Companies targeted by ransomware have to pay between R50 000 and R150 000, and most small businesses pay up rather than lose all their information – be it financial data, customer data, billing records and more.
The risk is greater in the SME segment of the market. While corporates can prioritise security at the C-Suite level, these smaller companies often do not have the relevant experts within the organisation to set and enforce security policies and procedures, and need the expertise of a third-party to protect them.
“We have customised a Fortinet solution so that it can be made available at a competitive price point to smaller businesses,” says Craig Freer, Executive Head for Cloud and Managed Services at Vox. “They will now have access to best of breed technology from a global company that is at the forefront of innovation in cybersecurity.”
Fortinet’s leadership in security has been recognised by a favourable Gartner Magic Quadrant ranking for over a decade, and local SMEs will now have access to some of the best firewall technology on the market.
Customers further get access to comprehensive reporting capabilities that allow them to make informed business decisions around security, particularly around user behaviour and their environment.
Freer said: “Apart from just monitoring for, and protecting an organisation from external cyber threats, a well-monitored firewall will also help better manage network usage and data consumption, which is especially vital for small businesses that often have to make do with connections that offer lesser bandwidth.”
The firewall solution for SMEs is also available as part of a managed service. In this instance, Vox will ensure that certified firewall engineers set up policies that are correct, comprehensive, and well enforced, in order to protect the business’s data and network. This includes crafting a strategy for what an organisation should do in case a breach occurs.
HP launches first cartridge-free laser printer
No cartridge? No problem. HP has launched the Neverstop Laser, its first laser printer that doesn’t require a cartridge to print.
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HP Neverstop Laser is a new, rapid-reload laser printer that helps small businesses save money on laser cartridge replacements. The first-of-its-kind toner supply system allows users to replace toner quickly, it helps small business owners stay in their business flow.
“A recent global study found that more than 8 in 10 small businesses around the world rely on printers, with half saying their business cannot operate without one, and many calling for printers to evolve into a technology partner ,” said Jane Geypen, category manager of HP’s Home Printing Solutions. “By eliminating common printing interruptions with breakthrough innovations and digital integration, HP Neverstop Laser gives entrepreneurs a competitive edge to turn their passion into a thriving business.”
Designed with sustainability in mind, HP Neverstop Laser is made with more than 25 percent recycled plastic while the toner reload kit is made of 75 percent recycled plastic by weight.
Key features, as provided by HP, include:
- 5,000 pages without interruptions: Print 5,000 pages right out of the box with virtually no interruptions-perfect for high-volume printing
- Reload mess-free toner in seconds: A revolutionary supply system lets you quickly and easily reload toner levels in 15-seconds without making a mess
- Original HP quality and unbelievable savings: Get original HP quality and reliability page after page with up to 80 percent cost savings on HP original toner
- Connected and mobile: Mobile scanning and printing with best-in-class mobile print app, HP Smart App
Pricing and Availability
HP Neverstop Laser will be available in South Africa from August 2019. No pricing has been announced.
Canon launches world’s lightest DSLR camera
Canon has announced the Canon EOS 250D, which it claims to be the world’s lightest DSLR camera.
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For a family looking to step up from smartphone photography or upgrade from their existing camera, the EOS 250D is a DSLR to consider, packed with the latest technology that provides users with a formidable introduction to interchangeable lens photography in a small and lightweight body.
The successor to Canon’s award-winning EOS 200D, the EOS 250D has a guided user interface for simplified operation, a large 24.1 Megapixel Dual Pixel CMOS APS-C sensor, 4K movie capability, fast and responsive autofocus, and connectivity to smart devices. In addition, the camera features DIGIC 8, Canon’s latest image processor which powers many of its functions, including 4K movie recording, 4K time-lapse, and 4K frame grabs from 4K movies.
With straightforward handling in a lightweight and compact body, the EOS 250D includes a guided user interface that shows on-screen hints and tips. It is also possible for users to capture images in imaginative ways with Canon’s Creative Assist feature, a suite of effects, filters and colour adjustment tools to apply to photographs when composing an image or after it has been taken.
Canon’s DIGIC 8 image processor supports a variety of improvements in Live View autofocus precision and Eye Auto-Focus (AF), Auto Lighting Optimizer, Digital Lens Optimizer, and Highlight Tone Priority for sharp high-resolution images ready to share straight from the camera. The 24.1 Megapixel sensor performs well in low-light and facilitates a shallow depth of field, adding background bokeh to images.
The EOS 250D is a camera for many occasions. Its intuitive Vari-Angle touchscreen enables comfortable shooting from a variety of angles, making it possible to frame selfies or vlog videos. Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology will also keep subjects in sharp focus when shooting stills and video via the touchscreen. Delivering a classic shooting experience, the EOS 250D features an optical viewfinder with a responsive 9-point AF, so moments can be framed clearly and as they were seen with the naked eye.
When images and videos are ready to be shared, the EOS 250D integrates with smart devices via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi using the Canon Camera Connect app for iOS and Android. From here, images and videos can be downloaded to a smart device, reviewed and posted on social media or shared.
The Canon Camera Connect app also facilitates shooting remotely from a smart device, great for capturing group shots or a hands-free selfie. Images can then be sent to a paired smart device as soon as they are taken via the Automatic Image Transfer function, delivering peace of mind that images are safely backed-up.
The EOS 250D is available in three sleek finishes: black, white and silver and is part of the Canon EOS ecosystem, comprising of over 80 world-class lenses, flashes and accessories, offering a level of choice as users look to expand the camera’s capabilities. The EOS 250D is available now in South Africa.
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