FileMaker hosting is safe, secure & easy to convert

Ensure your data is secure at all costs! In the digital age, your data is the currency for those searching for an easy payday. Valuable personal information is traced and tracked by not only marketers but also for individuals looking to steal your data for the purposes of defrauding you or your company. Not until you have been at the receiving end of a malicious attack by ransomware, does a person come to understand just how imperative it is to keep your data secure.

Ransomware is a cybercrime whereby data is held for ransom after being accessed via computers and mobile devices which are then locked and held hostage until the victim pays the required ransom. As an individual or organisation, you are an easy target to common types of attacks such as phishing. Phishing (pronounced fishing) is when an email is sent to an unsuspecting recipient, urgently requiring them to download a link or click on an attachment, under the guise of being a highly important piece of information for the recipient. Unsuspecting recipients may click without realizing that they are about to unleash a silent threat into their computers and any network that they happen to be a part of. Phishing can be perpetuated in that the ransomware can be forwarded without the knowledge of the original recipient and before you know it, your entire social and professional community has received a similar link, rendering them vulnerable to the same threat that you have just unknowingly fallen victim to.

The point of ransomware is to access the personal or professional information that is stored on all devices and networks and to lock users out of their own information until a ransom is paid. This type of cyber attack can cost a company an enormous amount of money, not only as a result of the ransom but also as a result of downtime or lack of production. The knock-on effect can be catastrophic. Ransom often presents in the form of Bitcoin (cryptocurrency) which is impossible to trace. As with normal hostage situations, once the ransom has been paid, the victim may receive a code or file which will decrypt the attack and release the data.

If you do not already have a plan to prevent a cyberattack on your business, then you may be the next victim of cyber engineering executed by online criminals.

One of the ways in which you can avoid being the victim is to engage with Knowall IT support west London cloud computing solutions for your organisation. Cloud computing means that you will enjoy the convenience of high-tech hardware as well as have access to software at merely a portion of the cost of purchasing all of this yourself. Highly secured servers are yours to store your data without the headache of expensive upgrades for hardware and software.

Cloud computing is the way of the future and your company can be part of a shared social community that utilise shared-services from as many locations as required to effectively ensure the smooth running of your business. Ever-innovative Knowall IT offers an alternative approach with FileMaker Hosting which converts any FileMaker software already in use, safely and securely, to the cloud. Be it from abroad or from many local locations, your access is guaranteed with 24/7 connectivity utilizing your existing FileMaker license and the same look and feel you already enjoy.

  • Use your existing FileMaker licence
  • Access anywhere, anytime – Always available!
  • Looks & feels the same
  • FileMaker hosting is safe, secure & easy to convert

Phishing links can be hidden in attachments

Phishing tips for employees

This weeks post is a continuation of last weeks Phishing tips and tricks.

Did you know Phishing currently accounts for 90% of data breaches with 30% of Phishing emails being opened? Most of the time these phishing scams can be prevented with a bit of simple know-how.

It’s important that you remain alert, vigilant and secure at all times. To prevent personal and business data loss.

Below are a few hand tips from our weekly phishing blog.

Tip 4 – Phishing links can be hidden in attachments

Not all phishing emails may contain a link within the copy of the email. Scammers can also embed links within attachments to avoid detection by email spam filters. E.g. PDF or Word doc.

If an email does not come from a source you know. Don’t open up any attachments. Speak to your IT team before hand.

Tip 5 – Real logos and brands

Scammers very often use real brand logos & branding. It’s very easy for them to pull these logos off the internet and to make a fake looking email or web page that mimics the real thing. Before you know it you have entered you secure details and they have captured them.

Always double check the source such as the domain name. Make sure the site you are on has a valid SSL certificate.

Tip 6 – Poor grammar and spelling

As soon as you see poor grammar & spelling, be suspicious. Many scammers originate from countries where English is not the first language. This can be very helpful in flagging a phishing campaign.

Interested in safeguarding your employees & business with a comprehensive online Phishing course? Click here to contact us.

Convert your existing Sage software to the cloud with hosted Sage

Cloud Storage is a facility whereby data is stored, backed-up, managed and maintained remotely. This type of services enables its users to then store their files online and access that data from any where in the world, as long as there is an internet connection. Recent studies show that not only are large corporations and business fully utilising this service, but so too are small and medium business owners, due to the competitive advantages that this remote access solution provides to their companies. Advantages include accessibility at any time (no down time), disaster recovery in emergency situations, ensuring full on-going safety of all files and data at a fraction of the usual data storage costs.

With more than 15 years in the business experience Knowall IT offers our clients the latest of technological advances which ensures that your business will always be at your fingertips. In an era of constantly changing technology, Knowall IT offers Sage Cloud Hosting which is the most advanced and latest technology which allows you multiple points of access to your data, from multiple devices, across any operating system, at any time or place.

Small and medium-sized companies can further benefit from the wealth of expertise and experience these technological advances in their organisations using SWYX. SWYX is a VoIP system with the capacity to integrate all of your devices at reduced call charges, tailor-made to your business needs. SWYX is an award-winning integrated communication solution which means that your staff are guaranteed to be able to make and receive calls from any location no matter which time of the day, keeping your business up and running at all times, whether staff are at their desktops or not.. . the most powerful communication tool your business will ever invest in, contact Knowall IT for more information.

Get your Business on the Cloud Today!

Keeping ahead of technology can be daunting, however with Knowall IT Cloud Computing services you will be ahead without the hassle. Knowall IT take all the guess work out of IT and strategise to suit small – medium business needs.

Simply put, Knowall IT cloud computing takes care of your IT department so you can focus on the core business with the assurance that you will not have IT problems.

Cloud Computing is the delivery of all computing services over the Internet which is referred to as the ‘cloud’. Companies offering these computing services are called cloud providers such as Knowall IT London based cloud service provider.

Deciding on which service provider can be critical to any business, ensure you have researched the best cloud provider by assessing their reliability and capability.

Knowall IT works as a partner to your organisation, tailoring each cloud solution to fit in with your business requirements. Their Private Tailored Cloud Solution is flexible, always available, secure and limitlessly scalable – built on an enterprise infrastructure dedicated exclusively for your organization offering you fast access to your data from any device at any time!

  • Fully or Self-Managed
  • Personal Service
  • Fixed Monthly Cost
  • Fully Scalable
  • Guaranteed Performance
  • Tailored to your Business

Contact Knowall IT today for Cloud Computing London enquiries

Sage Online Hosting – Guaranteed Performance

Run your business in ONE place with Sage Online Hosting. Knowall deliver the best in Sage cloud hosting with everything you need to run your business. Sage hosting gives you the stability of the desktop with the flexibility of the cloud. Through a consultative approach hosting is designed to ensure your data and applications are delivered quickly and securely.

Hosted Sage and other Line of Business applications on Knowall’s UK Enterprise Cloud Platform, ensures your data and applications are available 24×7 to your users, no matter the location or device.

ALL IN ONE SAGE HOSTING FEATURES

  • Guaranteed Performance
  • Enhanced Security
  • Always Available
  • Simple to Scale
  • Anytime Anywhere Access
SAGE HOSTING IS COMPATIBLE WITH THE FOLLOWING

Why choose Knowall as your service provider?

  • Knowall manage all of their own hardware and are able to guarantee any services they provide for your organisation; operate at greatly improved performance levels, over existing solutions.
  • 100% customer focused. They understand all organisations requirements vary and therefore build bespoke tailored environments for each of their clients.
  • Their enterprise private cloud platform is owned and managed by Knowall IT and hosted in secure, ISO 27001 certified, Tier 3 UK data centres. They are therefore able to guarantee every environment they build will be faster, more resilient and more secure than previous systems employed by their clients.
  • Every environment they build for their clients is ring fenced from other customers to ensure 100% security.
  • Their Hosted solutions are backed up by 24×7 UK support, so no matter where you are in the world, they are always available to help.
  • Their success is built on the development of long lasting client relationships, by providing; a client focused, hands on and personal approach, whilst striving to deliver technologies and solutions that exceed their clients’ expectations.

React quickly and simplify technology with peace of mind that your applications and data are secure and under control. Contact Knowall Today!

Sage Online – Simple to Scale, Anywhere Anytime Access

Knowall IT react quickly and simplify technology with peace of mind that your applications and data are secure and under control. Everything you need to run your business. All in one place. Sage hosting gives you the stability of the desktop with the flexibility of the cloud.

SAGE ONLINE HOSTING IS COMPATIBLE WITH THE FOLLOWING:

  
  

Hosted Sage in the Cloud provides customers with an alternative deployment solution to the in-house model. Hosting is designed through a consultative approach to ensure your data and applications are delivered quickly, securely and simply, to your users world-wide.

Hosted Sage and other Line of Business applications on Knowall’s UK Enterprise Cloud Platform, ensures your data and applications are available 24×7 to your users, no matter the location or device.

Knowall IT has been hosting Sage 50, 200, Payroll & ACT since 2005 on its data centre platform. Enabling UK businesses to access Sage products from home, offices or abroad, on PCs, Macs, Tablets or Smart Phones.

Click here for more information on Sage Online

Do you know what Cloud Computing is?

Do you own your own business and find keeping up with technology a headache? Knowall IT have the solution to your IT problems. They have affordable packages to choose from where you are able to outsource your IT department to them and they will take care of all your IT needs. Keeping up to date with technology can be overwhelming when its not your core business, however, IT is essential to run your business. Knowall IT manage hundreds of small to medium enterprises, their engineers keep up to date with technology at all times.

Knowall IT understand that companies cannot afford the additional expense and time of system down time, system updates and system changes, they provide practical and affordable solutions.

Knowall ITs Ad-Hoc IT Support contracts are designed to support either an onsite IT Manager with 2nd and 3rd line engineers or designed for smaller organisations that do not rely on too much IT.

The Ad-Hoc contract, as opposed to paying per incident, gives you preferential rates and the same SLAs as our Full IT Support service.

  • 24×7 Telephone & Remote Support
  • Emergency Engineers – Onsite within 1 hour
  • Onsite Visits for Critical Issues
  • 99.9% SLAs
  • Monthly Reporting

Remote Support

  • 24×7 Telephone & Remote Support
  • Professional and Highly Experienced

Site Visits

  • Re-Active Onsite Visits For Critical Issues
  • Onsite Within an Hour – London Based

Software Support

  • General user applications, including Microsoft Suites, Sage, Maximiser, Access Accounts, Solid Works, Photoshop, Entourage, Mac mail, to name but a few
  • Microsoft operating systems 2003/2008
  • Active Directory | Exchange 2003/2007
  • SQL 2005
  • LINUX based email, web and DNS servers
  • Macs, PCs & Server Hardware
  • Networks & Security, including Firewall’s and routers configuration and management. Vendors include Cisco, Sonicwall, Juniper and Zyxel/Zywall
  • Delivery of applications through WAN’s using technologies such as Microsoft Terminal Server, Citrix and Jetro also known these days as “Cloud Computing London.”
  • Anti-virus, spam and spyware prevention
  • Data backups and protection
  • VOIP (Voice Over IP) traffic management over LAN’s & WAN’s – SWYX

Service Level Agreements

  • 1 Hour response to any user related issues
  • 15 Minute response to any critical issue
  • Immediate despatch of engineers for critical issues – onsite within the hour
  • 24×7 Support available

PAY AS YOU GO can be used for one off incidents or on a retainer basis for preferential pricing and service levels.

  • Telephone, Remote and email support – from £60 Per Hour
  • Onsite Visits from £70 Per Hour

West London Business Awards 2014 Finalist

Who drives the cloud better than a team of committed and highly qualified individuals with the most up to date technology and support who offer infrastructure as a service. Knowall Managed IT services were recently rewarded for their hard work and recognition in the industry and became a finalist in West London Business Awards 2014. 

The private cloud platform is owned and managed by Knowall IT and hosted in secure, ISO 27001 certified, Tier 3 UK data centres, thus enabling a guarantee for every environment they build will be faster, more resilient and more secure than previous systems employed by clients. Their Hosted solutions are backed up by 24×7 UK support, remote support is always available anywhere in the world.

Knowall IT’s success is built on the development of long lasting client relationships, by providing; a client focused, hands on and personal approach, whilst striving to deliver technologies and solutions that exceed their clients’ expectations.

Click here to find out about laaS and other Knowall IT services and the benefits as to why your company should consider moving to Knowall Managed Services.

Get your business on the cloud

 

Knowall Managed IT is a company who is passionate about helping others and dedicating their services to the less fortunate. Knowall have been actively involved in experience implementing, maintaining and supporting affordable IT solutions for Charities and non-profit organisations over the past 10 year. Their team of reliable, friendly and knowledgeable engineers is what sets our solutions and services apart from our competitors.

Knowall Managed IT offer enterprise solutions at affordable rates to charities and non-profit organisations through a discount charity pricing scheme – typically a 20% saving.
All our support solutions and managed services are included in this scheme.

Knowall offer many affordable options to small to medium companies, from cloud computing, laaS, full IT support and infrastructure as a service.

Knowall IT offer unparalleled IT support

Get your business on the Cloud today… with Knowall Managed IT cloud computing supportDon’t get left behind with technology have a look at some of the great advantages of cloud computing LondonYou can’t afford not to get on the cloud, with its high availability, high level of flexibility, greater agility and greater resilience, easily scalable, cost efficient and they require minimal IT management resource – bringing consistent enterprise-class capability to small and medium sized businesses.

  • Enterprise Platform
  • Data always available
  • Data is Secure
  • Global Accessibility
  • On Demand Service
  • 99.99% Uptime with Redundancy
  • 24/7 Support
  • Future Proof