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Spam and malware: How you can guard against it

08/31/2012 | Security |

If you're using dedicated servers at the heart of your data center, one of the key concerns you may have at the current time is the threat of malware and spam. This is an issue which is increasing in importance, as the amount of malicious emails being sent is still very high and becoming more dangerous. Although recent research by Kaspersky showed a slight fall in the percentage of spam mail in July - dropping by 0.1 percentage points to account for 71.8 per cent of traffic - what is being sent could have the potential to cause serious disruption to your business.
 

The security firm found there was a 50 per cent increase in emails containing malware in July, with these making up 4.4 per cent of all mail. It observed spammers were keen to exploit the Muslim holy month of Ramadan and the London Olympics to entice people to open their attachments. As senior spam analyst at the firm Maria Namestnikova observed spam is becoming more dangerous, in particular noting "there is increasing use of malware that can infect a computer as a result of an email simply being opened", it will be essential your systems are protected as strongly as possible. While having up-to-date security software installed is obviously an essential part of this, the fact is most malware makes it on to a network due to human error.

Many people may assume having security software makes them safe from threats, but this is not the case. Research conducted by O+K Research at the request of Kaspersky found half of people are unable to recognise a phishing email or a fake website. Therefore, educating staff members in good security practice and reminding them never to open any emails from people they do not recognise is essential. As many spam emails can infect a PC even before attachments are opened, it is crucial malicious mail is identified and deleted as soon as possible. However, when you're looking to protect your dedicated servers from becoming infected, it's important to remember there are other ways malware can get on to a network. With many employees using unprotected USB sticks to transport data, businesses may also be vulnerable to malware carried on these devices if they do not regulate the use of such items.



Automated backups: A potential lifesaver for enterprises

08/30/2012 | Security |

Automated backups: A potential lifesaver for enterprises Given the large amount of digital information created on a daily basis by even the smallest company, data loss is likely to be a nightmare scenario for any business that relies even slightly on access ...


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The advantages of VMware to growing businesses

08/29/2012 | Data centers |

The advantages of VMware to growing businesses When you purchase a dedicated server from SnelServer.com you will also be able to choose from a wide variety of enterprise-level operating systems that enable you to get the most out of your new serv ...


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How dedicated KVM over IP can work for you

08/24/2012 | Data centers |

Linux security challenge set to take place When you sign up to hosting services from snelserver.com, you can expect to get more than a great choice of affordable servers ranging from dual core to dual hexa core products. As well as dedica ...


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The benefits of native IPv6

08/23/2012 | Internet hosting |

The benefits of native IPv6 If you're looking at one of snelserver.com's great range of products to meet your hosting needs, one of the key benefits of our service is the fact all our servers are offered with native IP ...


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Can you prepare for DDoS attacks?

08/22/2012 | Internet hosting |

Can you prepare for DDoS attacks? One of the major worries for any company looking for dedicated servers in order to host a website at the moment is likely to be the threat posed by hackers, as cybercrime is a problem that is growing ...


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Linux security challenge set to take place

08/21/2012 | Security |

Linux security challenge set to take place A competition for Linux security experts is set to begin later this month to raise awareness of the need for a greater number of professionals who are proficient with this system.  The challenge ...


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Cyber threats 'a key risk for businesses'

08/20/2012 | Security |

Cyber threats 'a key risk for businesses' Businesses looking to take advantage of advanced high-speed dedicated servers to improve the running of their businesses will need to make sure such equipment is well-protected from outside interferen ...


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Key features of Windows Server highlighted

08/17/2012 | Data centers |

Key features of Windows Server highlighted With the launch of Windows Server 2012 less than a month away, many IT professionals will by now be looking at what the new operating system will be able to offer their networks. It was recently ...


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Fast connections needed to handle growing data?

08/15/2012 | Internet hosting |

Fast connections needed to handle growing data? Dedicated servers with fast, reliable transfer speeds could be a necessity for a growing number of businesses in the coming years, as the amount of data they have to deal with is set to surge.  ...


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