Tool for File Server Configuration Change Auditing

Organizations host file servers to store critical data to and valuable information about its business, customers, and employees. Access to file servers is authorized only for a few trusted users, but but if any of them turns out to be a malicious intruder, how can we detect and track his or her suspicious activities? The answer is file server configuration change auditing.

LepideAuditor for File Server is a solution for auditing all Windows file servers and NetApp filers in your network.

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Despite looming end of life, study shows XP remains primary OS

Examining data from one million devices, Fiberlink, a mobile management firm, examined the often forgotten part of mobility in the workforce — laptops. While IT and security vendors focus on Google’s Android, Apple’s iOS, tablets, and smartphones, Lenovo’s ThinkPad and Dell’s Latitude chug along, remaining a stable fixture in the workplace. According to Fiberlink, almost 50 percent of the laptops observed in their study are running Windows XP.


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Is Anti-virus software needed for Linux?

Linux is considered a very safe OS. This is mainly because there are more Windows machines than Linux boxes. For hackers it makes more sense to attack a wider population to get better results. As a result Linux has been spared of widespread virus attacks. This does not mean Linux has bullet-proof safety against viruses. The following table lists some linux viruses which necessiates administrators to consider anti-virus measures to be implemented. Continue reading “Is Anti-virus software needed for Linux?”