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Vol. 16, #10 - Mar 14, 2011 - Issue #819
Public Beta Of Our New Mail Appliance

  1. Editor's Corner
    • Public Beta Of Our New Mail Appliance
    • Quotes of the Week
  2. Admin Toolbox
    • Admin Tools We Think You Shouldn't Be Without
  3. Webinars & Seminars
    • Webinar: Ensuring Your Organization's Integrity and Security in a Digital World - 3/17
    • VIPRE Antivirus Business Product Demonstration - 3/22
    • VIPRE Email Security for Exchange Product Demo - 3/29
  4. Tech Briefing
    • iPhone, Blackberry, IE8, Safari And More Tumble To Pwn2Own Hackers
    • Behold The Beast: The AMD Radeon HD 6990 Graphics Card
    • Internet Explorer 9 To Launch March 14
  5. Windows Server News
    • When VDI Won't Do: Tools To Ease Migrations From XP To Windows 7
    • Can You Trust Your Public Cloud Provider?
    • More Mobile Devices Support Virtual Desktops -- But Is It Practical?
    • Which Server Virtualization Features Matter Most?
  6. Third Party News
    • Buy VIPRE Business in March and you could win an iPad!
    • VIPREcast: Password Security Do's and Don'ts:
    • System Admin Rescues Day With VIPRE
  7. WServerNews FAVE Links
    • This Week's Links We Like. Tips, Hints And Fun Stuff
  8. WServerNews - Product of the Week
    • Buy VIPRE Business in March and you could win an iPad!
Buy VIPRE Business in March and you could win an iPad!

Purchase a VIPRE Antivirus Business license with 50 seats or more between now and March 31, 2011 and you'll be entered to win one of two Apple iPads; plus you'll receive a FREE VIPRE t-shirt. With VIPRE Business, protection from the latest malware is faster and easier than you ever thought possible. You'll benefit from fast scan times, fast threat detection, and fast system performance - plus easy deployment and management. Please see terms and conditions of promotion:
http://www.wservernews.com/110314-VIPRE-Business


Editor's Corner

Public Beta Of Our New Mail Appliance

At Sunbelt, we were working on an antispam/antivirus appliance, which was going to be called VIPRE for Email Gateways. Post the GFI acquisition, the product was renamed to MailEssentials Complete Appliance. It has gone into public beta. This is a full featured antispam/antivirus appliance, which can be deployed in either an appliance form-factor, or as a virtual machine. We are always looking for more beta testers, and if you'd like to take it for a spin, the link is here:
http://www.wservernews.com/110314-MCA-Beta


Quotes of the Week

"For those who believe, no proof is necessary. For those who don't believe, no proof is possible." - Stuart Chase, born this week in 1888.

"If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change." -- Wayne Dyer, born this week in 1940.

"Don't worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you'll have to ram them down people's throats." - Howard Aiken, born this week in 1900.

Warm regards, and thank you for being a WServerNews subscriber. No trees were killed in the sending of this message, but a large number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced. Please tell your friends about us. They can subscribe here:
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PS: Did you know this newsletter has a sister publication for XP users called WXPnews? You can subscribe here, and tell your friends:
http://www.wservernews.com/110314-WXPnews

PPS: And now we have our new Win7News! You can subscribe here, and tell your friends:
http://www.wservernews.com/110314-Win7News

Hope you enjoy this issue of WServerNews! Warm regards, Stu Sjouwerman  |   Email me: [email protected]

Frustrated With Gullible End-users Causing Malware Infections?

Today, more than 60 percent of malware infections are caused by social engineering. The bad guys bypass your endpoint security and go after your users. Is it really going to take a serious security incident for your organization to start training those uneducated end-users? It only takes -one- naive user to click on a zero-day phishing link to cause enormous damage, up to bankruptcy. If you are frustrated with malware infections, it's time to do something about it. Need ammo to convince management? Get your Free Phishing Security Test now, and find out what percentage of your employees are Phish-prone™. That will shake loose some budget!:
http://www.wservernews.com/110314-Phishing-Security-Test

Admin Toolbox

Admin Tools We Think You Shouldn't Be Without

rDirectory's Community Edition is a pre-configured, easy to use, web-based directory and search engine that downloads in just minutes - and it's absolutely free!
http://www.wservernews.com/110314-rDirectory

Frustrated with gullible end-users causing malware infections? Need budget approval from management? Do the Free Phishing Security Test on all users!:
http://www.wservernews.com/110314-Gullible-End-Users


Webinars & Seminars

Webinar: Ensuring Your Organization's Integrity and Security in a Digital World - 3/17

You can't watch the TV or surf the web today without over the top advertisements stating that your PC is probably infected with a virus that is slowing it down and causing permanent damage. Although the advertisements are often misleading, the reality is that viruses and other types of malware can cripple an organization-destroying productivity and reputation, especially if an organization becomes the source of a malware outbreak for a customer. In this seminar, we'll look at the common types of malware, how they attack, and the methods to mitigate them-including looking at multiple layers of security and malware protection with emphasis on end-point protection and the key features that should be considered when choosing your end-point protection approach and best practices.

12:00PM ET / 9:00AM PT / 5:00PM GMT
Date: Thu, Mar 17, 2011
Location: This is an Internet based event.
http://www.wservernews.com/110314-Webinar-Mar17


VIPRE Antivirus Business Product Demonstration - 3/22

Join us for a look at VIPRE Antivirus Business, powerful, high-performance endpoint malware protection, which combines antivirus and antispyware into a single agent. Learn why VIPRE delivers all the necessary security functionality you need and nothing you don't!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011, 2:00pm - 2:30pm EDT
http://www.wservernews.com/110314-Webinar-Mar22


VIPRE Email Security for Exchange Product Demo - 3/29

Securing your Exchange Server is key to protecting your enterprise environment from spam, viruses, phishing, and other messaging threats. In this product demonstration, learn how the new version of VIPRE Email Security for Exchange (formerly Ninja Email Security) can help protect your network and cut your Exchange admin time in half with this powerful, policy-based email security product.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011, 11:00am - 11:30am EDT
http://www.wservernews.com/110314-Webinar-Mar29


Tech Briefing

iPhone, Blackberry, IE8, Safari And More Tumble To Pwn2Own Hackers

Apple's iPhone 4 and RIM's Blackberry Torch 9800 both succumbed to hackers at Pwn2Own, but two other smartphones running Android and Windows Phone 7 were unchallenged, the contest's sponsor said. More at Computerworld
http://www.wservernews.com/110314-Pwn2Own

And at arstechnica:
http://www.wservernews.com/110314-Pwn2Own-Challenge


Behold The Beast: The AMD Radeon HD 6990 Graphics Card

Not too long ago, we were all salivating at the release of NVIDIA's GTX 580 graphics card and scrambling to make the most of the world's fastest Direct X GPU. Now AMD has bounced back with the announcement that its new Radeon HD 6990 card has beaten NVIDIA's 3DMark 11 performance score in industry standard benchmark testing for a single graphics card. AMD says that its new powerhouse GPU is able to automatically unlock higher clock speeds, features technology aimed at giving gamers the best possible visual experience, and supports a number of different display options, including expanding the field of view over five monitors with Eyefinity technology. Read More At Gizmag:
http://www.wservernews.com/110314-AMD-Radeon-HD-6990


Internet Explorer 9 To Launch March 14

Paul Thurrott reported: "Microsoft announced Wednesday that it would officially launch its next web browser, Internet Explorer (IE) 9, next week-on March 14, 2011. The final IE 9 release will thus ship almost exactly one year after the first IE 9 platform preview was unveiled, and about a year and a half after the browser was originally demoed during the Windows 7 launch in October 2009.

"On Monday, March 14, we will celebrate the developers and designers who are making a more beautiful web for all of us," Microsoft Program Manager Ryan Gavin wrote in a blog post. "We will release the final version of Internet Explorer 9 for download beginning at 9pm Pacific."

Well, the only thing I can say over and over again is test, test and test some more before you release it to your users.

Windows Server News

When VDI Won't Do: Tools To Ease Migrations From XP To Windows 7

Even if you're not ready to take the leap to virtual desktops, there are other ways that you can simplify the process of an enterprise-wide migration to Windows 7. In this featured article, discover the multitude of upgrade tools available to you and gain expert advice on how you can leverage them to create a smoother Windows 7 migration process:
http://www.wservernews.com/110314-XP-Win7-Migration


Can You Trust Your Public Cloud Provider?

Though progress is being made, the movement toward a more secure public cloud is slow and uncertain. Gain insight from industry expert Greg Shields on the true state of security and compliance standards today, how public cloud vendors align with them, as well as available mechanisms that can allow you to meet existing security policies:
http://www.wservernews.com/110314-Cloud-Provider-Trust


More Mobile Devices Support Virtual Desktops -- But Is It Practical?

The rise of the smartphone and the tablet alongside non-traditional (or virtual) desktops begs the question: is the PC becoming obsolete? In this expert tip, discover which mobile devices you can use to access virtual desktops and when it would practical to use them to access a desktop remotely, as well as an examination of the limitations and effects of virtual desktops on mobile devices in terms of usability and productivity:
http://www.wservernews.com/110314-Mobile-Virtual-Desktop


Which Server Virtualization Features Matter Most?

These days it's really not about which hypervisor you choose -- it's everything else that goes with it. So how do you decide which features are most important? This exclusive tip examines the three core areas of server virtualization and details how to identify your unique needs in order to align them with the functionalities of vendor offerings, enabling you to make the best decision for your organization:
http://www.wservernews.com/110314-Server-Virtualization-Features


Third Party News

Buy VIPRE Business in March and you could win an iPad!

Purchase a VIPRE Antivirus Business license with 50 seats or more between now and March 31, 2011 and you'll be entered to win one of two Apple iPads; plus you'll receive a FREE VIPRE t-shirt. With VIPRE Business, protection from the latest malware is faster and easier than you ever thought possible. You'll benefit from fast scan times, fast threat detection, and fast system performance - plus easy deployment and management. Please see terms and conditions of promotion.
http://www.wservernews.com/110314-VIPRE-Business


VIPREcast: Password Security Do's and Don'ts:

Tips to Make Users Safer (and Your Job Simpler). Effective password security goes well beyond deciding whether or not to use a favorite pet's name - impacted by the sites your users visit, your corporate password policies, the credentials of your password management system- the list goes on and on.

Are you doing what it takes to proactively prevent data breaches and keep users safe, without draining your productivity? Find out by registering for this VIPREcast. In this VIPREcast, learn what to do - and not to do - to improve password security organization-wide.

Password pitfalls: Turn common password mistakes into best practices to help your users enhance password strength and the security of online interactions.

Security checklists: Determine the strengths and weaknesses of current password processes and define criteria to address security gaps.

Free passes: Make the most of complimentary password management solutions by evaluating the credibility, organizational fit and security levels, as well as adding extra layers of protection when and where needed.

Password Security Do's and Don'ts: Tips to Make Users Safer (and Your Job Simpler) Tuesday, March 15: 11:00am EDT / 15:00 GMT
http://www.wservernews.com/110314-VIPREcast


System Admin Rescues Day With VIPRE

We received this email: "Hi Jimmy; Story to share with your new potential customers, had one of our main servers protected with McAfee...on Monday got a call early in the morning the SQL server was acting up and going all crazy, McAfee did an update around 5 am and starting marking some important dll files need for SQL to run as threats...uninstalled McAfee everything went back to normal, installed VIPRE issue solved! Couldn't have purchase VIPRE at a better time! I looked liked the hero of the day there :) Thanks; Nick." Get your 30-day eval here:
http://www.wservernews.com/110314-VIPRE-Enterprise-Premium


WServerNews FAVE Links

This Week's Links We Like. Tips, Hints And Fun Stuff



WServerNews - Product of the Week

Buy VIPRE Business in March and you could win an iPad!

Purchase a VIPRE Antivirus Business license with 50 seats or more between now and March 31, 2011 and you'll be entered to win one of two Apple iPads; plus you'll receive a FREE VIPRE t-shirt. With VIPRE Business, protection from the latest malware is faster and easier than you ever thought possible. You'll benefit from fast scan times, fast threat detection, and fast system performance - plus easy deployment and management. Please see terms and conditions of promotion.
http://www.wservernews.com/110314-VIPRE-Business