Claranet Cyber Security launches Endpoint Detection and Response
New threat hunting service to protect networks before attacks evolve Claranet Cyber Security have today announced the launch of a new Endpoint Detection and Response service as part of its growing Managed Security Services portfolio for customers.
On the Front Foot: six countermeasures to pre-empt a security breach
IT security is a lot more than just battening down the hatches. It’s as much about thinking like a hacker to identify and outwit every potential breach. Close-combat instructors call their field “self-defence” for a reason. The first moves any student learns are purely to stop the worst happening. Block that kick, tense that core, keep your fists in front of your face.
Microsoft Teams and Office 365
As Microsoft continues to develop and improve Office 365, a wide suite of tools have emerged in recent years. But one area stands out as their current priority, and it's all about team collaboration. It is well known that Microsoft is evolving Office 365 at a tremendous pace, with new features and updates arriving every month. While many of these are minor changes, there are some key themes that are coming through.
How does Office 365 know who I am? : The importance of identity management for migration planning
Now you have committed to move your organisation into the Microsoft cloud, your next decision is to think about identity management. But what exactly is this and what are the issues? In broad terms, identity management covers the method by which your users' accounts are managed, authenticated, and where that authentication takes place. Active Directory (AD) is at the core of most enterprise approaches to identity management, whether on-premise or in Azure.
Office 365 adoption : It’s not (just) about the training
As with the roll out of any new system, training for Office 365 is essential for users. But without close consultation on what training to deliver, we run the risk of it falling on deaf ears or missing the mark completely. By: Neil Thomas, Communications Services Director, Claranet
Office 365 Licensing: only pay for what you need
With 170 subscriptions available with Office 365, how can you be sure your organisation has taken out the right mix? Get this right and the potential for providing employees with the best tools for the job, at the most efficient cost, tells its own story. Interview : Stuart Rothwell, Collaboration Services, Claranet Stuart, where would you suggest someone starts when considering the move to Office 365?
Inhibitors to Change: twelve reasons why Cloud migrations fail
Resistance to change, a lack of vision, legacy technology, financial constraints… There are many reasons why migration plans fail to deliver. Here are 12 key issues encountered by Cloud adopters, and how to overcome them. 1. People People present the number one inhibitor to every change project, including Cloud migrations. Why?
Destination Points: six ways to differentiate an application transformation project
Having completed a feasibility study and built a Cloud Centre of Excellence (CCoE) team, the next step is to define what will happen with each workload. The beauty of Cloud infrastructure is that you can mix and match services to meet the needs of your business and it’s customers. But it helps to understand the various approaches and how they might apply. To help classify these options, the Cloud industry uses the '6 Rs':
The DevSecOps Mindset: a quick guide to "shifting left and shifting right"
As we review in DevOps Exposed, research suggests that whereas 88% of UK businesses have either adopted a DevOps approach or plan to in the next couple of years, only 19% are fully confident in their ability to integrate security into this philosophy. This underlines the work that needs to be done in many organisations to embed and automate security best practice into the entire DevOps lifecycle.
Is your network fit for cloud?
Organisations often realise that their current WAN is not fit for hybrid cloud and multi-cloud computing too late - when they move workloads to IaaS, platform as a service (PaaS) or SaaS offerings. WAN architectures need to be revisited to be fit for cloud.<:strong> Through 2023, I&O leaders who actively manage and reduce technical debt will achieve at least 50% faster service delivery times Gartner, Nov 2019