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Robert Mol | 03 Oct 2011

If your computer keeps locking when you are trying to work, it can be really annoying. On your own Windows PC this isn’t a problem - you can just change the settings. But on a network or virtual system, this has been set by a well-meaning administrator, and you might not have the necessary privileges. These kinds of network regulations play an important role in terms of security, but for some people they are simply an impractical nuisance. This is where a clever little program called NoSleep comes into play. This free software prevents your PC from locking by keeping it active. How does it do this? It’s very simple: the mouse cursor moves by one pixel every 30 seconds. Barely perceptible, but it keeps your PC alert. It’s the digital equivalent of coffee, and can be a timesaver if you find yourself working on multiple workstations at any one time. If this sounds like just what you’ve been looking for, then don’t hesitate to...

bpascua | 29 Sep 2011

Brian de la Pascua is a data center specialist working in the Storage and Availability Management Group. He started with Veritas twelve years ago as a Netbackup Engineer, then moved onto the Storage Foundation and High Availability products. Brian joined Business Critical Services as a consultant for four years. He has been working in the Storage and Availability Management Group for the past three years helping architect solutions for Symantec customers' data centers.

For some years now, we have been on a journey with our customers - helping in them to overcome their data centre challenges, which varied considerable from one industry to the next. I joined Veritas 12 years ago, before it became part of Symantec, and at this time, the data centre was a predominately SUN environment and native tools were not seen as enterprise class. Back then, we worked with customers to help them to go to market safely, enabling them to have their data wrapped...

tzambrovitz | 28 Sep 2011

Maybe somebody can explain it to me, because I’m not getting a clear picture of late from the numerous virtualization events I’ve attended. I’ve read the research, I’ve interviewed architects, systems administrators, consultants and even a few IT execs, and I’ve reviewed information from various vendors on the challenges and solutions around virtualization. So, is complacency the new IT strategy for business-critical virtualization? 

At a recent event that shall remain anonymous, I asked a few of the attendees at lunch what challenges they were facing as they virtualized their infrastructure. One immediate response was “budget”. Now, I understand that there are investments to be made in acquiring the infrastructure and software, and the time it takes to define and resource a project. But, in the face of reducing server provisioning from weeks to minutes, recovering failed systems in seconds and minutes...

Robert Mol | 27 Sep 2011

Malicious software can be a headache on a regular computer. But across an entire network infrastructure, these pieces of software can be an administrator’s worst nightmare. This makes network risk management a top priority for admins. With the diversity and complexity of modern IT infrastructure, however, risk management is a daunting task. Symantec Control Compliance Suite (SCCS) simplifies this process for both client desktops and for web apps, allowing effective and easy risk management across large systems. You can automate and review your entire security policy and integrate data from multiple sources to allow for easy review.

  • Manage the entire lifecycle of It policy: from conceptualisation and review, to distribution and end-user management
  • Certifications for the Public Sector
  • Compatibility with...
paul dominjon | 08 Sep 2011

Many SMEs are discovering the advantages that virtualization can bring to their businesses. However, many are also putting their data at risk by failing to ensure that their virtualization solutions are properly secured and protected. Take a look at the infographic below for some surprising facts about small business virtualization security, and find out how you can protect your data...

Infographic: Virtualization Security for Small Businesses

 

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Guido Sanchidrian | 23 Aug 2011

Security is one of the top concerns for business who are considering a virtualization solution. In our recent 2011 Symantec Virtualization and Evolution to the Cloud Survey we found that 76% of respondents said that security was a significant concern preventing companies from moving business-critical apps to virtualized servers. 63% also listed security as a major barrier to implementing server virtualization in the workplace. Symantec Endpoint Protection 12 was designed with protection of virtual infrastructure in mind. It allows organizations to deploy higher densities of virtual machines without compromising on security.

  • It takes much of the scanning out of each virtual machine, reducing scan overhead by up to 70 percent and disk input/output by as much as 90 percent
  • It prevents AV storms by ensuring that simultaneous...
paul dominjon | 02 Aug 2011

Virtualization is a hot topic in business IT these days and it can be difficult to keep track of all the latest trends and stories. To help you stay on the front foot, here’s our summary of some of the latest research, news and important issues being discussed in the world of virtualization in July 2011.

Upping the Ante

Virtualization is going from strength to strength - and it’s getting serious. On July 12th both Microsoft and VMWare announced their latest products for full server virtualization. These releases, Windows Server 8 and vSphere 5, seem to be focused on addressing many of the widespread concerns which are preventing many people from deploying virtualization as a business IT...

Robert Mol | 27 Jul 2011

If you run a business, your IT infrastructure is probably a major concern when it comes to the efficient functioning of all sorts of day to day tasks, ranging from the menial to the absolutely essential. A lot relies on getting the right system and right team to work with it. To a lot of businesses, the cloud seems too good to be true. Vendors harp on about all the benefits; cheaper costs, portability, simplified scalability, etc. When it comes to the people who actually have to pay for these changes, in the hope that these benefits will materialise, they are rightly skeptical. After all, a cloud solution could well be cheaper to start with, but if it goes wrong then it means a lot of disruption and wasted resources to switch back to the old ways of working.

According to the results of one of our latest surveys - the...