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Autumn 2018 Update

Autumn 2018 Update

Autumn is here and we’re reflecting on a very busy year so far at NCS IT Ltd.

We’ve put together a snapshot of a few of our most recent projects for you. If anything sounds familiar to you or you think your business could be at risk due to your current I.T. infrastructure, please give our team a call on 01706 239000 option 2.

 

If you follow our Twitter or LinkedIn pages you will have seen the large PC deployment we began recently for a newly-built academy. These are just a few of the 400 PCs and laptops that we supplied.

The PCs and laptops were deployed on a brand new Windows Server 2016 network, based on a Hyperconverged Starwind cluster. To find out more about hyperconvergence click here >

 

 

Does your data cabinet look like this? This is what greeted some of our team on a recent site visit to a customer in Greater Manchester.

We can help with any cabling and network issues you have and we will ensure your network doesn’t end up this way. We specialise in Cat5, Cat6 and fibre optic cabling.

 

 

We have also been configuring new HPE Aruba network switches for an upcoming installation in a North West business looking to upgrade their existing IT network.

After an initial site visit, our team were able to advise and supply the customer with the best solution tailor-made to their requirements. We look forward to seeing how their business runs with their new system over the coming months.

 

We have helped a number of our customers achieve the Cyber Essentials accreditation.  This is a Government-backed scheme through the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) to help businesses quickly improve their cyber security defences and demonstrate publicly their commitment to cyber security.
You can find out more about Cyber Essentials here >

 

 

One of our clients found that they were receiving a large amount of spam from Russian mail domains. Thanks to updating to Office 365, the company were able to block spam coming from specific parts of the world based on geographical location and language. Problem solved!

 

 

 

Recently two of our customers have fallen victim to a scam where an email thread between them and one of their suppliers had been intercepted and the fraudster had sent them supposedly new  bank details.

One of these customers unfortunately lost a lot of money to this fraud, and the second almost did the same.

In both cases, their emails were intercepted in some way. A malicious individual then sent them a fake email purporting to be from the supplier with their “new bank details” to send the invoice amount to.

We could not find any obvious issues with their email accounts that would allow fraudsters to do this.

The only way to avoid this happening to your business is to enable multi-factor authentication (MFA) on your email to ensure they cannot be compromised. This is a free add-on for Office 365 for business users.

To read more about multi-factor authentication, please click here >

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