Desktop Security Software Risks - Part 2Written by Tim Klemmer
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Updates Having software on your desktop means you are responsible for maintaining that software. In case of office productivity software or image editing software, if new versions come out with features youíre not interested in, you donít update. With new viruses appearing on landscape every day, you canít afford not to continually update your software. If you donít update for a month or two, you run severe risks of infection. You also will incur potential long update cycles as your software has to be upgraded to handle all new threats. This makes desktop these days a somewhat ineffective solution. Nearly two-thirds of all PCs that have anti-virus protection installed do not update their definitions regularly. These PCs might as well uninstall software for all good itís doing them. Lost Time As mentioned in above discussion, you can lose considerable time if you donít update regularly. Long intervals between updates can translate into long update cycles. If you have a slow connection to a vendor, your down time is much longer as you have to wait for files to be downloaded and then you have to wait for your software to update itself. Solution The better solution is to move to a centralized solution in which all software, all updates are responsibility of service provider. You pay for service of having your email cleaned before you receive it. When email arrives at your service providerís mailbox, it is checked for malicious tendencies and stripped if bad. You notice no long waiting, no downtime, no drag, no incompatibilities.
Tim Klemmer CEO, OnceRed LLC http://www.checkinmyemail.com Tim Klemmer has spent the better part of 12 years designing and perfecting the first patented behavior-based solution to malicious software.
Technology Sucks - Did you have a nice day?Written by Birmingham UK Com
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It kind of happened in slow motion. The secretary in a rush running down corridor towards me,carrying some goodies for forthcoming meeting. About 3 metres away what does she do? She trips. You know when your in an accident and things happen in slow motion.... Well, jam and cream cake catches my right shoulder, coffee literally goes all over walls and showers me on rebound. I catch a jam donut in my groin before secretary careers into me and bowls me over. I hear a loud ripping noise as I hit ground with her sprawled on top of me. When I look up there are two people staring down on us. One is my boss.
I get cleaned up and finally arrive at meeting. As I walk to my place two of women present giggle just as I feel wind up my ass. Yeah. I've ripped my pants in fall.
The rest of day is equally as much of a bummer. The Sony projector packs up, presentation ends early. It is raining cats and dogs when I leave office and I get soaked. When I arrive home my wife says 'How was your day?'
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