Special Report: Managing SSL Certificates with Ease

Posted by John Onwuegbu | Monday, April 13, 2015 |

Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) are cryptographic protocols designed to provide communications security over a computer network. SSL Certificates are data files that digitally bind a cryptographic key to an organization's information.

SSL certificates make it possible for web users to communicate sensitive information with the confidence that it is safe from malicious hackers.

With the standardization to 2048-bit SSL certificates, businesses can be even more confident about the protection of their online data communications.

This white paper will present the lack of operational efficiencies and compliance pitfalls associated with poor SSL certificate management, why poor management is potentially dangerous to the enterprise, and how the right SSL certificate management tool can help enterprises keep track of and manage SSL certificates more effectively.

Even enterprises using higher level of security still face serious threats. One key reason for this risk: poor SSL certificate management. Get an inside scoop on Managing SSL Certificates with Ease by requesting your FREE Whitepaper now!

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Firefox 37: Opportunistic Encryption (OE) better than HTTPS?

Posted by John Onwuegbu | Friday, April 03, 2015 |

Mozilla rolled out Firefox 37 earlier this week with support for opportunistic encryption (OE), sort of a bridge between none encryption (clear text) and full HTTPS encryption. It attempts to encrypt the communications channel otherwise falling back to unencrypted communications.

Albeit, It will not afford protection against an active man-in-the-middle attack compared to HTTPS. OE provides unauthenticated encryption over TLS for data that would otherwise be carried via clear text.

Opportunistic encryption does not provide a strong level of security as authentication may be difficult to establish and secure communications are not mandatory.

However, users, can at least get a modicum of protection from passive surveillance (such as NSA-style data slurping) with OE supported sites, as Firefox support is only half of the equation for opportunistic encryption.

According to Mozilla developer, Patrick McManus, website owners will still have to enable support on their end for the feature to work, and has outlined two-steps to get up and running with OE.

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Special Offer: Instagram Social Marketing Strategy Kit

Posted by John Onwuegbu | Thursday, March 19, 2015 |

Instagram is the next big buzz after Twitter, an online mobile photo-sharing, video-sharing and social networking service that enable users to take pictures and videos, and share them on a variety of social networking platforms.

Self-portrait photograph (Selfie) typically taken with a cell phone or digital camera, has become a trending topic with Instagram. The service was launched in October 2010, and has rapidly gained popularity with over 300 million active users as at December 2014.

This collection of resources is designed to help you master this new marketing channel and develop an Instagram strategy that works for your brand.

The Instagram Social Marketing Strategy Kit includes: The Complete Guide to Instagram Measurement (eBook), 10 Tips for Increasing Brand Engagement on Instagram (Guide), and the Simply Measured Q3 2014 Instagram Study.

To make your brand a powerhouse on Instagram and take your marketing strategy to the next level, fill out the FREE form to receive the full kit now!

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WeChat is a mobile messaging (text and voice) service developed by Tencent, a Chinese communication company, and first released in January 2011. It is currently the largest standalone messaging app by monthly active users, with about 438 million users; and over 65 million outside of China.

It provides text messaging, hold-to-talk voice messaging, broadcast (one-to-many) messaging, sharing of photographs and videos, and location sharing.

Also, it allow users exchange contacts with people nearby via Bluetooth, as well as providing various features for contacting people at random, along with social networking services integration. And users' photos can be embellished with filters and captions, and a machine translation service is available.

WeChat app is available on Android, iPhone, BlackBerry, Windows Phone and Symbian phones, and there are also Windows and OS X clients but these require the user to have the app installed on a supported mobile phone for authentication.

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Special Report: 2015 Social Media Marketing Planning Guide

Posted by John Onwuegbu | Saturday, February 21, 2015 |

The term "Social media marketing" implies the process of gaining website traffic or attention through social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and so forth. It involves efforts to create content that attracts attention and encourages readers to share across the social networks.

The 2015 Social Media Marketing Planning Guide is your countdown to the New Year with ten fresh tactics based on the 2014 trends expected to shape the coming year, and ways you can refine your brand's social strategy for success.

Even as 2015 has been predicted to be a great year for social marketers, to make the most of it, you'll need to fine-tune your social strategy.

Kick off 2015 with a fresh social marketing strategy through insight to what changed in social marketing in 2014, and expected social media changes in 2015 by downloading this FREE Guide now!

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Exclusive Report: VMware vSphere 6.0 is a Game Changer

Posted by John Onwuegbu | Thursday, February 12, 2015 |

VMware announced the availability of vSphere 6.0 this week with lots of information being published by various sources, and most are based on old beta builds, which is much different than what we’ll see in the final product.

VMware vSphere 6.0 is packed full of more than 650 technological breakthroughs, making it more powerful, more flexible, more secure, and more easily managed than previous versions.

This white paper focuses on the five main improvements that are the biggest “game changers". You'll discover the ways in which VMware's new vSphere 6.0 is more powerful, more manageable, more secure, and more flexible than any previous release of vSphere.

It addresses the confusion on maximum number of virtual machines per cluster vSphere 6.0 supports.

If you are looking forward to getting vSphere 6.0 into your hands, then do yourself the favor of gaining useful insight now by requesting a complimentary FREE Whitepaper on "VMware vSphere 6.0 is a Game Changer".

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Entries for The 2015 African Blogger Awards now Open

Posted by John Onwuegbu | Monday, February 09, 2015 |

The African Blogger Awards are the first program that measures online and social influencers’ reach and influence through analytical data. This provides the opportunity for influencers to be measured objectively against their peers based on their reach, resonance, and relevance.

Entries to the 2015 African Blogger Awards are now open to bloggers, Instagrammers, Tweeters, Facebookers and YouTubers across Africa. And categories include Advice, Fashion and Beauty, Events and Nightlife, Education, Sports, Political, Technology and Gadgets, Youth Culture and many others.

“The inaugural African Blogger Awards set the benchmark for the discovery of truly exceptional, African publishers and their unique story telling approach. We are ecstatic about the potential publishers that we will be exposed to, during this year’s competition”, says Mike Sharman, co-founder of the African Blogger Awards.

To enter is absolutely free, however entrants are required to register their blog, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, or YouTube profile (or a combination) on Webfluential.com - a platform designed to quantify the reach, resonance and relevance of these users with over 1000 active, legitimate followers.

The Awards also give brands and the marketing industry an objective measurement of the most relevant online and social influencers to include in their campaigns, making sure that they achieve the greatest possible impact for their marketing spend.

This year's winners will be based on the latest analytical metrics, so even if you entered last year, you'll need to re-enter this year to qualify.

All bloggers, Instagrammers, Tweeters, Facebookers and YouTubers who are permanent residents of any African country are eligible to enter the African Blogger Awards. While, Winners in each category will receive a web banner announcing their achievement that can be personally leveraged through their social networks and a commemorative trophy.

Register for the awards by clicking here, and note that entries closes on April 9, at midnight GMT+2, and results will be announced on May 5, via the competition’s Twitter profile, @African_Blogger, from 11h00 GMT+2.

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