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UKFast Update: DDoSx®, SSL vault, WAF logs and more

28.8.2020 by Laura Valentine

As always, it’s been a busy month here at UKFast, with our teams hard at work on lots of new developments to improve functionality, usability and security for our customers.   Today’s update includes a one-stop shop for managing your SSLs in DDoSx® , improvements to platform integrity and visibility, and the launch of an exciting project to improve and enhance our DDoSx®  platform to make it better, stronger and faster!   Here’s what’s been happening in August:  Your new SSL vault  Amongst the updates we’ve been making to MyUKFast is the creation of a new SSL vault, providing a central location to manage DDoSx®  SSL certificates across your entire account.   This can be checked out via the “DDoSx®  Protection >…

Cloud Economics: CapEx vs OpEx

26.8.2020 by Laura Valentine

The trend towards cloud is certainly not a new development, but it is growing faster than ever before with 32% of IT budgets expected to be devoted to cloud computing within the next 12 months. According to the IDG Cloud Computing Survey 2020, the average cloud spending by enterprises is up…

How the right hosting partner could save your IT budget

20.8.2020 by Yasmin Duggal

While the UK officially entered economic recession last week, businesses across all sectors are looking for ways to cut costs. Though sometimes it’s not just about saving pennies, it’s about utilising your IT budget to improve strategic planning with an IT setup that is configured by the right…

EDR vs SIEM: What’s the difference, and which is right for your business?

19.8.2020 by Laura Valentine

With a recent survey revealing that 86% of businesses expect an increase in cyber-threats over the next 12 months, it’s clear that the ever-evolving threat landscape is a major concern for organisations of all sizes. Understanding the distinction between endpoint detection and response (EDR) tools and security information and event management (SIEM) platforms…

Navigating the cyber skills gap in 2020

14.8.2020 by Laura Valentine

While developments in technology are providing highly intelligent, automated solutions and improved security tools, the ever-present cyber skills gap remains a constant issue for businesses across the world. No matter the advancements in automation and security tech, experienced cybersecurity staff remain the best form…

SSL/TLS certificate validity update

13.8.2020 by Laura Valentine

Earlier this year at the CA/Browser forum Spring event, Apple announced that from September 1st the validity period for public SSL/TLS certificates would reduce from 2 years to 398 days. With this sentiment echoed by Google at the CA/Browser Summer event in June, it is…

SIEM technology, GDPR and PCI DSS compliance

12.8.2020 by Laura Valentine

In the two years since GDPR came into effect there have been more than 160,000 reported compliance breaches, resulting in fines totalling over €144 million. Whilst many of these breaches remain the result of human error, cybersecurity has an increasingly important role to play in ensuring customers’ personal information is kept…

5 ways businesses are saving money in 2020

5.8.2020 by Laura Valentine

In a year like no other, it’s hard to find a sector or organisation totally unaffected by the Covid-19 pandemic. While retail and leisure industries have suffered more than most, 2020 has prompted all businesses to take a long, hard look at how to make their budgets stretch that little…

What can we learn from the Garmin ransomware attack?

3.8.2020 by Laura Valentine

What a week for Garmin. If you’ve been following the news, you’ll know that on Thursday 23rd July several of its services became unavailable as a result of a rumoured ransomware attack by Russian hackers Evil Corp. Whilst Garmin has been selective in the information it’s shared about the attack, the majority of its platforms and services are…