Big Boi of Outkast to Compete in Xbox Game Pass Challenge on Next Xbox Sessions on March 21 – Xbox Wire

Seven-time Grammy® Award-winning artist, rapper, songwriter, record producer, actor and philanthropist, Big Boi, will be joining us for the next Xbox Sessions on March 21! In this episode, Big Boi will take part in the Xbox Game Pass challenge, playing two great games from the Xbox Game Pass library. Tune in on Thursday, March 21 at 4:00 p.m. PT via the Mixer Xbox Channel, Twitch Xbox Channel and YouTube Xbox Channel to see Big Boi’s gaming skills in action!

Hosted by Marissa Roberto, Big Boi’s Xbox Sessions episode was filmed on-site at Fader Fort, SXSW – a three-day event featuring entertainment, live performances and the VIP Xbox Game Pass Lounge where emerging artists and creatives experienced their favorite games from the 100+ titles available with Xbox Game Pass.

Catch the episode to see Big Boi compete in challenges in Forza Horizon 4 and Halo: The Master Chief Collection from the Xbox Game Pass library! If you haven’t tried Xbox Game Pass, join today and get your first month for just $1. With over 100 great games for one low monthly price, plus, more games added all the time, including highly-anticipated new Xbox One exclusives the day they’re released, Xbox Game Pass is the new way for you to discover and play your next favorite game.

Don’t miss out on this episode, airing on Thursday, March 21 at 4:00 p.m. PST on the Mixer Xbox Channel, Twitch Xbox Channel and YouTube Xbox Channel.

Stay tuned to Xbox Wire for more upcoming episodes of Xbox Sessions!

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How to Set up Azure Network Adapter in 4 Steps in Windows Server 2019

As established organizations adopt a cloud migration strategy, many are realizing that moving their services to the public cloud is not an “all or nothing” operation. In fact, more businesses are opting to use a hybrid cloud approach, where their critical or sensitive data, such as customer records or intellectual property will usually remain on-premises. They will deploy their scalable or commodity services, such as their web servers, on the public cloud. To connect these distributed components, administrators need to configure some type of secured and reliable network connection between their datacenter and the public cloud to create a hybrid cloud application. However, setting up this secure interface between sites has traditionally been challenging.

In the past, deploying the cross-premises virtual adapter basically required setting up a site-to-site VPN connection between two endpoints. The on-premises site would use a VPN device and Azure would use an Azure VPN gateway on the Azure virtual network. Next you would have to go through a complex series of steps (documented here by Microsoft) which may include creating private IP address spaces, VPN devices, changes to your routing infrastructure, a web proxy, Routing and Remote Access Services (RRAS) configuration, DNS updates, AD updates, routing table updates, an IPsec shared key, along with correctly executing dozens of PowerShell cmdlets. With the latest release of Windows Server 2019, point-to-site connections no longer require a VPN device or public-facing IP address. This blog will show you how to quickly configure this connection using Windows Admin Center with Windows Server 2019.

Hybrid Cloud Connectivity with Windows Admin Center

The latest release of Windows Server 2019 has enabled the hybrid cloud connection to be made using the new Azure Network Adapter which is configured from Windows Admin Center (Demo of WAC here if interested). Windows Admin Center started as a centralized GUI management console for Windows Server hosts, clusters and virtual machines. It has since evolved to support a variety of other roles, including some hybrid cloud management capabilities. In addition to supporting the Azure Network Adapter, WAC also provides identity through Azure Active Directory authentication, basic management of Azure IaaS virtual machines, disaster recovery for VMs using Azure Site Recovery, and patching of VMs using Azure Update Management.

Windows Admin Center is a powerful suite of management tools. If you want to learn more, we have a webinar coming up led by two expert Microsoft MVPs demonstrating key features of Windows Admin Center which will provide the greatest benefit to your running of Windows Server. The live demo webinar How to Manage Windows Server Like a Boss with Windows Admin Center will be held on April 9th, 2019, and is open for registration now! Save your seat

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How to Configure the Azure Network Adapter in Windows Server 2019

1. Install WAC and Prepare Microsoft Azure

Once you have planned which parts of your distributed application will run in Azure and designated a safe maintenance window, you should prepare both sites. Within your own datacenter, you need to install Windows Admin Center and ensure it has access to manage any servers which will be directly connected to Azure. If you are already using System Center or other solutions to manage those servers, that is fine, but make sure that WAC sees any servers that will function as a gateway to Azure. For Microsoft Azure, you need to ensure that you have an account which is backed by a valid payment method. Within the Azure Portal you must then deploy at least one Azure Virtual Network which is what Windows Admin Center will discover and connect to.

2. Register your Gateway with Azure

Once you have installed Windows Admin Center, the first step to unlock any of the hybrid cloud capabilities is to connect your on-premises environment to your Azure subscription. You do this by selecting the Azure tab under the WAC settings. Next, a wizard will guide you through the steps of creating an Azure AD app in your directory, the component which is used for authenticating any clients accessing this connection.

Register with Azure form

Figure 1 – Registering your Azure account within Windows Admin Center

3. Add the Azure Network Adapter

After registering your gateway to provide identity and security, you can configure the Azure Network Adapter to connect your site and hybrid applications. Through the Windows Admin Center console, select Network > Add Azure Network Adapter which will launch a wizard in the right pane. Simply enter and review the pre-populated information about the Azure subscription, location, virtual network, gateway subnet, gateway SKU, client address space, and type of authenticate certificate. Once you click create, this connection will seamlessly be established, however, this may take some time (up to 30 minutes), so be patient. As you may have inferred from reviewing the previous configuration steps, a lot of discrete tasks are happening behind the scenes. You can see the progress and status from the WAC alerts console.

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Figure 2 – Adding an Azure Network Adapter from Windows Admin Center

4. Test the Azure Network Adapter

Once the wizard completes, you will see the status as “Connected” in the WAC console. To test that you have connectivity through the expected IP Address, from your on-premises server you can simply ping an IP Address on the gateway subnet which you configured. A response indicates that the connection was successful. If you look at your Network Connections under the Control Panel, you can also see a Point-to-Site VPN connection has been configured as a WAN Miniport (IKEv2).

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Figure 3 – Windows Admin Center with a hybrid cloud connection to Azure

Now your hybrid cloud network has been configured and you are ready to take advantage of the public cloud. If you are migrating an existing on-premises service to Azure, make sure you closely follow every step and be sure to test the solution before you go live. Consider configuring monitoring and network load-balancing in Azure to help you scale and grow your hybrid infrastructure. One popular migration method is to take a complete backup of your on-premises application and restore it to Azure, which essentially moves your workload to the public cloud. Backup providers such as Altaro VM Backup make this easy and cost-effective, helping you streamline your hybrid cloud deployment. Also, consider using the Azure Migrate toolkit to help you plan, inventory, size, and migrate any parts of your hybrid cloud application.

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Ctera Networks and HPE combine for hyper-converged gateway

Ctera Networks partnered with Hewlett Packard Enterprise on a new hyper-converged cloud gateway that targets enterprises with remote offices and virtual desktop infrastructure.

The Ctera Edge X Series appliance combines HPE’s SimpliVity hyper-converged software and Ctera’s Enterprise File Services Platform for capabilities such as inline deduplication, local high availability and asynchronous cloud replication.

Ctera’s gateway technology caches hot data on premises for fast access and tiers colder data to cheaper object storage in private and public clouds, all managed through a global file system. The company originally sold branded appliances on generic white box hardware for small offices and later added the V Series to enable its software to run in virtual machines (VMs) on cloud servers and in hyper-converged infrastructure such as Nutanix.

Ctera Networks in 2018 introduced its H Series enterprise server options from Dell EMC and HPE to boost performance and cache capacity for medium-sized customers. The H Series Edge Filers could run applications in multiple VMware VMs on the same appliances that store customers’ most frequently accessed files.

Ctera Networks Edge X enables larger workloads

The Edge X Series adds hyper-converged software and enables larger workloads than the H Series, said Jim Crook, Ctera’s director of marketing. The X Series has 192 GB of memory in comparison to the 64 GB of the H Series, Crook said. The X Series is designed to accommodate 5,000 users, and the H Series supports 3,000 in the maximum configuration, he said.

The Ctera Networks Edge X Series requires a minimum configuration of two 2U rack nodes for high availability on a local basis, whereas the H Series uses a single 1U or 2U node and relies on the cloud for redundancy. Another distinction is that the X Series caches data only in SSDs, while the H Series offers the option of SSDs or slower SATA-based HDDs.

Ctera’s new XC900 model supports an estimated 24 TB of usable cache capacity after deduplication, with nine 1.92 TB SSDs per node. The XC1200 model offers a usable local cache capacity of 40 TB after deduplication, with a maximum of 12 of the 1.92 TB SSDs per node.

The X Series uses SimpliVity’s deduplication on the local appliance and Ctera’s deduplication for any data sent to the cloud. Because the deduplication technologies are incompatible, any data accessed from the cloud must be rehydrated on the local appliance, Ctera CEO Liran Eshel said.

Ctera Networks' Edge X Series
Ctera Networks’ Edge X Series cloud gateway appliance

Key use cases

Eshel said virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) service and remote office file services are key use cases for the Edge X Series. Ctera could serve as the storage target for VDI-based unstructured data and tier it to AWS, Microsoft Azure or other public clouds to reduce costs and facilitate elastic scalability, he said. Ctera could similarly serve as a file storage target for remote office desktops.

Krista Macomber, a senior analyst at Storage Switzerland, said the X Series appliance could serve as the primary NAS device for a remote office or VDI workload to give users faster access to the data that’s synchronized to lower-cost object storage. The X Series could help large enterprises in highly regulated sectors, such as financial services or government, that can’t fully migrate to off-premises infrastructure but require more effective and less expensive ways to collaborate, she said.

“Unstructured data is a growing problem for businesses in every vertical, and Ctera is looking to bridge the transition between the file-based information that most legacy applications still need and the flexibility of cloud-based object storage,” wrote Steven Hill, a senior analyst at 451 Research, in an email. “This will become an even larger problem as the growing number of IoT applications continues to move compute closer to the edge, while insuring secure data movement and management to the enterprise core for extended business use.”

Ctera’s competition includes NAS players such as NetApp and Dell EMC from an edge filer standpoint, Nasuni and Panzura in hybrid cloud NAS, and Box and Microsoft OneDrive for its file sync-and-share capabilities, said Mike Leone, a senior analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group.

Pricing for the new Edge X Series starts at $100,000. Ctera Networks provides support and maintenance for the full system.

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Defending Office 365 with Graph Analytics

In Office 365, we are continually improving the detection and response systems that safeguard your data. We gather many terabytes of telemetry from our service infrastructure each day and apply real-time and batch analytics to rapidly detect unauthorized access. The same engineers who design and operate the Office 365 service also analyze and act on…

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For Sale – PC i5-6600/16GB Ram/RX580 QuickSale Needed!

For sale my gaming PC, was built only 2 weeks ago but circumstances have changed so I have to sell it.

CPU: i5 6600

Mobo: MSI H110M-PRO VD

RAM: 16GB DDR4

GPU: Sapphire 8GB RX580(handles any game in full HD at max settings)

PSU: MS Tech 600W

Storage: 240GB SSD

Case: DeppCool

Fans: 3 Blue LED Fans

Case: deepcool steam castle

Wifi: AC1200 PCI E x1

CPU cooler is not stock so gives better cooling.

Any question please ask. Willing to post first to members with high feedback.

Thank you

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Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Paypal/Bank Transfer
Location: London
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Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18362 | Windows Experience Blog

Hello Windows Insiders, today we are releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18362 (19H1) to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring.
If you are looking for a complete look at what build is in which Insider ring – head on over to Flight Hub. You can also check out the rest of our documentation here including a complete list of new features and updates that have gone out as part of Insider flights for the current development cycle (which currently is 19H1).

We fixed an issue resulting in the Connect app crashing on launch for some Insiders.
We fixed the issue with Microsoft Store app upates not automatically installing.

Microsoft Store app updates do not automatically install on 18356+. As a workaround, you can manually check for, and install updates via the Microsoft Store app. Open Select “…” > “Downloads and updates” > “Get updates”. FIXED!
Launching games that use anti-cheat software may trigger a bugcheck (GSOD).
Creative X-Fi sound cards are not functioning properly. We are partnering with Creative to resolve this issue.
Some Realtek SD card readers are not functioning properly. We are investigating the issue.

If you install any of the recent builds from the Fast ring and switch to the Slow ring, optional content such as enabling developer mode will fail. You will have to remain in the Fast ring to add/install/enable optional content. This is because optional content will only install on builds approved for specific rings.

We have locked down the inbox apps in 19H1. These simplified versions of some of the inbox apps are what will ship with 19H1 when it is released. As a result, Insiders may have noticed that some features have disappeared from these apps. This was probably most noticeable with the Photos app. Insiders can get these features back by going into the settings of an inbox app like Photos and clicking the “Join preview” button.

Now that Selection Sunday has passed, it’s time to get your brackets ready for March Madness! From First Four to Final Four, Bing has you covered with current brackets, game schedules, rankings and more.
If you want to be among the first to learn about these Bing features, join our Bing Insider Program.
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What are some Microsoft SDDC integration challenges?

Microsoft updated its software-defined data center technology in Windows Server 2019, but marrying the functionality with the hardware can be a challenge for early adopters.

Implementing an SDDC promises reduced costs, improved security and greater versatility. The Microsoft SDDC uses the company’s expansive virtualization framework to unify, scale and manage IT hardware. The flexibility to pool resources to spread the compute workload and stretch available storage gives organizations the agility to adapt to changing needs. Despite the recent advances, there are challenges to bring about an optimized deployment of the Microsoft SDDC.

A lot needs to happen for this highly integrated world to emerge. In an SDDC, everything must be discovered, virtualized, provisioned and managed together. All the underlying technologies — virtualization, automation and management — need to work in concert with the hardware.

Joining hardware and software remains a challenge

Software platforms play a key role in managing resources in an SDDC. Trouble with integration occurs when the underlying hardware cannot support the features and functionality provided by the OS.

In an SDDC, everything must be discovered, virtualized, provisioned and managed together.

Windows Server 2019 provides a wealth of storage, networking and resiliency features and functions to support the Microsoft SDDC deployment. In spite of the advancements in Windows Server 2019, the fundamental challenge of getting diverse technology to work together still remains. It doesn’t help IT when a number of devices, such as network interface cards, other servers and storage subsystems, cannot support the Windows Server 2019 software-defined functionality, leaving them unoptimized or unmanaged.

How to overcome Microsoft SDDC obstacles

One way to fix an integration problem is to let a vendor resolve it. By purchasing and deploying hardware known to integrate with Windows Server 2019 software-defined features, an organization can accomplish its SDDC goals more rapidly — and successfully — than building its own environment.

IT pros can tap into the hyper-convergence abilities in Windows Server 2019 to start the journey to a full Microsoft SDDC arrangement. Hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) combines compute, storage and other resources into modules that have already been integrated and optimized to work properly under software control. These modular elements can be bolted together to build the SDDC footprint. Microsoft started its Windows Server Software-Defined (WSSD) program to validate HCI vendors and offerings for use with its server OS. The WSSD program currently has three offerings, from a basic HCI setup to a premium version for a large-scale Microsoft SDDC deployment for organizations that want a more cloudlike experience in the data center.

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Bing delivers text-to-speech and greater coverage of intelligent answers and visual search

At NVIDIA’s GPU Technology Conference this week, Bing demonstrated natural sounding text-to-speech AI, expanded intelligent answers, and the ability to quickly see multiple objects auto-detected within an image to search for visual matches. All these features help you find what you’re looking for faster and are powered via Azure virtual machines running on NVIDIA GPUs optimized with NVIDIA CUDA-X AI software libraries.

Text-to-speech

The updated Bing app can now change text to speech, meaning Bing can speak answers to your queries back to you with a voice that’s nearly indistinguishable from a human’s. This advance was made possible by breakthroughs in deep neural networks that give our AI human-like intonation and clear articulation of words. In addition to improvement to our conversational AI, this capability as a real-time service would not be possible without the higher processing power of NVIDIA GPUs.
 
The Bing app also supports speech as an input, meaning you can speak to your mobile device and Bing will change your spoken word to text and search that query for you. Simply press the microphone button on the app homepage, speak your question, and you’ll get search results.
             
 

Intelligent answers

Bing intelligent answers allow you to get comprehensive, summarized information aggregated across several sources in response to certain queries.

We’re now taking intelligent answers one step further by advancing our deep learning models. These models require a lot of processing power, so we’re leveraging recent advances in GPU technology that allow us to process entire web pages much faster and more efficiently than traditional models powered by CPUs. This advance allows us to provide answers for harder questions than ever before. For example, instead of the relatively simple answer to ‘what is the capital of Bangladesh’, Bing can now provide answers to more complex questions, such as ‘what are different types of lighting for a living room’, quicker than before.
           

Visual search

Visual search is another area in which recent developments have enabled huge strides in efficiency and coverage.

Visual search allows you to search using an image. For example, if you see an image of an accent light you like, Bing can show visually-similar decor and even show purchase options at different price points if the item is available online. To save you time, visual search also automatically detects and places clickable hotspots over important objects you may want to search for next.
 

           
Our advanced visual search capabilities such as object detection are quick and automatic using NVIDIA GPUs for inferencing, which have yielded dramatic processing efficiency compared to CPU-powered inference, hence unlocking this scenario for our customers.
 

New intelligent scenarios powered by Azure and NVIDIA

These new scenarios are all made possible by Bing powered by Azure N-series virtual machines running NVIDIA GPUs. Text-to-speech, speech-to-text, instant answers, and visual search are all part of the next great search frontier, and we’re very excited to see what our partnership continues to enable in the future.

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Find the right tool using this antimalware software comparison

Endpoint antimalware is an essential layer in an organization’s security defense apparatus. While these products share many common features, choosing the right one means paying attention to the details, as well as matching organizational needs to product features, platform coverage, performance and cost.

We performed an antimalware software comparison between Kaspersky Lab, McAfee LLC (Intel Security), Microsoft, Sophos Ltd., Symantec Corp. and Trend Micro Inc., to see how they stack up against one another, and which products are the best fit for small, midsize and enterprise environments. The right product choice is determined not only on the organization’s size but on the features it requires.

Endpoint antimalware protection software performance

While Sophos Endpoint Security and Control is still available for purchase, Intercept X Advanced is now Sophos’ flagship endpoint protection product. Intercept X includes such technologies as deep learning and endpoint detection and response.

When antivirus and security software reviewer AV-TEST Institute performed tests on Windows 10 in November and December of 2018, Kaspersky Small Office Security grabbed a perfect score of 18 out of 18. Those tests focused on protection, performance and usability. Both Trend Micro OfficeScan — rebranded as Trend Micro Apex One — and Symantec Endpoint Protection also scored 18. McAfee Endpoint Security and Windows Defender Antivirus came in at 17. The lowest scores in this lineup were Seqrite Endpoint Security, Sophos Endpoint Security and Control and Palo Alto Networks’ Traps, which each scored 15.5.

No independent tests were available for Trend Micro Worry-Free Business Security, but it uses the same engine and pattern files as Trend Micro Apex One — i.e., the products are essentially the same under the hood.

Antimalware products for small organizations

When going through an antimalware software comparison for small organizations with 100 or fewer users, look into the following:

  • Kaspersky Small Office Security; 
  • McAfee Endpoint Security; 
  • Sophos Endpoint Security and Control; 
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition, which is on premises; and
  • Trend Micro Worry-Free Business Security, which offers Standard and Advanced versions for on-premises installation, and the cloud-based Services and Services Advanced versions.

For McAfee products, very small organizations — those with 10 or fewer users — should consider an alternate product, such as McAfee Total Protection.

Most products geared to small organizations offer easy installation and administration, assuming these environments have limited IT administrative staff or expertise. Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition and Trend Micro Worry-Free Business Security, in particular, require minimal IT savvy.

The base feature set for all five products includes antivirus and antimalware protection, a firewallURL blocking, web browsing protection and device control. Nearly all of the products provide anti-ransomware functionality. Kaspersky Small Office Security offers the broadest set of additional features, including application control, file-level encryption, online banking and phishing protection, online backup, password management and more.

Regarding platform coverage, all of the products support Microsoft Windows. Sophos Endpoint Security and Control appears to cover the broadest range of platforms outside Windows, covering Mac, Linux and the leading virtual environments and mobile device operating systems.

Kaspersky and McAfee are similar, although McAfee doesn’t include mobile device protection natively. Kaspersky focuses on Windows, Mac, iOS and Android devices — not Linux or virtual environments. Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition does not support Linux, virtual or mobile environments.

Trend Micro Worry-Free Business Security, in the Advanced and Services Advanced versions, supports macOS but not Linux. The Advanced version protects Android, iOS, BlackBerry and Windows Phone devices for IT shops running Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync.

Products in the small organization category can be managed from central management consoles running on servers, with agents running on client endpoints. Kaspersky Small Office Security is installable on stand-alone clients, however, and administrators can choose to manage those clients from a server.

The maintenance portion of licensing packages includes program updates and standard support, and all licenses have two-year and three-year options. Most companies enable small business customers to purchase licenses online or through a sales representative.

As a result, organizations that need a wide range of features for Windows, Mac and Android only will find Kaspersky Small Office Security the best choice. Organizations that have many platforms to support — Windows, Mac, Linux, virtual and mobile — should consider Sophos Endpoint Security and Control. Those without Linux desktops should also look at Trend Micro Worry-Free.

Antimalware products for midsize organizations

Solid antimalware choices for organizations with 100 to 999 users include Kaspersky Total Security for Business, McAfee Endpoint Security, Sophos Endpoint Security and Control, Symantec Endpoint Protection — aimed at environments with more than 250 users — and Trend Micro OfficeScan.

The base feature set for these products includes antivirus and antimalware protection, a firewall, application and device control, data loss prevention — with some caveats — URL blocking and web browsing protection. Most also provide ransomware protection. Kaspersky Total Security for Business focuses on Windows workstations and file servers, macOS and antimalware and antitheft protection for Android devices. The package’s feature set is comprehensive, containing file-level encryption, password management, patch distribution, vulnerability scanning, mobile device management (MDM), centralized and remote management, the web gateway protection of email servers and collaboration systems, as well as online banking protection and online backup.

Beyond the base features, McAfee Endpoint Security includes application containment to corral malicious applications and processes on endpoints even when they’re offline. Customers that require mobile device protection should consider McAfee MVision.

Sophos Endpoint Security and Control includes application control; a host-based intrusion prevention system; email protection that includes antispam, patch assessment and MDM; and management of mobile applications and email. Organizations that run Microsoft Exchange also get antispam, antimalware and data loss protection.

Symantec Endpoint Protection is a client-server endpoint antimalware product aimed at environments with more than 250 users. It includes intrusion prevention, host integrity checking and network access control, along with the product’s Power Eraser, which enables organizations to terminate an endpoint infection remotely. Symantec Endpoint Protection does not protect mobile devices natively.

Trend Micro Apex One automatically detects and responds to an increasing variety of threats that include fileless malware and ransomware. It offers Windows PC and server support as well as Mac and virtual desktop infrastructure support, network-level host intrusion prevention, endpoint encryption and endpoint application control. To protect mobile endpoints and provide MDM, enterprises must also install Trend Micro Mobile Security, which supports Android and iOS.

Regarding platform coverage, all the products support Windows and Mac environments. Kaspersky Total Security for Business and Sophos Endpoint Security and Control natively support many mobile operating systems.

McAfee Endpoint Threat Protection, Sophos Endpoint Security and Control, Symantec Endpoint Protection and Trend Micro Apex One work for VMware, Citrix and Microsoft virtualization platforms, too.

Endpoint antimalware products for midsize organizations incorporate central management consoles that run on servers, and they typically run agents on the endpoints. Many offer cloud-based management. Although designed for central management, Kaspersky Total Security for Business can also install on individual endpoints as a stand-alone product.

Much like the options for small organizations, products for midsize companies are licensed per user or per device, depending on the vendor. When purchasing less than 150 licenses, for example, retail licensing costs run from a low of about $30 per license for Symantec Endpoint Protection to a high of about $59 per license for Kaspersky Total Security for Business.

Prices decrease with purchase volume, but customers must work with a sales rep or channel partner to place orders. Typically, base licensing also includes a one-year maintenance agreement.

For the midsize organization with many different platforms to support, Sophos Endpoint Security and Control is the most inclusive. Kaspersky Total Security for Business and Trend Micro Apex One are good primarily for Windows environments, with Kaspersky offering a larger feature set, including support for various mobile devices.

Support from endpoint antimalware vendors

Thorough antimalware software comparisons should help customers find ample resources in the form of knowledge bases, how-to articles and videos, product documentation, updates and more on all of the companies’ websites.

Linda Rosencrance contributed to this report.

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For Sale – PC i5-6600/16GB Ram/RX580 QuickSale Needed!

For sale my gaming PC, was built only 2 weeks ago but circumstances have changed so I have to sell it.

CPU: i5 6600

Mobo: MSI H110M-PRO VD

RAM: 16GB DDR4

GPU: Sapphire 8GB RX580(handles any game in full HD at max settings)

PSU: MS Tech 600W

Storage: 240GB SSD

Case: DeppCool

Fans: 3 Blue LED Fans

Case: deepcool steam castle

Wifi: AC1200 PCI E x1

CPU cooler is not stock so gives better cooling.

Any question please ask. Willing to post first to members with high feedback.

Thank you

Price and currency: 500
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Paypal/Bank Transfer
Location: London
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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