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Sep 17, 2020
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Benefits of backing up quickbooks to a remote machine.

Hong Gu Yoon

Many small businesses use QuickBooks to manage bills and payments and other payroll functions. According to Fourlane.com, there are more than 29 million small businesses who choose to use QuickBooks in the U.S. When working with QuickBooks, it's very imp ...

Sep 15, 2020
Views: 133

How to be HIPAA Compliant with your Data

Blake Cohen

Ensuring that the data you manage is HIPAA compliant is one of the biggest requirements when working with sensitive PHI (Protected Health Information). This constantly evolving process needs your organization to follow a specific set of guidelines and r ...

Sep 11, 2020
Views: 137

Team Collaboration with AutoCAD files

Imran Hussain

AutoCAD is one of the most popular CAD and drafting software applications used by many architects, engineers and construction professionals. Often users have to work together in a team as well as share large drawings among each other. This documen ...

Apr 7, 2020
Views: 352

Transforming Remote Work From Tired and Tedious To Effortless and Efficient

Casey Eggers

With the recent outbreak of COVID-19, many businesses have been taking initiative to beat the virus by allowing employees to work remotely. While working from home may provide some individuals with a boosted sense of productivity, many others may feel ...

Apr 7, 2020
Views: 414

Finding Your Files At Home

Casey Eggers

As COVID-19 transforms your workspace from an office environment to a home environment, it is imperative to stay connected and up to date to ensure that business continues as usual. Whether you need to find the document you were last working on, or ...

Apr 7, 2020
Views: 274

The Dangers of Coronavirus On Your Business

Casey Eggers

The Dangers of Coronavirus On Your Business As the coronavirus continues to run it?s rampid course through communities across the globe, it is important to be aware of the risks this virus holds not only on your health but on your private information ...

Oct 30, 2019
Views: 523

Implementing Data Management

Hong Gu Yoon

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 ...

May 30, 2019
Views: 825

The Best Backup Tool for your Business

Catherine Hoy

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 ...

May 6, 2019
Views: 1081

Let's Encrypt with Xeams!

Catherine Hoy

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 ...

Apr 1, 2019
Views: 2329

Celebrate World Backup Day with Syncrify

Catherine Hoy

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 ...

Mar 21, 2019
Views: 1224

How to Improve Spam Filtering on Office 365

Catherine Hoy

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 ...

Feb 25, 2019
Views: 876

Prevent Employees from Violating Company Policies Via Email with Xeams

Catherine Hoy

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 ...

Jan 31, 2019
Views: 852

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

Catherine Hoy

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 ...

Jan 31, 2019
Views: 282345

FTP vs HTTP for File Transfer

Hong Gu Yoon

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 ...

Jan 4, 2019
Views: 87122

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

Catherine Hoy

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 ...

Nov 16, 2018
Views: 400685

Synametrics Technologies Attends Cloud Expo in New York City

Catherine Hoy

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 ...

Nov 1, 2018
Views: 363916

Worst Practices to Avoid When Backing Up Data

Catherine Hoy

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 ...

Oct 23, 2018
Views: 183161

Password Protect your Emails with Encryption by Xeams

Catherine Hoy

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 ...

Sep 28, 2018
Views: 337789

6 Ways to Identify a Phishing Email

Catherine Hoy

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 ...

Sep 14, 2018
Views: 229276

Fake Ransomware is NOT Fake News

Catherine Hoy

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 ...

Aug 31, 2018
Views: 441454

5 Reasons Your Company Should Have a Data Recovery Plan

Catherine Hoy

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 ...

Aug 22, 2018
Views: 64301

Good Passwords Are Key to Good Security

Catherine Hoy

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 ...

Jul 31, 2018
Views: 231846

5 Advantages of Cloud Backup

Catherine Hoy

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 ...

Jun 25, 2018
Views: 304272

Best Practices to use to Effectively Work From Home this Summer

Catherine Hoy

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 ...

May 18, 2018
Views: 122582

Evolution of Ransomware

Catherine Hoy

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 ...

Apr 13, 2018
Views: 290161

Spring Cleaning your Devices

Catherine Hoy

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 ...

Mar 19, 2018
Views: 307895

What is GDPR?

Catherine Hoy

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 ...

Dec 7, 2017
Views: 274293

MailSploit Allows Hackers to Perfectly Spoof Emails

Catherine Hoy

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 ...

Nov 17, 2017
Views: 324279

Single-Tier Vs. Multi-Tier Backup

Catherine Hoy

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 ...

Nov 9, 2017
Views: 357756

File Sharing Made Simple with SynaMan

Catherine Hoy

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 ...

Oct 26, 2017
Views: 333986

Guaranteed Privacy with Syncrify Backups

Catherine Hoy

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 ...

Aug 29, 2017
Views: 143482

Backup Alternative for Crashplan Users

Catherine Hoy

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 ...

Jul 28, 2017
Views: 326686

New Version of Syncrify Has Been Released

Catherine Hoy

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 ...

Jul 19, 2017
Views: 364859

How to Protect Yourself From Ransomware

Catherine Hoy

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 ...

Jun 9, 2017
Views: 213763

Spam by the Numbers

Catherine Hoy

This infographic provides insight on important statistics of spam emails. ...

Jun 6, 2017
Views: 442955

How Syncrify Helped Recover a Stolen Laptop

Catherine Hoy

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 ...

Apr 25, 2017
Views: 303700

The SynaMan Business Rules You Should be Utilizing Right Now

Catherine Hoy

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 ...

Mar 22, 2017
Views: 463724

7 Common Email Scams and Their Warning Signs

Catherine Hoy

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 ...

Mar 6, 2017
Views: 477679

Running VisualVM over SSH-Tunnel using Putty

Imran Hussain

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 ...

Dec 21, 2016
Views: 400375

7 Hidden Gems you Should be Using in Xeams

Catherine Hoy

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 ...

Nov 21, 2016
Views: 303155

Xeams' New Temporary Email Address Feature

Catherine Hoy

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 ...

Nov 9, 2016
Views: 238364

How the Trump Presidency Could Affect Cyber Security

Catherine Hoy

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 ...

Nov 7, 2016
Views: 471370

A Brief History of Backup Solutions

Catherine Hoy

This infographic takes a look at backup options and the changes made since its inception: ...

Sep 30, 2016
Views: 435699

How to Protect your Computer from Getting Sick

Catherine Hoy

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 ...

Sep 20, 2016
Views: 137723

Does Size Matter?

Catherine Hoy

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 ...

Sep 13, 2016
Views: 260164

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

Catherine Hoy

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 ...

Apr 20, 2016
Views: 298038

Inside Cryptolocker Virus: How it Works

Alyssa Fern

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 ...

Apr 7, 2016
Views: 302408

IT Products Vs. IT Services

Alyssa Fern

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 ...

Mar 28, 2016
Views: 263136

New Version of Xeams Released 03/28/16

Alyssa Fern

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 ...

Mar 21, 2016
Views: 874

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

Alyssa Fern

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 ...

Mar 18, 2016
Views: 2869

Spring Cleaning: Getting Rid of the Junk in your Mailbox

Alyssa Fern

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 ...

Feb 17, 2016
Views: 194169

The Consultant's Burden

Hunaid Arif

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 ...

Dec 16, 2015
Views: 183077

Cloud Benefits In-House

Mike P

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 ...

Dec 15, 2015
Views: 311758

A Great Way to Send Large Files by Email

Joma Promentilla

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 ...

Sep 16, 2015
Views: 322008

Be Like Hillary and Run Your Own Servers

Mike P

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 ...

Aug 18, 2015
Views: 135715

6 Tips for Safe Remote Computing

Mike P

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 ...

Jun 26, 2015
Views: 78721

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

Imran Hussain

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 ...

Jun 25, 2015
Views: 201509

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

Joma Promentilla

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 ...

May 28, 2015
Views: 393787

Build Your Own Private Cloud Storage Server for under $1000

Imran Hussain

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 ...

Apr 13, 2015
Views: 187433

Single vs Multi-tier Backup

Hunaid Arif

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 ...

Apr 2, 2015
Views: 409978

Secure Backup for the Healthcare Industry

Joma Promentilla

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 ...

Mar 28, 2015
Views: 231766

Private cloud backup using QNAP NAS

Imran Hussain

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 ...

Mar 18, 2015
Views: 124731

Better file sharing than FTP is out there

Joma Promentilla

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 ...

Mar 18, 2015
Views: 326712

Exploring Backup Strategies in the Enterprise

Joma Promentilla

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 ...

Feb 26, 2015
Views: 219711

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

Mike P

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 ...

Feb 22, 2015
Views: 360106

Not Everyone Wants the Cloud

Mike P

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 ...

Feb 22, 2015
Views: 145734

Bare Metal Vs File-Level Backup

Imran Hussain

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 ...

Oct 17, 2014
Views: 451533

POODLE Vulnerability Fixes (Disable SSLv3 and SSLv2)

Mike P

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 ...

Oct 15, 2014
Views: 470050

TCP Tuning

Mike P

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 ...

Oct 6, 2014
Views: 120882

SynaMan, PCI Compliance and SSL Vulnerability Scan Ratings

Mike P

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 ...

Sep 17, 2013
Views: 325639

Linux: Starting Programs On Boot

Mike P

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 ...

Aug 2, 2013
Views: 85123

How to use an Apache SSL certificate in Java

Hunaid Arif

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. ...

Jun 21, 2013
Views: 308482

Amazon S3 & Syncrify

Mike P

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 ...

Jun 21, 2013
Views: 232248

Server side vulnerabilities in Java

Hunaid Arif

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 ...

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