Exploring the Use of DNS in Multi-Cloud Environments

The multi-cloud approach to modern IT means workloads—whether virtual machines, containers, or minimal applications—can be located on any one of multiple independent infrastructures; whether running simultaneously for fault-tolerance or when being moved between these. In a modern IT deployment, workloads can (and will) regularly move between cloud and onsite deployments, whether for price, maintenance, latency, or … Read moreExploring the Use of DNS in Multi-Cloud Environments

DNS, Regulatory Compliance, and You

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), one of the most rigorous pieces of privacy legislation to date, has become almost synonymous with data privacy. This is partly due to its broad scope. The GDPR applies to any organization collecting and processing the data of an EU citizen—even if the organization isn’t based in … Read moreDNS, Regulatory Compliance, and You

FedRAMP vs FISMA

Every federal agency has security compliance requirements that must be met on an annual or ongoing basis. Two of the most important requirements are FISMA (Federal Information Systems Management Act) and FedRAMP (Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program). While these two federal requirements have a lot in common, they pertain to different types of systems. … Read moreFedRAMP vs FISMA

Ultimate Guide to ITIL Event Management Best Practices in 2019

A strong relationship between an IT department and a business team doesn’t develop by chance. As such, many businesses choose to use the comprehensive, consistent guidance offered by frameworks like the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) to foster such relationships. Currently overseen by AXELOS, ITIL has been around in some form since the 1980s and … Read moreUltimate Guide to ITIL Event Management Best Practices in 2019

6 Best FREE Patch Management Software in 2019

Managing patches across numerous workstations and servers is no easy task. But despite the grievances many IT professionals have with patch management (there are too many patches to keep up with, patches can fail during implementation, etc.), practicing patch management is critical. Without proper patch management, you’re exposing your company to hundreds of thousands of … Read more6 Best FREE Patch Management Software in 2019

How to Use FTP on a Mac

IT professionals looking to use FTP on a Mac must fully understand what FTP is, the risks involved, and the tools available to help them increase efficiencies and keep sensitive information secure. To understand how to use FTP on a Mac, it’s important to fully grasp what FTP is and how it works. File transfer … Read moreHow to Use FTP on a Mac

4 Best Software Deployment Tools in 2019

Software deployment tools are an IT professional’s best friend. They elevate existing update services, automate deployment tasks, put security best practices in place, and monitor user activity and application functioning. Without these tools, IT teams spend hours manually deploying and tracking rollouts. This takes time and resources away from other important tasks. With so many … Read more4 Best Software Deployment Tools in 2019

Best NTFS Permissions Reporting Tools 2019

For most IT teams, selecting the right permissions reporting tools is a high priority. Understanding access rights across an organization’s network is crucial when striving to protect sensitive or confidential information and having proof of permissions management is a fundamental tenet of compliance with internal controls regulations. Because of New Technology File System (NTFS) permissions … Read moreBest NTFS Permissions Reporting Tools 2019