Category Archives: Disaster Recovery

Future Gen to Participate in RootCon 2016

RootCon 2016
RootCon 2016

Watch Mr Wilson L. Chua present actual cases at the Root Con 2017 event in Tagaytay, Philippines where Big Data Analytics was used to help uncover hacks and attempts.

Cases showcase how descriptive and predictive analytics can be used to help network admins present their analysis in a graphical and more intuitive format – one that helps C-level executives more easily understand and grasp the complex landscape.

When to Outsource?

People usually think that companies outsource some of their functions to save on money. While this has been true in the early days of outsourcing where companies enjoyed the savings from properly implemented plans, they  have also realised some additional benefits from outsourcing. Generally, when either one or more of the following occurs, it is best you consider Outsourcing as a viable option:

  1. Vacant positions are open for a long time.
    Your HR is facing a dwindling pool of qualified people for the open positions. In a tight labor market, outsourcing lets your HR source from a wider pool of potential star performers. You won’t be limited to hiring from your immediate vicinity.
  2. Uncertainty with Market conditions. 
    Management would like to have a more flexible and nimble operation that is not weighed down by a high fixed headcount. Think: Peak and low seasons. It is nice if you can forecast the future growth of your operations, and maintain your staff, but what happens in a downturn? It is easy to hire, and sadly, hardest to fire/layoff people.  By outsourcing your spillover work, you maintain that flexibility and are relieved of having to lay off extra workforce in low seasons.
  3. Quicker time to Market.
    Sometimes your project/s needs that top talent and you can’t wait to train/develop your in-house talents. Outsourcing enables your company to tap on the expertise and specialization of outsourcing companies in what they do best. Your in-house talents can work beside your outsourcing provider and hopefully, your inhouse talents can absorb the best practices and accelerate their own expertise.
  4. Minimizing Operational Risks.
    Sometimes, it just makes sense to ‘not put all your eggs in one basket’. Outsourcing enables your company to spread your manpower over geographic distances. This makes a lot of sense when the next global pandemic or catastrophe hits your main operating region.

Cloud Hosting Security and MSSPs

John Sawyer wrote about security implications of being hosted in the cloud  in “Spot the Trouble in the Cloud” for InformationWeek. He highlights the security challenges for cloud based hosting. In particular:

“…enterprises are flying blind unless they adapt their security monitoring, incident response and digital forensic policies and procedures to the cloud… most cloud provider SLA state security is up to the customer”.

The steps to mitigate this challenge is to start monitoring. Enable system logs and send them over to your syslog server. Alternatively Mr Sawyer suggests the use of services like Loggly or products like Splunk, Tenalbe’s SecurityCenter and Log Corrlelation for your log management analysis.

In addition, you could outsource the monitoring to a dedicated team of professionals to notify you of any incidents that would otherwise escape your attention. You can also incorporate such a team into your incident handling policies and procedures. These teams are called Managed Security service providers (MSSPs).

Some of the security tasks MSSPs undertake on your behalf:

  1. System Patch management
  2. Malware detection and analysis
  3. IPS/IDS Incident Response
  4. Identity and password management
  5. Log analysis
  6. Researching new threats
  7. Writing or preparing reports for audit teams

Contact  marketing@futuregen.sg to see how you can benefit from our MSSP offerings and secure your data today!

Global Network Monitoring Service

Network Monitoring Service: Global Need

Network Monitoring Logo

The price of network downtime is escalating and studies show that outages now cost enterprises an average of $100,000 per hour.  The bigger your enterprise, the bigger the damage per hour. Can your Business survive such a downtime?

Your network needs a proactive Global network monitoring service that gives you a quicker headsup on your network even BEFORE problems crop up! Identify line problems before it affects your operations. Be warned about disk space being filled up. Be notified of sudden spikes in network usage, memory usage or CPU utilization.

Proactive Global Network Monitoring also has the following benefits:

  • Identify potential resource bottlenecks before it occurs
  • Reduce costs by matching bandwidth to actual consumption
  • Protect network assets by also monitoring room temperature

Outsource your Global Network Monitoring to us. Our affordable solution runs 24×7.  Try out our global Network Monitoring service. Our team have a combined experience of over 10 years of monitoring critical network infrastructure.

Network Monitoring Service Deliverables:

 

 

  1. 24 hours by 7 days a week real time monitoring of your SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) devices
  2. Alerts based on trigger levels (cpu utilization, bandwidth utilization, memory utilization, bit error rates)
  3. Notification within 5 minutes whenever line status changes from UP to DOWN.
  4. Continuous hourly updates when circuits or network devices are down -until the issue is resolved
  5. Network reporting for historical and trend analysis on capture data
  6. Network trends analysis and capacity planning forecasts
  7. Optional Cisco Config backups
  8. Optional Syslog Database

Network Monitoring Service: Free trial Program

Our Free trial for Global Network Monitoring is available to qualified companies. We will need from you the following:

  1. Fill in the Device Info Sheet (we will send this to you via email)
  2. Provide access to SNMP ports (UDP 161 , 162) to network devices

Email marketing[at]futuregen.sg to try out our free 2 week pilot program to start experiencing that  peace of mind when it comes to your network!

Update: Check out our Network Monitoring Service Promo @ 35 per device!

Disaster Recovery Support

The common mistake in backing up is to place the backup in the same facility! This is why after the 9/11 attacks on NY, USA, a lot of companies have basically selected secondary sites to store their backups as part of their [tag-tec]Disaster REcovery Plans [/tag-tec].

We have the fiber capacity to support high speed downloading. Our secured servers can further off load the data into CD, or tape, or into our terrabit raid level 5 hard disk storage servers

Contact us at marketing[at] futuregen.sg to help you with this.

Benefits of SNMP Monitoring

We have our own 24×7 [tag-tec]SNMP (Simple Network Monitoring Protocol) monitoring [/tag-tec] team that we can assign to report on your servers, network, lease line utilization.

Imagine how much savings you can generate by :

1. Computing rebates from network connectivity downtimes from your internet provider. We also track bit error rates so we can alert you AHEAD of any symptoms being felt

2. Quicker response times from our alert service. As soon as any server or network equipment goes down, you will be notified by our team within
4 minutes of such event.

3. [tag-tec]Proactive planning [/tag-tec] is available because our SNMP monitoring also tracks the trends of bandwidth utilization, CPU utilization, memory and disk capacity utilization. We can alert to you disk capacities being quickly filled up, before that causes any headaches!

SNMP Monitoring

We have our own 24×7 [tag-tec]SNMP (Simple Network Monitoring Protocol) monitoring [/tag-tec] team that we can assign to report on your servers, network, lease line utilization.

Imagine how much savings you can generate by :

1. Computing rebates from network connectivity downtimes from your internet provider. We also track bit error rates so we can alert you AHEAD of any symptoms being felt

2. Quicker response times from our alert service. As soon as any server or network equipment goes down, you will be notified by our team within 4 minutes of such event.

3. Proactive planning is available because our SNMP monitoring also tracks the trends of bandwidth utilization, CPU utilization, memory and disk capacity utilization. We can alert to you disk capacities being quickly filled up, before that causes any headaches!