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ESET researchers discover sophisticated and dangerous malware

June 12, 2017 • Security, SponsoredComments Off on ESET researchers discover sophisticated and dangerous malware

ESET researchers have discovered the biggest threat to industrial control systems since Stuxnet, Industroyer Industroyer is a sophisticated and extremely dangerous malware designed to disrupt critical industrial processes. ESET researchers analysed samples of the malware, detected by ESET as Win32/Industroyer, capable of performing an attack on power supply...

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Ten steps for combating DDoS in real time

June 12, 2017 • Security, SponsoredComments Off on Ten steps for combating DDoS in real time

To the uninitiated, a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack can be a scary, stressful ordeal. But don’t panic. Follow these steps by David Holmes, senior technical marketing manager: Security, F5 Networks, to successfully fight an attack: If you...

Mellanox network adapters: flexible I/O for the dynamic data centre

June 9, 2017 • Sponsored, Top StoriesComments Off on Mellanox network adapters: flexible I/O for the dynamic data centre

Mellanox continues its leadership in providing high-performance networking technologies by delivering superior productivity and scaling in 10/25/40/50/56/100 Gigabit Ethernet Adapters, enabling data centres to do more with less. These adaptors are now...

MTN allocates R1.5 million to fund relief efforts in storm and fire ravaged Western Cape

June 9, 2017 • General, Southern Africa, SponsoredComments Off on MTN allocates R1.5 million to fund relief efforts in storm and fire ravaged Western Cape

MTN has allocated R1.5 million to fund relief efforts in parts of the Western Cape and the Eastern Cape that were devastated by strong winds and runaway fires yesterday. Large parts of the Western Cape were ravaged by massive storms on Wednesday night, which...

Big Data: Convenient and Controversial

Virtualisation, hyper-convergence and the data explosion

June 7, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Southern Africa, SponsoredComments (2)

Data management and ROI value have long been serious IT challenges. Whether you run a small home office or are part of an expansive enterprise, the issues remain the same; we are drowning in data. Not only drowning, but also required to store and safeguard...

Frost & Sullivan selects Arbor for DDoS leadership award

Business case for DDoS protection

June 5, 2017 • Security, SponsoredComments Off on Business case for DDoS protection

As our businesses continue to digitise, and an increasing number of services are delivered via the cloud, we tend to have very low tolerance for downtime. “Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks can rip straight into the heart of the modern digital...

South African IT firms asked to disclose foreign trade

May 30, 2017 • Enterprise IT, Features, Finance, SponsoredComments Off on South African IT firms asked to disclose foreign trade

In what is seen as a major development, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) has tightened up its criteria for what multinational businesses are allowed to submit to the tax man. The new laws state that medium and large businesses in South Africa that...

Almost 2Tbps: Arbor Networks foils largest-ever DDoS attack

Arbor named as clear DDoS leader in Quadrant Knowledge report

May 30, 2017 • Security, SponsoredComments Off on Arbor named as clear DDoS leader in Quadrant Knowledge report

Arbor Networks’ clear leadership position in Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) mitigation is once again confirmed – being named by Quadrant Knowledge Solutions as the 2017 Market and Technology Leader in the Global DDoS Mitigation Market. Quadrant...

A new botnet is lurking as Hajime has 300,000 devices waiting orders

May 29, 2017 • Internet of Things, SponsoredComments Off on A new botnet is lurking as Hajime has 300,000 devices waiting orders

If you thought the IoT botnet Mirai was bad, Westcon-Comstor warns of Hajime, which currently has 300,000 obeying devices. Hajime is, according to Westcon-Comstor vendor partner Kaspersky “a mysterious evolving Internet of Things (IoT) malware that builds a...

Emerging markets embrace Bitcoin, research reveals

Real-world applications of blockchain-enabled supply chains

May 26, 2017 • Finance, SponsoredComments Off on Real-world applications of blockchain-enabled supply chains

This is the second of a two-part series examining the impact of blockchain technology on supply chains. In part 01 we examined how blockchains work, and the potential game changing impact of this new technology on supply chains as a record keeping,...

Westcon-Comstor Southern Africa Appoints CEO

May 25, 2017 • Careers, Company News, Sponsored, Top StoriesComments Off on Westcon-Comstor Southern Africa Appoints CEO

Westcon-Comstor Southern Africa, a value-added technology distributor of category-leading solutions in Security, Collaboration, Networking, Cloud and Data Centre, has announced that it has appointed Rakesh Parbhoo as CEO of WestconGroup SA, effective 1st...

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The dark, dangerous, and insanely profitable world of DDoS attacks

May 24, 2017 • Security, SponsoredComments Off on The dark, dangerous, and insanely profitable world of DDoS attacks

Imagine a business model with a 95 percent profit margin. As wonderful as this sound, this business is certainly not something that most would want to get into. We’re talking, of course, about the criminal enterprise of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS)...

IoT will not reach full potential without consideration of maintenance and business insight

Netshield introduces cost-effective WIFI IOT Multi Sensor devices

May 24, 2017 • Internet of Things, Southern Africa, SponsoredComments Off on Netshield introduces cost-effective WIFI IOT Multi Sensor devices

Customers looking to dramatically simplify the installation process of IoT (Internet of Things) sensors, can now take advantage of Netshield’s WIFI IOT Multi Sensor and IO modules. These devices are the perfect accompaniment to IoT environments where power...

And the winner of the MTN Upstream competition is…

May 23, 2017 • General, Southern Africa, SponsoredComments Off on And the winner of the MTN Upstream competition is…

MTN in partnership with Upstream, awarded 12 lucky customers with mouth-watering prizes that ranged from a R400 000 cash prize, R1 million cash prizes, 4 x Mercedes Benz GLC, 4 x BMW X5 and a grand prize of a house worth R3 million or its cash equivalent for...

Feature packed Dell Inspiron3567 Now From Drive Control

May 22, 2017 • Gadgets and Gaming, SponsoredComments Off on Feature packed Dell Inspiron3567 Now From Drive Control

The new Dell Inspiron 3567, available from official distributor Drive Control Corporation (DCC), is Dell’s first 3000 series laptop to feature Intel’s latest 7th Generation Core i7-7500U processors while also incorporating a rich set of standard features....

Office workers prefer mobile over desk phones

May 22, 2017 • General, Mobile and Telecoms, SponsoredComments Off on Office workers prefer mobile over desk phones

In a recent report by Westcon-Comstor vendor partner, Avaya, workers are calling time out on “dumb phones” urging employers to allow them to make use of mobile devices. The report, conducted by research company YouGov on behalf of Avaya, surveyed 3,000...