Monthly Archives : January 2015

What Makes Mobile Protection Essential?| BVA INC. emPowering Your IT –

There is no denying the importance of powerful security for mobile devices. Strong security will protect your data and give you the confidence to encourage employees to take advantage of new technology to work faster, smarter, and more flexible.

Security specialists FireEye offers FireEye Mobile Security (Mobile Threat Prevention), a single solution that protects against multiple threats. With FireEye Mobile Security, you can scan Android and iOS devices for malicious applications, then stop those applications from accessing your network. In addition, mobile device management (MDM) integration allows you to make mobile protection part of your overall device management.

Mobile devices open up new opportunities for businesses. However, without the appropriate protection, they also open up dangerous new vectors of attack.

Spector360 – The Advantage of Watching your Workers| BVA INC. emPowering Your IT –

In any workplace, there is little more important than productivity. Achieving your goals means ensuring your users are keeping data safe, using your resources responsibly, and spending their time on work, not social media.

To help, monitoring and reporting specialist SpectorSoft offers Spector360. A convenient software-based solution, Spector360 gives you everything you need to deter, detect, and detail how your workers use your technology. The simple act of implementing monitoring software works as a powerful deterrent, keeping workers aware that your infrastructure should not be used freely. Then, once the solution is up and running, it will monitor for specific keywords, websites, or changes in behavior that may indicate a problem.

Finally, administrators can go beyond alerts to view detailed information on user activity.

Dell Appasure Software – Why Back Up Your Data Hourly? | BVA INC. emPowering Your IT –

Modern enterprises generate huge quantities of data in a short space of time. Whether you’re working with applications, sending and receiving emails, or simply reorganizing your files, the data on your network can change a lot in an hour.

Responding to the need for fast, regular backups, Dell Appasure carries out an automated backup of your data every hour. Each backup is then tested and verified to confirm file system and application consistency. Finally, data is compressed to reduce storage requirements by as much as 80 percent.

In the event of data loss, corruption, or user error, point in time restoration allows you to return to the previous point in time. As a result, Dell Appasure gives you peace of mind that your data is always safe, and any loss is minimal.

Clavister Application Control Solutions | BVA INC. emPowering Your IT –

A leading network security vendor, Clavister has a proven track-record keeping enterprises and their data safe. Now, with Clavister Application Control (AC), businesses can take advantage of a powerful solution designed to combat modern risks.

With the growth in popularity of web-based applications, it is increasingly difficult to detect which applications are being used based on port and protocol alone. Available as a physical or virtual appliance, Clavister AC analyzes traffic and compares it against a database of 2300 known applications.

That makes it possible to identify which applications are being used and take the appropriate action to enforce policies, eliminate wasted resources, and keep users productive.

The Importance of Gigabit Switching| BVA INC. emPowering Your IT –

In the world of networking, innovation is mostly focused around increasing speed. Ethernet connections have become faster over the years and, today, Gigabit switching is readily available to even smaller enterprises. But is it really necessary, and what benefits will it bring?

The most important advantage of gigabit switching is lightning-fast data transfer around your local network. Given that companies work with increasingly large file sizes including rich media files such as high-definition video, this leap in transfer speed could save hours that would usually be spent waiting for transfers to complete.

In addition, gigabit switching can help to improve the performance of virtualized operating systems, desktops, and applications.

Untangle Web Filter flaws and problems | BVA INC. emPowering Your IT –

When it comes to web filtering, there are several different solutions available, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. One popular solution is Untangle Web Filter, known for its affordability.

Unfortunately, this affordability comes at a cost. The free version of Untangle Web Filter omits some crucial enterprise features, including Microsoft Active Directory integration and ongoing live support. In addition, many features included in the paid-for version of the software lack the sophistication of their enterprise-focused competitors. User permissions and roles are less flexible, and reporting lacks granular options such as per-host output.

While Untangle Web Filter offers robust filtering, its features will need to significantly improve to meet the real world demands of business.

Barracuda Web Filtering Advantages | BVA INC. emPowering Your IT –

Renowned for affordable web filtering, Barracuda Web Filter brings with it some impressive advantages over competing solutions.

At the perimeter of your network, the filter scans for known spyware and viruses. If detected, they are denied access to the infrastructure. In addition, the solution filters incoming traffic based on several criteria including traffic types, domain names, content categories, and more. The solution even scans desktop clients for existing infections and alerts administrators with detailed notifications, reporting, and auditing.

However, the most impressive advantage of Barracuda Web Filtering is its accuracy. Thanks to the Barracuda Central security operations center, you can be certain that you are always protected against the latest threats to surface.

The Benefits of ShoreTel Sky | BVA INC. emPowering Your IT –

The latest innovations allow enterprises to work faster and with more agility than ever before. Today, more organizations are adopting new technology to put their communications in the cloud.

ShoreTel Sky is a comprehensive cloud-based communications system, using Voice-over-IP (VoIP) to replace conventional analogue phone lines. This empowers you to scale your number of lines up and down quickly and easily, route calls to any device or handset, and integrate your communications with your applications.

Whether you are running a small, focused sales team or a complete contact center, ShoreTel Sky provides high quality calling in the cloud, with no capital investment or on-site setup.

New BlackBerry 12 Software for BlackBerry Devices | BVA INC. emPowering Your IT –

In the era of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), it is essential that enterprises retain their governance, visibility, and control over devices that access the network. Responding to this demand, BlackBerry has released the new version of its mobile device management platform, BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) 12.

The new iteration includes several useful features to make devices and their data more secure. As well as advanced end-to-end encryption, administrators can use application wrapping to execute code in isolated containers. In addition, the BES 12 now supports BlackBerry Enterprise Identity, offering single sign-on to multiple cloud services.

Finally, the new release goes beyond BlackBerry. Enterprises can now manage Windows Phone devices in addition to Android, iOS, and BlackBerry hardware.