CustomTech Blog: 2018

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Friday, 7 December 2018

Happy Christmas 2018 & 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 2019!

Thursday, 6 December 2018

The long school holidays are here - are you stressed about backups?


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 all your school's crucial data is safely backed up offsite?

Certainly some of your data is now "in the cloud", but for many schools some critical data remains stubbornly onsite. In addition to traditional storage (tape, NAS & SAN) and site to site replication, SEP sesam now supports replication to the Amazon S3 cloud! So without adding infrastructure you can replicate your data offsite and relax!

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Second 2018 Gartner Peer Insights Customers' Choice for SEP sesam



  • SEP, again, is among the top-rated vendors in the November 2018 Gartner Peer Insights Customers' Choice for Data Center Backup and Recovery Software based on end-user reviews
  • Gartner Peer Insights Customers' Choice is based on feedback and ratings from verified end-users professionals who have experience purchasing, implementing and/or using the product or service
  • SEP was named a Gartner Peer Insights Customers' Choice for the second consecutive time in this market
  • SEP received 4.7 out of 5 stars based on 175 end user reviews, as November 21, 2018

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Apple School Manager Connector for Univention


iPads in schools

The digitisation in schools that are equipped with UCS@school continues to progress rapidly. Many school authorities and federal states are providing schools with mobile terminals for use in the classroom. Apple’s iPads in particular are in demand. The devices are robust, easy to use and affordable. They are also equipped with a large number of special apps for digital education.

Monday, 3 December 2018

BayBG invests in data protection company SEP


  • BayBG Bayerische Beteiligungsgesellschaft acquires 10-percent stake in backup provider SEP AG
  • Experienced investor BayBG convinced by performance and maturity of SEP solutions for data backup and recovery
  • Expansion planned for global distribution of open source software SEP sesam

Case Study: Standardised E-Mail & Corporate Backup with Univention, Kopano & SEP


Learn in this case study how the company Backwelt Pilz consolidated its outdated, heterogeneous IT environment, which was characterized by disparate services and systems. In addition to introducing a standard e-mail system via Kopano, they virtualised on KVM and established a professional business backup with SEP sesam.

Friday, 30 November 2018

DeskApp 2.0, connect to get things done on the go


Apps are getting more important in workday organization – all the more reason for additional happiness around the release of Kopano DeskApp 2.0, a big milestone in the development of the flagship client for Kopano. Aside from usage of many more modern tools like chat and video meetings, the ‘traditional’ email and calendar tasks take up more than 5 hours a week of my digital work hours. Therefore it is so important to me that DeskApp is designed for the way I work with my colleagues and external team members today. I see that our customers like that the flexibility, integration and look & feel are identical on almost all platforms – and identical for all my team members.

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

CensorNet in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud Access Security Brokers

CensorNet has been named as a Niche Player in the October 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud Access Security Brokers report for the second year. First compiled in 2017, this is the second Magic Quadrant focused on cloud access security brokers (CASBs), with vendors positioned based on ability to execute and completeness of vision.

Monday, 5 November 2018

Sangfor IAM in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for SWG


Gartner has released its new 2018 Magic Quadrant for Secure Web Gateway (SWG) results and Sangfor Technologies is was listed for the 7th Consecutive Year!

Sangfor IAM’s position in the Magic Quadrant improved yet again in 2018, outclassing some of last year’s vendors and proving that Sangfor IAM is universally recognized as a world-class internet access management solution.

Friday, 21 September 2018

3 Things To Consider Before Moving To The Public Cloud


Recently we were scared twice: Google reads our emails and with Microsoft Office365, users can be monitored. I was surprised that apparently there are companies that let people read e-mails instead of automatically browsing through content… but that’s beside the point here. More important is the recurring insight that whoever has data, uses it.

Monday, 10 September 2018

Univention confirms support as RedHat and SUSE drop OpenLDAP


In August, OpenLDAP celebrated its 20th birthday while RedHat and SUSE announced the discontinuation of this open solution. But in contrast Univention have announced that they will continue to support and use OpenLDAP.

Monday, 3 September 2018

New SEP sesam backup "Grolar" adds Amazon S3 and more

SEP sesam is constantly developed, adapted and optimized to the changing requirements of enterprise IT environments. The latest version, SEP sesam Grolar, offers extensions for virtual environments, now supports 6 hypervisors, new backup targets/technologies both on-premise and in the cloud and offers advanced security options.

Friday, 10 August 2018

Entrust Datacard Makes Strategic Investment in CensorNet


UK based CensorNet has sold its MFA business (Copenhagen-based SMS Passcode), to US headquartered Entrust Datacard, who offer trusted identity and secure transaction technologies across the world. In addition to acquiring CensorNet’s MFA business, Entrust Datacard have made a strategic investment in CensorNet. This long term partnership will ensure both sides capitalise on the clear synergy that exists between product sets, particularly around CASB and user behavior/activity analytics.

Friday, 22 June 2018

New Version of NoMachine App for iOS and Android available

NoMachine has announced the release of a major update to its Android and iOS app. The latest version launches the new native mobile interface specifically for smaller displays effectively transforming mobile phones into more powerful computing machines by allowing them to remotely connect to any NoMachine-enabled Mac, Windows, Linux and Raspberry server to stream multi-media files, view and edit documents, provide remote support to friends, transfer files and more.

Friday, 23 March 2018

UCS 4.3 is out now!


UCS 4.3 is out now with easy administration of portal pages, higher performance and single sign-on for apps, plus it integrates the latest Samba security update.

Friday, 16 March 2018

SEP awarded Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice in Backup

We are happy to announce that SEP was named a 2018 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Data Center Backup and Recovery Software.

Thursday, 1 March 2018

Your Data, Not Your Terms


As we always say, whatever technology you decide to use, make sure you are in control of your data. In a great talk, Univention CEO Peter Ganten showed us not a future dystopia, or a vision, but reality as it is right now. A reality where not we, but the largest technology companies in this world have control over our most valuable asset: data.

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Kopano consolidates top Groupware place on UCS




Univention has published their third party app popularity chart for February 2018 and Kopano came out on top for groupware again and in the number two position overall.