Kerio Connect and Kerio Operator Cloud News and Updates

Is it safe to use the cloud?

July 30, 2015 – 9:52 am

It is safe to use the cloud… Right?

GetSync’d is a revolutionary cloud based system that offers an Office 365, Microsoft Exchange and Gmail alternative. Many people are well aware of the many benefits that the cloud can offer. For instance, with GetSync’d you can use it to connect with people expeditiously, as well as use it to cut costs from nearly every facet of your business. With the power of the cloud GetSync’d can provide outstanding support, managed backups, and increased productivity. Despite this, there are still many people who are wary of using GetSync’d because they wonder; is it safe to use the cloud?

The answer is yes. However, there is a caveat: nothing is ever one hundred percent safe, especially in the world of technology. Whether you are storing data on a hard drive that sits next to your computer or your system is backed up every day onto a server far away, your data will always be somewhat vulnerable. What secures your data is not where you choose to store it, but how you choose to safeguard it. Thankfully GetSync’d offers many ways to protect your information. It offers hosted anti-spam and anti-virus software, it even offers the powerful Kerio Control Firewall. But, the greatest tool in the GetSync’d safety arsenal is the hosted Zix Gateway encryption.

Encryption

Many cloud-based systems safeguard their data using something called encryption. Whether you realize it or not, you are constantly utilizing encryption to protect your data online. Whenever you purchase anything on the Internet or sign in to any subscription-based platform, you are using encryption.

Encryption works by creating a long string of seemingly random values that the average person would never be able to guess. These values are generated by an algorithm that is so complex, it takes substantial computing power and time to crack just one encrypted file. To give the user access to their data, a key (also known as a password) is made. In order to benefit from encryption, it is necessary to choose a strong key or password. Your data’s safety is ultimately most dependent on how strong you make your password.

What to Look For

It might be nice to dream of a world where data was never at risk. Unfortunately, that’s not the world we live in. Data security is not based on where you store your information but how you store it. It is necessary to thoroughly research any cloud computing option before entrusting it with your information. This is why GetSync’d is such a viable option for any business. It combines the protection you need with the productivity you want to ensure that you have the best cloud solution.

 

Mobile Collaboration: The New Trend in Teamwork

July 21, 2015 – 1:04 pm

Mobile Collaboration: The New Trend in Teamwork

Businesses are currently in the nascent stages of a workspace revolution. With the widespread global embrace of smart devices and unprecedented IT support, you can now collaborate with your organization or teammates scattered across the globe anywhere and anytime.

While businesses that have welcomed this new trend have a distinct edge, inefficient use of these collaborative capabilities can have the opposite effect. The following are some of the benefits that trendsetters using fully managed mobile communications are already experiencing.

Increase in Productivity

When your employees turn up for work sick or stressed, their productivity level is low, regardless of their drive to get work done. Termed “presenteeism,” their mood often rubs off on others at your office. This can result in low productivity. Commuting eats into your employee time and reduces productivity. Equip your employees with mobile collaboration solutions and permit them flexible working options when needed. This helps maintain their productivity levels and simultaneously prevents a loss of time and money.

Cost Savings

When your full-time employees work from home, you don’t receive exorbitant overhead and utility bills. Also, you don’t need to look for a bigger office space as you expand your workforce. All these translate to increased ROI.

Ease of Use and Comfort

A hosted solution like Kerio Connect is easy to set up and use. Its biggest advantage is the amazing support you get, no matter which operating system you use. It’s also compatible with all browsers, whether you prefer Safari, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer or Firefox.

Data Security

Broadly speaking, data security includes data protection, spyware, organizational spam filtering, backups and restores. If you are currently using a virtual private (VPN) for mobile collaboration, ensure it’s secured with a Unified Threat Management (UTM) solution.

The Kerio Control UTM firewall is both an affordable and reliable solution to threat management. It deploys the latest spam filtering applications and scans whatever you download from the web. It identifies sites with malware or inappropriate content, and automatically limits bandwidth and access to such websites. If you are using a cloud-based server for business, UTM takes care of threats to servers posed by unauthorized connections.

When you buy Kerio Control Unified Threat Management software or an award winning Control Box hardware appliance from GetSync’d, you can focus on the new and emerging core trends within your industry and let us worry about all the technical stuff.

GetSecure Email Security May be the Ideal Solution for Your Business

July 16, 2015 – 11:59 am

GetSecure Email Security May be the Ideal Solution for Your Business

As worldwide industry becomes increasingly reliant on technology for all facets of business, digital security has never been a more vital concern. From firewalls to access management to anti-virus software, businesses must invest in strong network security if they wish to comply with federal law and defend their assets. Protecting email accounts is a vitally important component of digital security, yet one that receives a minimal amount of attention relative to its importance.

Indeed, an enormous amount of highly sensitive information passes through a business’s email servers on a daily basis. To address the security needs of modern email, GetSync’d has designed GetSecure. A hosted email platform offering powerful security and functionality to businesses, GetSecure presents a uniquely advantageous email security solution: complete with spam, malware, virus filtering, secure archiving and encryption features, this service was made with businesses in mind. Available exclusively through GetSync’d.

Filtering

GetSecure provides subscribers with hosted spam and virus protection. Rather than including it as an additional option or an afterthought, GetSecure was developed with spam and virus detection, removal and quarantine as a top priority. GetSecure spam and virus protection is free of charge for you, provided that you have a Kerio Connect hosted email account with GetSync’d.

Secure Archiving

Hosted email archiving allows for secure data storage, offering powerful protection for vital and sensitive information. GetSecure gives you the assurance that your email data is safe, secure and accessible. Even if something happens to your network or your servers, your data is protected. GetSecure ensures the safe and reliable storage of your messages, and ten-year email archiving with unlimited storage capacity is available for $3 per month per mailbox.

Encryption

GetSecure provides hosted Zix Gateway encryption as a powerful line of defense against network breaches and thefts, effectively preventing unauthorized parties from accessing, viewing or obtaining your data. Encryption is available as an add-on for $80 per mailbox per year. With hosted Zix Gateway email encryption, businesses can obtain the most powerful encryption security available – ensuring protection, integrity, and safety of data.

GetSecure is a powerful and secure hosted email solution that is a viable alternative to other email security platforms. With the best available virus protection, spam filtering, encryption and storage security solutions, GetSecure offers clients excellent protection at competitive prices.