The Dark Web is a hidden universe contained with the ‘Deep Web’ which is the portion of the internet that is hidden from conventional search engines, Government surveillance and regulatory oversight. The ‘Deep Web’ is estimated to be at least 550 times larger than the traditional internet, and it is growing every day. Read more
CEO Fraud has proved a successful strategy for hackers, especially through the use of spoofed emails, or phishing. The hacker impersonates a senior member of internal staff in order to coerce the email victims into making a financial transaction, disclosing login credentials or visiting a malware-laden website.
When it comes to IT, many staff members have become accustomed to statements such as “it is running slow today” or “oh, it always does that”. These statements are typically in reaction to switching their PC on in the morning, applications loading or opening large spreadsheets. To be clear, there can be many reasons for this slow down; a lack of pro-active Windows maintenance, no systems optimisation, internet bottlenecks, server issues or as we find more often than not – outdated computer systems. Read more
Many of our customers, particularly those in regulated sectors such as financial services and insurance, will often ask about the security and regulatory implications of utilising cloud services such as Office 365, Azure and AWS. As you would expect, Microsoft has a wealth of information outling their approach to compliance, trust and security. The UK FCA has also discussed the use of cloud extensively – which is also referenced in a paper by Microsoft. Read more
Technology plays a crucial role in continued innovation across all aspects of life driven by an insatiable demand from businesses and society. It’s an exciting and dynamic area to work in and as a technology company Manx Technology Group play their part in the constant cycle of innovation and consumption which has allowed the technology sector to grow at an amazing rate over recently years. Read more
A Hybrid Cloud Solution is where you IT infrastructure spans both your on-premise and cloud environments. That is, your business may have servers and productivity apps located in the office, but may leverage other apps or infrastructure components that are hosted in a cloud environment. In this post, we outline some of the drivers behind hybrid cloud adoption, discuss what it could look like and walk through the findings of the Microsoft ‘State of the Hybrid Cloud’ report. Read more
The way organisations purchase and consume IT and software services is changing. With the onset of cloud and SaaS applications, there has been a move away from traditional models of purchasing and maintenance towards subscription based delivery models. Opex is now the new norm. Enterprises are now demanding the latest technologies and features, inherent security, predictable costs and the highest levels of service – delivered under a subscription model. Read more
Each year, the Internet Trends report is published by Kleiner Perkins and Mary Meeker. In total there is a whopping 355 slides! We have highlighted 50 key takeaways that are both thought provoking and may help decision making in your business (or your life!).
What is clear, it is an exciting time to be in business – but you must stay ahead of the trends. Read more
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When you read a small business firewall data sheet or brochure, you may be confused by the terminology or lost in the wealth of performance metrics quoted. This problem is often made worse when different vendors use subtly different terms or use a different basis to assess performance!
What figures matter when selecting a firewall? Which feature sets should you be most concerned about, and those that, frankly – shouldn’t matter so much! This article will define those items, explain the significance and outline how to map this against a challenge or risk within your business.
If your business has a need to enhance its firewall or network security, or you need assistance in selecting the right firewall solution – speak to MTG and our team of firewall engineers.