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FrugalBrothers Software, Inc. featured in GFI Software Case Study

Recently I had the opportunity to participate in a GFI case study for the popular GFI FaxMaker software. Last Tuesday March 10th 2015, a video production company visited me in my home office to record the case study. They carried with them a ton of lighting and state of the art video gear.

For those of you unfamiliar with the term “case study” here is the best way to explain it. A case study is an examination of how a customer uses a product, and how the product benefits their business, and or improves their business processes.
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FrugalBrothers Software Inc. Renamed to FB Security Group

PCI DSS Compliance

FrugalBrothers Software is pleased to announce the transition to FB Security Group effective February 1st 2015. The company will offer PCI Compliance services for small to mid-size businesses throughout North America. FB Security Group will offer an array of services including Compliance Audits, Quarterly and Annual Vulnerability Assessments, Remediation Services, SAQ Preparation (Self Assessment Questionanaire) and more. We will begin by working in the retail, financial services and healthcare industries. FB Security Group can also provide software technologies; both cloud and on-premise based to maintain PCI-DSS compliance. For further information please contact Bruce Naylor via email at bruce.naylor@frugalbrothers.com

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FrugalBrothers Now Offering GFI Software Installation and Configuration Services

FrugalBrothers is pleased to announce it will now offer installation and configuration of GFI Software products in North America. We have recently added network support engineers and now offer the ability to install and configure top GFI network security products. We now offer both remote and on-premise installation and configuration of all GFI network security and email protection tools. FrugalBrothers has been a GFI partner since 2006 and has been a Gold Level partner for the last 8 years. Having recently added network security engineers to our staff, FrugalBrothers is now poised to become full service IT Security Firm. For more information please contact Bruce Naylor at (260) 724-2748 or email bruce.naylor@frugalbrothers.com

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Improving productivity with Internet monitoring software

InternetMonitoring_SQThe Internet is one of the best and most powerful information tools but it can be an enormous time sink if employees in the company have unrestricted Internet access. When those constantly on Facebook, Tumblr, Reddit and the rest are on the clock, that’s time and money they are taking away from the business! Providing users unrestricted Internet access is great, but not when it causes productivity issues. One way to deal with the problem is to manage and monitor access to the Internet so that you are efficiently using bandwidth, maintaining productivity and keeping employees happy.
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Organized cybercrime: bad guys go pro, highlighting “customer service”

J003-Content-OrganizedCybercrime_SQBack when I was a police officer in suburban Texas, most of the criminals I dealt with weren’t very bright. Burglars and embezzlers, druggies and drunk drivers and domestic violence perpetrators, they had that in common. Even the ones who were well educated and held impressive job titles weren’t nearly as clever in carrying out their illicit activities. You see a lot of brilliant criminal masterminds in the movies but we didn’t see many of them in real life. But that was in Life 1.0, a.k.a. Life before the Internet.

One of the things that always made it easier for law enforcement to catch and prosecute the bad guys was the fact that the majority worked alone or with one or two fumbling, bumbling partners. From petty thievery to murder, most crimes weren’t well-thought-out. Criminal types were usually impulsive and consequently made a lot of mistakes that led to their downfall. The exception was organized crime, exemplified by the Italian Mafia – and members of those criminal organizations proved much more difficult to bring to justice.
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5 security mistakes SMBs make and their simple solutions


Top 5 network security mistakes & their simple solutions

IT resources in small and medium-size businesses are often limited and time savers are welcome. But some security short cuts may put your business at risk costing more than time in the long run. Here are five of the most common security mistakes SMB’s make and their simple solutions.
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Choosing the right patch management software


Choosing the right patch management software

For the small to medium size businesses fighting to grow and make a profit automating everyday IT tasks is vital.

Even in larger organizations where IT teams are small and have a lot to do proactive threat management remains a low priority. That’s where automatic vulnerability and patch management comes in. Add deep network analysis and comprehensive risk assessment to the mix and you really have something of great value.
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GFI LanGuard® Step by step guide


GFI LanGuard is a leading network security scanner and patch management solution that acts as a virtual security consultant. It gives you a complete picture of your network setup, provides risk analysis and helps you maintain a secure and compliant network with minimal effort. So how does LanGuard work?

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Safeguarding your emails and files with GFI MailArchiver 2014

Safeguarding email is a must in today’s litigious society J003-Content-MailArchiver2014-300x300and archiving is the only way a company can do so effectively and securely. A new survey by GFI Software shows that more than half of respondents reported using their inbox as a document storage device and that external cloud-based storage alternatives are also posing a risk.

A new version of GFI MailArchiver is available today and we asked its product manager, Ian Bugeja, to tell us how GFI’s award-winning solution can help companies combat this problem.

Q: What’s the big news with GFI MailArchiver 2014?

Files. File archiving to be more precise. In earlier versions we had introduced a feature whereby users could manually archive files. Our customers loved this function and the recent increase in cloud-based storage services has only highlighted the importance of file archiving within the organization. That is what we have set out to address with the latest version of GFI MailArchiver. Road warriors are constantly using and saving files wherever it is convenient for them and the company often has no clue where these files are stored. We introduced new features that eliminate the need for employees to use public cloud-based services for document storage and this is done automatically for them.
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12 email tips to share with your users

Unsolicited email or spam may be a mere nuisance for most anti-spam-300x300emails users, but for an IT administrator spam is a headache and a major security threat. More than 3% of all spam includes a malware payload, but that doesn’t mean that the remainder is safe. Far from it. You can still be directed to a website that is infected by clicking on a link in that email.
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