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Microsoft Rolls Out Security Baselines and MAP 5.5 Beta

Microsoft on Monday announced that it had rolled out two "new" security baselines for use with its Security Compliance Management tool, plus new setting packs for Windows 7 and Internet Explorer 8.

Microsoft Document Outlines Its Cloud Security Infrastructure

Microsoft today announced a new white paper that explains the organizational and standards-based underpinnings of its cloud security efforts.

UPDATE: Microsoft: IE 9 Will Not Require Windows 7 SP1, but Don't Wait

Despite the excitement of last week's beta debut of Internet Explorer 9, Microsoft wants organizations moving to Windows 7 to use its Internet Explorer 8 browser.

Microsoft Updates Security Compliance Manager Tool

Microsoft on Friday issued an update of its Security Compliance Manager tool, which helps IT pros set security policies for some Microsoft software.

UPS Powers IT At a Moment's Notice

Your clients might not need it at this very moment, but the day may come when they'll be glad they listened to you about making that uninterruptible power supply purchase.

Dell Settles $100 Million Financial Fraud Charge

Dell Inc. announced on Thursday that it reached a settlement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over financial fraud allegations.

Cloud Visibility: Security Audit Demands for Your Cloud Vendor

The question isn't whether the cloud is secure, but whether your provider can show you what's behind the curtain.

Backup and Recovery -- What Are SMBs Waiting For?

In the battle to get customers to pay attention to backup and recovery offerings, it's important to know your enemy.

Alloy ITIL Tool Integrates With Exchange

Alloy Software has released Alloy Navigator 6, an update to its Navigator integrated IT operations management application.

Symantec to Acquire VeriSign's Security Biz

Deal will make Symantec a leader in identity management and PKI.

Microsoft Issues Hyper-V Tools

Microsoft late last month released a few tools for IT shops that use Hyper-V virtualization.

Web Security Threats on the Rise, Report Finds

It may not be Tony Soprano on the Web, but a new security report finds that wise-guy hackers have become increasingly organized.

Windows Security Compliance Manager Released

Microsoft rolled out the Security Compliance Manager tool on Thursday to help IT pros manage baseline security in Windows.

A Cloudy Future Isn't Always a Bad Thing

This former disc jockey thinks cloud-based services is music to his ears.

Flip the IT Switch: From In-House to Hosted

Why hosted IT services makes sense, especially during a recession.