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#BackToBasics – What is Capacity Threshold Monitoring?

28.8.2012 by Alice Cullen

Capacity Threshold Monitoring is the best way to ensure that you're getting the most from your servers. So what is it and how do you use it? Capacity Threshold Monitoring (CTM) allows you to track every aspect of your dedicated server, from bandwidth consumption to disk utilisation. By setting a threshold for each area of your dedicated solution’s performance, you are notified as soon as this level is reached. This enables you to respond – by increasing bandwidth, disk space etc – before service-affecting levels are reached. You are able to customise SMS and email alerts to notify you and…

E-Crime Costs UK Retailers £200m a Year

23.8.2012 by Alice Cullen

Have you been a victim of cybercrime in the past year? According to the latest research most of you have and it’s costing UK retail as a whole more than £200m each year. The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has carried…

Broadband Speeds Increase in UK

16.8.2012 by Alice Cullen

Broadband speeds in the UK are now more than two and a half times faster than in 2008, according to Ofcom's latest research. The report showed that around 8% of UK homes now have 'superfast broadband' of 30Mbps speeds or…

August 2012 Microsoft Security Bulletin Release

15.8.2012 by Alice Cullen

As mentioned in the advanced notification, this month there are nine security bulletins: 5 bulletins are rated as Critical 4 bulletins are rated as Important 8 bulletins addressing vulnerabilities that could lead to Remote Code Execution 1 bulletin addressing a…

August 2012 Security Bulletin Release Advance Notification

10.8.2012 by Alice Cullen

This is an advance notification of security bulletins that Microsoft is intending to release in August 2012. Bulletin breakdown: 5 bulletins are rated as Critical 4 bulletins are rated as Important 8 bulletins addressing vulnerabilities that could lead to Remote…

VMware to Acquire Silicon Valley Startup Nicira

8.8.2012 by Alice Cullen

VMware is set to acquire network virtualisation firm Nicira in a deal expected to reach $1.26bn that could make VMware a serious networking player. The acquisition – which is expected to be finalised towards the end of the year –…

Top Cyber Threats for SMEs

3.8.2012 by Alice Cullen

More than 36% of all targeted cyber attacks in the first half of 2012 were directed at SMEs. We take a look at the top cyber threats that small firms face. The rate of targeted attacks on big businesses has…

Ten Moments That Changed Cyber Security

2.8.2012 by Alice Cullen

Cyber security is one of the fastest growing threats faced by modern consumers and businesses alike. With 2011 the year of DDoS, hacktivism on the rise and hacks becoming more and more prevalent, what are the key events that led…