April 2019 Newsletter

Advanced Malware Protection from Cisco Meraki MX

The threat landscape is constantly evolving, and it's more important than ever to have a security solution that does more than just block malware. Security experts increasingly agree that deep visibility is crucial to maintaining effective network security.

With Cisco AMP, a world class malware database is paired with context-aware monitoring and reporting, retrospective malware analysis, and Threat Grid sandboxing to provide an anti-malware solution that does more than just prevent users from downloading malware – it provides comprehensive security before, during, and after a malware attack.

  • Before an attack, AMP uses the best global threat intelligence to strengthen defenses.
  • During an attack, AMP uses that intelligence, known file signatures, and dynamic file analysis technology to block malware trying to infiltrate your IT environment.
  • After an attack, AMP continuously monitors and analyzes all file activity, processes, and communications.
  • Best of all, integration into the Cisco Meraki cloud dashboard means it's incredibly easy for Meraki MX customers to configure and monitor AMP, or to move seamlessly back and forth between threat intelligence and network management.

    To learn more about Advanced Malware Protection for Cisco Meraki MX, please email JosephineP@first-datacorp.com.

    Microsoft Windows 10, version 1607 end of servicing on April 9, 2019

    Every Windows product has a lifecycle. The lifecycle begins when a product is released and ends when it's no longer supported. Knowing key dates in this lifecycle helps make informed decisions about when to update, upgrade or make other changes to the software.

    Windows 10, version 1607 for Education, Enterprise, and IoT Enterprise will reach the end of servicing on April 9, 2019. This means that version 1607, for these editions, are exposed to major vulnerabilities, as these will no longer receive security updates. Microsoft Support, after the March update, will be directing users to the latest version of Windows 10 to remain supported.

    This end of servicing applies to the following editions, released in August of 2016

  • Windows 10 Education
  • Windows 10 Enterprise
  • Windows 10 Enterprise IoT

  • For planning, deployment and migration services support to the latest version of Windows 10, please email HannaA@first-datacorp.com.