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Untangle’s Advanced, Cloud-Based Threat Intelligence, ScoutIQ™, Stops WannaCry Worming Ransomware Before It Ever Reaches Networks

Global Ransomware Targeting Windows Computers Claims Thousands of Victims; Untangle’s NG Firewall with Integrated ScoutIQ Threat Intelligence Prevents Ransomware Infections at the Gateway, Keeping Customers Safe WannaCry Ransomware: What You Need to Know Last Friday, May 13, news broke of an ongoing, global ransomware attack against more than 230,000 Windows computers in 150 countries, notably […]

Ransomware in the spotlight: How to guard against attack

Is there anything more frightening than being locked out of your most important and sensitive files? This is just the reality that a number of individual users and businesses have dealt with recently due to the growing threat of ransomware. Ransomware infections have been on our collective radars for a few years now, and as hackers […]

4 Resolutions You Can Make to Secure Your Network in the New Year

2017 is almost upon us, and now is the time for IT leaders and network administrators to take a hard look at their technology resources. As this year comes to a close, it’s an opportune moment to take stock of what has worked in the past, what hasn’t and what changes should be made as […]

What should school districts know about CIPA compliance?

Technological advancements including mobile devices, intelligent software and other learning tools are changing the way educators teach and shifting the way students participate in their own education. As institutions continue to add more innovative endpoints and platforms, it’s important that they also consider the requirements of the Children’s Internet Protection Act. CIPA is critical for […]

Is your network prepared for the holiday shopping season?

This year is coming to a close, and for many retailers, this season means one thing: an uptick in shoppers, sales and revenue resulting from the holidays. In many business circles, these final months are the busiest time of the year, and it’s important to be prepared for the rush of activity, transactions and customer demands. […]

The SWIFT breach continues: Should banks be concerned?

It seems with every passing day, hackers are finding new ways to exploit their targets, displaying advanced and malicious capabilities that can put any business at risk. Such was the case with the recent hacks of SWIFT, a financial messaging system used by banks across the globe. What made this incident so noteworthy – aside […]

The Horrors of IT: Share Your Story! Contest Recap

Thank you everyone for participating in The Horrors of IT: Share Your Story! Contest. We received some great stories – some scary, some hilarious – and hope they helped bring awareness network challenges during cybersecurity awareness month. We are excited to announce the following winners: Grand Prize Winner: RiffRaff – Just Bury It In The […]

3 Network Horror Stories that Keep IT Up at Night

Any horror fan knows that the best – not to mention most bone-chilling – stories are always rooted in truth. The same is true for network attacks and breaches, which help to paint painful lessons for any company’s IT department. These are the frightening real-life tales that keep IT workers up at night, contemplating the […]

4 Scariest Threats to your Network

It’s that time of year again: Children dress up in costume, adults adorn their houses with spooky decorations and it’s simply fun to be a little scared. And while this spirit of ghouls, ghosts and goblins surrounds us during the fall, there’s nothing fun about threats to your company’s network. This asset literally forms the […]

Illinois election system breached: Why state governments need to be on alert

This election cycle has provided more than a few noteworthy headlines. Some of the most recent, however, don’t comment on the candidates, but rather provide a real-life lesson in cybersecurity preparedness. State and federal officials confirmed that Illinois’ state voter system had been breached earlier this year. Worse still, the Prairie State wasn’t the only […]