Anyone seen my mosquito net?

Do You Have Protection?

There is one simple truth that can’t be ignored if you have even one single computer that is connected to the web.  Unless you are running the right Internet security software, you are exposed. It is a little like going into the Okefenokee Swamp without mosquito repellent and no clothes on, you are open to attacks from every direction you can imagine and the results can be, well, painful.

At Software Security Solutions , we believe that just like the layers of protection you would choose for a trip into the swamps, you need Internet security software that is going to provide you with layers of protection. For this we have created a software suite that is designed to protect your computer or computer network from the thousands of daily attacks that it will be subjected to anytime that you connect to the web.


Attacks are becoming Stealthy

Are You Being Invaded? How do you know?

Chances are good that if you are running a business of any kind and you are connected to the web; your computer network is under constant silent attack.

You may not even be aware of the fact that it is happening, many of the viruses that attack your computer show no signs of being there, unless you have the right solutions that detects the threats, whatever they may be.

Depending on the threat, it could be silently stealing personal information such as credit card data, passwords or the information that is stored on your hard drive. No one can afford to lose this type of information, nor can they afford this kind of security breach.

When you have to be connected to the Internet, you need to have the kind of layered protection that Software Security Solutions can  provide to ensure that no one can access your computer network or database.


Instructions for changing ESET RA Servers

Enough customers have asked for help migrating from one ESET Remote Administration (RA) Server to another that I thought these instructions would be in order.

First Configure the New ESET RA Server:

1.    Go to, click on “Take me to my Download” and then on the Business Tab. Using your licensed user name and password, download the following new installers:

a.    RA Server

b.    RA Console

c.    Client Installers (32\64 bit as needed)

2.    Install the new RA Server then the Console on the new machine. Take all the defaults and enter the User name and Password in the RA Server update section. Do not set any other passwords at this time.

3.    Build the applicable update mirrors including the Program Component mirrors for each client installer (32\64 bit) type. Then fire the event to configure the new NOD32 RA Server.

4.    Install the ESET antivirus client on the new Server for local protection. Be sure to follow the Best Practices for server configuration setup.

5.    Point the server’s local ESET “client” to the new ESET NOD32 RA Server for Remote Administration and Updates. To see it quickly show up in the console change the time to 0 minutes, don’t forget to change it back to the default of 10 minutes once shows up.

6.    Confirm the server shows up as a client of itself and is updating properly from the ESET RA Server. This step confirms that the new server is properly configured and ready to manage the clients coming from the old server.

Then change the configuration on the Old ESET RA Server to point clients to the new RA Server:

1.    Open the RA Console on the Old NOD32 RA Server

2.    Go to Tools > Policy Manager

3.    For each applicable policy, change the Remote Administration configuration under the Kernel Setup so the clients will now check in with the new Server with their status and signature levels.

4.    For clients getting updates locally from the old RA Server (instead of the from the Internet), change the update server settings to point to the new NOD32 RA Server.

5.    Save both changes in the Policy Manager. Remember the ESET clients check in for remote administration and update as 2 separate functions.

6.    Over time the clients will start to check in with the new NOD32 RA Server and drop off the old one.

7.    Once you are comfortable that all machines have migrated it is safe to take the old ESET RA Server down.

If you need help confirming this is properly set up and that the migration will go smooth, please let us know!