What Will It Take to Prepare for a China Hack?

The Ashley Madison data breach? Peanuts compared to this. A secret NSA map discovered by NBC News shows that as of February 2014 — which means there are likely many more by now — the NSA had mapped over 600 security breaches by hackers from China on corporate, private and government/military organizations in he U.S. […]

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PerfectDisk 14: Windows 10 and S.M.A.R.T. Features

Microsoft is beginning the official rollout of the Windows 10 launch tomorrow and PerfectDisk 14 Pro (Home Edition) is now here with Windows 10 support and S.M.A.R.T. enhancements for HDDs and SSDs! What’s New in PerfectDisk 14 Pro Support for Windows 10 S.M.A.R.T. enhancements: Basic and Advanced Modes Improved detection of S.M.A.R.T. drive failure prediction […]

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NYSE: Are You Prepared for Software Failure?

Suspiciously-timed outages this week at the New York Stock Exchange, United Airlines, and the Wall Street Journal disrupted all three organizations in a major way all on the same day. Was it a combination of computer glitches, failed software updates or hack attacks? One thing is certain: a system failure was responsible for grounding airplanes and […]

PC Hacks, Email Attacks and Data Breaches, Oh My!

PC Hacks, Email Attacks and Data Breaches, Oh My!

Talk about lions and tigers and bears. It’s not a matter of if your organization will suffer a cyber attack but when. Just look at these recent headlines: Nevada Assembly Speaker John Hambrick’s private email account hacked Orlando Health data breach compromises 3,200 patient records Harvard data breach affects 8 colleges and administrations FireKeepers Casino Hotel […]

14 Thumbs Up for PerfectUpdater Driver Maintenance

The consensus is in: for Windows driver maintenance, use PerfectUpdater. Whether you’ve lost your wifi connection, system audio, your speakers or printer, your computer is malfunctioning in some other way or you want to stay on top of PC maintenance to ensure smooth performance of PC hardware, software and connected devices, PerfectUpdater is essential for […]

Avoid a PC Crash by Keeping Your Hard Drive Intact

Avoid a PC Crash by Keeping Your Hard Drive Intact

Did you know a badly fragmented hard drive can crash your PC? The NTFS file system, part of Windows from early on, continues to fragment upon everyday use, causing performance problems for all machine sizes and types, even those running the latest operating systems — including Windows 10 (read on for Windows 10 news!). Extend […]

Can You Spot a Cyber Attack?

It is rarely less expensive to suffer a breach than put the proper defensive processes in place. The three absolute core pieces of an effective security program are comprised of technology, processes and people. However, according to a survey of 168 IT decision makers across several industries, only 15 percent think their employees are “well […]

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Secure Remote Access with Sysgem Access Gateway

Raxco is proud to announce we are now offering Sysgem Access Gateway with SysMan Remote Control for secure, hosted and controlled remote access to desktops, laptops and servers inside and outside of your network boundaries. Avoid using third party servers for your connections. Unlike other remote access services, Sysgem Access Gateway can be installed on […]

PerfectDisk 13 Service Pack 4 (Build 843) has been released

PerfectDisk 13 Service Pack 4 (Build 843) has been released, which adds the ability to exclude files approaching the FAL maximum size from defragmentation operations, adds vSphere 6.0 compatibility, and fixes a Log Viewer sorting issue.

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NEW: Automatic VMware ESXi Host Space Reclamation

First came PerfectStorage automated space reclamation for thin-provisioned servers and virtual machines and today we are excited to announce PerfectStorage now provides automated space reclamation at the datastore level with the new PerfectStorage ESXi Host Reclaim! Download a 30-Day Free Trial of PerfectStorage

Reclaim Storage Space Without Taking Servers Offline

Reclaim Storage Space Without Taking Servers Offline

Infrastructure engineer Kalle Pihelgas writes about getting maximum storage space efficiency out of his Nutanix running VMware in his blog, Kalle’s Playground. Specifically, Kalle discusses the value of zero-filling VMDKs: “Since Nutanix presents NFS share to ESXi hosts the datastore level reclaim will not be needed. This left me with in-guest reclamation. “After some testing […]

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6 Critical Tweaks for Your New PC

PCWorld offers a list of 7 critical things to do immediately with a new PC. Whether you have a new PC or you’re trying to hang on to an old one, here’s how to tweak some of those steps to make your computer even more efficient and secure: “The first step is by far the […]

Cyber Attacks on SCADA Systems Doubled in 2014

Dell’s 2015 Security Threat Report found that cyber attacks against industrial/manufacturing targets doubled in the past year. Attacks on supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems often go underreported, so the number can be much larger than the amount found in this report, as companies are only required to report security breaches that affect personal […]