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The unexpected nature of natural disasters and other disruptive events means that preparation is key to managing disaster recovery and business continuity planning. Join the business continuity and disaster recovery community for live and recorded presentations discussing best practices for business continuity planning, disaster recovery programs and business continuity management. Learn from BCDR experts to develop your critical infrastructure and gain insight into tactical solutions to your BCDR issues.
  • Learn how Arcserve the Unified Data Protection portfolio delivers comprehensive Assured Recovery™ for virtual and physical environments with a next generation unified architecture and unmatched ease of use.

    This feature-rich solution allows users to seamlessly scale their data protection needs, and allows them to achieve their recovery point and recovery time objectives. Overly complex traditional backup policies are replaced by modern, task-based data protection plans. Deep integration with industry-leading hypervisors enables the automation of complex, repetitive tasks.

    The Arcserve UDP portfolio also includes the UDP7000 Series appliance offering. This unique set and forget solution provides all the power of UDP in an appliance form factor, and is easy to deploy and manage.

    The Arcserve Unified Data Protection portfolio eliminates the need to have multiple data protection vendors.

    It supports heterogeneous environments including:
    •Physical and Virtual Platforms
    •Platform or application or database type
    •On-Premise to Off-Premise (DR site or in the cloud)

    Come join this informative session to learn how to achieve all of this in a simple, unified management console!
  • Rapidly deploy and dynamically manage secure networks at geographically distributed stores, branch locations, and on the road with Cradlepoint’s Enterprise Cloud Manager. This innovative cloud platform is the next generation management and application platform that helps you improve productivity, increase security and network reliability, and reduce costs; all while enhancing the intelligence of your network and business operations.

    Join us for this webinar to learn about the benefits of deploying and managing an intelligent network with Enterprise Cloud Manager. This webinar will include a live product demo.

    Attendees will learn how to:
    •Set up and configure groups of devices for “zero-touch” installation and continuous remote management.
    •Troubleshoot their network, limit truck rolls, and reduce downtime
    •Perform remote diagnostics – status reports, error logs, and alerts
    •Easily upgrade firmware on multiple routers at once
    •Implement best-in-breed security applications from the cloud
  • Hyper-converged storage is turning out to be the buzz phrase of the storage industry in 2015, one with as many confusing and contradictory definitions as there are vendors. In theory, the combining of server and storage tiers into a single entity should deliver better application performance and lower infrastructure costs. In practice, your mileage will vary.

    Join us for this webinar where industry expert Jon Toigo – chairman and co-founder of the Data Management Institute – will help to identify key criteria for making the right infrastructure decision for your business. Mr. Toigo will offer his key criteria in selecting a hyper-converged infrastructure model and he will survey the offerings of leading vendors to identify the “gotchas,” trade-offs and lock-ins of each option so you find the best fit for your company.
  • DNS security breaches are more common than you think. From hijacking of a DNS record at the registrar to cache poisoning to data exfiltration through DNS, they can cause significant damage in terms of direct revenue loss, theft of sensitive information, and brand damage. Because DNS is rarely monitored closely, malicious actors use it to avoid detection and slip under the radar. Early detection is key to minimizing damage and disrupting the cyber-kill chain at the DNS level. Join this webinar to learn the different breach tactics, the impact a security breach can have, and best practices and mitigation techniques. Keeping your DNS secure means keeping your data secure.
  • Private cloud deployments are going mainstream. The problem is that VM visibility and DNS, DHCP, and IP address management automation are still a huge challenge that can cause delays, manual work, and errors. Those days are over. Watch this webinar and learn how you can be enabled to put your private cloud networking on auto-pilot. See the next generation of network automation for cloud and virtual environments to help simplify your private cloud deployment.
  • If you run more then one solution when backing up and recovering your data it can be hard to keep track of which solution does what. Check out how our single solution can fill in all the gaps and make it less complicated to manage multiple solutions at one time.
  • The connected device has made our lives more mobile, efficient, flexible and easier to manage. Connected devices and apps help us with everything from fitness to managing our schedules and make music tailored to our current whim accessible and easy to play anywhere. Connected devices for our home such as thermostats, alarms and home automation, make managing our energy use simple and allow us to manage appliances and doors remotely. In the event of a problem they alert us so we can act wherever we are. Finally, the advantages of the connected device are making their way into our IT world.

    The limitations, complexity and fragility of traditional storage are now being supplanted by cloud connected storage. This new model for file (unstructured data) storage combines the scalability, durability, flexibility and mobility of a cloud service with performance and security of a local NAS system. Join us to learn how this new model can empower collaboration across distant locations while making IT's life easier by eliminating costly problems such as backup, DR, distribution and replication associated with the typical storage stack.
  • Inflexible, constrained, locked in, dependent are all terms we hear used to talk about the IT solutions being used in today’s datacenters. Datacenters are complex with a variety of physical, virtual, and cloud platforms for both computing and storage. Solutions that promise to make a datacenter more manageable, often lock you in to specific platforms or singular processes.

    Join this session with Andy Ebbs to learn about the top 10 technical capabilities needed to ensure that you are able to freely move your workloads to run on the best platform, and protect them wherever they are running.
  • Cybercriminals are bypassing conventional security tools and increasingly using DNS — a business-critical but rarely protected service — to execute APTs, infect devices, and exfiltrate data. In 2014, according to Ponemon Institute, data breaches cost an average of $159 per record, impacting companies like eBay, JPMorgan Chase, and Sony Pictures. Can you afford to be next? Find out why you should be worried about APTs that exploit DNS — and how to defend your network.
  • The ability of public sector organizations to accomplish their missions depends on reliable connectivity. Now, more than ever, these network connections must be mobile, rugged, and secure – but most of all, they must be flexible.

    At the federal, state, and local level, as well as at institutions of higher learning, the opportunities to gain efficiency and manage budgets through mobile connectivity are increasing exponentially. Cradlepoint enables the public sector to quickly implement networking solutions that are powerful, flexible, easy to manage, and easy to scale; without busting tight budgets.

    Join us for a webinar to learn how Cradlepoint solutions make it easy for public sector organizations to adapt their networks to take advantage of 3G/4G LTE wireless to provide the strongest signal at the best price in any given location.
  • The “consumerization of IT” is largely represented by public cloud services. But when it comes to cloud file sync – a technology that is centered on storing, accessing, and sharing data – many businesses are taking pause at public hosting. In this BrightTALK exclusive webinar, learn why deploying cloud file sync in a private environment may be worth considering.
  • IRM is leading the debate on risk culture. Drawing upon the wealth of practical experience and expert knowledge across the institute, we have developed guidance for organisations wanting a greater understanding of their own risk culture and practical tools that can be applied to drive change.

    As seen in the business press every day, embedding risk management into an organisation to the extent that it reliably makes a difference is a difficult task. To achieve this, boards must keep how to manage risks high on their agenda, and to continue asking themselves, whether they have the right culture, people and processes.

    What do we mean by risk culture?

    Risk culture is a term describing the values, beliefs, knowledge, attitudes and understanding about risk shared by a group of people with a common purpose, in particular the employees of an organisation. This applies to all organisations from private companies, public bodies, governments to not-for-profits.

    What does a good risk culture look like?

    An effective risk culture is one that enables and rewards individuals and groups for taking the right risks in an informed manner.
  • With over half of companies not feeling well enough prepared for an IT disaster according to recent research, Ian Daly of Plan B Disaster Recovery will be sharing his best practices on how to build a DR solution you can trust. In this webinar we’ll cover:

    - What counts as an IT disaster?
    - What are the common causes?
    - How can you better prepare for an IT disaster?
    - Testing – what should you be testing and how often?
    - What level of reliability should you be striving to achieve?
    - How to maintain trust in your disaster recovery solution
  • James McAlister has been developing and facilitating exercises for over 30 years. He was the lead author for the BCI Good Practice Guidelines 2013 Chapter 06: Validation, which focuses on exercising. The webinar will introduce an exercise model and simple techniques to enable participants to conduct their own effective exercises.
  • With business continuity planning covering everything from natural disasters to building infrastructure, resilient businesses will have thoroughly tested IT backup in place for their critical applications, such as failover connectivity and secondary datacentres.

    But what happens if the resilience of the underlying IT is untested? Trends such as BYOD, Cloud and Mobility are creating new challenges for IT, particularly with maturing technology, where the risk to information security and business continuity could be high. New applications that have been integrated into existing systems can expose multiple points of failure as data is transferred in different formats between different systems.

    In this webinar, Lucas and Mark will be discussing how to ensure that in today’s interconnected business, all unforeseen IT eventualities are mitigated before the crucial BCP test. Here’s how:

    - Establish a strong Quality Assurance process that drives consistency across your organisation
    - Regularly assess the overall quality of your IT systems to highlight any risks and potential points of failure
    - Ensure that IT is central to all decisions involving the adoption of new technology across the organisation

    This session is essential for not only understanding the practicalities of safeguarding the resiliency of your IT but also how to develop underlying controls to prevent new ways of working spiralling into business continuity failure.
  • This webinar is based on actual experiences gained in conducting BCM tests under varying conditions and environments, including ICT as well as Business and Incident Management testing across a number of industrial sectors. During the webinar We will be discussing the lessons learnt from some of the following topics relating to recent tests:
    - The challenges of Testing in Africa
    - Relocation testing, announced and unannounced
    - Barriers to effective relocation
    - Environmental, political and geographic obstacles
    - Expectations and Cynicism
    - Social media
    - Component testing, integrating both technical and business challenges
    - The Crisis Management Simulation
    - Real time Scenario based testing – pros and cons
    - Lessons, a snapshot
  • The recent (well within last few years) usage of Agile project management approach to deliver business driven requirements faster has presented a few issues to IT Service Management and in particular the integration with ITIL processes. Agile practitioners say of their methodology that it is lean, adaptive, delivering fast and relevant results for the customer through rapid development. In direct contrast, the ITIL practitioner will seek security, availability and stability of a Service through the control and management of change and risk to the live (production) environment. This webinar looks to introduce some of the issues and perhaps suggest some ways to overcome them.
  • Representative IT DR testing is essential to demonstrate that the capability will meet the businesses recovery requirements and justify the investment in the ITDR. However the challenges with ITDR testing and shortfalls within the underlying programme often leads to tests that prove little, give the organisation a false sense of security, deny any opportunity to improve the capability and ultimately put the organisation at risk.

    In this Webinar we will explore the challenges associated with ITDR testing, how to overcome them and the pointers to the issues in the underlying programme.
  • A lack of manpower and a dearth of resources are often major obstacles for organizations striving to achieve and maintain HIPAA and/or PCI compliance. Compliance guidelines are complex and difficult to decipher, even for the most experienced IT professionals. Recent headlines regarding unprecedented security and compliance breaches are causing companies to examine compliance-as-a-service (CaaS) solutions offered by cloud providers. But with the myriad of options available, it’s difficult for companies to discern which CaaS best fits their needs.

    Join Johan Hybinette, HOSTING Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), as he discusses the benefits and risks associated with CaaS. Drawing upon his 20+ years’ of experience in information security and compliance, Johan will also offer tips for selecting the right CaaS for your business. Bring your questions and leave with the information you need to confidently invest in a CaaS solution.
  • Data breaches are a widespread problem with over 1.1 billion records compromised in the last 10 years. According to the Verizon 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report, the vast majority of breaches occurred against small to mid-sized companies.

    As a result many retailers are focused on bolstering payment security and reducing fraud by implementing solutions such us EMV, End-to-end encryption (E2EE), and Tokenization. These solutions can work in tandem to protect merchants, and enable them to exceed regulatory requirements by securing card data across all payment environments.

    In this session our experts will present and define the three technologies, address the drivers that are leading the United States to implement EMV, and explain the complementary role of Tokenization with respect to EMV and End-to-end encryption.
  • Le débat sur l’explosion – voire la prolifération des données – est un sujet pour toutes les entreprises, quelle que soit leur taille. C’est aussi une problématique qui semble sans fin pour tous les services informatiques : quelles solutions apporter à l’augmentation exponentielle de l’information ?
    Il faut mesurer le risque induit par une mauvaise protection pouvant occasionner des violations de données : risque financier bien sûr, impact sur la réputation, mais aussi et surtout, risque juridique. Les entreprises ont en effet soumises à des temps et des termes de conservation de données. Découvrez comment Symantec peut vous aider à mettre en place une bonne gouvernance de l’information dans votre entreprise. Au programme :
    -Qu’est-ce que la gouvernance de l’information?
    -Mettre en place une politique adaptée à votre entreprise
    -Cas concrets : comment répondre aux problématiques business relatifs à la conservation et la gestion des données
  • Would you ever consider leaving your house for the day without locking your door? Of course not!!
    It is as important to protect and control front-door access of your databases as it is to lock the front door of your house. That is why we use a suite of database discovery and activity monitoring tools to control the front door access of our databases. Yet hackers and miscreant insiders know that the back door of databases are all too often left wide open—and it is the path of least resistance to steal valuable data.

    Vormetric has partnered with Intel Security to integrate with McAfee Database Activity Monitoring (DAM) and McAfee Enterprise Security Manager (ESM) to extend data-security coverage. Vormetric adds another layer of security to McAfee DAM by preventing unauthorized users and processes from accessing or viewing the database files through transparent encryption.

    In this presentation, Vormetric will demonstrate:
    • How to complete database security, to assure that back door entry is as locked down as the front door
    • How to protect the database, and its associated files such as configuration, logs and reports, from not only physical theft, but also from insider threats and hackers
  • As enterprises struggle to control and secure their assets across internal file stores, an ever-increasing universe of mobile devices, and a plethora of non-secure cloud storage services, they are searching for solutions that allow them to quickly identify and isolate noncompliant data sharing and prevent unauthorized access to sensitive information.

    Intel Security and Topia Technology have partnered to develop an integrated product for organizations to store, analyze and share documents from a mobile device or a cloud computing platform.

    Learn how:
    •Secrata deployed with McAfee provides a unified file sync and share experience with military-grade security, to address this need.
    •McAfee Enterprise Security Manager enables businesses with true, real-time situational awareness and the speed and scale required to identify critical threats, respond intelligently, and ensure continuous compliance monitoring.
  • What's New at FalconStor!
    True Software Defined Storage.
    How Intelligent Abstraction merges legacy and modern infrastructure for optimized IT processes.
    Rethinking how we provision, protect, and recover data resources, and how that impacts your business.
  • The proliferation of data on mobile devices has created huge headaches for CIOs as they attempt to protect data, stay in compliance and move workloads to the cloud. How IT approaches data protection for mobile devices can support or hinder these high level efforts. Endpoint backup, traditionally viewed as a functional requirement below the radar of CIOs, is evolving to offer not just data backup and restore, but also a modern way to address costly data governance challenges such as compliance and eDiscovery. This webcast will cover real-world case studies of Fortune 1000 companies leveraging endpoint backup solutions to gain significant business advantages including cost control, compliance and embracing the cloud.
  • ESET security researcher Lysa Myers discusses developments in healthcare IT system security that you may see at the HIMSS conference in Chicago next week. Find out what is being done to better protect patient data privacy and more.
  • GitLab provides streamlined social coding and collaboration for Git development teams. But under the hood it's a powerful enterprise Git management platform. In this webinar we'll present best practices for managing permissions and users with LDAP and Active Directory, working with large binary files, code reviews and workflows, and clustering and replication. From security to performance and disaster recovery planning, this webinar will guide you to a rock-solid GitLab deployment.
  • More than 75% of organizations in the U.S. and U.K. have experienced at least one DNS attack according to SC Magazine. DNS Attacks are increasing in frequency and evolving constantly. They range from common amplification, reflection, and flood attacks to more sophisticated and stealthier types. These might have fancy names like random subdomain, phantom domain, and domain lock-up, but their effects on DNS are far from pretty. Join this webinar as we reveal the top 10 attacks on external and internal DNS servers; and the impact they have on your operations.
  • Join Ntirety, a division of HOSTING and the leading data services organization in the country, in this discussion of the impact that database administration can have on individuals, organizations and — most importantly — bottom line revenue. This interactive webinar will cover:
    •DBA Burnout and Retention
    •The DBA’s Role in Major Platform Shifts and Regulatory Compliance
    •The Accidental DBA Due to Staff and Skills Shortages
    •The “Half a DBA” Problem -- When You Don’t Need a Full-time DBA
    •The IT Budget Crunch
    •Q & A
  • Software defined architectures are all the buzz, helping to start conversations about transforming customer data centers from cost centers into competitive advantages. But in today’s economy, no business can afford to stand still. And a business is only as agile as its IT organization allows. An agile data center and IT department can:

    •Protect the infrastructure and easily recover if faults are found or predicted
    •Control access to data while meeting compliance and regulatory requirements
    •Deliver services quickly, resiliently, and cost-effectively

    Join us on at 10am GMT on 16th April 2015 and learn how Symantec’s view of the “Agile Data Center” covers delivering the right resources in the right way to the users. Whilst bringing a broader view on how you can introduce critical solutions and new revenues around disruptive customer events.
  • The Fastest, Easiest Way to Backup and Store Data—so You Can Do More Important Things

    Are you still spending too much time backing up and storing data rather than using that information to drive business innovation? If so, it just might be time to consider an all-in-one backup target appliance (BTA).

    Join us as Seagate appliance experts Anne Haggar and Samuel Nagalingam will help you answer these important questions:

    1. Why are backup target appliances gaining steam in the market?
    2. How do you know if a BTA is right for you?
    3. How can Seagate’s BTA solve the problems you have managing your information and backing up enterprise applications?

    After taking a high-level look at the latest trends in BTA technology, Anne and Samuel will introduce you to the powerful, all-new Seagate Backup Target Appliance—an all-in-one solution that provides an onsite backup point for your most important information, let’s you optionally run the EVault Director Backup and Recovery Software, and allows you to replicate to another BTA or to the cloud.

    Find out how you can protect the information that matters most—wherever it resides—freeing you to use the information to drive innovation.
  • If your organization is reliant on a rapidly aging version of SQL Server, you need to join SQL Server experts Michael McCracken from HOSTING and Rodney Landrum, a Microsoft SQL Server MVP, from Ntirety for this in-depth discussion of the hows, whys and whats of upgrading from Microsoft SQL Server 200X to SQL Server 2014. The interactive webinar will cover:
    •The benefits of upgrading
    •Considerations to understand
    •How to smooth the transition
    •Q & A
  • Risk management is an increasingly important
    business driver and stakeholders have become
    much more concerned about risk. Risk may be a
    driver of strategic decisions, it may be a cause of
    uncertainty in the organisation or it may simply be
    embedded in the activities of the organisation. An
    enterprise-wide approach to risk management
    enables an organisation to consider the potential
    impact of all types of risks on all processes,
    activities, stakeholders, products and services.
    Implementing a comprehensive approach will
    result in an organisation benefiting from what is
    often referred to as the ‘upside of risk’.
    The global financial crisis in 2008 demonstrated
    the importance of adequate risk management.
    Since that time, new risk management standards
    have been published, including the international
    standard, ISO 31000 ‘Risk management –
    Principles and guidelines’. This guide draws
    together these developments to provide a
    structured approach to implementing enterprise
    risk management (ERM)
  • Do you have network performance monitoring tools, but you still can’t figure out what the problem is? Are you experiencing VERY expensive downtime, resulting in customer churn? Do your IT organizations spend all their time pointing fingers? Do you want it to end? Attend this webinar on how to accelerate the mean-time-to-repair for network performance problems, without an actual war in the war room.
  • Enterprises of all sizes have started using the public cloud for some workloads. Backup and recovery and archiving are two prime examples of such workloads. But can the public cloud be used as a disaster recovery site? What are the pros and cons of such an approach? What best practices should apply? Is it only for small businesses that do not have a secondary site of their own? Or is there relevance even for larger organizations?
  • Generally, risks associated with continuity planning, from physical to cyber-security, are part of an ever-evolving threat to our systems and technologies. Continuity planning is simply the good business practice of ensuring the execution of essential functions through all circumstances, and it is a fundamental responsibility of public institutions and private entities responsible to their stakeholders. What are some of the risks associated with continuity planning? Why is managing risk important for continuity? What are some of the methods used to mitigate risks in continuity planning?

    The COOP presentation will provide an understanding of Continuity and Continuity of Operations, explain the importance of a viable Continuity capability, and emphasize the need for a viable Continuity capability in all organizations, to demonstrate some of the linkages between continuity programs and:

    • Risk Management
    • Physical Security
    • Emergency Management
    • Cyber Security/ Information Technology

    Join us on April 21 as NCP’s senior continuity practitioner shares resilient continuity programs and outreach efforts. Hear from Eric Kretz, NCP, as he talks about Information Integration: Leveraging Risk, Physical and Cyber Security and Continuity Planning.
  • The growth of unstructured data, especially files, continues unabated and strains datacenter resources. Not just storage of that data, but protecting it, providing for disaster recovery, and making that data available in remote offices for collaboration all wreak havoc on staff and budgets. It’s time for a new approach to NAS that takes advantage of the cloud, while still providing local access and performance in the datacenter.

    Learn about this new generation of NAS that solves the challenges of file data storage, protection and access across the enterprise, costs less to own and manage, and ends the cycle of NAS hardware refreshes forever.
  • Jayme Williams, Senior Systems Engineer at TenCate is protecting eight environments across the US and Canada – and each site has different storage. All sites require disaster recovery and backup across the application set. Having one solution would be ideal, but not possible – until they came across Zerto.
    Zerto Virtual Replication is storage agnostic and made it easy to integrate a new site into their disaster recovery plan. Their original business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR) plan, affectionately named the “Hit by the bus” book due to its volume, has been greatly simplified and the service levels they are seeing are outstanding – single digit seconds for their recovery point objectives (RPO).

    Finally, they are incorporating public cloud into their IT plans by backing up their applications from their DR site to AWS. With one solution, they can achieve their BC/DR and backup SLA, while reducing costs and introducing public cloud into their IT strategy at a pace that supports changing business requirements.

    With Zerto Virtual Replication:
    •Manage all sites in one pane of glass with one tool for replication and automation of failover, failback and testing processes as well as backup
    •Increase efficiencies with the ability to track and manage consumption across the hybrid cloud
    •Hardware agnostic solution does not require a change in the infrastructure reducing costs
    •Consistency in the BC/DR solution dramatically reduces operational costs
    •Replicates between different types of storage and versions of VMware vSphere making it easy to add new sites to the process
    •Point-in-time recovery enables failover to a previous point to recover from any issue – logical corruption, datacenter outage, etc.
    •Leveraging a public cloud strategy with backups stored in Amazon
  • It is no secret that we live in a 24/7 world that demands information be always available, always accurate and always secure. In order to meet these demands a comprehensive risk management program must be in place. At the forefront of these efforts are the preventive measures that try to reduce the probability of a disruptive incident occurring. But as has been all too often the case, these protective actions may not be enough. Whether it be the force of nature, the actions of terrorists, the fragility of infrastructures or so many other disruptive events will and do happen.

    Left with the reality that we must prepare for interruptions to occur, the job of the Business Continuity Professional is to minimize the resulting impacts. Creating environments that will provide connectivity, processing and data integrating, more and more organizations are looking toward the clouds. Whether it be to ensure that data can be shared or looking for full automated recovery cloud computing has a possible answer. This presentation will discuss what the cloud is, how it can make organizations more resilient and some of the issues pertaining to its usage.
  • ​Do you have network performance monitoring tools, but you still can’t figure out what the problem is? Are you experiencing VERY expensive downtime, resulting in customer churn? Do your IT organizations spend all their time pointing fingers? Do you want it to end? Attend this webinar on how to accelerate the mean-time-to-repair for network performance problems, without an actual war in the war room.
  • Changing IT needs and complex infrastructures require flexible and dynamic solutions to help you transition your environment. The release of Symantec™ Backup Exec 15 is the perfect time for you to review your backup and recovery infrastructure to meet these changing demands. Whether you are an existing Backup Exec customer or not, now is the time to upgrade to a reliable choice; the leading-edge offering for virtual, physical and cloud platforms.

    Join us to understand how Backup Exec 15 provides the flexibility to protect confidently whatever your platform, technology or application need. Delivering the power to protect your information faster, restore what you need when you need it and the ease the time and burden of “doing backup.”