Reminder for early Syspeace users free license expiration by 31 Dec 2012

This is a copy of an email we’ve sent out to everyone using Syspeace.

Hi.

First of all, thank you trying out Syspeace and supporting us.

We’re absolutely thrilled with the feedback and support we’ve got so far and know that Syspeace does help system administrators fighting and managing brute force attacks and we’ve got the numbers to prove it.

Until today , we’ve helped block over 632 900 brute force attempts world wide and enabling Windows server administrators also to be preemptively secured by the use of our Global Blacklist technique.
That’s just since July 15th when we went public.
Syspeace works.

Your Syspeace trial license expires on 31 Dec 2012
During your trial, Syspeace blocked X brute force/dictionary attacks for you.
The last recorded block was on X Dec 2012.

If you wish to continue using Syspeace for brute force protection and dictionary attack prevention on your Windows servers, you’ll need to purchase a valid license for it. otherwise the service will simply stop and you will not be protected by Syspeace anymore.

The licensing model is very flexible, allowing you to align your licensing needs to fit your needs and we dare say, it’s not very pricy either.

For license purchasing please refer to http://www.syspeace.com/license.aspx
To login to your Syspeace account:
just state the mail address you used for registration and the password you selected.
Your current license will automatically become a live license after purcahsing.

If do not wish to continue using Syspeace, we’d love to get your feedback on why so we can understand your needs better and try to sort things out for you and keep on improving Syspeace according to your needs.

If you chose not to continue due to the fact that you’ve installed it on a Windows 2003 server, we’ve got good news for you. We’ve started to develop a 2003 version also and it will be released no later Q1 2013,

Should you for some reason want to discontinue using Syspeace, we would appreciate if you uninstalled it from your system since it could render us unnecessary traffic when Syspeace tries to validate an expired license.

Here’s also a link to a blog entry I wrote a while back on the various methods of brute force prevention and the pros and cons on them if you’re up for some reading

http://syspeace.wordpress.com/2012/10/16/various-brute-force-prevention-methods-for-windows-servers-pros-and-cons/

Juha Jurvanen

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Juha Jurvanen
Senior IT consultant in backup, server operations, security and cloud
http://www.jufcorp.com

Getting the datacenter ready for the Holidays – a few thoughts

Note: This was written just before Christmas 2012 but it does apply to any longer holidays or vacations ../Juha Jurvanen

The Christmas holidays are coming up and most people look forward to them as always.

One aspect of the holidays though that might be worth to remember is that your serves might be more attacked during the holiday seasons since many hackers assume that your ususal vigilance for monitoring brute force attacka and dictionary attacks is lowered.

This year, Christmas Eve is on a Tuesday and for quite a few the time away from work can be up to a couple of weeks, including system administrators and techs.

The downside to this well-deserved leave is that it might give an attacker at least two weeks to try and hack your servers without anyone noticing it.

A few things you may want to do before you leave work for Christmas then.

Security patches

Make sure your servers and systems (such as firmware for switches, WiFi and so on) have all necessary security patches installed.

Antivirus status

Make sure your antivirus is running and updated.

Firewalls and WiFi entry points

Have a final look at any entrypoints to your networks i.e. have a look at firewall rules and WiFi access points. Shutdown everything that doesn’t need to be running.

Test servers

Have look around and see that you don’t have any unncessary test systems running, if for no other reason than to save money on current. If your test-serevrs are in a virtual environment, shut them down since they could pose a securiy risk. Test systems are always test systems.

External access via VPN

Make sure you don’t have any rogue VPN certificates out in the wild or any users active that should’t have access. Also, consider changing administrative passwords if it’s been a while.

UPS

Have a look at battery and charging levels for your UPS ,
Should a power failure occur and these things don’t work , you might be forced to fix a failed hardrive on Christnmas Evev and nobody wants that.

Hardware health checks

Check for any hardware errors in your monitoring sodtware (such as the HP Insight interface ) to see make sure you don’t have hard drives that are predicted to fail or any other hardwrae malfuncion going on.

Backups

Have a good look at your backups, logs and doublecheck they’re running correctly and that data is duplicated automatically. Especially for any backups that clear logsfiles sucha as Exchange backups, SQL Server backups . You don’t want to fill up yur system drives if ou’re not around to take care of it.

Contingency plan

Make sure there’s an updated plan in place with the correct phone numbers and contact info to the right staff and suppliers in case of an emergency. Have a look at the schedules to see who’s on call and make sure the plan is reachable, even if the datacenter isn’t.

Network monitoring

Install software for monitoring and scanning your network and have it alert via email for anything strange such as a new device on your network, a newly created user somewhere, mismatch in network configurations and so on. You could have a look at SpiceWorks that’s free and gets the job done if don’t have anything in pace now,

Brute force and dictionary attacks and intrusion detection

Install Syspeace to automatically block, trace and report any brute force attacks against your Windows, Citrix, Exchange OWA, Sharepoint, Terminal servers, Sharepoint and so on.

I’m sure there’s even more things that might be worth doing but this is a start anyway.

By Juha Jurvanen – Senior IT Consultant

20% off on all Syspeace licenses until the end of the year!

Year-end BONUS!

To celebrate the imminent new year and that we’ve helped our customers guard their systems from more than 600,000 attacks brute force attacks and dictionary attacks against Windows servers, Exchange servers & OWA Webmail, Terminal Servers, Citrix and more, we offer you a special year-end bonus.

We will extend any license you purchase with 20% from today until 2013-01-02 midnight UTC.
Just visit the license web at https://license.syspeace.com and login with your Syspeace account to purchase a license.

Let Syspeace become a part of your baseline security for Windows Servers.

Season’s greetings from the Syspeace team

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I rCloud Office kan ni enkelt dela på era Windows program, oavsett plattform ni tycker om att använda som t.ex. iPad, MAC, Windows, Linux, iPhone

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Molntjänsten rCloud Office i Windows 8

Ett klipp som vi gjorde i redan Mars 2012 för att visa hur Red Cloud ITs rCloud Office installeras på Windows 8

Klippet börjar med att visa en helt tom Windows 8 installtion och kör sedan installtionsprogrammet från vår hemsida.
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Var ni än är.
Oavsett väder.

Molntjänster är inte bara Office eller att dela lite filer. Molntjänster är hela ert kontor i Molnet även med t.ex. era ekonomiprogram som Pyramid, Visma, FLEX och de ska vara tillgängliga från olika plattformar.

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