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Player 3 Has Entered the Game: Say Hello to ‘WannaCry’
By Westcon Group | 7/6/2017

A major ransomware attack has affected many organisations across the world. The malware responsible for the attack is a ransomware variant known as ‘WannaCry’. This blog covers the details, analysis and prevention.

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AMP Don’t WannaCry
By Westcon Group | 7/6/2017

The report outlines Cisco Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) and the WannaCry Attack.

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Cisco Umbrella: How a global technology organisation alleviates network growing pains
By Westcon Group | 7/6/2017

Umbrella has allowed this company to spend less time fighting malware fires and dedicate more resources to supporting the company’s continued growth. Read this case study to find out more.

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Cisco 2017 Annual Cybersecurity Report
By Westcon Group | 7/6/2017

The Cisco 2017 Annual Cybersecurity Report presents research, insights, and perspectives from Cisco Security Research. Our research and insights are intended to help organisations respond effectively to today’s rapidly evolving and sophisticated threats.

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Unleashing the Power of the Service Processors
By Westcon Group | 16/8/2013

In today’s Internet-driven economy, the enduring business imperatives of cutting costs and improving availability – are as crucial as ever. In this marketplace, the success and competitiveness of many enterprises is increasingly dependent on the performance of their IT infrastructure. An organization’s IT infrastructure needs to be continually up and running in order to ensure continual service availability. In this guide we look at the best practices for how to secure, consolidated remote server management.

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How to Manage the Data Centre Power Problem
By Westcon Group | 16/8/2013

It wasn’t that long ago that IT organisations hardly gave power a thought. But these days, most data centres consume at least 10 times more per square foot than the average office building and sometimes far more than that. Getting a handle on power means installing tools that help you not only measure consumption but also right-size your electrical infrastructure and increase uptime. In this whitepaper, we look at how to curb costs and mitigate power-related problems that cause system failures. Click to download!

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How to to Control Your Data Centre
By Westcon Group | 16/8/2013

Distributed enterprises and network operating centres require powerful, centralised, and remote control of computer systems, serial-based devices, and power distribution products. To effectively manage all of these disparate devices from a single console, a comprehensive user interface is necessary to provide point-and-click connectivity and enforce strong access and control. In this whitepaper, we look at how to best deliver secure access to any server or network device from a single interface.

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The Best Practices in Data Centre Power Management
By Westcon Group | 16/8/2013

Power management techniques for reducing IT energy consumption can provide significant opportunities for operational cost savings and other business value. To maximise effectiveness in the data centre, however, a holistic approach must be employed that identifies, monitors, and addresses all applicable energy-consuming components. Utilising the appropriate tools, enterprises can overcome the most challenging inhibitors to implementing “green IT” initiatives. In this white paper, we explore the best approaches to developing, deploying, and managing an effective data centre power management solution.

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Achieving Control Over Data Centre Implementations and Operations
By Westcon Group | 16/8/2013

Out-of-control data centres that lack reliability and proper security often result in systemic instances of lost productivity and operational cost overruns. By proactively enabling services for controlling access to the infrastructure and monitoring for activity, management decisions can be made to improve data centre services that more effectively meet organizational requirements. In this whitepaper, we compare data centre management products, which provide both access control and holistic monitoring services to ensure reliable, secure, and cost effective data centre implementations. Click to download!

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Corporate EPP Comparison Test
By Westcon Group | 10/7/2013

The ability to block exploits is one of the most significant tasks required of an Endpoint Protection Product (EPP). In this test, NSS Labs compares 11 competing solutions that deliver intrusion prevention systems and next generation firewalls for enterprises. This is targeted to CIOs who are investigating ways to protect their organisation from exploit driven attacks against desktop PCs and laptops, especially in a BYOD setting. Download now. NSS Labs is a leading independent provider in IT security research.

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