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Free SSL Certificates

Announcing free SSL certificates for all shared hosting accounts including SMB, Reseller and Reseller client accounts.

Everyone loves free stuff and a free SSL certificate securing your website fits right into that equation.

Yes, the old adage stands true ‘you get what you pay for’ is always right but in this instance, it really comes down to what do you really need for your website?

If your running an eCommerce store/shopping cart then you should always purchase an SSL certificate. This will insure your site for the potential of fraudulent activity taking place if the SSL fails to secure the data being shared between the site visitor and your website; depending on the amount of insurance cover you would like, this also determines what sort of SSL would be best suited to your needs.

Let’s take a look at the options available.

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More on Spectre and Meltdown Security.

Spectre and Meltdown Security Looking At The First Line Of Defence For Your Business; As the industry comes to terms with the logistics and scale of the Spectre and Meltdown issue we are starting to see some cracks in the wall from vendors on providing stable patches to counteract the potential stealing of sensitive data across the board.

If you’re not up to speed with the issue take a look at our previous post Spectre and Meltdown for a quick overview of the problem at hand.

Reports from bloggers and news articles on BSOD – Blue Screen Of Death issues after applying Microsoft patches – Microsoft halts Spectre/Meltdown patch roll out after AMD BSoD issues, VMware in the last few days has pulled its hypervisor patches as they are in a state of flux to work coherently with OS patching. As a result, VMware is delaying new releases of microcode updates while it works with Intel to resolve microcode patch issues as quickly as possible. Intel Sightings in ESXi Bundled Microcode Patches for VMSA-2018-0004 (52345)

It all sounds like doom and gloom at the moment while the industry scrambles to plug the holes in their row boats but are quickly running out of fingers. So what’s the end game here? What are we as service providers, business and consumers meant to do in the face of all this disruption and potential thieving of data?

Spectre and Meltdown Security | First Line Of Defence Options

First things first and that’s not to panic. The second is applying some common sense approaches to the problem.

The first line of defence is usually the best way to stop these things from spreading. Let’s tackle some common sense approaches to the problem.

Some Great Options:

Use Web Security Software

Spectre and Meltdown Security Options | Web Security

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Micron21 Australia’s Only Tier 4 Data Centre

Reliability, Security, Performance, Support; all these things keep business owners and I.T. teams up at night.

So it makes us feel good when our heads hit the pillow knowing that our infrastructure and client data is in the best possible hands.

Why We Are So Confident

Our Data Centre, Micron21 is the first and only Certified Tier 4 Data Centre in Australia. The most secure environment you can get.

Micron21 Tier 4 Data Centre

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Spectre And Meltdown Industry-wide Impact

Important Update:
Spectre And Meltdown Security Vulnerabilities estimated 5-30% performance hit across the board

Spectre And Meltdown Security Vulnerabilities

Global Industry-wide Impact

Over the last week, the IT industry has been advised of new security vulnerabilities that affect all Intel, AMD, ARM and other CPU vendors. Industry information advises these CPUs have a security vulnerability which allows malicious code to be executed by applications to gain access to any data that resides within the CPU and cache.

This includes any data you have entered into browsers, files you have opened, etc which contain any and all levels of information from public to sensitive.

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