Tag Archives: security software

Secure Your Enterprise With Zoho Vault Password Management Software

Recent data breaches have taught us something very important — online users are spectacularly bad at choosing their strong passwords.

Today majority of online users are vulnerable to cyber attacks, not because they are not using any best antivirus or other security measures, but because they are using weak passwords that are easy to remember and reuse same passwords on multiple accounts and

Microsoft Shares Telemetry Data Collected from Windows 10 Users with 3rd-Party

Cyber security is a major challenge in today’s world, as cyber attacks have become more automated and difficult to detect, where traditional cyber security practices and systems are no longer sufficient to protect businesses, governments, and other organizations.

In past few years, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning had made a name for itself in the field of cyber security, helping

VeraCrypt Audit Reveals Critical Security Flaws — Update Now

After TrueCrypt mysteriously discontinued its service, VeraCrypt became the most popular open source disk encryption software used by activists, journalists, as well as privacy conscious people.

First of all, there is no such thing as a perfect, bug-free software.

Even the most rigorously tested software, like the ones that operate SCADA Systems, medical devices, and aviation software, have

Microsoft Patches 5 Zero-Day Vulnerabilities Being Exploited in the Wild

Microsoft has released its monthly Patch Tuesday update including a total of 10 security bulletin, and you are required to apply the whole package of patches altogether, whether you like it or not.

That’s because the company is kicking off a controversial new all-or-nothing patch model this month by packaging all security updates into a single payload, removing your ability to pick and choose

Someone is Spying on Researchers Behind VeraCrypt Security Audit

After TrueCrypt mysteriously discontinued itself, VeraCrypt became the most popular open source disk encryption software used by activists, journalists, and privacy conscious people.

Due to the huge popularity of VeraCrypt, security researchers from the OSTIF (The Open Source Technology Improvement Fund) announced at the beginning of this month that it had agreed to audit VeraCrypt

Antivirus firm Avast to Buy its rival AVG for $1.3 Billion

Breaking New for Today:

Antivirus company Avast Software is planning to acquire Dutch rival AVG Technologies for $1.3 Billion in cash.

Avast announced today that it would buy Amsterdam-based AVG Technologies for $25 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at $1.3 Billion in an aim to expand its presence in the emerging markets.

With more than 230 Million users worldwide, Avast provides

Nonprofit organization upgrades hardware with savings from Avast

NeighborImpact logo

NeighborImpact uses free Avast for Business to manage computers in multiple locations.

Nonprofit organizations operate on extremely tight budgets. Michael Hensley, Information and Facilities Officer at NeighborImpact doesn’t let that stand in the way of his organization’s mission. The Avast team recently spoke with Hensley about his work and how Avast for Business has helped him.

“We are a non-profit human-services agency serving 3 counties in central Oregon.” Hensley said, “Our staff is not very tech-savvy and we’ve had significant issues with that. We needed something simpler.”

Hensley recently switched NeighborImpact to Avast for Business security software and explained what made him choose the new cloud-based solution.

“The fact that it’s cloud-based is the primary feature that we needed. We have offices and classrooms distributed throughout the area. We are able to monitor all of our computers from the web-console which has shown consistent improvement.” Hensley went on to say that “viewing all of our devices from one place is really convenient.”

Hensley said that his nonprofit used to use Bitdefender but switched because it was too expensive.

“I was somewhat familiar with Avast. I knew it was a reputable company that had been around for a while. When I discovered Avast for Business and weighed the options it was the natural choice. It’s simple, cloud-based, and free.”

NeighborImpact was able to save enough of their precious budget by switching to Avast for Business to make a big impact on NeighborImpact’s server upgrade.

“The savings on software were extremely helpful in budgeting for our hardware upgrade. The extra money allowed us to get hardware in a different category than we otherwise would have been able to afford.”


Avast for Business can save your non-profit, company, or school money and time. Sign up on the Avast website.

Free software and services your start-up can use

Get your small business up and running with free software.

Getting a new business off the ground is not an easy task and can be quite costly, but there are a lot of free software and services available online that your new or small business can use as an alternative to paid-for products.

Here is a list (in alphabetical order, so no favorites ;-) ) of some you will find useful:

Avast for BusinessAvast for Business – cloud-managed security

Avast not only provides consumers with free security, but we also provide small and medium sized businesses with free cloud-managed protection. Avast for Business is easy to install and can be managed from anywhere and at anytime.

Facebook Page – alternative to building your own website   
If you’re a restaurant owner or a small boutique you could also, either in addition to or instead of hosting your own website, create a Facebook page for your business. You won’t be able to sell items online, but you can add your business’ address and directions, opening hours, a description of your business and post images and status updates to inform your customers of new items on your menu or of new items available for sale in your store.

Fundera_LogoFundera – loans for your business
Fundera is a free service that offers you loan options and lets you choose the one best suited for your small business. All you need to do is fill out a short questionnaire and then you are presented with loan products, lenders and rates and can apply to the lenders that fit you best with only one application.

Hootsuite – social media manager
Using social media is a great way to get the word out about your budding business, and a social media manager is, therefore, very helpful to keep track of your sites and their effectiveness. Hootsuite offers a free starter package where you can add three social media platforms, get basic analytics reports and schedule posts.

weeblyJimdo and Weebly – (subdomain) website hosting
Jimdo and Weebly are both web hosting services that offer free starter packages when you create a website using their subdomain. With Jimdo’s free package you get 500MB of storage space, one password-protected area and mobile versions of your site. Weebly offers unlimited pages and a drag and drop builder. Both services offer the possibility to sell up to five items for free in case you want to use your site for ecommerce. Checkout services are also included for free.

Opeopenchart 1nCart – shopping cart solution
OpenCart is a free and open source shopping cart solution. All you need to do is install OpenCart, select your theme, add your products and you are ready to start selling your products on your website!

OpeopenofficenOffice – office suite
Apache OpenOffice is a great alternative to Microsoft’s Office Suite. OpenOffice is an open source office suite that includes essentials like a Word processor, spreadsheet, multimedia, graphics, database and math software. Best of all, OpenOffice is license-free and can be installed on as many computers as your business needs!

Orange HRM – human resource management software
Orange HRM is a free and open source software for human resource management. It is a full-featured HR management system offering various modules such as system administration, personnel information management, and recruitment.

Producteev – task manager
Producteev is a task manager that offers unlimited users, projects and tasks in its free version so you can ensure that you and your team stay on top of the most important to-dos to get your business up and running!

Suite CRM – customer relationship management
Suite CRM is free, open source software for customer relationship management. It’s based on Sugar CRM and comparable to Salesforce. It gives you a full overview, including products, quotes, contracts, projects, reporting, teams, workflow and much more.

wave-media-logoWave – accounting tools
Wave offers cloud-based invoicing, accounting, payroll and payments for free for businesses with 9 people or less. They finance their services by connecting small business owners with vendors of products and services that offer discounts to Wave users.

Nearly all of the above mentioned products also offer premium services your business can take advantage of as it grows. For now, we wish your business the best of luck and hope this list of free software helps your business. :-)