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10,000 and still growing...

10,000 and still growing...

Here at Options, we hit yet another major milestone – 10,000 devices are now live in our monitoring environment. This generates a combined 200,000 checks on the platform, approximately 500 checks per second! From Operating Systems, Server Hardware, Network Infrastructure and Storage to bespoke Application monitoring, there is nothing we can’t cover. All of this across 40 data center locations worldwide and countless customer offices.

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X-Check and Prepare for Take-off

X-Check and Prepare for Take-off

It's a phrase that you've probably heard a pilot announce just before takeoff. It means the flight attendant should check their designated door is closed and the emergency slide is armed before crossing over and double checking their colleagues work on the other side.

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Trend Micro OfficeScan XG: A Technical Brief

Trend Micro OfficeScan XG: A Technical Brief

Given the ever-rising number of security threats out there, it is hard to tell the good from the bad these days. It’s even harder to figure out what security solution is best for your business. A stand-alone anti-virus software paired up with multiple anti-malware solutions on a single endpoint can muddy the waters.

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Mobile Iron: A Technical Brief

Mobile Iron: A Technical Brief

Mobile working has come a long way in a relatively short space of time. In the last 20 years we have moved from clunky laptops and brick-like phones to a world of super-slim tablets and powerful smartphones.

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19 for '19

19 for '19

Today we can access more data than ever before and connectivity is no longer confined to the office. Data is now available at home, when travelling and at any time of the day. Stealing that data has never been more attractive to hackers. Exercising caution and following some simple guidance is a great way to start the year. To help, here’s our 19 for ‘19 security best practices.

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January Patch Tuesday: New Year, New Patches

January Patch Tuesday: New Year, New Patches

The holidays are over. Our batteries are recharged and we’re ready to tackle 2019! The second Tuesday has arrived which means it’s time to get patching…

After last month’s Zero Day challenges (Zero Day being where a new found vulnerability was already being exploited by attackers in the wild), everyone should be comforted to hear Microsoft are advising of no Zero Day vulnerabilities this month.

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December Patches: Yule Be Mad To Miss Them

December Patches: Yule Be Mad To Miss Them

‘Tis the season for holiday cheer, roasting chestnuts on an open fire and sipping your favourite festive drink by the tree...but before we can do any of that, we have vulnerabilities to manage. Yes, on the 11th day of Christmas, Microsoft, Adobe and Mozilla have all dished out a number of patches that need to be gift wrapped and express delivered to each of your machines.

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Patch Tuesday: Halloween Tricks or Treats?

Patch Tuesday: Halloween Tricks or Treats?

Halloween is just around the corner and while there are a reduced number of patching scares this October, Microsoft have encountered a horror with their Windows 10 1809 feature update...

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Bringing it home – Taking your career to Belfast

Bringing it home – Taking your career to Belfast

Have you ever considered moving to Belfast? For many years, decades even, the answer to that question (for the vast majority) was no. The same applied to graduates like myself, who instinctively left Belfast after university, for pastures new. The recent local theatre phenomenon and acclaimed film, Read more

Racking up 2 million miles in 12 months with Options

Racking up 2 million miles in 12 months with Options

When I joined Options’ Graduate & Placement Programme in June 2018, I knew that travel was going to be a big part of my training. But I never expected to be part of Options’ 2 million mile journey! This year, we’ve already surpassed our Read more

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