Win a Nintendo Wii!
There’s still time to play Bytware’s smash hit game and win!
Have you played Bytware’s hit online mystery game? If not, there’s still time to get in on the fun… and you might just win a Nintendo Wii or iTunes gift cards. Starting off with a YouTube video shot on location in Tokyo, i5virus puts you in the role of an investigator with the elite SIS&CE, a group devoted to investigating international cyber crime. Nearly 1,000 players from more than 36 countries have already taken part in the game. Don’t miss out! The game ends December 12, so visit www.i5virus.com and get your entry in today! Play i5virus now >
Former i5/OS Security Architect Pat Botz launches new company (IT Jungle)
There’s a serious problem with the state of security in the IT industry, according to Pat Botz, former i5/OS security architect with IBM. That’s why he recently left IBM to work on this problem with his new consulting company, Group8 Security. To hear Botz talk about the state of computer security is a little bewildering. Instead of the latest technology, what he really wants to talk about is the disconnect between the decision makers in the corner offices and technical pros in the server room. Read Alex Woodie’s full article on IT Jungle and learn more about Group8 Security >
Media and writers laud Bytware for innovative awareness campaign
System i users aren’t the only ones enjoying Bytware’s i5virus game. Media outlets and writers have been cheering the innovative campaign. i5virus is more than just a fun romp across the web, it’s an awareness campaign to help you learn about potential security risks and take action before your system or data is harmed. Featured in media that includes IT Jungle, System iNetwork, MC Press Online, News Daily Podcast, System i News UK, Search400, and System iMagazine (Netherlands), writers have been raving about the thumpin’ YouTube video and the unique game site that make up this fun System i security mystery. Play i5virus now
Bytware receives three prestigious International Davey Awards
Once again we’re pleased to announce that Bytware has been honored with the prestigious International Davey Award for design and communications. For the third consecutive year Bytware has been recognized by the International Academy of the Visual Arts (IAVA) for excellence, being selected from a pool of more than 4,000 entries from around the world. This year’s honors include three Silver Davey Awards for B2B print advertising campaigns, art direction, and music composition for interactive multimedia.
I.T. Truths campaign to appear in new HarperCollins book
The results of the Creativity 37 competition have been announced and we are pleased to have received honors for our I.T. Truths print campaign that has been seen this year in IBM Systems Magazine, COMMON.CONNECT, and System iNEWS Magazines in the U.S. and the U.K. The work was selected from a field of more than 3,000 entries from 29 countries and will appear in the HarperCollins Creativity37 annual to be published in the summer of 2008. The I.T. Truths campaign has also received the Davey Award, and the Communicator Award.
Get answers quickly online in the Bytware Support Forums
Bytware customers are finding the online Support Forums to be an indispensable source for information about their products. If you haven’t already visited the forums, check them out today! You can interact with technical support specialists and even submit support requests for quick online responses. To gain exclusive access to the new Support Forums, just visit this link and follow the instructions to register.
Clover Stornetta Farms calls Bytware products a “slam dunk”
Clover Stornetta Farms, a locally owned and operated dairy processor in Northern California, faced the need to improve security when it expanded its operations and moved business offices to a second location. It found the solution in StandGuard Network Security. By spending just 15 minutes a day over the course of a month, Clover was able to develop and implement the network aspects of its security policy without disrupting operations. When Clover’s IT Director Ken Kuhn combined this with Bytware’s MessengerPlus and StandGuard Anti-Virus, he found that he had a portfolio of System i products that were a “slam dunk.” Read the full case study >
Demystifying Security: A new approach to security from Pat Botz
To most in today’s hi-tech world of networks and regulations, security seems complex; and the solution is to hand the baton to the tech savvy and throw the latest software at the problem. But in reality this can be the least effective path to efficient and effective security. In short, they’re putting the cart before the horse. The truth is that security is really a business issue, not a technological one. It’s about finding the right balance between your level of risk tolerance and the cost of achieving an acceptable level of risk—and making the right business decisions along the way. In this free presentation from Group8 Security, former IBM System i Security Architect Pat Botz shows you a different way of looking security. Download the presentation >
Troubleshooting halted e-mail notification in Messenger
When sending email notifications with Messenger, a pager message that is blank or has no text can cause a critical error. When the router job encounters a blank pager message, it will receive a “Buffer length not valid” error, and the job will stop processing messages causing email notification to halt. Find out how to correct and prevent these errors and keep your jobs running. Find out how in this tech tip. (Note: Your Support Central username and password are required to access this tip.)
Scanning Guest Operating Systems for viruses on System i
With support for Guest Operating Systems—such as AIX and Linux—the number of paths through which malicious code can gain access to sensitive data on System i greatly increases. StandGuard Anti-Virus can scan these operating systems and protect your System i and network from malicious code, and can do it all from a single interface under i5/OS. Here’s how. (Note: Your Support Central username and password are required to access this tip.)
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