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Think Your Network Is Secure?

Put It to the Test Against Dell SonicWALL

by Bill Virtue | 08.13.14

Security is a major concern for businesses; regardless of size, the risks and challenges remain the same. To further fuel the intensity, threats are on the rise and users need access to unprecedented amounts of data—and they want it anytime, anywhere, and from any device.  

Tags:ComplianceDataDell SonicWALLEfficiencyFirewallsSecurity

Modern Security Defined

The indisputable components of a good plan

by Stephen Nardone | 07.17.14

If you think you can put together a top-notch security plan, roll it out, and relax, think again. The best advice I can give anyone concerned with security is to abolish the “set it and forget” mentality. Look around; I doubt you can find that one locked room, with the one mainframe, where all your data is stored. In today's world—as security threat changes daily —organizations need to address this moving target with a well-defined security risk management strategy.

Tags:AssessmentComplianceData CenterEnterprise AgreementManagementSecurity

Buyer Beware: “Total Production Environment” Licensing Pitfalls

How to Avoid a Logistical Compliance Nightmare

by Lane Shelton | 07.09.14

You’ve probably noticed a constant shift in the licensing landscape as software publishers strive to accommodate evolving customer requirements (thought I’d put it nicely). For example, bundling is a popular tactic, where products are grouped together and additional discounts or advantageous use-rights applied when you acquire the bundle. In many cases, a bundle represents an attractive option; however, at times they also include unintended pitfalls. Lately, I’ve seen one specific issue surface quite a bit. What’s more, it has serious compliance ramifications so I’d like to spend some time getting you up to speed. If you currently have a Microsoft Enrollment for Application Platform (EAP), or the newest incarnation called the Server/Cloud Enrollment (SCE), you should know that from a logistical standpoint there could be a dark cloud looming over your organization, so please read on. [MORE]

Tags:ComplianceLicensingSoftwareWindows 8

No One Is Immune to Microsoft's Software Audits

How Prepared Is Your Organization?

by James Nagurney | 07.07.14

Recently, I was struck by a survey that I found on an industry website. A link to the full article is below, but here’s the gist: Microsoft is auditing its customers at a brisk pace, and no company is immune. All software vendors retain the rights to audit their clients, and we feel that it is fair to expect these periodic compliance checks. But Microsoft is auditing customers at a 2 to 1 rate over other vendors like Adobe, IBM, and Oracle—58% of executives surveyed said they have been audited by Microsoft in the last 12 months*. Five years ago, these types of audits were relatively rare and only encountered under specific situations. Today Microsoft absolutely does not discriminatethere need be no compelling event or “areas of concern” to trigger a compliance check on your Microsoft software. Most often we are seeing Microsoft approach customers via email to conduct a self-audit, but we also see the more invasive, third-party types of audit that will send a shiver down any CIO’s spine. The different kinds of audits that are being imposed really do run the gamut.

Tags:AdobeComplianceIBMMicrosoftOffice 365Software

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