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XMission's Company Journal

Security & Safety

Sane Password Management

Do you have trouble remembering your passwords? Struggle to create a secure, new password when you have to sign-up at yet another new website? Get frustrated trying to correctly type secure passwords on your smartphone too? Follow along as I explain password security best practices for the non-mathematicians of the world. While online security has […]

Buy Zimbra Open Source Support & Zimbra Suite Plus Tools from XMission

If you run your own Zimbra Open Source email server, we are pleased to announce that you can now purchase Zimbra Open Source Support and Zimbra Suite Plus new generation modules directly from XMission. When something happens to your Zimbra Open Source email server it can be frustrating trying to find the expert or the expertise you […]

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Best Practices for Zimbra Email Security

Email contains our most valuable data, yet we often show little concern for its security and protection. Password strength and security are the most substantial components of basic data security. Strong passwords—or even better, strong passphrases—help protect the sensitive data contained inside your business user mailboxes. Because so many password-recovery systems use email, accessing company […]

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Register for BSidesSLC 2017 before it’s too late!

Our friends over at BSidesSLC are actively registering smart people like you for their 2017 conference! If you work in information security, or want to expand your skill set, you’ll definitely want to attend. At BSidesSLC, you’ll have a lot of fun learning about and discussing emerging security issues while socializing with industry experts. When: […]

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6 steps to Zimbra two-factor authentication with YubiKey

We are proud to announce that XMission Zimbra Email and Collaboration now features two-factor authentication (2FA). Two-factor authentication is a technology that provides identification of users utilizing two different components. Typically something that you know (like a password, UserID, etc) and something you have (a smartphone, USB-key, etc.). Using 2FA protects you against phishing and other sophisticated attacks. In this […]

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Does Your Organization Need SOC 1 or SOC 2? – Updated!

What is SOC 1 (SSAE 16)? Not so many years ago, publicly traded businesses typically would conduct annual SAS 70 audits and feel content, knowing that an external auditor determined that their ducks were in a row. If they relied on a vendor in ways that might measurably affect their own internal controls over financial […]

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Easily Encrypt & Sign Email with Zimbra and OpenPGP

The OpenPGP Zimlet allows XMission Zimbra webmail to encrypt and sign email messages. It is available to XMission Zimbra Premium or Personal Premium mailboxes. OpenPGP encryption prevents your messages from being opened by anyone other than the intended recipient. It will prevents your message from being altered or changed by anyone other than yourself, maintaining the authenticity […]

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XMission Proudly Sponsors BSidesSLC 2016!

If you work in information security (or want to learn more about it), check out BSidesSLC2016. XMission has signed on to sponsor BSidesSLC for our second year and we look forward to another day of workshops, talks, entertainment, games (Hacker Jeopardy, anyone?), and, of course, spending time with our amazing friends in the local IS […]

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Five Tips for Businesses to Avoid Downtime

Salt Lake City companies never expected a tornado to take their business offline but that’s exactly what would have happened to XMission if we hadn’t properly prepared for the worst. Back in 1999, we decided to expand into the empty former battery factory next door and convert it into a modern data center. The Internet bubble was in full […]

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An honest discussion about data privacy, open source, and communications security.

Last week, Zimbra published their latest Zcast podcast about open source and security. I was fortunate to participate in the podcast. In preparation, I surveyed key XMission staff and found their candid responses regarding open source, data privacy, security, and the future of collaboration very intriguing. Today I’ll share their answers. You will learn valuable insights from Pete (XMission […]

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