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Introduction to Container Services

February 13th, 2019
Introduction to Container Services – Docker, Kubernetes & Openshift

Containers provide a standard way to package your application's code, configurations, and dependencies into a single object. Containers share an operating system installed on the server and run as resource-isolated processes, ensuring quick, reliable, and consistent deployments, regardless of environment. How they work Why Containers Instead of virtualizing the hardware stack as with the virtual machines approach, containers virtualize at the operating system level, with multiple containers running atop the OS kernel directly. This means that containers are far more lightweight: they...Read more 

Insider Threat Detection

February 7th, 2019
Insider Threat Detection Everything you need to keep insider threat at bay

Malicious insiders can cripple critical systems, copy and sell sensitive customer data, and steal corporate secrets. An insider threat is an employee, former employee, contractor, business associate or other person within an organization who has access to critical data and IT systems and therefore could cause harm to the business. Insider threats can be managed by policies, procedures and technologies that help prevent privilege misuse or reduce the damage it can cause. In many organizations we find a general reluctance to invest...Read more 

Build Secure and Governed Microservices with Kafka Streams

January 29th, 2019

In this post, we shall discuss how Kafka Streams can be used to build microservices application with the help of a use case. What is Apache Kafka? Apache Kafka is a community distributed streaming platform capable of handling trillions of events a day. Initially conceived as a messaging queue, Kafka is based on an abstraction of a distributed commit log. Since being created and open sourced by LinkedIn in 2011, Kafka has quickly evolved from messaging queue to a full-fledged streaming platform....Read more 

Add and Manage photos in Outlook messages and contacts FOR FREE!

January 22nd, 2019

Have you ever met someone after a long email conversation or a Lync or Skype chat and not recognized the person until they confront you with their name? Well, how good is your email signature in Outlook? Do you have to be a Microsoft Exchange expert to customise your information and add photos to your AD? Mindfire Technologies has answer for all these questions. Why would you need to add photos to Active Directory? You may need to add photographs to Active...Read more 

Security on a Budget

January 21st, 2019
Cyber Security on a Budget

Security on a Budget Small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) face myriad challenges when it comes to information security. Yet, a couple of prevailing ones seem to drive all the others. First, many SMBs believe that their data is not as desirable or valuable as that of big businesses. And, second, they convince themselves that investing in adequate protection is a luxury rather than a necessity. However, the simple fact is that these companies are often targeted by malicious players because of their...Read more 

About CodeTwo Email Signatures for Office 365

January 14th, 2019
About CodeTwo Email Signatures for Office 365

CodeTwo Email Signatures for Office 365 is an email signature management solution which allows your company to keep consistent branding in email communication. Thanks to this tool, you can enjoy automatic, professional email signatures and disclaimers regardless of the email client or device used. MS Office 365 message protection and CodeTwo It is an era of security regulations such as GDPR, enterprises are putting a great effort into making email protection technologies more widely available. Lately, Microsoft has introduced significant changes to...Read more 

Googles presence in China

December 23rd, 2018
Google’s presence in China

A tie-up with large Chinese tech firms, like Tencent and Inspur, a major cloud solution and server provider, would give Google powerful allies as it attempts a broader return to mainland China, where it pulled its search engine in 2010 over censorship concerns. in addition to investing more in Chinese companies, Google has started rebuilding its presence in China by building a cloud data center region in Hong Kong this year and opening an artificial intelligence research center in Beijing in January....Read more 

Check Point Software acquires Dome9 to beef up multi-cloud options

December 18th, 2018

The Israel-based cyber security firm Check Point Software acquired compatriot Dome9 with multi-cloud capability which offers a SaaS platform that aims to visualize organizations’ security postures in the public cloud. Companies can have verifiable infrastructure security for every public cloud, including the behemoths of AWS, Azure and Google Cloud Platform. This shall enhance the ability to deliver the benefits of cloud with the critical security that must extend from the networks, endpoints and data centers to the cloud and mobile enterprise-wide. Check...Read more 

Exploring the benefits and challenges of hyper converged and software-defined storage

December 9th, 2018
hyper converged and software-defined storage

Software-defined, hyper converged and cloud storage are the fast becoming the widely accepted norms of the IT space and according to Data Core, while hyper converged is making inroads, organizations are struggling while software-defined storage is seeing a greater number of use cases. Although Data Core's primary business line is through software-defined the study conducted by them polled 400 IT professionals who were using or evaluating software-defined storage, hyper converged and cloud storage, and found plenty of interesting statistics to consider. While...Read more 

Next Generation cloud backup and data protection for Office 365

October 28th, 2018
Next Generation cloud backup and data protection for Office 365

Introducing SolarWinds Backup for Office 365* Most of the customers face risks and potential policy gaps when it comes to data protection. SolarWinds® Backup for Office 365 helps complement and extend the basic data protection offered by Microsoft. SolarWinds Backup for Office 365 offers: Protection and recovery of Office 365 Exchange services Retention for up to seven years Comprehensive and enhanced search tools Easy-to-use dashboard for managing all Office 365 Contact Mindfire Sales team for further discussions and claim a free trial,...Read more 

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