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5/20/2019 Newsletters

Digital Edge's Script to Identify Recent Microsoft Vulnerability

In our continuing efforts to help our clients automate system administration and enforce cybersecurity's best practices, Digital Edge’s skillful and experienced team worked hard to create a script that will scan your servers for the required patch ensuring the security of your servers. 

10/10/2017 Newsletters

Microsoft SPLA Price Increases

Good Afternoon Digital Edge Customers,

We are writing to you today to inform you of changes to monthly Microsoft licenses. (The Microsoft Service Provider Licensing Agreement, or SPLA, is designed to provide customers hosted software services including web services, database services and applications.)

We received communication from Microsoft regarding the expected price changes for January 2018 & January 2019. Please see the information below. Once we have official set dollar amounts we will communicate that information as well. Please let me know if you have any questions! We want to make sure you have this information as soon as possible to give you as much time as possible to plan for these changes.

Programs Impacted – Corporate & Academic

Effective January 1, 2018 monthly prices for the following products will increase: 

  • By 10% for Windows Remote Desktop Services SAL 
  • By 10% for Windows Server Standard (Processor license)* 
  • By 10% for Windows Server Datacenter (Processor license)* 
  • By 10% for SQL Server Standard Core 
  • By 10% for SQL Server Enterprise Core 
  • By 10% for SQL Server Web
  • By 10% for SQL Server Standard SAL 
  • By 5% for Core Infrastructure Server Suite Standard (Processor license) 
  • By 7% for Core Infrastructure Server Suite Datacenter (Processor license) 

(* Applicable to Agreements that still have the right to report these sku’s)

Giving customers 15+ months’ notice and effective January 1, 2019 prices for the following products will increase: 

  • By 10% for Windows Server Standard Core 
  • By 10% for Windows Server Datacenter Core 
  • By 5% for Core Infrastructure Server Suite Standard Core 
  • By 7% for Core Infrastructure Server Suite Datacenter Core 
  • By 15% for Windows Remote Desktop Services SAL 

For more information regarding these changes, or to speak with the Digital Edge team, please contact us today!

 

7/16/2015 Newsletters

Microsoft HTTP.sys Vulnerability in RDP Could Allow Remote Code Execution

  Digital Edge is committed to providing the highest levels of security within all the IT infrastructure environments under its care. In order to achieve this utmost goal for all of our clients, we continuously maintain vigilance both on the productive side of IT as well as on its destructive side. We thus send out news and security bulletins such as this one from time to time to ensure that our clients are informed and educated on any important developments in IT security and are fully aware of what we are doing to ensure that we and our clients are always at the Cutting and at the Digital Edge of technology.

  On Tuesday, July 14, 2015, Microsoft issued new Security Bulletin MS15-067 which is marked critical.

  The Digital Edge Security Team has analyzed the reported details and one vulnerability raises a particularly high level of concern and attention. Security Bulletin ID # MS15-034 can be potentially very dangerous. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution is and attacker sends a specially crafted sequence of packets to a targeted system with the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) server service enabled.

  Digital Edge is committed to securing all of its controlled IT infrastructure environments, to advising its IT community about possible vulnerabilities, newly discovered weaknesses and hacks, and to providing security news and events.

  If you feel that you need assistance from the Digital Edge Security team please contact Danielle Johnsen at djohnsen@digitaledge.net 

  For more information and Digital Edge’s recommendations go here.

2/10/2015 Newsletters

Security Warning – 2/10/2015 - Microsoft

Digital Edge distributes this notification as an effort to improve the IT community cybersecurity, coordinate cyber information sharing, and proactively manage cyber risks while protecting our clients. 

On February 10, 2015, Microsoft issued new Security Bulletin MS15-011 which is marked critical 

Digital Edge security team analyzed the vulnerabilities and possibilities to exploit. We think that the vulnerability reported in MS15-011 is critical but very hard to exploit. Even though Microsoft does not disclose details about Digital Edge Security Team feels that exploiting of the vulnerability is hard and in most common enterprise settings where infrastructures protected by firewalls and users access network through VPNs almost impossible. 

Digital Edge strives to be a trusted leader in cybersecurity and managed services in complex enterprise IT environments.

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