SonicWall Network Security

Implementing a SonicWall firewall is a way of defending your business against everyday online threats such as malware and viruses and gives you much more than just that.  For effective zero-day threat protection, organisations need solutions that include malware-analysis technologies and can detect evasive advanced threats and malware.

A SonicWall firewall scans traffic and extracts suspicious code for analysis, but unlike other gateway solutions, has no file size limitation. Global-threat intelligence infrastructure rapidly deploys remediation signatures for newly identified threats to all SonicWall network security appliances, thus preventing further infiltration. Customers benefit from high-security effectiveness, fast response times and reduced total cost of ownership.

SonicWall provides these services for your business:

Gateway Security – protecting your network from the latest threat events contained within encrypted connections and unknown zeroday threats.
DPI SSL – Inspect HTTPs sites and links to filter any treats or websites that are non-productive.
Capture – ZeroDay sandboxing for detection of new threats that signatures have not yet been written for.
Content Filtering – ensure business focus by restricting as needed access to websites that can be time wasters.
Bandwidth and Application Control – see who’s doing what with what and when to ensure the correct resources are available and prioritised for key users or applications.
PCI DSS Compliance – use a Secure Firewall as part of your compliance needs.
Mobile workers – use of SonicWall Secure Mobile Access can deliver applications as needed with control depending on user, device and location.
VoIP integration – can your current firewall provide QoS along with securing the connection against hacks resulting in excessive bills.

We highly recommend that every business consider a solution like this to be in place to provide ultimate piece of mind.   To find out what options are available for you, please contact us now…

Microsoft Windows 7 – End of Life

Microsoft Windows 7 Operating System will reach End of Life in January 2020

When Microsoft Windows 7 reaches end of support on the 14th of January 2020 your computer will still function but Microsoft will no longer provide technical support for any issues, software updates or security updates or fixes.

Whilst the end of life of an operating system and on-going support may not be an issue for some, the fact that Windows 7 will no longer be security patched after this date means you could be left highly vulnerable in what is already a rapidly changing threat landscape.

The most popular option to take following Windows 7 End of Life is to migrate to Windows 10 as recommended by Microsoft. However, this may result in the requirement for hardware upgrades and additional hardware costs at a time when many are already being challenged with reduced resources and increased demands.

RGB Solutions can guide through your options and advise of the best approach for your organisation. Whether it is a software upgrade, help with backup and storage, or looking into flexible cost effective solutions with our fully Managed IT service, we are happy to organise an audit and consultation to discuss your requirements.

Get in touch today by calling us on 0131 554 8888 or emailing info@rgbsolutions.co.uk

Security Tip – SSL Certificates

Do you access your email remotely using webmail or provide access to a hosted website platform?  If the answer is yes, do you know if the connection is secure and is not being monitored or read by attackers/hackers on that network?  With an SSL certificate for your webserver or email server you have the knowledge and confidence of knowing that the connection between your computer and the server is encrypted and secure.

An SSL certificate in the modern online era forms part as the backbone of internet security.  Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificates are used to establish an encrypted and secure connection between the computer’s internet browser or email client that you are using, to the server that you are connected to for data or emails.

With an SSL certificate in place a certificate will protect any sensitive data that you have in your company data such as client information, payment details and your own information from being intercepted from any non-authorised party.

The simplest way to tell if you have got an encrypted session on your web browser will be to see the padlock next to the web address you are browsing. Without this you are vulnerable to all non-authorised parties.  The padlock symbolises that the connection is encrypted and secured when browsing that site.

To discuss in more detail or to consider implementing a certificate for your website, data and email servers, contact RGB Solutions now.

Apple iMac Retina 5K

The Apple iMac features a 5K Retina display. This means it has 14.7 million pixels making up the displayed image on the 27″ screen which is four times as many as on the standard 27” screen providing incredible detail.

Thanks to new technology the latest iMac is only 5mm thick at its edge and has reduced energy consumption compared to previous Macs whilst still maintaining Apple’s high standards of brightness and contrast.

The latest iMacs are also the most powerful yet, with up-to six-core Intel processors which are available with speeds up-to 4.6GHz as well as the latest Radeon Pro graphics card and Thunderbolt 3 connectors which offer up to 40Gbps of bandwidth compared with just 10Gbps given on USB 3.1

Also optional is Apple’s Fusion hard-drive technology which combines the capacity of a traditional hard-drive with the high performance of flash based storage. Three stream 802.11ac wireless technology offers speeds of up to 1.3Gbps when connected to a compatible wireless network.

If you require any more information about the latest Apple iMac and how this fits within your organisation then contact RGB Solutions today.

Happy 15th Birthday – Happy New Office

15 years to this day, RGB Solutions launched.

It’s a great opportunity to announce our birthday and to thank all our clients, friends and associates for the relationships that we have grown and continue to build-on every year.

Also that from today, we have relocated to new office premises.

With effect from Thursday the 1st August 2019, RGB Solutions have relocated to a new custom designed office. Our main telephone numbers and email address remain unchanged although our postal address is now:

RGB Solutions, 15 Quayside Street, Edinburgh EH6 6EJ

I’m sure you’ll be as excited to hear that we have moved and once we’re settled and found where we packed the kettle, please pop in for some tea and birthday cake!

Same great people and solutions – in a bright new office!

Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)

RGB Solutions provide intelligent and efficient power protection ranging from entry level to scaleable network runtime devices that provide ideal Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) for servers, point-of-sale, routers, switches, hubs and other business critical devices.

APC Smart-UPS™ devices are trusted by millions of IT professionals throughout the world to protect equipment and critical data from costly interruptions by supplying reliable, network-grade power reliably and efficiently.

Protecting your hardware equipment is important but ensuring a safe shut-down in an abrupt power-cut situation allows data to be safely saved minimising corruption which is often of more concern than the power outage itself.

Available in a variety of form factors and classes (entry level, standard and extended run), there is a model for nearly every application and budget.

Standard models are the most popular UPS in the world for business servers, storage and network devices and have long been considered the benchmark for reliability and manageability.

Entry level Smart-UPS models are an economical choice for small and medium businesses looking to protect small networking devices, point-of-sale (POS) equipment and entry level servers.

The extended run models accept external battery packs for long runtime to power critical servers, security and communication systems through outages that could last hours.

To discuss protected power solutions that meet your business needs, contact us at RGB Solutions today…

OKI Multi-Function Print Solutions

Modern businesses are evolving fast. Driven by technology, how and where we work is changing. Within the next three years, The International Data Corporation (IDC) predicts that up to 75% of the workforce will be mobile.

Smart working requires smart technology and processes. IDC has found that, to increase their productivity, one in three businesses are actively planning for a digital world.

By integrating OKI’s smart multifunction printers (MFPs) into their workflow, businesses can overcome document related challenges that waste employees’ time and contribute to a substantial loss in productivity each year. Streamlining document-intensive processes, OKI’s smart MFPs integrate with bespoke systems and third party solutions recreating documents as digital data, ready to be shared and accessed securely across the business.

Compatible with Google Cloud Print and AirPrint by Apple Inc, OKI Europe’s smart multifunction printers (MFPs) enable businesses to print remotely and securely over wireless networks so that wherever in the world you or your employees maybe, you can enjoy safe, seamless connected working. OKI Multi-Function Printers are designed for all types of businesses from small/medium based to large corporate firms.

If this sounds like what your business needs then please get in touch today to find out what RGB Solutions can do for you.

Kerio Connect Server

Kerio Connect is the award-winning, leading alternative to Microsoft Exchange for businesses and organisations that prefer a simple approach to IT.  Kerio Connect e-mail server brings business-class email, instant messaging, shared calendars, and contact management to most email clients, Instant Messaging clients, web browsers and mobile devices. With integrated anti-virus, powerful anti-spam, built-in archiving, automated backup and web administration interface, Kerio Connect gives businesses everything they need for secure email and messaging in one low cost package.

The latest version of Kerio Connect server also includes many minor improvements such as the ability to add travel time to appointments in calendars, improved email formatting from within Kerio Connect Client including the ability to change fonts or add indentation. There is also a new agenda view from within the calendar and printing from the calendar has also been improved.  Mail folders will now show the total number of messages stored in them and there is the ability to create or modify a contact directly from an email.

Kerio Connect can be deployed on to multiple platforms to suit your business needs such as Windows, Mac or Linux. It can now be deployed side by side with other business applications and on Virtualised platforms such as Hyper-V and VMWare.

If you would like more information about the latest version of Kerio Connect, please contact RGB Solutions who are an authorised Kerio Partner.

Call us: 0131 554 8888

Email us: info@rgbsolutions.co.uk

Extensis Universal Type Server 7

Designed for design, print, and publishing environments, Universal Type Server empowers creativity while enhancing productivity. It is the leading professional font manager that lets you easily organise, sync, and distribute your fonts across your workgroups while delivering usage compliance and consistency.

All-in-One Font Management
Manage a single, centralised source for all of the font resources you have. Minimise inconsistencies through robust permissions and automatically distribute fonts to your teams. Universal Type Server Makes it easy for them to find, activate, and use the fonts they need, when they need them.

Works Seamlessly
Universal Type Server is simple to set up and maintain. It works seamlessly within your network and with your professional tool set, including industry-standard tech from Adobe, Quark, Apple, and Microsoft.

Keeps Your Organisation Safe and Legal.
Ensure your users have legal access to the fonts they need to get their jobs done while keeping unlicensed fonts out. Universal Type Servers lets you systematically keep track of your licences, ultimately protecting your organisation from font misuse and costly lawsuits.

Reduces Costs
Understand your team’s font usage with easy-to-understand reports. You’ll get quantifiable data that provides insight, guides your font licensing decisions, and can identify areas of unnecessary costs.

Contact our professional team at RGB Solutions to find out more.

Wireless Networking

Linksys Velop is a high quality Wi-Fi system that works in perfect harmony to create a high-range mesh wireless network unlike traditional routers with range extenders. The Velop Tri-Band Wi-Fi system provides 100% Wi-Fi throughout your premises with each base-station increasing the Wi-Fi range by 2,000 sq. ft You can add even more boosters to extend even further in larger locations.

Utilising wireless mesh networking for Wi-Fi, Velop base-stations seamlessly connect to one another and utilise a single network name and password. There are no unsightly connecting cables, so you can place the sleek, compact units in open spaces.

RGB Solutions specialise in wireless networking setups in both consumer and commercial premises of all types and sizes. Contact us today for more information and to organise a site audit.