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Thursday, 3 December 2015

Case study: University moves off Backup Exec


The University Mozarteum moved from Backup Exec to SEP sesam and has provided a detailed video reference about the experience.

How is School Jotter different?


Not heard of School Jotter? Then it's time you checked out this modular school web site platform that includes e-Learning apps. So what makes School Jotter different?

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Happy Christmas 2015 & Support


We would like to take this opportunity to wish you a Joyous, Safe Christmas and New Year! Thanks for your patronage during the year! We look forward to serving you in 2016!

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Australian research finds Facebook used to radicalise teens


Dr Robyn Torok is an expert in on-line radicalisation at Edith Cowan University in Perth. Recently she presented a research paper showing how social media such as Facebook is being used to radicalise teens.

UCS 4.1 is out now!


Univention Corporate Server V4.1 delivers new features for an even more secure and convenient enterprise Linux experience. For example, the Univention App Center now supports apps which use the container technology Docker. Also new is the integrated global single sign-on mechanism which can be rendered even more secure via the use of two-factor authentication. Other highlights include self-service mechanisms whereby users can reset their passwords autonomously.

NoMachine 5 Released!

NoMachine V5 brings a host of new features for consumers and businesses. The release adds international language support, screen blanking and interface refinements for Windows, Mac and Linux. It also delivers new features for an even better remote experience and introduces functionality aimed at administrators such as centralized remote node management via the NoMachine GUI.

McAfee SaaS Email Protection exits, so what now?


McAfee SaaS Email Protection will be discontinued on 11th January 2016! So what you need now is a great alternative!

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Backups: are you stressed or relaxed?


Schools now run on technology. For some this is unwelcome and disturbing, for others it's inevitable and an enabling force. But all agree that technology has become central to the learning process, largely replacing pen and paper for students, teachers and administrators.  So are you able to relax knowing that your school's crucial data is safe?

Six months on from Mobilegeddon – what’s changed?


You might remember, six months ago, how all the blogs about school websites (us included) – and indeed all websites – were talking about Google’s impending “Mobilegeddon” – the change in their ranking algorithm that would prioritise mobile-friendly websites and penalise those that aren’t mobile compatible. No doubt you received countless emails from providers (ourselves included, again), offering to fix the problem, but six months on we have to ask – was it a genuine threat to your website?

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Video: Zarafa Web Meetings & Files


Watch the "I am Zarafa" video to see the latest from Zarafa - integrated Web Meetings and the team features of Zarafa Files....

Monday, 16 November 2015

Using Bloxx? You may need an alternative ...

Following the acquisition of Bloxx by cloud services company Akamai, Bloxx have announced that their current product set will no longer be available for sale and renewals will only be offered until January 31, 2016.

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Thursday, 15 October 2015

The New Priority: Anti-Radicalisation


Students being radicalised by on-line material is now a sad reality. In the UK, legislation has recently come into force that specifies that schools have a duty of care to prevent pupils being radicalised. In Australia the ANZAC day terror plot involving teens in the UK and Australia communicating via social media highlights the issue.

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

What is... the Webanywhere Blog App?

We take a look at the Blog App, the multi purpose blog hosting service that can be used by students and teachers.

Monday, 31 August 2015

What is.. the Webanywhere OneDrive App?

Webanywhere CEO Sean Gilligan addresses the question: What is... the Webanywhere One Drive App?

UCS 4.0-3 released by Univention

The latest Univention Corporate Server release provides various security updates and bug fixes and now uses Dovecot as the default mail server and adds the facility to define LDAP filters for policies.

Sunday, 31 May 2015

What is... the Webanywhere Portfolio App?

Using a simple interface, Portfolio allows students to show off their best work in a secure, closed environment. The ability to create a private website means students can learn valuable skills about design and e-safety. Check out the video to learn more.

Scalix Extends Support to Outlook 2016 and Beyond

Scalix, the Linux email, group calendaring, and messaging company, has released Scalix 12.5 the alternative to Microsoft Exchange and IBM Notes with native 64-bit support for Outlook 2013.

Mobilegeddon: What it Means for Your School

Mobilegeddon is here. In February earlier this year, Google announced that sites that aren't mobile-friendly will find their search rank plummet from April 21st, making it extremely difficult to find your site if it isn't readable on mobiles.

Free UCS Core Edition for Business

Univention has announced a new pricing and licensing structure for Univention Corporate Server (UCS). The most important innovations are:

  • Availability of the free UCS Core Edition, also for commercial use
  • Extension of Enterprise subscriptions: Domain services for the first 10 users or clients within one domain are now included

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Zarafa's New Client Strategy

Zarafa has unveiled a new client strategy that will see Outlook support winding down over time. So let's look at what that means.

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Arkeia backup is end-of-life!

Rumours about the discontinuation of Arkeia backup software have been confirmed by WD at CeBIT 2015 in Hanover, Germany (press article (German language only)).

What is... the Webanywhere Site App?

Take a look at Webanywhere's best seller, the site app for School Jotter. Using a simple interface, teachers, students and even parents can easily use this web site builder without any technical knowledge.

VPN Client awarded Common Criteria EAL3+ Certification

This certification comes combined with the NATO Restricted and UE Restricted agreements and as a result TheGreenBow VPN Client is the first worldwide IPsec VPN Client with this level of security.

BYOD - Is The Big Bad Wolf Dead?

Cloud Security is no longer an unknown. In this white paper CensorNet examine today's rationale for BOYD.

No More Windows Server 2003 Support

No More Windows Server 2003 Support represents the end of an era and opportunity for an open future...

SEP Partner Summit Review Webinars

If you missed a session at the SEP Partner Summit or just want to learn more about specific topics?

CensorNet SWG with Cloud Application Discovery

CensorNet Secure Web Gateway with Cloud Application Discovery is on its way.

Docker and UCS

Container technologies such as Docker offer the ability to separate applications from each other and transfer them easily from one system to another.

NoMachine for iOS & Android 4.4.12 release

NoMachine have released updated Android and iOS client apps.

e-safety in Education & Microsite

CensorNet are looking to build a webinar series in collaboration with Dr Bandey.

UCS 4.0 in the openSUSE Build Service

The openSUSE Build Service now provides software developers with an easy packaging tool for UCS 4.0 applications.

SEP sesam new features

SEP has announced a range of new features for 2015. The new features include....

Next version of CensorNet Secure Web Gateway

CensorNet has announced the next version of Secure Web Gateway (formerly CensorNet Pro) with real-time anti-malware.

UCS 4.0-1 ISO released

Univention has made the first patch level release of UCS 4 so a new ISO image is available. This release aggregates more than 80 errata updates since the last major release in November 2014.

Upgrade of UCS "free for personal use" License to 50 Objects

We are happy to announce Univention have upgraded their "free for personal use" license for private users - now up to 50 objects that can be managed in one UCS domain.

TheGreenBow VPN awarded "France CyberSecurity"

TheGreenBow, a leading provider of enterprise VPN Software, is one of the first companies to receive the "France CyberSecurity" label for its VPN Client solution.

New CensorNet Web Site

CensorNet has launched a new website and are delighted with the positive feedback from customers.

Monday, 9 February 2015

Univention Summit 2015 Recap

The Univention Summit 2015 held in Bremen Germany in January grew again this year. Take a sneak peek at the event ....

Univention patches for "GHOST" security vulnerability

Univention has released patches for the "GHOST" CVE-2015-0235 security vulnerability for UCS.

CustomTech Partners with Webanywhere for e-Learning

CustomTech is pleased to announce that we are providing Webanywhere e-Learning systems to the ANZ education market. Webanywhere solutions are used by over 4,000 schools and colleges and support over 3 million learners worldwide. In the UK market Webanywhere supplies the leading primary and secondary school website solution.