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    PathfinderNetworks got a reaction from REALTIME in Patching Experience?   
    I've not tried it yet either.  I'm waiting for the NFR version to be available as a reseller so I can try it on our own network first. 
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    PathfinderNetworks reacted to Pete - Avast Business in Patching Experience?   
    @PathfinderNetworks I'd like to get someone directly in touch with you. Can you send me a direct message with your preferred contact info? (email and phone) I know that we can easily look up who your account manager is, but it may also be helpful if you include the name/email you are sending to as well.
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    PathfinderNetworks reacted to A+ Computers in Patching Experience?   
    for all those saying they'll try it when they get some NFR licenses, have you reached out to your avast account manager and asked for NFR licensing?
    I did, and I got 10 NFR licenses added to our account for testing.
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    PathfinderNetworks reacted to SofTec Solutions in Patching Experience?   
    If it becomes available.
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    PathfinderNetworks got a reaction from SofTec Solutions in Patching Experience?   
    I've not tried it yet either.  I'm waiting for the NFR version to be available as a reseller so I can try it on our own network first. 
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    PathfinderNetworks reacted to Pete - Avast Business in Partner NFR licenses   
    @A+ Computers @PathfinderNetworks
    NFR for Patch Management will become available, on a case by case basis, in the 5.1 release. This release is estimated to go out on November 26th. For further details on how this will work for partners, please reach out to your account manager. (In the mean time, you're encouraged to start a trial of Patch Management for own company or customer account to test and evaluate.)
    I hope this helps answer your questions here and have a great weekend!
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    PathfinderNetworks got a reaction from REALTIME in Anyone try this yet?   
    SWG is significantly different than the Content Filter service. In fact, you aren't supposed to use both.  If you use SWG you don't want to use the traditional Content Filter. 
    SWG is more like Cisco Umbrella.  It's not only a content filter but also scans the traffic for malware, phishing sites, etc. 
    All the CloudCare partners should have gotten an email about this new product back at the end of February.  Here is what that email said:
    "
    A lot of businesses today have started embracing new technologies to streamline operations, increase employee productivity, and acquire new customers.
    The upside of this digital transformation is the number of opportunities it brings to improve business agility and enhance performance, however the downside is cybersecurity. Technology is everywhere and keeping it protected is proving more challenging, especially with the rise of sophisticated phishing schemes that target unsuspecting users. In fact, 78% of security professionals believe that the biggest threat to security in an SMB is the negligence among the employees for security practices.
    Another security risk that SMBs are facing today is BYOD. SMBs have adopted mobile, cloud, and social, as part of their daily operations to support business productivity. An increasing number of them are accessing the corporate network from their home or another remote site, easily bypassing the security controls the business has in place. As a result, SMBs need to ensure that they have a  robust solution in place to secure their data, devices, and employees even when they are out of the office. Having an on-prem security appliance is no longer sufficient.
    Avast Business has proudly developed a solution, in partnership with Zscaler, tailored specifically  for SMBs - Avast Secure Web Gateway. The Secure Web Gateway protects SMBs against cybersecurity threats including malicious web traffic, phishing, and many more!
    At a glance benefits:
    Advanced security - through deep real-time analysis Reduced Complexity -  a “less than 10-min deployment” (IT service provider quote) Increased Speed - by eliminating all appliance bottlenecks and reducing latency Simplified IT infrastructure and lower TCO Interested to learn more? Contact us now.

    Kind regards,
    Your Avast Business Team
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    PathfinderNetworks got a reaction from SofTec Solutions in Anyone try this yet?   
    SWG is significantly different than the Content Filter service. In fact, you aren't supposed to use both.  If you use SWG you don't want to use the traditional Content Filter. 
    SWG is more like Cisco Umbrella.  It's not only a content filter but also scans the traffic for malware, phishing sites, etc. 
    All the CloudCare partners should have gotten an email about this new product back at the end of February.  Here is what that email said:
    "
    A lot of businesses today have started embracing new technologies to streamline operations, increase employee productivity, and acquire new customers.
    The upside of this digital transformation is the number of opportunities it brings to improve business agility and enhance performance, however the downside is cybersecurity. Technology is everywhere and keeping it protected is proving more challenging, especially with the rise of sophisticated phishing schemes that target unsuspecting users. In fact, 78% of security professionals believe that the biggest threat to security in an SMB is the negligence among the employees for security practices.
    Another security risk that SMBs are facing today is BYOD. SMBs have adopted mobile, cloud, and social, as part of their daily operations to support business productivity. An increasing number of them are accessing the corporate network from their home or another remote site, easily bypassing the security controls the business has in place. As a result, SMBs need to ensure that they have a  robust solution in place to secure their data, devices, and employees even when they are out of the office. Having an on-prem security appliance is no longer sufficient.
    Avast Business has proudly developed a solution, in partnership with Zscaler, tailored specifically  for SMBs - Avast Secure Web Gateway. The Secure Web Gateway protects SMBs against cybersecurity threats including malicious web traffic, phishing, and many more!
    At a glance benefits:
    Advanced security - through deep real-time analysis Reduced Complexity -  a “less than 10-min deployment” (IT service provider quote) Increased Speed - by eliminating all appliance bottlenecks and reducing latency Simplified IT infrastructure and lower TCO Interested to learn more? Contact us now.

    Kind regards,
    Your Avast Business Team
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    PathfinderNetworks got a reaction from REALTIME in Anyone try this yet?   
    I beta tested it when they were first getting it ready but haven't tried it since.  I ran in to some very serious problems with it and even spoke to them about it- but they didn't seem to quite understand the issue.  The issue I had was, in Active Directory networks (which most of mine are) it, essentially, breaks Active Directory.  It's pretty obvious why- as Active Directory is highly reliant on DNS being setup properly.  If you use the client version of SWG then it bypasses the local DNS server.  That breaks AD.  If you use just the DNS forwarding option (like you would do with OpenDNS, for example) then no issues there.  But you get less protection that way as it's purely a DNS based system at that point.  
    I don't know if they've resolved that AD issue yet or not- or how they even might do it. The only option I could see would be to have a mechanism in place where you can enter the AD domain(s) in to SWG as a policy and then it would direct all AD DNS traffic to the local AD DNS server(s).  
    Obviously that's a deal breaker as far as the SWG client version is concerned. 
    I may try it again soon to see if that is still an issue.  It's also possible it was only an issue on AD domains that had a localdomain.com setup instead of the more standard localdomain.local setup.  The AD I tested it on was a localdomain.com type.  Still, as common as that type of setup is, there needs to be a way around it if they expect anyone to adopt SWG. 
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    PathfinderNetworks got a reaction from A+ Computers in Anyone try this yet?   
    I beta tested it when they were first getting it ready but haven't tried it since.  I ran in to some very serious problems with it and even spoke to them about it- but they didn't seem to quite understand the issue.  The issue I had was, in Active Directory networks (which most of mine are) it, essentially, breaks Active Directory.  It's pretty obvious why- as Active Directory is highly reliant on DNS being setup properly.  If you use the client version of SWG then it bypasses the local DNS server.  That breaks AD.  If you use just the DNS forwarding option (like you would do with OpenDNS, for example) then no issues there.  But you get less protection that way as it's purely a DNS based system at that point.  
    I don't know if they've resolved that AD issue yet or not- or how they even might do it. The only option I could see would be to have a mechanism in place where you can enter the AD domain(s) in to SWG as a policy and then it would direct all AD DNS traffic to the local AD DNS server(s).  
    Obviously that's a deal breaker as far as the SWG client version is concerned. 
    I may try it again soon to see if that is still an issue.  It's also possible it was only an issue on AD domains that had a localdomain.com setup instead of the more standard localdomain.local setup.  The AD I tested it on was a localdomain.com type.  Still, as common as that type of setup is, there needs to be a way around it if they expect anyone to adopt SWG. 
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