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New Sophos Sandstorm Data Centre region in Frankfurt Germany

Updated 16.9.2019

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SophosLabs has announced the upcoming availability of a new Sophos Sandstorm Data Centre region in Frankfurt Germany.

Customers concerned with local GDPR compliance or in relation to Brexit will be able to select ‘Europe (Frankfurt)’ to ensure all file analysis is conducted in that location. This new analysis location is available now.

Each supported product will have to apply an update to take advantage of this new option. The following KBA provides a schedule of availability, per-product that is currently using Sandstorm. Additionally, the existing ‘EU’ option will change to ‘Europe (London)’. Europe (London) will continue to use the existing Sandstorm facility.

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Enterprise Architect 15 out now

Updated 4.9.2019

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The new version of Sparx Systems' Enterprise Architect is now available for immediate download for registered users. Read all about the new features and download the newest version from the link below!

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Do you want to run Galera Cluster in the Microsoft cloud?

Updated 27.8.2019

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Why not learn to setup a 3-node Galera Cluster using Microsoft Azure Compute Virtual Machines, and run it yourself. The webinar is presented by Codership, the developers of Galera Cluster, and they will cover the steps to do this, with a demonstration of how easy it is for you to do. In addition, we will cover why you may want to run a 3-node (or more) Galera Cluster (active-active multi-master clusters) instead of (or in addition to) using Azure Database for MySQL or MariaDB. We will also cover cost comparisons. Join us and learn about storage options, backup & recovery, as well as monitoring & metrics options for the “roll your own Galera Cluster” in Azure. EMEA webinar 10th of September 1-2 PM CEST (Central European Time)

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End of sale for Sophos SafeGuard LAN Crypt

Updated 22.8.2019

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Further to the communication from September 2018, Sophos is excited to announce that the transition of development, maintenance and support for Sophos SafeGuard LAN Crypt to the Germany-based encryption specialist conpal GmbH has progressed as anticipated. Sophos SafeGuard LAN Crypt customers with active maintenance and support agreements will be able to migrate their Sophos SafeGuard LAN Crypt licenses from Sophos SafeGuard LAN Crypt to conpal LAN Crypt and transfer their existing maintenance and support free of charge for the remainder of the applicable maintenance and support term to conpal GmbH.

Sophos will send the email below to all Sophos SafeGuard LAN Crypt customers to inform them how to proceed.

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September GFI Software Amnesty Promotion

Updated 20.8.2019

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For a limited time only, customers whose Service Maintenance Agreement (SMA) or Subscription expired between January 1, 2019 and May 31, 2019 can reactivate it at no extra cost. The following discounts (30-70%) are offered to customers where their product has expired.

This promotion is only valid between September 1 and September 30, 2019 and applies to GFI Software and Kerio solutions, excluding GFI FaxMaker Online, GFI EventsManager, GFI EndPointSecurity, GFI WebMonitor, Kerio Operator, Kerio Cloud, Exinda, and all 3rd party products.The new Service Maintenance Agreement/Subscription will start on the day of renewal purchase.

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Symantec Announces Sale of Enterprise Security Assets to Broadcom

Updated 14.8.2019

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Symantec has entered into a definitive agreement under which Broadcom Inc. will acquire Symantec’s Enterprise Security assets. This is a major milestone for Symantec, and I wanted to reach out to share this important and exciting news as well as what it means for our customers. You can read the press release we issued

Broadcom is a well-known and highly respected global technology company that designs, develops and supplies semiconductor and software solutions. Like Symantec, Broadcom has a strong focus on building deep customer relationships and driving cutting-edge innovation as demonstrated by its track record of creating and enabling some of the world’s most sophisticated technology offerings.

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In less than six months Microsoft will end support for Windows 7

Updated 14.8.2019

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It’s hard to believe that in less than six months Microsoft will end support for Windows 7, which has been an incredibly successful product.

Strictly speaking, come January 14, 2020, the OS will continue to work, but unless you want to pay for extended security updates (only available for the Pro and Enterprise versions, not Home), you’re unnecessarily burdening yourself with significant security risks. Experts warn that there are many attackers waiting to strike at the End of Support and those risks will increase every day you use Windows 7 after January 14. So please: If you are running Windows 7, make a plan to move to Windows 10 soon. If you are unsure of how to avoid becoming a victim, please reach out to us.

Regardless of the Windows OS on your current PC, use PCmover to automatically move important applications, files and settings to the new PC! On average PCmover will save you 4 hours of time moving all the important pictures, music, documents, and even applications with settings.

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EndNote for Mac: macOS Catalina Compatibility

Updated 13.8.2019

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Apple will be releasing macOS 10.15 Catalina this fall. Apple has made the decision to drop all 32-bit application support with this release, which will impact EndNote.

EndNote X9 for macOS will be extensively updated for compatibility prior to the launch of Catalina. If you already have EndNote X9, please install all updates as they become available to avoid interruption in your workflow.

If you are running EndNote X8 or earlier, we recommend upgrading to EndNote X9 as based on early information from Apple, your current version will not work with macOS Catalina. Alternately, you may keep working on your current macOS version.

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Celebrate Difference. Ambiguity from Monotype

Updated 12.8.2019

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Celebrate Difference. Ambiguity from Monotype Monotype introduces Ambiguity, a typeface designed to effectively express a range of attitudes and beliefs. Consisting of 70 fonts in six distinct weights the family merges traditional concepts with inverse proportions creating an exciting tool for tweaking text and modifying meaning. Ambiguity’s harmonious palette of varying styles and letterforms, encourages designers and brands to genuinely reveal their many voices. For a limited time only, you can get Ambiguity for 50% OFF.

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