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Oct
2019

Implementing Data Management

Tools To Keep Your Company On Track and On Task: Sick of suffering from data errors due to drag and drop or copy and paste processes? Concerned that your information is being strung across too many different platforms? An effective data management tool a
By:
Hong Gu Yoon
Views: 34
30
May
2019

The Best Backup Tool for your Business

It's no secret that securing data is an integral function in day-to-day business operations. 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created on average each day by both individuals and businesses. With the amount of data created each day, it's inevitable your b
By:
Catherine Hoy
Views: 386
6
May
2019

Let's Encrypt with Xeams!

Secure Sockets Layer, more commonly known as SSL is a key system that authenticates, secures, and encrypts websites by installing a valid SSL certificate to a web server. SSL certificates help create a secure connection by using the HTTPS protocol between
By:
Catherine Hoy
Views: 610
1
Apr
2019

Celebrate World Backup Day with Syncrify

Backing up your data is essential when it comes to protecting your digital infrastructure. The average adult spends about 11 hours each day interacting with their digital devices, creating over 2.4 quintillion bytes of data worldwide each day. Photos, vid
By:
Catherine Hoy
Views: 1861
21
Mar
2019

How to Improve Spam Filtering on Office 365

Office 365 has become an attractive target for cyber-criminals. With such a massive user base, 155 million monthly users as of October 2018, comes a rise in specific attacks against the platform. Jaff , Locky, and ShurL0cker were major ransomware attacks
By:
Catherine Hoy
Views: 673
25
Feb
2019

Prevent Employees from Violating Company Policies Via Email with Xeams

In today?s digital age, email is one of the fastest and most common means of communication within an organization. Each day billions of business emails are sent globally that may contain contracts, financial information, confidential plans, personal or pr
By:
Catherine Hoy
Views: 464
31
Jan
2019

Shared Projects and Syncribox, a better way to Collaborate in the Workplace

With more and more people working from home, working in different time zones, and traveling to different offices or locations during the day it is crucial for employees to stay connected with their colleagues more than ever. Collaboration in the workplace
By:
Catherine Hoy
Views: 437
31
Jan
2019

FTP vs HTTP for File Transfer

FTP is traditionally used for transferring files. Recently, HTTP(S) has become a more popular way of transferring files. This article talks about the pros and cons of using FTP(S) verses HTTP(S) for transferring files. Before we get into this, let's discu
By:
Hong Gu Yoon
Views: 281864
4
Jan
2019

No, This Email is Not from your CEO. It's a BEC Scam

Over the course of the past few years, we have seen a surge in ransomware attacks and data breaches in large corporations in the news, and have received the occasional phishing email. As the public becomes more aware of how to stop cyber-crime, cyber crim
By:
Catherine Hoy
Views: 86647
16
Nov
2018

Synametrics Technologies Attends Cloud Expo in New York City

Earlier this week, Synametrics Technologies attended SYS-CON Media's 10th annual Cloud Expo at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City. And it was a great success! Cloud Expo is an annual conference held in New York City which brings leaders from the
By:
Catherine Hoy
Views: 400258
1
Nov
2018

Worst Practices to Avoid When Backing Up Data

The only way to guarantee your digital data is fully protected from computer crashes, breeches, cyber threats, natural disaster where data can be lost, is by having a backed up copy. While it is important to have a backup and recovery plan in place, i
By:
Catherine Hoy
Views: 363494
23
Oct
2018

Password Protect your Emails with Encryption by Xeams

Most businesses main form of communication is through email. In fact, according to The Radical Group Inc. about 128 billion business emails are sent each day. It?s safe to assume some of these emails contain confidential and sensitive information, so what
By:
Catherine Hoy
Views: 182652
28
Sep
2018

6 Ways to Identify a Phishing Email

In our last post, we discussed the latest growing trend in cybercrime, fake ransomware. One thing we did not touch on is how ransomware both real and fake infects your computer and devices. The most common way ransomware invades your computer Is through
By:
Catherine Hoy
Views: 337420
14
Sep
2018

Fake Ransomware is NOT Fake News

You see this message pop-up on your computer screen: and realize your computer is under the attack of ransomware. All of your important files and documents become encrypted and they only way to access the decryption password is to pay the ransom fee b
By:
Catherine Hoy
Views: 228863
31
Aug
2018

5 Reasons Your Company Should Have a Data Recovery Plan

Cyber Security threats and data loss are nothing new, so why is it that 47% of small businesses still don't have a data backup plan? Every business, large or small is built on data to keep running and no business is impervious to a potential cyber atta
By:
Catherine Hoy
Views: 441068
22
Aug
2018

Good Passwords Are Key to Good Security

What are the most important measures you can take to improve your online security? Research done by Google shows that security experts answered this question with a focus on password security. Passwords should be strong and unique, they should not inc
By:
Catherine Hoy
Views: 63897
31
Jul
2018

5 Advantages of Cloud Backup

Managing and protecting data has become an integral practice for many businesses. As technology advances, the cloud is becoming a popular trend among data based tools, backup being one of them. We want to discuss 5 advantages cloud backup has over is pred
By:
Catherine Hoy
Views: 231478
25
Jun
2018

Best Practices to use to Effectively Work From Home this Summer

Working remotely has slowly become the new norm for many business and employees. According to a Gallup Study, 43% of Americans reported they spend some of their work week in a remote location. Now that summer has officially started, these numbers will ris
By:
Catherine Hoy
Views: 303891
18
May
2018

Evolution of Ransomware

Ransomware has been around for decades, however within the past year, we have seen an influx of high profile attacks. WannaCry, the most notorious for 2017 is one of the most devastating attacks in ransomware history. According to Barkly, as of 2017
By:
Catherine Hoy
Views: 122152
13
Apr
2018

Spring Cleaning your Devices

Spring has finally sprung, and for many this means its time for the annual purge know as spring cleaning. While most opt to declutter their homes, closets, and cars theres one space that is often left out. Their digital space. Taking the time to clean out
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Catherine Hoy
Views: 289805
19
Mar
2018

What is GDPR?

In the age of the internet, privacy is a huge concern and when a data breach occurs personal information gets lost and even stolen. It's not always know where this information winds up, but it is almost always in the hands of someone with malicious intent
By:
Catherine Hoy
Views: 307429
7
Dec
2017

MailSploit Allows Hackers to Perfectly Spoof Emails

Faking your identity is nothing new when it comes to the internet. Scammers, identity thefts, and cat fishers have been doing it for years. But thanks to a discovery made by Sabri Haddouche, we can now spot email fraudsters before they strike. On Tuesda
By:
Catherine Hoy
Views: 273716
17
Nov
2017

Single-Tier Vs. Multi-Tier Backup

Backing up your information is essential to ensure it is safe from computer crashes, breeches, cyber threats, and any disaster where data can be lost. It is wise to create a data retention plan and invest the security of your to mitigate any of the ment
By:
Catherine Hoy
Views: 322329
9
Nov
2017

File Sharing Made Simple with SynaMan

File sharing is an integral part of any company, but sometimes the process to share files can become extremely complicated. The size of the file could reject it from being delivered, there is potential of security breeches from 3rd party viewers could com
By:
Catherine Hoy
Views: 357376
26
Oct
2017

Guaranteed Privacy with Syncrify Backups

One of the most important features companies and home users want from a cloud backup solution is privacy. Their main concern is the possibility of a data breach in their providers servers. Many cloud services cannot promise guaranteed safety of your pri
By:
Catherine Hoy
Views: 333553
29
Aug
2017

Backup Alternative for Crashplan Users

With the recent news of Crashplan's exit from the consumer cloud backup market, we know many of you will be looking for a new solution to switch to. We encourage you to try Syncrify, our private cloud solution. Syncrify is free for home use and is on
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Catherine Hoy
Views: 143095
28
Jul
2017

New Version of Syncrify Has Been Released

Syncrify is a private cloud backup solution. A private-cloud backup and synchronization tool that offer a secure and private way to backup files. Pay once and use it forever. No monthly, usage or bandwidth charges. We have recently released a major upd
By:
Catherine Hoy
Views: 326310
19
Jul
2017

How to Protect Yourself From Ransomware

This past May and June, we saw two very large and very malicious ransomware attacks sweep across parts of the world. WannaCry, hit on May 17, 2017, targeting computers running Windows OS. Within just one day of the attack, WannaCry infected 230,000 comput
By:
Catherine Hoy
Views: 364442
9
Jun
2017

Spam by the Numbers

This infographic provides insight on important statistics of spam emails.
By:
Catherine Hoy
Views: 213361
6
Jun
2017

How Syncrify Helped Recover a Stolen Laptop

Recently, we discovered Syncrify isn't just good for backing up your devices. A hidden feature of Syncrify, never intentionally incorporated into our original design, was brought to our attention by one of our resellers, Mike. Now, we can say with cert
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Catherine Hoy
Views: 442585
25
Apr
2017

The SynaMan Business Rules You Should be Utilizing Right Now

SynaMan makes file sharing anywhere at anytime simple. But if you think SynaMan, is just a remote file manager, you?re mistaken. Thanks to our developers, SynaMan has so much to offer. Looking beyond ordinary file sharing tools, SynaMan is packed with ad
By:
Catherine Hoy
Views: 303260
22
Mar
2017

7 Common Email Scams and Their Warning Signs

Spam email floods everyone's inboxes. While most choose to ignore them, some opt to open them lending themselves to the repercussions of spammers. In today's blog, we will discuss what some of the most common spam emails sound like, how they can affect yo
By:
Catherine Hoy
Views: 463290
6
Mar
2017

Running VisualVM over SSH-Tunnel using Putty

Occasionally, I have to monitor a running process at a client's end through VisualVM. Enabling JMX, which is used by VisualVM, requires an additional TCP/IP port through the firewall. Most of the time it is an act of congress to get the network folks to o
By:
Imran Hussain
Views: 475981
21
Dec
2016

7 Hidden Gems you Should be Using in Xeams

Xeams makes it easy to filter spam and determine where these messages are coming from. But if you've never explored beyond the admin console you've been missing out! Our developers have packed Xeams with advanced features that allow you to: watch your inb
By:
Catherine Hoy
Views: 399833
21
Nov
2016

Xeams' New Temporary Email Address Feature

When it comes to true spam detection, Xeams changes the game. Our development team is constantly working hard to find new ways of improving Xeams and tackling spammers. The latest Xeams update now allows you, our users to create temporary email addresses
By:
Catherine Hoy
Views: 302770
9
Nov
2016

How the Trump Presidency Could Affect Cyber Security

Its official, last night Donald J. Trump was elected as the 45th President of the United States. This long waited announcement has come with a rollercoaster election year that none of us could tear our eyes from. It seems like we've heard both main par
By:
Catherine Hoy
Views: 237994
7
Nov
2016

A Brief History of Backup Solutions

This infographic takes a look at backup options and the changes made since its inception:
By:
Catherine Hoy
Views: 470979
30
Sep
2016

How to Protect your Computer from Getting Sick

Unlike humans, computers are not living and breathing beings, but did you know they can still get sick? According to CNN, in 2014 there were over 317 million malware detections reported! That means each day 1 million harmful computer threats were creat
By:
Catherine Hoy
Views: 435314
20
Sep
2016

Does Size Matter?

When it comes to file sharing that is. Not anymore when you ingrate SynaMan and Xeams! File size limitations are now a thing of the past when sending emails with large attachments. You will no longer?see that annoying error message pop up when sending
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Catherine Hoy
Views: 137354
13
Sep
2016

SPAM Mail: How it Began and How it can End.

In a study conducted by McAfee, email spam was reported as the biggest technology time waster. About 50 percent of Americans say they spend 40 minutes each day sifting through spam mail. This amounts to 10 days each year or 780 days in the average lifespa
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Catherine Hoy
Views: 259717
20
Apr
2016

Inside Cryptolocker Virus: How it Works

Cryptolocker virus is a major issue that has been passing via email to novice users by disguising itself as either a harmless PDF document, Microsoft Document, or a Text File. Users need to be informed that these files are far from harmless and begin en
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Alyssa Fern
Views: 297616
7
Apr
2016

IT Products Vs. IT Services

Many IT software companies offer their customers services rather than products. You may be asking yourself, what is the difference between products and services? A product is something concrete and it is something tangible. Products are items that you can
By:
Alyssa Fern
Views: 302023
28
Mar
2016

New Version of Xeams Released 03/28/16

A new version of Xeams is being released today working one step closer towards blocking Cryptolocker virus! As you may already know, Xeams is an email messaging and anti spam system that eliminates 99% of junk mail from your inbox. It automatically filter
By:
Alyssa Fern
Views: 262765
21
Mar
2016

Perpetual Licenses: What do they mean and Why should I want them?

At Synametrics Technologies, we aim to provide our customers with the best quality software products for the most unbeatable price as possible. When developing our software, your satisfaction is our main priority. Part of our unique offering is providing
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Alyssa Fern
Views: 424
18
Mar
2016

Spring Cleaning: Getting Rid of the Junk in your Mailbox

Junk mail is frustrating and a disruption to your email messaging system. It has the potential to take up all of your storage space and can be tedious to sort through. There is also an added risk of contracting a computer virus by accidentally opening a m
By:
Alyssa Fern
Views: 2457
17
Feb
2016

The Consultant's Burden

The daily tasks on an IT consultant, who has multiple clients can, can often be difficult and a burden. Keeping all the tools they will need for clients' systems, making sure systems stay updated, securing their data, and ensuring they have proper technol
By:
Hunaid Arif
Views: 193756
16
Dec
2015

Cloud Benefits In-House

The cloud has been one of the hottest sectors in the technology industry, without reason. The cloud embraces several important technical advances that improve performance and security. And for some it can mean cost savings. But not everyone can trust the
By:
Mike P
Views: 182676
15
Dec
2015

A Great Way to Send Large Files by Email

Transferring large files over the Internet has always been trickier than it should be. It's at its trickiest when your main method of file exchange is through email. Up to a point, you can just attach the file to the message. But once file sizes hit t
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Joma Promentilla
Views: 309765
16
Sep
2015

Be Like Hillary and Run Your Own Servers

Secretary Clinton wanted control of her information. Don?t you? Do you really have it when you?re using someone else?s servers? Whatever you think of Hillary Clinton, she had reasons for running her own email server. These reasons are worth
By:
Mike P
Views: 321604
18
Aug
2015

6 Tips for Safe Remote Computing

We put the best security capabilities we can into our products, but we can't do it all. You should be aware of other products and - more importantly - safe practices that thwart the common cyber attacks that victimize innocent users. In a previou
By:
Mike P
Views: 135246
26
Jun
2015

Cryptolocker: How to avoid it and steps if you are infected

CryptoLocker is a ransomware trojan that encrypts data files on infected computers and then asks for money should users wish to restore them. Email is the most common mechanism of getting this type of virus, whose actual payload is often hidden. For
By:
Imran Hussain
Views: 76511
25
Jun
2015

The Case for an On-Premises Email Filter, or "Donít You Touch My Junk!"

Outsourcing your spam filtering has advantages, but requires you to trust all your email to an unknown third party. Do you really want to do that? Think about the kinds of things that are in your organization's email: Personal details of you
By:
Joma Promentilla
Views: 201153
28
May
2015

Build Your Own Private Cloud Storage Server for under $1000

With the increasing threat of cyber attacks, theres plenty of opportunity for your data to be compromised. And it is possible to experience data loss. However, if you implement a security plan and backup your data, there is no reason to stress such attack
By:
Imran Hussain
Views: 391526
13
Apr
2015

Single vs Multi-tier Backup

With so many backup technologies and products on the market today, it can become very difficult to understand and select the right technology for your environment. Although most backup software perform similar tasks, the methods used by these products c
By:
Hunaid Arif
Views: 187056
2
Apr
2015

Secure Backup for the Healthcare Industry

The health care industry holds many IT concerns that require more than the standard security solution. Even the normal safety operations like backup require special considerations. Compliance Your care of health care data is subject to the string
By:
Joma Promentilla
Views: 409572
28
Mar
2015

Private cloud backup using QNAP NAS

In this article, we will demonstrate how to maximize the capabilities of your QNAP device and enable it to act as a private-cloud backup repository using Syncrify. Although QNAP comes with a nice application allowing you to backup machines on y
By:
Imran Hussain
Views: 231191
18
Mar
2015

Better file sharing than FTP is out there

When presented with the need to share files with users outside the network, many businesses rely on the File Transfer Protocol (FTP) server that came with their web hosting plan. While FTP can certainly do the job, it also has many limitations. Mod
By:
Joma Promentilla
Views: 124348
18
Mar
2015

Exploring Backup Strategies in the Enterprise

Data backup is an insurance plan, and every enterprise should consider how to recover data when a accident or disaster occurs. Without a backup solution, companies are left with nothing to fall back on. Luckily, there are several option
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Joma Promentilla
Views: 326236
26
Feb
2015

MS Exchange Does a Lot, But You Can Make It Do More

Do you have Microsoft Exchange Server? You probably do, almost everyone does. Exchange does a lot for you, but it doesn't do everything. Third party solutions can make a Microsoft Exchange Server more secure, provide failover backup, and enable it to
By:
Mike P
Views: 219328
22
Feb
2015

Not Everyone Wants the Cloud

For all its benefits, cloud computing requires customers to take a leap of faith that their provider will secure their information. Cloud computing is the hot thing in IT and the companies will tell you moving to the cloud is inevitable
By:
Mike P
Views: 359715
22
Feb
2015

Bare Metal Vs File-Level Backup

Bare Metal Vs File-level Backup The importance of data in today's corporate world is akin to a heart in a human body. A company's reputation can be severely damaged if data is lost. Your backup strategy is like an insurance policy - it should inclu
By:
Imran Hussain
Views: 145276
17
Oct
2014

POODLE Vulnerability Fixes (Disable SSLv3 and SSLv2)

Introduction POODLE allows malicious attempts on a server's SSLv3 protocol via man in the middle attack. Anything web based that uses this protocol can be compromised. POODLE Fix For Apache And Nginx For Some Linux Flavors Nginx Web ServerEx: Ubun
By:
Mike P
Views: 451086
15
Oct
2014

TCP Tuning

How to tune TCP connections on your network NOTE: These methods are best kept for dedicated servers with not many other applications running. For example, a dedicated Syncrify Server. In this blog, we're going to explore and optimize some factors t
By:
Mike P
Views: 469411
6
Oct
2014

SynaMan, PCI Compliance and SSL Vulnerability Scan Ratings

PCI Compliance and SynaMan Online File Sharing NOTE: The latest SynaMan distribution does not have this issue because it ships with Java 1.8 and an enhanced set of key types. This article is only relevant for versions of SynaMan using Java 1.6. I
By:
Mike P
Views: 120440
17
Sep
2013

Linux: Starting Programs On Boot

Introduction There are many flavors of Linux today. In some scenarios it isn't possible to know all of the features of each flavor and while knowing the basis of Linux helps, it can be helpful and sometimes more convenient to know what each fl
By:
Mike P
Views: 325221
2
Aug
2013

How to use an Apache SSL certificate in Java

When using a Java server such as TomCat, most administrators will want to use a SSL certificate they have already purchased for Apache HTTPD. Our goal is to walk you through the instructions of converting an SSL certificate to a Java certificate.
By:
Hunaid Arif
Views: 84245
21
Jun
2013

Amazon S3 & Syncrify

Amazon S3 is a cloud service used to store files. While it is possible to use Syncrify server in conjunction with Amazon S3, there are some important notes to consider. Amazon S3 / Syncrify Issues & Concerns Is Amazon S3 charging u
By:
Mike P
Views: 308043
21
Jun
2013

Server side vulnerabilities in Java

Oracle regularly releases updates of Java improving its security vulnerability. In many cases, perception prevails over reality and users begin to think Java is bad. The reaction to this perceived notion is usually extreme - meaning the administration may
By:
Hunaid Arif
Views: 231831

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