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Cybersecurity Mission Execution: Failed

oh yes we always see this when a breach occurs: "Safeguarding our customer’s information is core to our mission. We are committed to protecting our customers against misuse of their information and have invested heavily in cybersecurity," Network Solutions says. "We...

Another Client Unified

I REALLY like the Unifi line by Ubiquity.  For the vast majority of small business needs it has everything you need without the high price tag of Meraki/Cisco and other vendors.  This is a very long time client who has a local accounting business.  For the longest...

The Reason ETC Maryland Chose Virtualmin

It took a long time for me to settle on a control panel for all of the ETC Maryland hosting offers.  There are the big ones like Cpanel, Plesk and others.  I saw their pricing and I also trialed them on the servers I was going to start my hosting business on.  They...

Upcoming Hosting Changes

Over the next year ETC Maryland going to be consolidating the web farm.  While the older Intel machines might be a good value, the continuing security issues that are being found is beginning to take it's toll.  The performance decrease from the various security...

New Firewall Project

Unifi is a great networking system.  For less than a quarter of the price you can do most things with it that Meraki can...but no subscriptions.  The gear mostly just works and it is very easy to setup.  The Unifi firewalls do have some serious shortcomings:  Their...

Time to Leave Gsuite

it's been 10+ years with me on the Gsuite platform...but today I had something that pushed me over the edge.  I have had a Gsuite account for more than 10 years.  That account has my life on it and my phones now know me very well.  All of that..the apps, the data...

RedHat Linux Gets Borged

Just like Sun got borged by oracle IBM has borged RedHat: Press Release by RedHat I posted I am moving to Ubuntu in a recent post.  This has the effect of moving me even faster.  This also explains why there has been ZERO movement towards a RHEL 8 alpha.  In order to...

How Important is Your Website Security?

Many businesses think their website is just a piece of advertising.  However a website needs to be maintained in terms of updates from a security standpoint.  If your site gets compromised there are tangible detrimental consequences for your business.  Many webhosts...

ETC Maryland Rescues Gaming Site

There is a site I frequent called the Christian Gamer's Alliance.  I used to be many things on the site, server administrator, forums administrator, chat administrator...just to name a few.  Over time I faded away from the site as the clan I was in(God's Frozen...