Day after day and week after week a lot of things are going on at Retarus: new products and services, improved functions and features, exciting new customer projects and interesting initiatives. Our regular NewsHub will keep you in the loop while additionally providing helpful tips on how to use Retarus’ services even more efficiently and warn against especially prevalent or tricky internet threats.
Three easy steps to set up your own subscription page
Retarus WebExpress can do much more than just sending emails, faxes and SMS. It also offers a user-friendly subscription function which allows you to easily create your own individualized online subscription pages for your mailshots at no additional cost. You need only three steps to set up a complete workflow: create a confirmation page, a confirmation email and a registration page. The subscription page can be embedded directly into your existing website. Detailed instructions are available in the digital user manual on our WebExpress Portal. Alternatively, you are of course welcome to entrust Retarus’ experts with the complete creation and integration of the subscription page.
Maximum SAP protection: Faxolution for SAP supports SNC
Faxolution for SAP is the first fax service to also support connections via Secure Network Communications (SNC) – a part of the system architecture of SAP NetWeaver. The software layer enables the use of strong authentication and encryption, providing a reliable alternative to VPN. While setting up regular VPN connections mostly requires firewall specialists, SNC can be implemented independently by the SAP administrator. Many companies – especially in the finance sector – already rely on this secure method and absolutely insist on using SNC for all SAP connections with external systems. Faxolution for SAP fully complies with these prerequisites.
New phishing attacks using correct address details
Malicious emails are becoming more and more sophisticated: recently our spam experts discovered a new form of message which integrates personal details. According to the German consumer organization “Stiftung Warentest”, Retarus was first to warn against this phishing variant. In addition to a layout which is deceptively similar to that of Amazon, the mails also contain the recipient’s exact address and telephone data. A link then leads you to a fake Amazon log-in page. In order to safeguard against the dangers posed by such phishing attempts, both an increased level of vigilance and an attentive plausibility control are essential. Carefully checking the linked target address is ever more important. By mousing over the link prior to clicking, it is possible to verify whether the link is real. Professional spam filters considerably increase the protection against phishing attacks. Additional safeguarding measures such as Retarus Managed Web Security use comprehensive black lists to prevent access to potentially unsafe pages. This means that clicks within phishing mails can effectively be rendered harmless.
New CTO comes from Vodafone
Since the beginning of March Jürgen Peschel has taken on the role of Chief Technology Officer (CTO), with overall strategic responsibility for the Retarus Group’s Service Office and IT Operations departments. Prior to joining Retarus the computer scientist worked for 13 years in management positions at Vodafone. With Jürgen Peschel the company continues to expand its management team’s competencies in the field of telecommunication services. Only last year we were able to gain three internationally experienced managers from the telecommunications sector – Sascha Wellershoff joined as Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Thomas Tellert as Director Sales Europe and Steve MacDiarmid as Director Sales Germany. There is also news on the association membership front: Martin Hager, CEO of the Retarus Group, was recently appointed to the executive board of the German ITC industry association BITKOM. He will first and foremost be using his new position to address the needs of our customers to political decision-makers.
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