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Jun
2017

Spam by the Numbers

This infographic provides insight on important statistics of spam emails.
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Catherine Hoy
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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
By:
Catherine Hoy
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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, youíre 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
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31
Mar
2017

Five 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. In honor of World Backup Day, today we want to discuss 5 adva
By:
Catherine Hoy
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 p
By:
Catherine Hoy
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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
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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
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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
By:
Catherine Hoy
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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
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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
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7
Apr
2016

IT Products Vs. IT Services

Many IT software companies offer their customers services versus 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 pu
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Alyssa Fern
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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
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21
Mar
2016

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

Synametrics Technologies aims to give their customers the best quality software products for the most unbeatable prices as possible. When developing their software, the customer's satisfaction is a main priority and concern. Part of the company's incr
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Alyssa Fern
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18
Mar
2016

Spring Cleaning: Getting Rid of the Junk in your Mailbox

Junk mail is a complete waste of storage and it is a waste of time to filter through it all. A company, or any individual, does not want to waste that precious time or risk accidently downloading a virus due to spam emails. Junk mail is frustrating and
By:
Alyssa Fern
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17
Feb
2016

The Consultant's Burden

The life of the IT consultant who has multiple clients can be a complicated one. It's not up there with getting your clients to pay you, but keeping all the tools you need for your clients' systems, keeping them up to date and keeping them from conflictin
By:
Hunaid Arif
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16
Dec
2015

Cloud Benefits In-House

The cloud's the hot thing and not without reason. For some it can mean cost savings and the cloud embraces several important technical advances that improve performance and security. But not everyone can trust their systems and critical customer data
By:
Mike P
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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 communication is email. Up to a point, you can just attach the file to the message. But once file sizes get into the
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Joma Promentilla
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16
Sep
2015

Be Like Hillary and Run Your Own Servers

Secretary Clinton wanted control of her information. Donít you? Do you really have it when youíre using someone elseís servers? Whatever you think of Hillary Clinton, she had reasons for running her own email server. These reasons are wo
By:
Mike P
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18
Aug
2015

6 Tips for Safe Remote Computing

As a provider of IT services for a variety of businesses, I have witnessed a myriad of Internet vulnerability issues, especially as more and more work is performed on the road. My company, Synametrics, is a leading provider of software solutions t
By:
Mike P
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29
Jul
2015

Good Passwords Are Key to Good Security

What are the most important measures you can take to improve your online security? New research by Google shows that security experts answer this question with a focus on password security. Passwords need to be strong and unique. The only way normal peopl
By:
Mike P
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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
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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
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28
May
2015

Build Your Own Private Cloud Storage Server for under $1000

Storage and bandwidth are so cheap these days that there is no excuse for data loss. If you do lose data, it is probably your fault because you should have backed it up. And backup is easier than ever. The easiest solution is to use one of the many publi
By:
Imran Hussain
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13
Apr
2015

Single vs Multi-tier Backup

The importance of backup is usually not a tough sell. Individuals who never backup their data will also swear they should do it. Your data is valuable. It will cost you time and effort to recreate it, and that costs money. In the worst case scenario, yo
By:
Hunaid Arif
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2
Apr
2015

Secure Backup for the Healthcare Industry

If you are in the health care business you have many special IT concerns. Even the normal safety operations like backup raise special considerations. Compliance Your care of health care data is subject to the stringent requirements of HIPAA and p
By:
Joma Promentilla
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28
Mar
2015

Private cloud backup using QNAP NAS

In this blog I 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 your l
By:
Imran Hussain
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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 FTP server that they got along with their web hosting plan. This definitely can do the job, but it also definitely has many limitations. More mo
By:
Joma Promentilla
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18
Mar
2015

Exploring Backup Strategies in the Enterprise

Data backup is an insurance plan, and every enterprise company should consider how to recover from a disaster involving very critical and important data. Without one, they're left with nothing to fall back on. Luckily, there are sev
By:
Joma Promentilla
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26
Feb
2015

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

Third party solutions can make Exchange Server more secure, provide failover backup and work better. Do you have Microsoft Exchange Server? You probably do, almost everyone does. Exchange does a lot for you, but it doesn't do everything. It
By:
Mike P
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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
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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
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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
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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
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6
Oct
2014

SynaMan, PCI Compliance and SSL Vulnerability Scan Ratings

PCI Compliance and SynaMan Online File SharingNOTE: The latest SynaMan distribution does not have this issue because it ships with Java 1.7 and an enhanced set of key types. This article is only relevant for versions of SynaMan using Java 1.6.In the sear
By:
Mike P
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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
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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
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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
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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
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