We have seen a significant uptake of Cisco Umbrella, primarily because businesses are recognising the risks and prevalence of malware, viruses and ransomware – the recent press is evidence to that. We wrote a brief article about how to defend against Wanna Cry – Umbrella is part of our advice. For small businesses, Cisco Umbrella is a fantastic and relatively inexpensive service that provides a great level of protection. For larger enterprises with antivirus and existing firewalls, Umbrella significantly enhances the existing defence systems. In all cases, the service is straight forward to configure and use. Read more
Ransomware is a malicious piece of software designed to cause severe disruption and loss of service in return for ransom money. Your business is then forced to pay the attackers (usually in Bitcoin) to regain access to their files. The recent attack against the NHS and businesses in 90 other countries has made Ransomware at the forefront of every IT manager’s mind. The attack itself exploits a Microsoft Windows vulnerability that has been patched for some time – which emphasises the need for a comprehensive update regime.
Here are 12 steps that can help your business defend against WannaCry and similar Ransomware: Read more
Manx Technology Group (MTG) has launched “Umbrella”, a Cloud-based secure internet gateway that provides visibility and protection against internet threats. The secure internet gateway (SIG), powered by Cisco, secures internet access from the corporate network and for staff working remotely. The service is ideal for businesses of every size, capable of scaling from 1 to 10,000 users – and with the basic service, there is no need for expensive new hardware or software to be installed.