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Explore the latest news, technology updates, insights and expert opinions on everything digital.
What is Umbrella?
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We constantly hear buzz words like digitisation and transformation, and there is no doubt technology is changing the way we work and live. It is not uncommon to see someone using a coffee shop,...
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Do you have full visibility of what's really happening on your network?
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Our Security Expert explains what an Ideal Security Insight Report is, how it’s undertaken and how it can uncover hidden threats lurking on your network.
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Top 5 tips to select the most secure SD-WAN technology
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Given the prediction that, by 2020, 80% of organisations will primarily use public cloud and there will be 10 billion mobile-connected devices¹, it’s no surprise that there’s a Software-Defined...
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SIEM: in-house or outsourced?
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The modern network can't survive without a security ecosystem. But with multiple complementary services, devices and systems producing millions of log events each month, identifying and acting on...
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Advantages of Managed SIEM
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Since we launched our Managed SIEM service, we've been talking a lot about the kind of security, reporting and compliance headaches that businesses face, and how Managed SIEM (security information...
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Ten tips for buying managed SIEM
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SIEM isn't a one-size fits all proposition. Organisations have unique IT estates, face unique threats and risks, and have unique requirements from their security solutions. Finding the right SIEM...
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Traps - advanced endpoint protection
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Time was you could cover off the majority of cyber threats with a firewall in the server room and anti-virus on your PCs, but the way we work has changed. Your mobile workforce isn't behind your...
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Beat the cyber security skills shortage
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You don't need me to tell you that there's a worldwide shortage of cyber skills - just try advertising a cyber security vacancy. According to the Center for Cyber Safety and Education there's...
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What is Managed SIEM?
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Ideal has officially launched its latest managed security service: Managed SIEM (security information and event management). I want to explain what it is, and how it helps you become more secure...
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Spectre, Meltdown, and an industry struggling to cope
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When cyber vulnerabilities are found, we shouldn't think of it as a failure - more as an inevitability. In the open, standards-based computing and network environments we rely on, across hardware...
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Does Your Business Regard Incident Response as an Afterthought?
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One in two businesses regard incident response planning as an afterthought, critically limiting their organisation’s information security. Is yours one of them?
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