07 November 2016
Important Volume Licensing Update from Microsoft
We wanted to give you advance notification of some important changes to Microsoft software and cloud pricing coming in January 2017.
Microsoft has announced that from January 1, 2017, they will be increasing British pound pricing to harmonise prices for enterprise software and cloud services within the EU/EFTA region. Microsoft periodically assess the impact of local pricing of their products and services to ensure there is reasonable alignment across the region and this change is an outcome of this assessment. These changes are similar to the recent harmonisation adjustments to pricing in Norwegian krone and Swiss franc that were made in April 2016.
Starting January, British pound prices for on-premises enterprise software will increase by 13% to realign close to euro levels. Most enterprise cloud prices in British pounds will increase by 22% to realign close to euro levels. Even after this adjustment, customers across the region buying in British pound will still find Microsoft cloud offerings highly competitive. For indirect sales where Microsoft products are sold through resellers, final prices and currency of sale will continue to be determined by resellers. In the EU/EFTA region, partners will continue to have access to prevailing prices in euro, Norwegian krone, Swiss franc, Swedish krona, and Danish krone, along with revised prices in British pounds.
For business customers, these changes will not affect existing orders under annuity volume licensing agreements for products that are subject to price protection. For example, customers with Enterprise Agreements have price protection on previously ordered enterprise software and cloud services, and will not experience a price change during the term of their agreement. Similarly, business customers with cloud commitment subscriptions such as Office 365 also receive price protection during their subscription term, which is normally twelve months from the start of paid subscription.
Prices for new product additions under existing volume licensing agreements and purchases under new contracts will be as defined by the price list at the time of order. This pricing change will not apply to consumer software or consumer cloud services.
For more information, or to discuss further, please contact your account manager.
21 September 2016
Showcasing Our Cyber Security Solutions at IP EXPO Europe 2016
Caretower is excited to once again be exhibiting at this year’s IP EXPO Europe at ExCel London from 5th – 6th October. With an attendance of over 15,000 delegates, six IT events under one roof, 100+ exhibitors and 100+ free to attend seminar sessions, IP EXPO Europe is a must-attend IT event for CIOs, heads of IT, security specialists, heads of insight and tech experts. The event showcases brand new exclusive content and senior level insights from across the industry, as well as unveiling the latest developments in IT.
Exhibiting on stand AA22, we will be showcasing our intelligence-driven Security Operations Centre (SOC) and Managed Security Services. Our cyber threat management platform provides our customers with access to skilled engineers, reduces risk of threats and ensures they get back to business as usual as soon as possible in the event of a breach.
Visit us on stand to learn how our Managed Security Services can:
• Identify threats to your business within minutes
• Respond in real time
• Enhance your security capabilities to achieve greater effectiveness against persistent attackers
Want to find out more, or have questions about how we can drive your business efficiency and improve your cyber security? Just ask to view our short on-stand presentation at the expo, which provides an overview of our security services and the benefits to your business.
Drop by stand AA22 for a chat and pick up some Caretower goodies. Click below to register.
29 June 2016
Our new Enhanced Managed ePO Maintenance Service
As part of our continual service improvement process and dedication to providing excellent customer service, we are delighted to announce our newest offering to our services portfolio, our Enhanced Managed ePO Maintenance Service.
In addition to the standard monitoring and management of the ePO server provided in our Managed ePO Service, the enhanced service provides additional proactive checks, and rectifies any issues that may be encountered during quarterly investigations. Our existing Managed ePO customer, will automatically be provided with this enhanced service at no additional cost.
Benefits of our Enhanced Managed ePO Maintenance Service
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19 May 2016
Caretower launches new Ransomware Risk Reduction Service
Caretower are delighted to announce that we will be offering our customers another layer of defence against ransomware through our new Ransomware Risk Reduction service. This new service offering will provide an enhancement of up to 80% protection against known ransomware variants.
Ransomware attacks are on the increase, and in particular encryption of data with a demand for some form of payment for decryption. Our Ransomware Risk Reduction service provides another layer of defence against a highly professionalised, for-profit malware industry, which is constantly innovating and trying to either circumvent known security measures, or exploit unsecure or outdated systems.
By identifying similar patterns of behaviour within different variants, proactive protection rules for endpoint products can be configured on the following products: VirusScan Enterprise (VSE) and Host Intrusion Prevention System (HIPS). These rules aim at effectively preventing the installation and / or the payload of historical, current, and evolving new variants of all these threats.
Our Ransomware Risk Reduction service is an enhanced service provided in addition to our Managed ePO Service, and can be implemented on the following products:
- Intel Security VirusScan Enterprise (VSE)
- Intel Security Host Intrusion Prevention System (HIPS)
For more information on how this new service can support your business, contact us on 020 8372 1000 or email email@example.com
30 March 2016
Caretower exhibits at this year’s Cloud Security Expo
This year we are excited to be showcasing our cyber security solutions at the annual Cloud Security Expo for the second time. The Expo, which will be held at ExCel London from 12 – 13 April, brings together over 80 dedicated cloud security exhibitors and provides visitors with hundreds of hours of free content from over 150 of the industry’s leading practitioners.
Exhibiting with our cloud security specialist partner Sophos, this year’s Expo will prove an ideal opportunity to highlight our cloud-based security solutions along with our full range of Managed Security Services. As a Sophos Platinum Partner, we provide our customers with the ability to manage their endpoint security and mobile devices from one unified cloud console.
Why attend Cloud Security Expo?
- Over 150 security expert speakers
- Over 40 real life cloud security and compliance case studies
- The largest dedicated business technology event in Europe with over 15,000 industry professionals
Join us on stand S244 for give-aways and to find out how our comprehensive range of cyber security solutions can support your business. Click here to register for your free ticket.
12 February 2016
Protecting Your Endpoints From Zero Day Attacks
Join our webinar:
3pm - 4pm, Monday 22nd February
There has been a significant increase in the number of Zero Day attacks being reported, but many organisations are unaware of why they are being attacked or why their current security infrastructure does not provide them with adequate protection.
The latest in our series of webinars will focus on endpoint protection and how your organisation can prevent Zero Day attacks.
The webinar will discuss:
- Who is attacking you and why?
- How to assess your risk profile
- How to protect your organisation more effectively
- What to do if you suffer a Zero Day attack
At Caretower, we have a wealth of experience in delivering cyber security solutions to all verticals. Using carefully selected products from market leaders and deployed by highly trained engineers, we can monitor and support your solution 24x7 from our class leading Security Operations Centre. Let us help prevent you becoming the next victim of a Zero Day attack.
Caretower's Cyber Security Programme Manager, Paul Coady, will provide a vendor independent view of recent cyber threats and how to protect your business.
To attend this free webinar, click here.
17 December 2015
Bloxx product set replacement
As you may already know, on 2 November 2015, Akamai Technologies Inc. announced that it acquired Bloxx, the provider of Secure Web Gateway solutions. The acquisition will see the Bloxx product set discontinued (“end-of-lifed”), as product sales are halted in the UK after 31st January 2016. We understand that this sudden announcement has created a lot of uncertainty and worry amongst Bloxx customers.
Whilst Bloxx will be honouring existing contracts, this does mean that if you are a current Bloxx customer you will have to consider alternative solutions when your current contract expires. We can help you make this transition seamlessly, avoiding a potentially time consuming replacement project.
Our technical team, who have a strong knowledge of Bloxx from our work with the solution for a number of years, are well placed to provide advice on an alternative that is best suited for your organisation.
With strong relationships with the following partners, we can provide you with everything you need to replace your Bloxx product.
- Proofpoint web security solutions
- Sophos Secure Web Gateway
- CensorNet's web and email security solutions
- Barracuda web filter solutions
- Websense Web Filter and Security
- Trustwave Secure Web and Email Gateway
- Mimecast email security
Don’t delay! With Bloxx end-of-life fast approaching, you’ll need a current, supported and fully functional web and email filtering solution in place. At Caretower we’re happy to provide more information and to assist you with your migration. Our goal is to make it smooth and hassle free, to incur minimal downtime and network disruption and to ensure the continued security and integrity of your web users.
For further information or to find out how we can assist your business, contact us on 020 8372 1000.
15 October 2015
Caretower exhibits at Intel Security’s annual UK & Ireland Security Summit
This year sees Intel Security host its third annual Security Summit for the UK and Ireland on 18th November at etc.venues in London. The Summit, which aims to help businesses meet new security challenges, equips visitors with ideas and information on how to keep digital assets and data safe from internal and external threats.
This year’s event will be hosted by BBC Click’s Kate Russell and include seminars from EMEA President, Andrew Elder, along with 4 targeted breakout sessions: Cloud Security, Security Management, Endpoint & Networking Management, and Government.
As Intel Security’s UK partner of the year for 2015, we are excited to be exhibiting our comprehensive range of cyber security solutions at this year’s Summit.
Why attend this year’s Summit:
- Receive updates on changes to security legislation and requirements
- Information about innovative ways to tackle advanced threats
- Technical product deep-dives to help you better manage your IT security
- Gain insights from government officials, journalists and Intel Security executives
Join as on our stand to learn more about how our Managed Security Services can be tailored to support your business needs.
- Real time incident response and regular communication
- Damage clean-up after attacks
- Proactive management and monitoring of security
- 24/7 support
Register now to attend this year’s Summit. Places are limited and on a first come first served basis. Click here to register.
29 September 2015
BUFFERZONE Signs Distribution Agreement with Caretower
BUFFERZONE, a provider of endpoint security solutions protecting enterprises from advanced threats including zero-days, ransomware, drive-by downloads, phishing scams and APTs, announced today it has signed a distribution agreement with leading security solutions vendor Caretower to provide its cyber security solutions to the UK market.
Under the agreement, Caretower will resell BUFFERZONE products in the UK, provide customer support, technical training and installation and represent the product in marketing activities and at relevant industry events.
“Time and again, UK companies are becoming targets of zero-day exploits, ransomware attacks and malvertising,” said Israel Levy, the CEO of BUFFERZONE. “It is becoming ever more evident that the most vulnerable part of the enterprise is the user endpoint. As a result, senior-level executives are looking for security solutions that complement their existing security layers and protect them from advanced threats. Partnering with Caretower is an exciting step forward in gaining a foothold in the market.”
Caretower is a leading Intel® Security reseller in the UK, while BUFFERZONE is a Sales Teaming Partner in the Intel Security Innovation Alliance™ (SIA) program and has been certified as McAfee Compatible with the McAfee® ePolicy Orchestrator® (ePO™) platform.
The worldwide cyber security market is estimated to be worth between $77 billion in 2015 to $170 billion by 2020, according to Cybersecurity Ventures. The Europe Cyber Security Market is expected to grow to $35.53 billion by 2019, with an expected CAGR of 7.2 percent for the period 2014-2019. This market contributes 26.95 percent of the global market.
“There is increasing demand for the most cutting edge technology in endpoint security, especially in light of the rise of ransomware attacks. Because of this demand, we started researching solutions to help our customers prevent future attacks and heard about BUFFERZONE,” said Susan Stecker, Enterprise Account Manager of Caretower. “We believe that the partnership between Caretower and BUFFERZONE will really propel the UK market forward in terms of cyber security, safeguarding companies from ransomware attacks and allowing organisations to protect their critical IT infrastructure and sensitive data.”
22 September 2015
Caretower exhibits at this year's IP EXPO Europe
This year we are excited to be making a return to the annual IP EXPO Europe for the second time. The EXPO, which is held at ExCel London from 7th - 8th October, is the UK's number one event for the latest in IT innovations. With an attendance of over 15,000 delegates, IP EXPO Europe will examine the rapidly evolving security challenges for organisations now and in the future.
Attending in partnering with Intel Security, we are excited to be showcasing our full range of Managed Security Services at this year's event. As a specialist in Managed Security Services, we offer our customers advanced security solutions such as SIEM, along with 24/7 support for their IT security systems.
Partnering with Intel Security for over 15 years, we offer a one stop full IT security product and service portfolio.
- Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
- Endpoint Managed Security Services
- Firewall Managed Security Services
- Professional Services
- Dedicated SOC team available 24/7
Join us on stand CC1 for giveaways and to find out how our comprehensive range of cyber security solutions can support your business. Click below to register.