Massive Comcast outage throughout the U.S

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Comcast has confirmed a major outage. Not a lot of information has been released, but they have said they are aware of the problem and are working on it. Many customers have seen internet outages, phone and data services interruptions, and some a total black out from all Comcast services. We have little information at this point, but wanted to … Read More

Email #1 threat vector used by cyber-criminals

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6  reasons to love SonicWall email security solutions: Prevent ransomware and zero-day threats from reaching your inbox Stop spear-phishing attacks with advanced analysis techniques Prevent BEC fraud and spoofing attacks with powerful email authentication Keep up to date with real-time threat intelligence Ensure secure communication with encryption for DLP and compliance Protect your Microsoft Office 365 email exchange service against … Read More

Another Down Town Power Outage

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By Polar Systems 2-March-2018 On Thursday February 22nd 2018 down town Portland had a large power outage that affected around 2,400 people due to a system upgrade. On May 22nd 2017 Portland had another power outage leaving 2,000 people without power all day from an electrical fire. We feel it is important to keep in mind that these things can happen on … Read More

New Processor Vulnerabilities

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By Polar Systems 5-January-2018 Two new processor security flaws have recently been identified. These flaws appear to affect nearly every computer produced within the last 20 years. The flaws are named “Meltdown” and “Spectre”. Meltdown only affects Intel processors while Spectre affects Intel, AMD and ARM processors. The vulnerabilities allow the attacker to access privileged memory of the processor and gain access to key … Read More

3 Disruptive Trends Driving Demand for Automated Cyber Security for SMBs

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DECEMBER 11, 2017 BY MARK HEWETT Organizations typically struggle to provide a holistic security posture. There are many security vendors providing exciting and innovative solutions. But from a customer perspective, they often become various point solutions solving several unique problems. This often becomes cumbersome, expensive and unmanageable. Some of the most recent trends in this area are discussed in this blog, which … Read More

Office 2007 End Of Support

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By Polar Systems 5-October-2017 As an Office 2007 user and valued customer, we want to remind you that Office 2007 will be at End-of-Life for support on October 10, 2017. It’s important to ensure your business is protected, which is now more difficult without security updates, new features, bug fixes or other updates. What does this mean for your business? … Read More

Issues With Apple IOS 11 Release And Windows 2016

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By Polar Systems 18-September-2017 Apple announced that they will be releasing iOS 11 on Tuesday, September 19th. Apple iOS 11 will bring some pretty cool new features including, phone-to-phone Apple pay, a smarter Siri and a redesigned, customizable control center.  However, the new release does not come without issues. Customers running Windows Server 2016 will have issues with Exchange ActiveSync. … Read More

“Wanna Cry” Ransomware Outbreak

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last week some scary ransomware started infecting hundreds of thousands of computers around the world.   We’d like to use this as a time to remind you to never open attachments or follow links from unknown or untrusted sources.  Tricking users into following a malicious link is still the number one method for getting ransomware and other malicious software installed … Read More

Microsoft Exchange 2007 Is Reaching Its Support Lifecycle

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Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 is hitting End of Life starting April 11, 2017. Customers who are still using Exchange Server 2007 for any of their email and calendar services should begin planning to move the associated mailbox data and resources to Office 365 or update their infrastructure to a newer version of Exchange Server. Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 won’t just … Read More

8 Helpful Network Security Tips

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By Polar Systems 28-February-2017 Over the past few years we have seen an increasing amount of inquiries from our clients about suspicious emails that have come across that look somewhat legit, but if you look closer, they are coming from an unknown source. Some popular ones, are from Fedex, Amazon, possibly a bank requesting information. These emails are known as … Read More