ICS Solutions News Alerts!!!
In an effort to provide the highest possible level of awareness to our customers, we will be issuing periodic News Alerts that will provide “Need to Know” information about current tech events, as well as reminders and tips on making your technology work better for you.
Daylight Savings Time
The U.S. Energy Policy Act of 2005, passed by the U.S. Congress July, 2005, extended Daylight Saving Time (DST) in the U.S. by approximately four weeks. As a result, beginning in 2007, DST will start three weeks earlier on March 11, 2007, and end one week later on November 4, 2007, resulting in a new DST period that is four weeks longer than previously observed.
This change requires several updates on servers and workstations alike. Even if you have Automatic Updates configured, there may still be updates needed. Customers that have Windows Server Update Services implemented will receive the initial updates automatically, but verifying update status is recommended. If you are running Microsoft Exchange or Microsoft Outlook in your organization, then there will be additional updates that need to be run manually. If you are interested in learning more about keeping your network automatically updated with WSUS (Windows Server Update Service), please contact us and we can explain the advantages.
A detailed list of all needed updates and tools is located here. Please contact ICS Solutions today if you have any questions or to schedule a time for us to prepare your network for the new DST changes. ICS will also be contacting customers through the end of this week and throughout next week, to discuss plans and update strategies.
Note: Watch Guard and Cyber Guard firewall customers will require an update as well.
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Are you safe from Spyware?
Microsoft has released the final version of their Anti-Spyware software package,
Windows® Defender .
This FREE program will help ensure your system stays Spyware free as well as provide some valuable system monitoring utilities. To download the newest version, click
If you have a large number of PC’s to update, feel free to
ICS Solutions about our Software Rollout Solutions.
ICS Solutions, Inc. has implemented a new service available to our customers. We have taken proactive steps to filter and block unwanted emails, viruses, and blacklists.
Our Spam/Virus Email Protection Service can be fully customized to meet your company’s individual needs. Users can manage their own quarantines, whitelists/blacklists, and block/accept lists. Or you can leave it to us.
Our Email Spam/Virus Filtering Service works with any configuration, and any software, plus requires no additional hardware on your part.
Reducing the amount of spam you receive on a daily basis will drastically increase your company’s productivity, while reducing your exposure to harmful or malicious viruses and software. All of this happens without the emails even getting to your Inbox.
If you are a business and need more control over your own email, then ask us about getting your own Anti-Spam/Anti-Virus filtering solution. We can custom tailor an entire protection suite to suit your specific needs.
Contact ICS Solutions, Inc. today to find out more about eliminating unwanted Spam!
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