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Comparing colocation and managed web hosting

18.9.2020 by Laura Valentine

For businesses that rely on the power and performance of dedicated servers, one of the biggest choices they face when setting up infrastructure is whether to choose colocation or managed web hosting. Both options provide an off-premises solution, offering greater scalability, security and cost-effectiveness than on-prem servers.   The main difference between colocation and managed web hosting? It all comes down to control.   What is managed hosting?  In this scenario you lease a dedicated server from a hosting provider – it lives in their data centre and they own the hardware. There are many advantages to this, not least of all that you benefit from the hosting provider’s enhanced connectivity and bandwidth. The vendor’s data centres are purpose-built for the task of housing…

Microsoft Netlogon Vulnerability: How to stay safe

17.9.2020 by Laura Valentine

On Friday 11th August Microsoft announced a phased two-part security update to address a recently identified vulnerability affecting Netlogon. The first stage of the update is underway, with the second phase expected in Q1 2021. Whilst Microsoft has known about the vulnerability since August, a Proof…

Accelerated adoption: Covid and the cloud

16.9.2020 by Laura Valentine

By now, we’re all too familiar with the ways in which Covid-19 has changed our lives, shifting the way we work and limiting social activities. For many businesses, the ability to be agile and responsive during the pandemic has meant the difference between…

MyUKFast Updates: September 

8.9.2020 by Laura Valentine

In an ongoing effort to streamline processes and enhance functionality for our customers, we’re continually updating and improving MyUKFast. In this month’s update we have lots of exciting launches and new features to share with you from across the platform.  Remote access VPN…

Phishing and Covid-19: Why the world is getting hooked

3.9.2020 by Yasmin Duggal

In March, it was reported that phishing attacks had increased by 667% since the end of February, as Covid tightened its grip across the globe. The first Covid-related phishing scam actually surfaced as early as the end of January. Fast-forward to August, and HMRC reported it was investigating more than 10,000 coronavirus-related phishing attacks with cybercriminals…

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…

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…

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…

IaaS, PaaS or SaaS? Choosing the Right Cloud Service

30.7.2020 by Laura Valentine

If you’re not familiar with the language of cloud, it can be difficult to understand how IaaS, PaaS or SaaS can benefit your business. It also makes it more challenging to choose the best option for you. The main differences between these solutions lie in the split of management responsibilities; each offers a different…