity and can deliver both Internet access and Voice services on the same service. Why is this important? A number of organisations are presently are paying for two services: Internet access Voice services (often via a separate dedicated ISDN line) By combining Internet and Voice…

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