IceWarp is GDPR Compliant

June 21, 2018

  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the largest and the most comprehensive EU legal act of personal data storage and processing in history. Adopted on 14 April 2016, it becomes applicable after a two-year transition period, on May 25th
  • Being GDPR ready, IceWarp solutions can improve companies IT further

It’s spring and GDPR is all around. And there is much confusion about it. IceWarp has been working almost for a year now, to set everything up, both technically and legislatively, for this global cornerstone of digital security. IceWarp is now fully GDPR compliant.

GDPR is not just about the product. For a company, GDPR means significant changes in inner processes to meet its baseline. The goals of GDPR are promising – to grant more control over personal data to every EU citizen and to simplify the regulatory environment of international business. But what is personal data anyway? According to EU officials, “Personal data is any information relating to an individual. It can be anything from a name, a photo, an email address, bank details, your posts on social networking websites, your medical information, or your computer’s IP address.” (GDPR press release, European Commision)

GDPR is not all about digital security though. The new law enforcement is affecting mostly company’s inner procedures – a way of storing data, managing levels of clearance and updating data policies. In short, that means sleepless nights for company’s lawyer and a lot of paperwork for the rest. Otherwise, penalties will be severe.

Setting up your IT with GDPR Compliant Server

In case your software is not fully GDPR ready, opt for a server which is. Ensure that all latest patches of all critical components of the system, including openssl, certificates etc., are up-to-date.

In terms of IT infrastructure, make sure that you follow the general best practices of IT security, including remote access security, firewall security, password complexity enforcements, and malware protection.

There are also some other simple steps, you may want to take to be even more in the line with GDPR regulations:

  • Data loss protection – be sure you’re using SmartAttach and Archive functions
  • Grant only a mandatory access to a server – according to a level of clearance, lower the number of people with wide access to a server
  • Enable 2-factor authentication – for server administrators, simply use IceWarp Authenticator, which works smoothly for almost any IT admin, or set second authentication method like i.e. SMS
  • S/MIME keys – start digitally signing and encrypting your messages using S/MIME, but be aware of a significant increase of computing power needed
  • Levels of clearance – do a permission audit, deny an access to nonessential personnel, set different passwords to the most secure directories
  • Use user accounts only – we don’t recommend running IW under the root account, using dedicated user accounts instead
  • Data searching – set authorized individual, who have permission to seek through Email Archive and Full-text search
  • Erasing in person – make sure that erasing is done by the person who owns the data
  • Use system logs – enable system maintenance logs on your server, this allows you to track every action on a server, along with user authentication and activity

GDPR super-power is coming

IceWarp On-premise and Cloud are fully GDPR compliant at the moment. Things get more complicated when it comes to full-text search for personal data though. Because of complexity of GDPR and its maintenance demands, a built-in search engine isn’t enough. That’s why GedAI has been created.

GedAI is a whole new product mainly addressing GDPR compliance of companies. GedAI locates personal data, archives them and creates GDPR reports. With full-text search and advanced filtering options, you will be able to process terabytes of personal data from various sources of your server in just a few clicks. 

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SUSE Helps Customers Capitalize on Kubernetes with Enhanced CaaS Platform

June 20, 2018

SUSE solution enables customers to accelerate application delivery to meet the demands of the digital economy

NUREMBERG, Germany / BENGALURU, India – June 20, 2018 – SUSE® today unveiled SUSE CaaS Platform 3, the next advancement of the solution that accelerates delivery of modern applications for the digital economy. SUSE CaaS Platform delivers Kubernetes innovations in a complete enterprise-class container management solution that lets application development and DevOps teams more easily deploy, manage and scale container-based applications and services.

SUSE is focused on delivering an exceptional operator experience with SUSE CaaS Platform. With deep competencies in infrastructure, systems, process integration, platform security, lifecycle management and enterprise-grade support, SUSE ensures IT operations teams can deliver the power of Kubernetes to their users quickly, securely and efficiently.

In this era of digital transformation, IT organizations need to be more agile than ever,” said Gerald Pfeifer, Vice President of Products and Technology Programs at SUSE. “Properly deployed, Kubernetes leads to agility. But before application teams can use Kubernetes, the platform itself needs to be in place. It needs to be secure, well controlled and maintained. SUSE CaaS Platform helps enterprises provide and consume Kubernetes more easily with a complete solution that is designed with the platform operator, as well as the platform user, in mind.”

Massimo Montecchi, CEO/CTO of IT Solutions Provider BS Company Srl, said, “Bringing Kubernetes to life is more than just installing the software and turning it on. We needed to integrate the platform into our larger IT environment, including systems, processes and cloud infrastructure. It was straightforward with SUSE CaaS Platform, which helped us get Kubernetes up and running quickly. SUSE CaaS Platform also gives us enterprise-grade reliability and flexibility that are critical in this era of ever-evolving technology and innovation.”

SUSE CaaS Platform 3 expands choices for cluster optimization, provides new support for more efficient and secure container image management, and simplifies deployment and management of long-running workloads. It allows customers to:

  • Optimize cluster configuration with expanded data center integration and cluster reconfiguration options. Setting up a Kubernetes environment is simplified with improved integration of private and public cloud storage and automatic deployment of the Kubernetes software load balancer. A new SUSE toolchain module also allows customers to tune the MicroOS container operating system to support custom configuration. With the new cluster reconfiguration capabilities, they can transform a start-up cluster into a scalable and highly available environment.
  • Manage container images more efficiently and securely with a local container registry. Customers can download a container image from an external registry once, then save a copy in their local registry for sharing among all nodes in the cluster. Connecting to an internal proxy rather than an external registry and downloading from a local cache rather than a remote server improves security and performance whenever a cluster node pulls a trusted image from the local registry. In addition, the lightweight CRI-O container runtime, designed specifically for Kubernetes, is introduced in SUSE CaaS Platform 3.
  • Simplify deployment and management of long-running workloads through the Kubernetes Apps Workloads API. This API generally facilitates orchestration (self-healing, scaling, updates, termination) of common types of workloads.

Dan Kohn, Executive Director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), said, “Innovations from the CNCF community, like the SUSE CaaS Platform, help deliver the power of Kubernetes to more enterprise developers and make it easier for organizations to deploy and manage their own cloud native environments.”

For additional information about SUSE CaaS Platform, visit www.suse.com/caas.

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About SUSE

SUSE, a pioneer in open source software, provides reliable, software-defined infrastructure and application delivery solutions that give enterprises greater control and flexibility. More than 25 years of engineering excellence, exceptional service and an unrivaled partner ecosystem power the products and support that help our customers manage complexity, reduce cost, and confidently deliver mission-critical services. The lasting relationships we build allow us to adapt and deliver the smarter innovation they need to succeed – today and tomorrow. For more information, visit www.suse.com.

Copyright 2018 SUSE LLC. All rights reserved. SUSE and the SUSE logo are registered trademarks of SUSE LLC in the United States and other countries. All third-party trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


iValue VAD for TITUS, for its Data Protection Solutions

June 18, 2018

BENGALURU, India – June 18, 2018 – iValue InfoSolutions, a leader in the Digital Asset Protection and Data, Network & Application (DNA of every business) management area, today announced VAD agreement with TITUS, a leading provider of data classification and protection solutions for unstructured data. .

TITUS flexible software solutions identify, classify, and protect data in network file shares and in the cloud. TITUS provides solutions that enable organizations to address compliance regulations, standards, and frameworks. With support for automated, system-suggested, or user-driven classification, TITUS solutions enable organizations to identify the sensitivity of unstructured data.

Maheswaran. SRegional Director, India & SAARCTITUS said “We are excited to partner with iValue and look forward to a mutually beneficial relationship that delivers even greater value to our partners and customers in the region. iValue has the technical skills, expertise and wide customer and partner network, which will complement TITUS’ ability to protect data on premise and in the cloud…”

Subodh Anchan, DirectorCo-Founder & VP Alliance, iValue said “An organization’s first and last line of defence is its people because information security is everyone’s responsibility. This is why I believe data classification is critical for the success of any data protection strategy. TITUS’ data discovery, classification, and protection effectively addresses the digital transformation and data security needs of customers in the market. We are confident that this partnership will be a win-win for both parties and excited with the prospects for our customer and partners.”

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About iValue InfoSolutions

A premium technology enabler, iValue InfoSolutions drives “Go to Market” for Niche, Compelling and Complimentary offerings, in the Digital Asset Protection and Data, Network & Application (DNA of every business) management areas, leveraging Customer Life Cycle and Product Life Cycle Adoption frameworks.

iValue mission is to optimize, protect & transform “Digital Assets” of Organizations, with leading edge & proven offerings, in collaboration with trusted partners., iValue offerings are aligned, customized & optimized for organizations, across vertical & size, through its OEM, consultant & global, national, regional and local system integrators partnership.

iValue has direct partnership with 30+ “Best of Breed” OEM’s with 6000+ Customers through 600+ partners. iValue has a direct presence across 10 cities in India, with channel, solution, vertical & customer focused teams, addressing pre-sales, sales & post sales needs of Customer, Consultants & Partner, for Private, Public and Hybrid cloud needs. iValue overseas presence include Nairobi, Kenya office for Africa foray.

The team at iValue has proven track record for creating robust and scalable delivery models for niche, complementing and compelling offering, through customer engagements, while continuing to provide scalable growth for popular offerings, through its focused partner engagements. iValue has been growing consistently at 4+ times market growth rates, at 50%+ CAGR since inception. iValue won Deloitte India Technology Fast 50 award for India and Fast 500 award for Asia-Pac for two consecutive year, 2013 & 2014. iValue also was “Red Herring Asia 100” Finalist in 2014 & 2015.

For more information, visit iValue and Twitter and follow us on LinkedIn.

About TITUS

TITUS solutions enable organizations to discover, classify, protect, analyze and confidently share information. Organizations use TITUS to meet regulatory compliance requirements by identifying and securing unstructured data – on the desktop, on mobile devices, and in the cloud. Millions of users in over 120 countries trust TITUS to keep their data compliant and secure, including some of the largest financial institutions and manufacturing companies in the world, government and military organizations across the G-7 and Australia, and Fortune 2000 companies. Additional information is available at TITUS.com.


Bringing LAN cabling to top hat rails

June 12, 2018

R&M increases packing density with the slim-line DRM45 DIN rail adapter for copper and fiber optic connectivity

BENGALURU, India – June 12, 2018 – R&M, a Swiss cabling systems developer and provider for high-quality network infrastructures around the world based in Wetzikon, is supporting high-density LAN cabling on top hat rails. With a width of 18 mm, the new, slim-line DRM45 DIN rail adapter corresponds to 1 HP (horizontal pitch), the typical pitch pattern on standard 35 mm top hat rails (DIN EN 50 022).

When it comes to structured cabling for Local Area Networks (LAN), planners, installers, and building owners want compact solutions. Increasingly these days, small building distributors or switch cabinets for industrial, functional, and residential buildings not only require controllers, network connectors, and other technical building system components, but also RJ45 network connections. These are needed, for instance, for the Internet of Things, industrial Ethernet, internet connections for machines, and controllers for smart buildings. In such cases, the 35 mm top hat rail is often the installation platform of choice.

R&M has developed the slim-line 1HP DRM45 adapter to meet this demand. Both the shielded and unshielded versions of the RJ45 copper modules Cat. 6A EL, Cat. 6A ISO, and Cat. 6A coupler fit into the housing. In fiber optic cabling, the adapter supports LC Duplex and SC Simplex connections. The adapters can be clicked into and snapped out of the top hat rail in just a few steps. The copper and fiber optic adapters are equally easy to insert, click in, and if required, replace or remove.

The plug connections can still be accessed from the front with a higher packing density. The integrated ground spring can also be enabled or disabled from the front. A hinge connects the dust cap with the adapter so that the cap does not get lost. There are nine cap colors available to denote individual network services. If the adapter is not in operation, the dust cap can be closed in a flash. The labeling window is also accessible from the front. The labels can either be written by hand or printed.

More information:

To view the DIN Railadapter DRM45 1TE video, please click here .

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About R&M

R&M (Reichle & De-Massari AG) is a leading global producer of future-proof products and systems for communication and data networks. The company’s close collaboration with certified partners results in pioneering connectivity solutions in the sectors LAN, Public and Telecom Networks as well as Data Centers. The Swiss family company stands for innovation, quality, and proximity to customers. More information is available at www.rdm.com.


ASUSTOR Shows Off The Array of Goods at Computex 2018!

June 11, 2018

MUMBAI, India – June 11, 2018 – ASUSTOR Inc. a leading innovator and provider of private cloud storage (NAS) and video surveillance (NVR) solutions, introduced the AS40 series of NAS, the world’s first consumer 10-Gigabit Ethernet NAS containing a 64 bit Marvell 1.6 GHz Cortex A72 dual-core processor at Computex 2018. The new AS40 series also helps save time by introducing hot-swappable hard drive bays for easy removal while the 10-Gigabit Ethernet saves time transferring files. Visitors to the show witnessed the amazing new NAS deliver performance of up to 1130MB/s.

ASUSTOR and ASUS Technology joined forces to bring ASUSTOR NAS compatibility to ASUS Control Center, the IT management software for enterprises to easily manage ASUSTOR NAS, ASUS servers, workstations and commercial products within the network domain. Improve the management efficiency of network management personnel.

The company exhibited high-performance desktop including the energy efficient AS10 v2 series, all new AS3102T v2 and AS3204T v2. Apart from these, ASUSTOR showcased rackmounted solutions like AS6204RS/RD, AS7012RD/RDX and powerful AS7004T-i5 containing the Intel® Core i5™ quad-core processor and the AS7010T-i5 that allows a 10GbE NIC to be installed. On the software front, the latest version of ADM, version 3.2 was released featuring new remote access features.

ADM 3.2’s Newest Features!

EZconnect.to

This feature allows users to easily connect to a NAS remotely with a unique Cloud ID. Just open your browser and enter the cloud ID followed by “.ezconnect.to” in the address bar to connect to the NAS remotely. With an Internet connection, EZconnect.to helps makes your files conveniently available anytime and anywhere.

EZ Sync Data Synchronization

This feature allows users to synchronize data between a computer and an ASUSTOR NAS. After installing the program on to a Windows based machine, ASUSTOR EZ Sync can be set to two way or one way synchronization. ASUSTOR EZ Sync also maintains historical versions of files so that previous versions of files can be restored if overwritten unintentionally.

Photo Gallery 3.0

Redesigned with the user in mind, ASUSTOR have added new timeline and photo organization features to help create smart albums based on location, date etc., while also adding support for 360° panoramic photo browsing.

AiFoto 3.0

AiFoto 3 supports new timeline and smart album features. With these new features, the layout can be adjusted using touch gestures and support for an improved instant upload. These features support Photo Gallery 3.0 and above.

Seagate IHM

ASUSTOR has updated Seagate’s IHM health management software to provide real-time information and detailed descriptions of hard drive health. Health reports for Seagate Ironwolf NAS hard drives are easy to understand and information on remaining life is easy to access, helping to take preventative measures against data loss from drive failure.

Cloud apps for the home 

An ASUSTOR NAS is more than just storage. Install ASUSTOR Portal and Surveillance Center to turn your NAS and HDMI TV into an easy-to-use security center that also plays movies and other content! In addition, ASUSTOR is proud to launch AiVideos for Apple TV. The AiVideos app makes it easy to browse your movie library and play it directly from your NAS on your TV.

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About ASUSTOR

Founded in 2011, ASUSTOR Inc. was established via direct investment from ASUSTeK Computer Inc. The ASUSTOR brand name was created as a portmanteau of “ASUS” and “Storage”. ASUSTOR is a leading innovator and provider of private cloud storage (network attached storage) and video surveillance (network video recorder) solutions, also specializing in the development and integration of related firmware, hardware and applications. We are devoted to providing the world with an unparalleled user experience and the most complete set of network storage solutions possible.

Media Contact Information: marketing@asustor.com


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