Microsoft Security Updates: January 2019

Microsoft Patch notes

This month’s Patch Tuesday is medium in size, with 47 vulnerabilities covered and only 7 labeled as Critical. Twenty-six of the vulns apply to Windows Servers and Workstation operating systems. Two of the Critical apply to Hyper-V and could lead to RCE on the host system. Microsoft also issued and out-of-band patch in December for […]

Kaseya Products Release & Improvements

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 Kaseya has now started working even harder towards product improvements, and with more and more acquisitions, they have further expanded their IT Complete Platform. During the last product release webinar, multiple announcements were made regarding the release process, upcoming functionality, new product additions to the portfolio, and more. In case you missed the webinar, here’s […]

Advantages of Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)

Disaster Recovery

First, let’s understand what DRaaS is: DRaaS stands for Disaster Recovery as a Service. It is the scenario when the service provider manages a virtual machine or a physical machine replication from the production data center to the secondary location or cloud. In other words, the replication and hosting of a virtual or physical server […]

Views for Better Patch Management

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To ease up the process of patch management, the Patch Management filter head, under View Definitions, lets you further refine a machine ID / machine group filter based on different patch status attributes/conditions, as seen below: View filtering can be applied under allfunction pages by selecting a specific View from the drop-down list or Create New. Click “Edit” […]

Checkpoints to Remember While Choosing a Cloud Backup Service Provider

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Cloud Backups, or backing up data to a remote online Backup Service Provider, is an essential service that every organization requires as part of its Disaster Recovery plan. In this blog, we will talk to you about Checkpoints that you should look for in your Cloud Backup service provider. If you are currently using Cloud […]

Takeaways from IT Nation 2018

2018 ProVal Tech Team Members

The ProVal Tech team had the opportunity to get together a few days in advance of IT Nation in Orlando. For a team that works mostly remote, apart from our office in India, this presents a great opportunity for folks to bond. ConnectWise, as always, put up a great show and played wonderful hosts to […]

Microsoft Security Updates: November 2018

Microsoft Patch notes

This month’s Patch Tuesday addresses 62 vulnerabilities, with 12 of them labeled as Critical. Out of the Criticals, 8 are for the Chakra Scripting Engine used by Microsoft Edge. A Remote Code Execution vulnerability in Windows Deployment Services’ TFTP server is also addressed in this release. Adobe also patched three Important vulnerabilities this month, although there is a PoC exploit available for Adobe Acrobat and Reader.