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Scareware dominates October threats
According to the latest Fortinet report, scareware tactics dominated the October threat landscape and were four times more prominent than in September.
WatchGuard teams with AVG
The company announced this week that it has taken another step into web security as it teams with AVG Technologies, developer of the world’s most popular free anti-virus software.
Left 4 Dead 2: First impressions
I’ve just been dropped off by boat with three other fellow survivors onto a pier on the outskirts of New Orleans.
Renaissance piles on Palo Alto Networking
Renaissance Brands have been appointed as the only New Zealand distributor for Palo Alto Networking bringing its advanced firewall technologies and products to local organisations.
Scareware on the rise
Fortinet’s September report found a spike in the number of scareware malware and several new computer vulnerabilities.
SonicWall reinvigorates customer program
SonicWall recently launched its new Customer Advantage Program (CAP), in an effort to provide its partners with more choice, cost savings and flexibility.
Blog: Truth, fiction and HTTPS
One of the tips we frequently see given regarding phishing (and other related Internet attacks) is the importance of checking in the address bar for the presence of the HTTPS protocol to access web sites where you enter personal information.
Microsoft makes waves with free AV
[UPDATED] Symantec responded to today’s release of Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE), the new free antivirus software offered by Microsoft, and said the product isn’t adequate for modern-day threats.
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Blog: More infections = a lot more malware
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Kaseya puts down New Zealand roots
Kaseya’s Kiwi CEO Gerald Blackie has demonstrated his knowledge of the New Zealand market and his belief in its potential by appointing a New Zealand Country Manager for the first time.
Review: Norton 360 3.0
Norton 360 3.0 combines Symantec’s Norton Internet Security Suite with PC cleanup tools and a backup utility in a simple interface.
Honesty is not The Best Policy for Password Resets
Common password reset questions include the following:
What is your mother’s maiden name?
Where were you born?
What high school did you graduate from?
All of these and many others have answers that are probably public information.
Mac Musings from ESET
It’s not as though anyone has shown much interest in the technical aspects, such as the interesting use of the Authorisation Services APIs to trick the victim into authorising installation.
Chillisoft distributes USB security solution
According to Chillisoft's Auckland-based Managing Director Geoff Cossey, initial channel promotion will focus on CoSoSys personal backup system Carry it Easy, which turns a USB drive into a secure, systems data backup and compression device.
Phishing example from ESET
The scam is somewhat more elaborate than many we see, and it’s worth a little analysis to see what flags we can extract from it for spotting a phisher at work.
WiRELESS – unleash your productivity!
Gone are the days when employees were tethered to their desks in order to fulfil their computer- or data-related tasks.
Chillisoft launches security blog on The Channel
The ESET blog will be primarily written by Randy Abrams, Director of Technical Education and David Harley, Director of Malware Intelligence.
Review: Kaspersky Internet Security 2009
Kaspersky’s Internet Security suite gets its annual makeover, adding functions like virtual keyboards, secured wi-fi connections and a host of anti-malware provisions to its already solid offering.
Chillisoft makes Deloitte’s Fast 50 for 3rd year
For Geoff Cossey, Chillisoft’s Director, "the Deloitte event is great to be part of".
Chillisoft to launch new website
To better illustrate the Chillisoft brand, Cossey and team had to understand it.
And the growth goes on...
Despite the climate of financial doom and gloom, unified threat management (UTM) provider, Fortinet, has plenty to celebrate.
Understanding compliance: a current look at the tendering process
The tendering process is designed to give companies and government departments a good overview of applicable solutions, allowing proposals to be evaluated and chosen on a fit for purpose and value for money basis.
Boosting margins in an economic slump
With the country experiencing the trickle down effects of a slowing global economy, many New Zealand businesses are feeling the pinch.
Endless Ocean – Wii
Scuba diving is one of the most rewarding lifetime experiences you can have.
Chillisoft distributes K-Box
New Zealand distributor Chillisoft has announced they are to be the sole distributor of the K-Box product in New Zealand and Australia.
Chillisoft creates new role on back of security software boom
"Our core business is security and has by far the largest concentration of products.
Antivirus software vendor, ESET, is growing globally with products ESET Smart Security and ESET NOD32.
3Com’s H3C division has appointed Renaissance Brands as its NZ distributor, seeing it as an opportunity to develop an exclusive enterprise brand locally.
Two Worlds – Xbox 360
A vast, fantasy setting, epic storyline, non-linear game play, dynamic combat system and flexible character development options… bearing such hallmarks Two Worlds was bound to draw comparison to that benchmark of next-gen RPG titles: The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.