Managed.IT - issue 65

INNOVATIONS 9 Unique insights CREST-accredited penetration tester and managed security service provider Cybaverse says the launch of Cybaverse. ai makes it easier for MSPs to identify and remediate threats before they cause harm to customers. The platform sits above client security integrations, giving MSPs a unified view of the cybersecurity efforts of their customers and the ability to access security dashboards for all their clients without having to navigate multiple platforms. Within the platform, MSPs can view real-time data on penetration testing, vulnerability scans and regulatory compliance and access a marketplace where they can buy cybersecurity products and services for clients. Oliver Spence, CEO of Cybaverse, said: “We started Cybaverse as a boutique cyber security consultancy and it has evolved into a leading MSSP. During this journey we have gained unique insights into customer pain points that we are tackling with Our platform offers MSPs a flexible way to manage security for their clients. It’s a full-service platform that caters perfectly to the needs of MSPs and their customers.” Remote control Utelogy Corporation, provider of an enterprise-grade software platform for managing, monitoring, controlling and automating connected workspaces, is enhancing customers’ ability to monitor smart buildings and collaborative workspaces through the integration of its platform with Neat video devices. Cloud integration via the Neat Pulse API brings additional features to the Utelogy platform including insight into space utilisation and occupancy levels; environmental data monitoring (CO2 levels, humidity, temperature and device health); and advanced control and configuration capabilities, with secure communications, real-time alerting and remote rebooting. • On the button Microsoft has launched its first Surface devices to be optimised for AI and business. Both the two-in-one Surface Pro 10 for Business and the Surface Laptop 6 feature a new Copilot key for AI assistance; integrated Neural Processing Units offering AI features like Windows Studio Effects and Live Captions and the opportunity for businesses to build their own AI apps; and the latest Intel Core Ultra processors, providing 2x faster performance on the Surface Laptop 6 and a 53% speed boost on the Surface Pro 10. Other selling points are Windows 11 Pro, robust security and a host of feature upgrades including an Ultrawide Studio Camera with a 114° field of view and, coming later this year, a Surface Pro 10 with 5G. Switch and save Businesses that switch to a managed print service could save up to £16,500 over a three-year period, in the case of a business using five Brother MFCL9570CDW professional all-in-one colour laser devices. According to Brother’s new MPS cost of ownership calculator, smaller businesses could also benefit, to the tune of £1,569 (over 36 months) for a typical small business using a Brother MFC-L8690CDW multifunction printer. MPS customers also benefit from the convenience of automatic ink and toner ordering and installation and maintenance support. On the charge Simpson & Partners, a Cotswoldsbased manufacturer of home EV chargers, has launched a series of EV chargers designed for business premises, public/leisure operations (hotels, pubs, shops etc.) and multidwelling properties (e.g. blocks of flats). The stylish Simpson & Partners Business Series is available with 7kW single-phase or 22kW three-phase outputs, wall-mounted or free-standing, with single or dual sockets. A Plinth Only option allows businesses to install EV infrastructure now (and claim an OZEV Government grant to help with installation costs) before adding chargers at a later date. Optional MID (Measuring Instruments Directive) meters, OCPP compliance and dynamic load balancing cater to diverse customer charging requirements. Better protection Veritas Technologies has updated its unified backup and recovery solution Veritas Backup Exec with advanced malware detection, role-based access to data and enhanced functionality for faster backup and recovery of businesscritical data. Used by more than 45,000 small and midsize businesses (SMBs) globally, Veritas Backup Exec protects critical data wherever it resides – in SaaS or specialised applications, on premises or in the cloud. The unified design of Veritas Backup Exec eliminates the need for multiple point products and enables customers to manage their entire data estate from a single console.