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Why Use Open Source Software? | Security | Zimbra

Really, Commercial Open Source software isabout transparency at the end of the day.

That transparency improves the quality ofthe software which actually ends up improving the security.

This is good because developers,businesses, IT users can actually go in and look at the code, make sure there's nothingin there they don't want to pay for, make sure there aren't any skeleton keys or backdoors as they usually call.

And make sure that patches or upgrades thatare supposed to fix the problem actually fix the problem.

To compare community driven opensource with a commercial open source with community, it's just a development community,they may or may not be wanting to invest time and what you're wanting because you've customfit something to your solutions or your infrastructure.

And with a commercial vendor behind this youactually get the benefit of their value add, their support, and their products to ensurethat the software is ready for market.

We actually did a survey with the Ponemon Institute and one of the things we found was that over half of the IT professionals thatresponded, thought that commercial open source led to better security for applications andit reduced the risks associating with those applications.

And overall it just improvedthe integrity and trust worthiness of those applications.

Commercial vendor they realget the opportunity to take that community transparency that's demanded by an open sourceproduct and layer on additional value through their means, and they can make sure that issuesare handled immediately, quickly.

So I've talked enough today about commercial opensource.

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Omadi Mobile Management: Security Guard Software Overview | Omadi.com

A lot of people in security do thingspretty old school and that's cool.

I love my 8 track by as much as the nextguy, but pencil on paper? Come on! And if you are using a software,how many? One for billing, one for scheduling and don'tforget the ones for tour verification reporting.

It's crazy! There has to be a bettersolution.

There it's it's called Omadi.

It's afully customizable mobile management system.

My company can manage everythingthey do with one application.

And for my job I get touse this nifty mobile app.

Everything I need is right here on myphone.

It's cloud-based so you can access itfrom anywhere.

It even works if I don't I reception.

How secure is the information? That's a fair question.

Everything saved in Omadi is encrypted.

Each user has unique username and password so any changes and revisions are tracked.

So ifI make a change my boss knows it's coming from me.

Rightnow you might be saying well that's all well and good but soundscomplicated don't.

Don't worry, Omadi's got you covered there too.

The app issimple and easy to use and believe me I'm no Einstein.

The forms feel familiarbecause they're your forms digitized.

A lot of the information even auto fills soyour guards will get it down in no time.

Hang on a second.

This guy looks suspicious.

Hey you freeze! We got a runner! Better document this.

Smile! Now Ijust need to add in my John Hancock and done.

Everything updates in real time keeping everyone informed.

It's that easy.

Notonly are they clean and easy to read my boss and our clients automatically get sent a notification about the report with pictures and everything.

Did I mention it's all automated and updated in real time? GPS.

Now this is a cool feature.

My phone's GPS is a great way to keeptrack of my foot patrols.

For even more accurate GPS tracking, I have this little guy which has been pre-programmed my car.

Just plug it in.

and we're good to go.

Our clients love thisinformation as a visual for the great work we do for them.

Now you're probably thinking, a productthis awesome must cost an arm and a leg.

Well you're wrong.

Omadi's sales wizards did a bunch crazymath and figured out that I'll need to increase my productivity by 1.

6 percent.

And Omadi pays for itself.

I did that with the last form I filled out.

Stop paying for softwares that don't communicate with one another.

My handwriting looks like angry chickensscratching on paper.

Now everything I write is legible.

Get Omadi Mobile Management.

It will revolutionize the way you dobusiness.

Trust me, you're going to love it.

It's the future of security.

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GFI WebMonitor | Finding the antivirus and security engines

To access the antivirus features in GFI WebMonitor,click the Settings icon and navigate to the Security Engines option.

This page shows thesecurity engines that are monitoring both downloads and browsing.

You can switch theseengines on and off using the switch next to the security engine names.

We do not recommend disabling any of the securityengines to ensure that you always have the maximum protection levelspossible.

You can also enable and disable the update feature and the frequency.

Theupdate now button enables you to check for updates without waiting for thenext scheduled update.

You will also notice that some of the antivirusengines have a settings button next to them.

This enables you to configure additional featuresthat come with that Security Engine.

On the left hand side you will also noticethat by default you are notified via email when security engine updates aresuccessful.

To disable this feature un-check this option.

Any changes done in this screen are automaticallysaved.

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GFI Security family | GFI Software

The GFI Security product family encapsulatesfour of our most advanced network security products.

We deliver this suite of solutionsthat looks after your business as if it was our own.

It’s time to secure, monitor andmanage your network while enhancing productivity! GFI Security enables your business to: Delivertrue defense, in depth, with independent but complementary security products.

Secure yournetwork, devices and data.

Monitor, control and organize activity logs, alerts and errors.

Individually, these four products are powerful solutions.

Together, they offer a wide rangeof digital defenses against the main security challenges your business faces everyday.

GFILanGuard keeps you secure by scanning and identifying weak points in your network, whileauditing all devices within it, and checking all patches are up to date ensuring you areprotected from the latest threats.

GFI WebMonitor helps manage productivity and internet use.

It can protect your data and your reputation by restricting social networks, blocking downloadsand controlling access to certain websites during working hours.

It also protects yourusers from threats such as infected websites and malicious code.

GFI Events Manager revolutionizesan IT administrators’ job by collecting logs from across the IT infrastructure.

Itcollates, orders and prioritizes them.

Every log, from every device, is in one place soyou can always know what’s going on.

GFI EndPoint Security is designed with data security inmind; it reduces data loss, controls remote storage and encrypts all data leaving thebuilding.

No more worrying about where your data is or who has access to it.

If you wantto revolutionize the way your business secures itself, GFI Security can make it happen!For more information, please visit gfi.

Com/security.

GFI Software Smartly engineeredfor greater IT.

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Recommended Antivirus and backup exclusions | GFI MailEssentials

We all know how important backups are, andit shouldn’t take a disaster to make anyone understand that.

It is important to take backups of your GFIMailEssentials product configurations as, in the event of data loss, GFI cannot recoveryour configuration.

To do this run meconfigmgr.

Exe from the GFIMailEssentials installation directory.

Then click Export and select a directory to saveyour configuration to.

If you are using GFI MailEssentials 2012 SR3build 20121218 or later, then your whitelist, blacklist and reports settings will also beexported.

But are there folders that should be excludedfrom the antivirus and backup software? Yes there are and we are going to show themto you.

If GFI MailEssentails is installed with (x86)Exchange 2003, then you need to add the following exclusions: If it is installed with (x64) Exchange 2007: If it is installed with (x64)Exchange 2010: If you have installed it with (x64) Exchange2013: And finally, if you have installed GFI MailEssentialswith IIS Relay (Windows Server 2003, 2008, or 2012) exclude these folders:.

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Do I Need Security Software If I Don’t Visit Unsafe Websites? | Mythbusting by F-Secure

Some people feel that they don't need security software while on public Wi-Fi, because they don't access unsafe websites anyway.

But what are unsafe websites? Are these the websites that we end up visiting, because there was an email that arrived? Or an instant messaging that arrived, and we clicked the link and we ended up on a website? And this is now trying to steal our credentials or deliver malware.

Yes, these are the clear-cut malicious websites, that are out there to get us.

But what about that favorite news website that you visit everyday? Is that a safe website? What if last night it was hacked? It has been exploited and now it hosts this tiny bit of malicious code, that when the visitor visits the website, the visitor could get redirected to another website.

Which is now hosting malware.

Or what if your news website is subscribed to an advertising platform, and due to the dynamic nature of these ads, now the news website has pulled an advertisement that is malicious.

The truth about these websites is that the moment that a website owner puts a tiny bit of his code out there and hosts the website, traffic comes.

And unfortunately this is not the type of traffic that every new website owner craves.

This is the type of traffic that probes the website for vulnerabilities.

And when the attacker gets in to the website, then this is the moment when this website becomes dangerous to the visitors.

So whether you're in the comfort of your home, in a corporate environment or on a public Wi-Fi, you can't really ascertain in advance that the website you're visiting today, is as safe as it was yesterday.

So instead of worrying about it, you leave the worry to your security software.

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Protect Your Computer from Malware | Federal Trade Commission

Would it surprise you to learnthat millions of computers in the US are infectedwith malware? That's a lot of computers.

So what's malware, andwhy should you care? Malware, short for malicioussoftware, includes viruses and spyware that get installed onyour computer or mobile device without you knowing it.

Criminals use malware to stealpersonal information and commit fraud.

For example, they may usemalware to steal the login information for your onlineaccounts or to hijack your computer and use itto send spam.

An infected computer can leadto serious problems, like identity theft.

The good news, there's a lot youcan do to protect yourself and your computer.

One of the most important stepsyou can take, install security software from areliable company and set it to update automatically.

The bad guys constantly developnew ways to attack your computer, so yoursoftware must be up to date to work.

Set your operating system andyour web browser to update automatically too.

If you're not sure how, use thehelp function and search for automatic updates.

Don't buy security software inresponse to unexpected calls or messages, especially if theysay they scanned your computer and found malware.

Scammers send messages likethese to trick you into buying worthless software, or worse,downloading malware.

What else can you do? Use a pop up blocker,and don't click on links and popups.

Don't click on links or openattachments in emails unless you know what they are, even ifthe emails seem to be from friends or family.

Download software only fromwebsites you know and trust.

Free stuff may sound appealing,but free downloads can hide malware.

Make sure your web browser'ssecurity setting is high enough to detect unauthorizeddownloads.

For example, use at least themedium security setting.

Even if you take precautions,malware can find its way onto your computer.

So be on the lookoutfor these signs.

Your computer runs slowly,drains its battery quickly, displays unexpected errors orcrashes, it won't shutdown or restart, it serves a lot ofpopups, takes you to web pages you didn't visit, changes yourhome page, or creates new icons or toolbars withoutyour permission.

If you suspect malware, stopdoing things that require passwords or personalinfo, such as online shopping or banking.

Use a different computer, maybeone at work or at your local library, to changeyour passwords.

Update your security softwareand run a system scan.

Delete files it flagsas malware.

If you can't fix the problem onyour own, get help from a professional.

Your computer manufacturer orinternet service provider may offer free tech support.

If not, contact a company orretail store that provides tech support.

Keep in mind, the most importantthing you can do to prevent malware is tokeep your computer software up to date.

And remember, it's easy to findtrusted information about computer security.

Just visit onguardonline.

Gov,the federal government site to help you stay safe, secure,and responsible online.

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Does Security Software Slow Down My Computer? | Mythbusting by F-Secure

In the early days of antivirus software development, the claim that antivirus slows down your computer by 50%, it was probably true.

The reason for that is really that software was actually running a scan on your computer, scanning files, folders and applications.

And obviously when that happened once a day or several times a day, that's what actually slowed down your computer: it was eating its processing power.

But in today's world, things are slightly different.

It's no longer that.

We've managed to develop the software to actually run on the cloud.

What that means is that we're no longer using your computer as the source of power, but it's all running on our computers.

And that makes the whole thing much lighter today than it used to be.

All this has had a very positive effect in general, because now we understand and have greater knowledge of the bad things that might happen in your computer, the viruses, the malware, ransomware.

And in addition to that we understand now much more about the strange behavior that might happen in your computer if somebody is trying to do something with it.

We can actually track that now.

The reason why we have put so much effort in removing this burden slowing down your computer is simply because we not only want to protect your computer and make internet browsing safe, we also want to provide great customer experience.

And that would mean that you can do with your computer what you wanted to do, what you wanted to accomplish with your computer.

Whether it was work or gaming or whether it was just browsing the web.

And as a company we thrive in bringing these two parts of the world together: the protecting part, but also delivering a great customer experience.

And that's what we really are all about.

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