Africa Data Centres acquires world-class data centre in Johannesburg

Africa Data Centres, part of the Liquid Telecom Group, has completed the acquisition of a state-of-the-art tier IV data centre in Johannesburg from Standard Bank, Africa’s largest bank. The acquisition, which has been unconditionally approved by the South African Competition Commission…

Covid 19 Impact – Firmlinx enables you to heed the call

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s call for the implementation of stringent measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus has resulted in many responsible corporate citizens heeding the call. Many organisations are committed to finding ways to help their employees and the South African public cope with the disaster we currently face.

Firmlinx is an ICT company operating amongst others in the telecommunications sector and is listed as an essential services company under the upcoming lockdown. Firmlinx is geared with a work-from-home network that is efficient and reliable. Firmlinx will therefore be reachable and ready to assist where needed during the lockdown. Installations and parts may be delayed due to stock availability. We do have limited emergency stock available.Please take special care during this time of cyber criminals exploiting the Covid-19 epidemic to exploit unsuspecting internet users.

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/malware/covid-19-decoy-doc-cloudflare-service-used-to-spread-blackwater-malware/

With companies allowing their employees to work from home it is of utmost importance to inform them to NEVER disclose any of their passwords via email or insert it on websites. We also urge all clients to ensure they have full system backups that will remain OFFLINE (detached from the network) or full cloud backups during this time and shutdown any computer equipment that will not be in use during this time. Also ensure your Windows updates are enabled and running on all computers as new threats are discovered daily. These are normally addressed by Microsoft using Windows Update.

We want to make use of this opportunity to thank our clients for their loyalty and support to Firmlinx and want to reassure you that we are here for you during this testing time. If you need any additional information or assistance, please call our Helpdesk on 087 234 9200 and we will be happy to assist.

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