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Cisco Patch AlertLast week Cisco released a Prime License Manager (PLM) critical patch to patch a patch they released in November to address a SQL vulnerability—release date of the latest patch 12/21/2018. Although the initial patch resolved the vulnerability, it created other problems. By installing the patch, it disabled the install/upgrade functionality in the PLM user interface and disabled the backup/restore function in the PLM user interface. Cisco PLM supports a number of collaboration applications including but not limited to Cisco Unified CM, Cisco Unity Connection and Cisco WebEx Meetings Server. 

As we soon approach 2019 it should be on everyone’s mind that Microsoft will be ending its support of PC’s running on Windows 7 and network infrastructure running on Windows Server Windows Icon End of Life 20202008 and 2008 R2 in January 14, 2020. A year might seem a long way away from now, however, be advised that waiting to address this until the last minute can leave your business in an unnecessary scramble. 

What does this mean? Keep in Mind Window 7 and Sever 2008 were developed a decade ago so the technology behind them is old. There are plenty of reasons why you’ll want to address the impending retirements before the end of 2019, mostly due to the potential risks of running a business on unsupported system platforms. Here are just a few reasons: 

 

 

IBM has agreed to purchase Red Hat for roughly $34 billion dollars. Red Hat has been in the Open Source software market for well over 2 decades and has established itself as one of the leading players for enterprise operating systems, Red Hat Enterprise Linux.IBM Chasing Red Hat

 

 

 

 

Keeping your company safe from monetary theft from cybercriminals is something every business needs to be on top of. A common method used by cybercriminals to steal is through hijacked emails. Cybercriminals target unsuspecting victims by gaining unauthorized access to emails by way of Spam, malware, phishing emails, compromised websites, and software exploits. Policy Procedure image

Microsoft has just announced the introduction of Microsoft Teams. This is a new chat-based workspace in Office 365. The intent is to bring together colleagues, content, and dialogue in order to increase work productivity in a practical way. Built from the ground up, Microsoft Teams has seamless integration with familiar Office applications.Microsoft Teams 1

Unfortunately there is no full proof way to avoid malware but there are steps you can take to reduce the chances of getting a malware infection. Here are 10 easy tips to reduce your risk for malware:malware prevention

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