Best Practices

Microsoft Adds Data Loss Prevention Alerts to Compliance Toolbox

The latest part of Microsoft's overall compliance tooling is its Data Loss Prevention Alerts Dashboard, now generally available.

IT Vendors Tout Resources To Support Rise in Remote Workers

As coronavirus concerns urge orgs to enable teleworking for employees, technical support for remote workers is emerging as a marketing opportunity for solutions vendors.

Microsoft Touts Active Directory Security, Shares Best Practices

Microsoft this week shared some best practices for Windows Server Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) and Azure Active Directory (AD) that are aimed at protecting user identities against "password spray attacks."

Marching Orders 2018: Guidance for Microsoft Partners from the Experts

Tips for managing the Microsoft relationship, for women in the channel, for correcting course on the business and for someday making an exit.

System Center Operations Manager Assessment Preview Released

Microsoft announced the preview of a new tool today that will check how well System Center Operations Manager 2012 products are performing, compared with Microsoft's best practices recommendations.

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.