Patching Is Not Always Easy

I don’t go a day without a company e-mailing me about a product that will help with patch management, or claim it will somehow resolve all my GDPR issues that may come in the near future. Social media is awash with vendors and people telling us that we should deploy a patch immediately – that … Read morePatching Is Not Always Easy

Replace Synology SSL Certificate with pfSense CA Issued

I recently made an addition to my setup in the form of a Synology DS716+ii NAS – I’ll probably write some more posts about it in the near future but for now I want to cover how I replaced the default SSL/TLS certificate it uses with one issued by my pfSense system. My home computer … Read moreReplace Synology SSL Certificate with pfSense CA Issued

Trend Micro ScanMail Virtual Analyzer Connection Troubleshooting

I’ve been working on our Trend Micro Deep Discovery Analyzer (DDAN in Trend parlance) and today I finally finished off the virtual image which it will use to sandbox suspicious files/URLs. Having finished that work I figured I’d take a look at integrating our Trend Micro ScanMail for Exchange (SMEX) systems so that e-mails can … Read moreTrend Micro ScanMail Virtual Analyzer Connection Troubleshooting

Working Towards An A Rating on SecurityHeaders Report

I’ve long been meaning to update the settings on my blog to improve my rating on the fantastic https://securityheaders.io website. It was created by Scott Helme and aims to help improve the security of a website by providing a rating based on certain attributes. First off let me show you the initial report – it is the source … Read moreWorking Towards An A Rating on SecurityHeaders Report

Upgrade Trend Micro Smart Protection Server

I finally got round to upgrading the Trend Micro Smart Protection Server (SPS) appliances in my datacenters. I’ve written about them previously including deployment and how to configure SSL/TLS certificates. I noticed that version 3.1 was available and I hadn’t yet installed so figured now would be a good time.   Firstly if you want … Read moreUpgrade Trend Micro Smart Protection Server

HPE Discover 2016 Pictures

Well HPE Discover in London was awesome – I must have left an impression last year as various HPE reps around the event remembered me. There was so much to see and I wish I’d taken more pictures but I spent more time talking to people. Let’s take a look at some of the pictures … Read moreHPE Discover 2016 Pictures

VMware vRealize Log Insight SSL Available To All

VMware Log Insight (vRealize Log Insight: Intelligent Log Management & Analytics) is a nice product and it’s certainly been useful in my environment. There was however one major issue I had with the product, you had to upgrade your license to gain the ability to replace the default self-signed SSL/TLS certificate on the web interface. … Read moreVMware vRealize Log Insight SSL Available To All

Trend Micro Smart Protection Server SSL TLS Certificate Replacement

If you run Trend Micro business products you should really consider running a Smart Protection Server (SPS) appliance in your datacenter. In a previous post I stepped through the process of deploying an SPS appliance in a VMware environment. It is possible to deploy to Hyper-V as well so don’t worry if you aren’t running … Read moreTrend Micro Smart Protection Server SSL TLS Certificate Replacement

Trend Micro Deep Security Multi Factor Authentication

If you’re running the latest version of Trend Micro Deep Security you can now take advantage of a great feature, multi-factor authentication (MFA). This is also known as two factor authentication (2FA). Why is this a good thing? Well these days it’s rare that a week goes by without us hearing about another company being … Read moreTrend Micro Deep Security Multi Factor Authentication

VMware vRealize Log Insight Deployment

If you have a VMware environment and you haven’t yet deployed the vRealize Log Insight appliance you really should. While the ‘Log Insight’ platform is a licensed product VMware do provide it with a number of free licenses included so depending on your environment size you may not even need to pay. In this post … Read moreVMware vRealize Log Insight Deployment