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UKFast Monitoring Helps You Sleep Easy

30.9.2010 by Stephen McNamara

So, you've had your new ecommerce website build, chosen your provider, deployed your servers and are ready to go live. Now, you just need to know what is happening with your site at all times. Is it working? OK, but is it working properly? How do you know for sure? The R&D team here at UKFast have been working behind the scenes making all of our lives easier, as usual; and ensuring we can sleep easy at night knowing for sure that our solutions are working correctly. We’re constantly increasing the number of services and applications we can monitor and…

September Out-of Band update released

29.9.2010 by James Crawshaw

[UPDATE 01/10/2010: MS10-070 was released to Windows Update overnight last night and will be being applied to computers configured with Automatic updates. As usual, as a UKFast customer, you benefit from updates being applied automatically unless you have opted out…

What will PCI DSS 2.0 bring?

27.9.2010 by The Brigadier

What can retailers, merchants and others who handle credit card data expect from the PCI SSC when they release PCI DSS 2.0 next month? There are a great many criticisms levelled at the current PCI DSS, such as the fact…

Rapid PCI DSS Compliance

21.9.2010 by The Brigadier

To obtain PCI DCC compliance as quickly as possible, it is important to first guarantee support from senior management – ideally the CEO or MD.  Ensure that you have been assigned adequate and dedicated resources (in the form of personnel,…

Google Search Results in an Instant

15.9.2010 by Lady Penelope

UKFast has always prioritised speed and is pleased to see that Google is doing the same with its latest release, Google Instant. The new speed enhanced search makes searching online a lot faster. If everyone uses Google Instant globally, the…

September 2010 Security Bulletin Release

15.9.2010 by James Crawshaw

As mentioned in the previous post on this months security bulletin releases, there are now confirmed to be 9 security bulletins, addressing 11 vulnerabilities.  Refer to this page for details on all updates released this month.  Affected Server OS's are listed below:…

Zurich Insurance receive record fine for data loss

14.9.2010 by Stephen McNamara

In March this year, Zurich Insurance Plc was forced by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) to confess publicly to the loss of 46,000 records containing customer's personal information. The revelation came just days before the ICO acquired new powers to…

September 2010 Security Bulletin Release Advance Notification

10.9.2010 by James Crawshaw

This 'Patch Tuesday' for September 2010, sees the release of 9 bulletins addressing 11 vulnerabilities. All bulletins affect Windows; 2 carrying Critical severity rating. The limited information available at this pre-release stage is as follows: Bulletin Identifier Severity Windows Server 2003 Windows…

Avoiding Internal Data Theft

7.9.2010 by Stephen McNamara

Research shows that many employees would be happy to make a copy of private company information, just in case it comes in handy at a new job. The survey, carried out by Texas-based security company SailPoint Technologies Inc., questioned over…