The Soft Solutions Weekly Bulletin

Welcome to the latest news bulletin from Soft Solutions – specialists in ICT distribution and procurement

News

Malwarebytes pilot Global MSP program in ANZ

Since its inception Malwarebytes has become the go-to solution the world over to provide unparalleled remediation capabilities against the latest global threats. In recent times it has become a fully-fledged anti-malware product in its own right providing full Endpoint protection to customers all over the globe. On top of all this success Malwarebytes are also one of the few security vendors who focus on a “security first” approach, opting to design their solution to work alongside other security solutions instead of conflicting with them, promoting a more diverse and secure ecosystem. Now, to help their partners offer top of the line security easily to their clients, Malwarebytes are pleased to announce their own MSP program. For further information on the Malwarebytes MSP program, or anything else regarding Malwarebytes, please email our Malwarebytes team, <a href=”mailto:dj or Paul Leslie.
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3CX releases v15.5 update 2

Following a successful BETA 3CX has released update 2 for version 15.5. The new update includes QR code provisioning for mobile phones, hot desking on supported phones and the highly requested 302 redirect capability for external calls forwarding to mobile. This update is available to all customers who have current 3CX maintenance and is a simple download from the 3CX Management Console. For more on this update, please see the 3CX release post.
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ManageEngine sets up a green screen experience at this year’s ALGIM conference

ManageEngine has been supporting ALGIM (Association of Local Government Information Management) for more than 5 years and this year the key message from us was around “End to end IT Management with ServiceDesk Plus”. With over 20 councils using ManageEngine, it was relevant for us to was to demonstrate the efficiency available to ManageEngine customers that they can drive, desktop management, Active Directory management, password management and operations management out of their control centre which is Service Management. On a fun note, everyone had a great time taking photos at our green screen booth and we won “Best All-Round Exhibitor”. Read more around our presentation and check out our booth photos on our blog post.
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Thoughts from the Cyber Security Event

A big thank you to Cam Wayland from Channel Dynamics who joined us this week to discuss the Trends in Cyber Security with some of the Soft Solutions Auckland partners. A very special thank you to Daniel Watson from Vertech IT Services who took the time to share his own story with us as well. If you would like to get a breakdown of the event itself you can read SofSol Managing Director Chris Fitzgerald’s take aways from the day.
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The importance of night

While pollution in the form of waste and chemicals released into the atmosphere and global water supply is an enormous issue, there is one type of pollution that generally goes unnoticed but has an adverse effect an Fauna, Flora and our own well-being – Light Pollution. As the world population continues to expand, so does the number of outdoor lights. Using images captured over months from NASA satellites researches were able to identify that night is most parts of the world is getting brighter. You can see images from the study and the research results as well here.
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Events

Malwarebytes Webinar – Dana Torgersen talks Threat Hunting

Join Malwarebytes and special guest speaker Dana Torgersen for a two-part webinar series as he talks threat maps, malware hunting, and provides competitive insight into why Malwarebytes’ layered solution is best practice. You can register for the first session of the 28th of November here.
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Webinar: Self-Service Password Management Tool – ADSelf-Service Plus

Don’t let forgotten Passwords stop you from working. Up to 30% of IT Help Desk tickets are associated to password reset and account lockout. Empowering users to reset their own passwords and unlock their own account, reduces substantial amount of your IT help desk. It adds tremendous value to a business proposition by reducing costs, improving employee productivity & ensuring superior return on investment. Register here & join Arsh Singh on the 30th November at 10.30 AM on a walkthrough of ADSS Plus.
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Our most epic movie night ever

Soft Solutions in conjunction with StorageCraft, SolarWinds MSP, ManageEngine, GFI and Nuance are proud to invite you to experience Star Wars: The Last Jedi on the 14th of December at 6:00pm at Event Cinema’s, Broadway. Only a few seats remain so if you want to attend register as soon as possible. Limited to 2 tickets per reseller.
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ServiceDesk Plus Advanced training in Wellington

The Soft Solutions ManageEngine team will be in Wellington on the 12th of December running ServiceDesk Plus Advanced training. Advance 1-day course focuses on extending your service desk, incorporating the advanced functionality provided with the Problem, Change and Asset management modules, CMDB, contracts and purchasing. We also cover Service Requests, including the creation of dynamic forms and work flow of tasks automatically triggered by selections made in the form. Candidates enrolling in the advance course should either have completed the initial course, or be familiar and competent in the material covered in day one. Cost: $450 per person and you can bring your colleagues for $350 per person. Reach out to sales@manageengine.co.nz to book your place.
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Promotions

Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection 2 for 1 promotion

From now until the 20th of December 2017 Malwarebytes will be offering 2 years of Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection for the cost of a 1 year subscription. Offer is only valid on Endpoint Protection license purchases between 10 and 250. Not applicable to renewals. If you would like a quote or more information please contact the Sales team.
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Would you like some Raspberry Pi with your SolarWinds MSP?

Soft Solutions and SolarWinds MSP will be giving away 10 Raspberry Pi’s to the first 10 partners who sign up for a trial of MSP Remote Monitoring & Management and setup at least 2 devices. Stock is limited and it will be first come first serve. Terms and Conditions apply. Contact the SolarWinds MSP Team for more information.
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Nuance Power PDF Deal Registration Promo

From now until the 20th of December Nuance will be providing additional margin on all registered Power PDF deals of 26 seats or more. Deals will be valid for 3 months after being approved. For more information click Soft Solutions Sales team.
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Supporting disadvantaged children through KidsCan

Soft Solutions is proud to be helping New Zealand to build a better future through KidsCan, a charity that provides basics such as food, raincoats, shoes, socks and basic hygiene items which enable children in low-decile schools to be more engaged in their education.
Learn more about KidsCan
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