May 22, 2020 | Jeff Melnick

Top 10 Best Windows Server Monitoring Software Tools

If you don’t know the state of your network and server health every second of the day, you're like a blind pilot inevitably headed for disaster. Fortunately, the market now offers many good tools, both commercial and open source, for network and Windows Server monitoring. Since good and free...
December 12, 2019 | Stephen Schimmel

Free Download Friday: NetWrix USB Blocker

Have you "Liked" NetWrix on Facebook? If not, what are you waiting for? Like NetWrix on Facebook and visit every Friday to download your free tool. Today's Free Download Friday tool is NetWrix USB Blocker. Is your organization protected from data theft and malware spread? Like NetWrix on...
October 29, 2019 | Russell Smith

Basic Rules of Windows Server Security

While Windows Server is considered to be secure out-of-the-box, like any part of your IT infrastructure, it needs to be patched, monitored and configured to ensure that it is not exposed for a targeted attack. Let's go through some of the tools and best practices that can help you keep Windows...
October 17, 2019 | Chris Rich

Removable media: Convenient portable data storage or IT threat?

Trusted employees, on-site vendors and welcomed guests pose unique security concerns considering how easy it is to plug a portable storage device into a workstation, server, or laptop that has not been appropriately secured. Compounding this problem is the technological advancements seen in storage...
October 17, 2019 | Stephen Schimmel

Free Tool of the Day: NetWrix USB Blocker

Today’s Free Tool of the Day, NetWrix USB Blocker, enforces centralized access control to prevent unauthorized use of removable media that connects to computer USB ports, while also preventing the spread of dangerous malware. Modern enhancements made to memory sticks, removable hard disks, iPods,...
October 17, 2019 | Stephen Schimmel

Free Tool of the Day: NetWrix Windows Update Checker

Today’s Free Tool of the Day, NetWrix Windows Update Checker, ensures that all computers have up-to-date patches. Keeping systems up-to-date with the latest patches and safe against security threats is a critical task for IT professionals, both for security and compliance. One of the most routine...
April 16, 2019 | Ryan Brooks

Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Security

You may have been following our series of blog posts on Microsoft Windows Server security features and capabilities for reducing risk in your IT infrastructure. Today, we’ve compiled a list of all these blog posts. You can use them in two ways as you work to secure your Windows Server...
February 21, 2019 | Jeff Melnick

Auditing Windows Systems

Continuously auditing the activity in your network is one of the most critical security best practices, since it helps you notice potentially malicious activity early enough to take action and prevent data breaches, system downtime and compliance failures. Top methods of Windows auditing...
January 30, 2019 | Jeff Melnick

File Server Security with FSRM, EFS and BitLocker

Organizations today store data in many places, including both the corporate file servers and users’ personal devices. To ensure both security and regulatory compliance, IT administrators need to tightly control access to data stored on file servers, and also protect data on portable devices to...
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