Quarterly Updates

How Secure Is Your Mainframe? Will YOU Be Next?

Digital Transformation is here, and the mainframe is playing a big part. But how secure is your mainframe? How well protected is your data?

Malicious data breaches are becoming more common, and large organizations are becoming more exposed. Who will be next?

Best Practices for Mainframe Security and Data Protection

Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Time: 11am Eastern, 4pm GMT

Presenter: Barbara Ballard, Product Manager, Micro Focus

Register NOW!

Join Micro Focus for the second in a series of webinars that explore the imperatives for modernizing access to host applications and data, and best practices for making them more secure.

Topics that will be covered

  • Identity management for mainframes
  • Data protection and regulatory requirements
  • Security policy alignment
  • Needs-based access to resources and data
  • Configuration and change management

Technology strategies that will be discussed

  • Data masking
  • Encryption
  • Multi-factor authentication
  • Automated sign-on
  • Integration with enterprise Identity Access Management architectures and practices

Attend this session to learn about best practices for mainframe application security and data protection. To enable your organization to fully deliver on the promise of Digital Transformation, with security in mind, and data protection built in.

Bring a Colleague!

Don’t forget to share this invitation with your colleagues in Enterprise Security, Identity Management, Data Security, Compliance, Application Planning, Development and Operations, and those concerned with achieving the benefits of modernized host mainframe application and data access.

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Quest Shows You How to Migrate to Azure in 6 Easy Steps

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It’s not always easy to migrate your infrastructure to the cloud, but with a little planning it can be. Quest Software reduced critical impact in its migration by relying on a predictive business continuity approach. By building an infrastructure as a service (IaaS) solution in Azure, Quest leveraged Foglight for Virtualization and Rapid Recovery to migrate workloads. The move involved a complex environment that include Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware with virtual machines supporting mission critical applications.

Quest followed 6 easy steps:

  1. Identify applications and VMs
  2. Discover VM/application dependencies
  3. Review IaaS offerings
  4. Analyze costs and risks
  5. Test migration
  6. Migrate, test, commission

Want to learn more about how planning and the Quest Predictive Business Continuity solution can help your customers with Azure migrations? Read the full story here.

You’re Invited: Data Protection and Unified Endpoint Management Partner Lunches *

Want the inside scoop on Quest? Join them for a delicious partner lunch and learn. Connect with your local Quest team and meet the new data protection and unified endpoint management channel leader, Brian McGushin. Learn about the latest partner incentives, and get all of your questions answered in an intimate, casual atmosphere.

You’ll get the latest on:

  • New product releases, including KACE® Cloud Mobile Device Manager, NetVault® 12 and Rapid Recovery 6.2
  • Our exciting partner program and what’s in store for you
  • How to make more money with Quest

Quest will be hosting lunches at the following locations:

Date Location More Info & Registration
April 26, 2018 Denver, CO click here
June 6, 2018 Chicago, IL click here
June 7, 2018 Phoenix, AZ click here
June 12, 2018 Minneapolis, MN click here
June 14, 2018 Tysons Corner, VA click here

Space is limited, so register early. See you there!

*Original Quest Blog Post Here

 

Bluebeam Revu 2018 is here!

Revu 2018 slides seamlessly into your existing workflows, helping you access and share critical project information more efficiently—and complete your projects faster.

Intuitive interface

RIGHT TOOL, RIGHT TIME

Revu 2018 is designed to be aware of what you’re doing, presenting the tools you’re most likely to need based on your input. Like the new dynamic Properties Toolbar, which keeps the most commonly used features and commands right at your fingertips.

Simple navigation

EASY TO GET AROUND

Revu has shortened the path from point A to points B, C, D and beyond. Improved panel views stay out of your way and leave more room for documents and drawings, so you don’t have to waste time rearranging your workspace. Revu’s Studio Projects now let you access files across multiple Projects at once, with a new dashboard-style interface to see everything you’re working on. Need an even shorter path? Now you can add custom keyboard shortcuts to export and share with your whole project team. Because in this business, no one has time for extra clicks.

Contact your Lifeboat Rep today for pricing!

 

GFI Unlimited – The Freedom to Focus on Your Business!

Why are you paying for separate licenses? We’re spending millions on software so you don’t have to! Get ready to unleash unlimited access to all the business software you and your customers need for one low price per user!

GFI has launched GFI Unlimited – a brand new subscription that unlocks access to all the software you need to power your business, in one place. It includes business-proven, full-featured security and communications solutions, unlimited product installations and free technical support for all GFI Unlimited products.

Some benefits of GFI Unlimited are:

  • Disruptive Pricing: Saves you money by providing a full suite of security and communication solutions for just $20 per unit per month.
  • Freedom to focus on your business: You have access to full-featured, business-proven products with unlimited installations.
  • No hidden costs: Get technical support for all the products in the bundle at no extra charge.
  • It keeps getting better: As GFI’s product portfolio grows, more products will be added to the software library.

Learn More Here!

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Acronis Backup Keeps Companies Running

We’ve all seen how the data lost in wildfires, floods, and ransomware attacks of the past year have taken companies down. Heck, 60 percent of companies close within six months of losing their data, yet 58 percent of small businesses haven’t prepared for data loss.

For 15 years, Acronis has made it easy and affordable to protect data on any platform so your customers can rebound in any situation. Today, our innovative solutions:

  • Protect data across 21 platforms from a single touch-friendly, web-based console
  • Ensure business continuity by recovering systems in mere seconds
  • Deliver secure hybrid cloud storage so data is out of harm’s way, but easily accessed
  • Defeat ransomware with the backup industry’s only AI-based technology that actively detects and stops attacks

 

Acronis Backup – the data protection solution that PC Magazine deems “pure gold” – keeps businesses running no matter what Mother Nature, cybercriminals or human error throws their way.

For a limited time, Acronis will match the cost of a competitor maintenance renewal and the cost of cloud storage making superior data protection even more affordable, and allowing you to generate more business. Learn more.

ABBYY solutions accelerate daily work with documents and PDFs

ABBYY’s innovative solutions boost the effective use of information in organizations. Software such as FineReader 14 and Recognition Server help your customers to optimize business processes, reduce risk, accelerate decision-making, and increase revenue.

ABBYY FineReader 14

  • All-in-one PDF and OCR software for increasing individual productivity. It provides powerful tools for convenient work with both scanned paper documents and PDFs: View and securely share any type of PDF, convert PDFs and scans, edit and comment PDFs, compare documents (track changes) across different formats, and automate personal conversion tasks. Learn more
  • Customers benefit from low acquisition and administration costs as this PDF software is suitable for a wide range of tasks across multiple departments. Attractive licensing options and volume discounts are available. Learn more

 

ABBYY Recognition Server

  • Powerful, server-based OCR solution for the automated conversion of large volumes of documents in various export formats (e.g. PDF, PDF/A, XML, Microsoft® Offi­ce ­files). The software converts both paper-based and digital input formats (e.g. documents from scanners, ­les, fax and e-mail servers as well as Microsoft SharePoint® libraries). Watch Video
  • Recognition Server improves the quality of existing information and therefore accelerates information and document related business.
  • The centralized, server-based software enables company-wide use of the software for different business processes while ensuring easy installation and maintenance.

 

Contact your Lifeboat sales rep for more information!

PRTG got a facelift & so have their prices!

Networks grow, budgets may not. Paessler wants to continue to be the #1 network monitoring solution provider. For them, this means giving their customers flexibility and room to grow.

Paessler prides themselves on being competitively priced. In an effort to maintain this standard, they are reducing the price of their most preferred license, PRTG XL1, effective from April 1st, 2018

Reach out to your Lifeboat rep for details: sales@lifeboatdistribtion.com

For Paessler’s recent Case Study on detecting and preventing cryptojacking, visit our blog site below to read why PRTG can help you monitor malware and phishing sites!

PRTG: Helping a Leading Independent Security Analyst Detect and Prevent Cryptojacking

 

 

Quest Shows You How to Holistically Manage Your Virtual Environment

Virtualizing your IT infrastructure doesn’t mean systems management headaches disappear. You’ll need a holistic mindset and the proper tools to gain deep visibility into your environment. Awareness and understanding go hand in hand to prevent issues and keep downtime to a minimum.

Utilizing predictive business continuity strategies you can:

Eliminate workload bottlenecks to balance out your virtual environment and improve system performance

Remove server bottlenecks like old assets and experiments that can bog down resources

Remove complexity and utilize virtualization to optimize your IT environment

Want to learn more?

Download Quest’s ebook, Holistically Manage and Solve Virtualization Issues

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