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Apr 21, 2020   |  By Doug N
Launching your business website is a big step, but, if you don’t know how to launch a website the right way, you’re just wasting time. There are many considerations, including design, functionality, SEO, testing, marketing, analytics, and security. Assuming you’ve designed and built a site that’s ready to go, your website launch checklist should include the following.
Apr 9, 2020   |  By Doug N
With so many people working from home, the perimeter of corporate data safety has suddenly grown very large, in many cases encompassing employee home computers. Data loss prevention (DLP) was challenging enough already, but now it takes on even more importance. One way that data can escape the corporate network is by getting copied to USB thumb drives. Some companies take the approach of gluing or epoxying the USB ports closed.
Mar 26, 2020   |  By Sam Bocetta
Coronavirus is changing everything. But amid all the talk of shut-downs, quarantine, and stock market crashes, another huge impact of the current crisis has been a little overlooked: it’s consequences for cybersecurity. With hundreds of thousands of employees now working from home – in the US, Europe, and all over the world – many companies have had to rapidly put in place systems for them to connect their home devices to corporate networks.
Mar 19, 2020   |  By Doug N
Your website is an extension of your business. In some cases, your website is what people use as their first impressions of your business. Visitors to your site expect it to work correctly and provide a positive customer experience. When things are working correctly, people are more likely to spend time exploring your site to learn about your business, your products, and your services. They may even register an online account if you offer this feature.
Mar 17, 2020   |  By Doug N
Has your phone gone in the middle of the night when your boss is calling because the server is down? Maybe you wake up to a tone of text messages that something is wrong with the server? If you have encountered this, then you know the importance of monitoring your server so that you are not the last to know when there is a problem. Part of server monitoring is putting best practices in place to ensure you are prepared for the unexpected.
May 22, 2020   |  By Power Admin
PA Server Monitor's process monitor checks how many instances of a target specified process are running on Windows or Linux servers. It then compares that to the threshold and fires actions as needed. The process may be running locally, or remotely. PA Server Monitor can monitor remote processes on Windows servers via WMI or SNMP, as well as processes on remote Linux/Unix servers via SNMP. Process up or down data is recorded every time the monitor runs. You can define a time period, and optionally a summarization (hourly, daily, weekly, monthly) to create an uptime report for the process.
May 22, 2020   |  By Power Admin
How to Audit Windows Logons and Logon Failures When a user logs into a Windows computer, or fails to logon, an event can be written to the Windows Event Log. This feature is built in to Windows. The Event Log monitor in PA Server Monitor can tell you when one of these events occurs, thus alerting you to a server logon, or a failed server logon. And because the Event Log monitor has a configurable monitoring cycle (the Schedule button in the lower right corner), you can find out about the logon in nearly real time.
May 22, 2020   |  By Power Admin
Using the Inventory Alerter monitor in PA Server Monitor can help you monitor for changes in your Anti-Virus software. The Inventory Collector collects system information including Anti-Virus product information. Then when using the Inventory Alerter monitor you can alert on such items as when the running status changes, when the Pattern File Date is out of date, or when the Version changes.
May 18, 2020   |  By Power Admin
Detecting Slow Database Queries with PA Server Monitor.
May 18, 2020   |  By Power Admin
Learn how to add a Service Monitor to your monitored server in PA Server Monitor. The Service Monitor watches the same system services that can be seen from the Administrator Tools Services applet (services.msc). If a service is not running, actions are fired (which could notify you and/or restart the service for example). The Restart Service action is typically attached to this monitor.