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May 2015 Windows Update Advisement – Workstations

Posted on | May 12, 2015 | Comments Off on May 2015 Windows Update Advisement – Workstations

*** Please disregard this notification if requested to be on a custom patch schedule ***

Patch Tuesday is upon us again and we have recently approved important and critical updates from Microsoft.  Per usual, workstations will be scheduled to initiate updates during the maintenance hours between (11:00PM-3:00AM PST).  Please send a friendly reminder to all end-users to close-out all applications and have their workstations remain powered on for these updates to process successfully on any given day of  the following week.  We will deploy updates every night until they are completed.  If the machines are online and the update completes, those machines will not be subjected to additional updates until further notice.

Our goal is to capture every machine that is powered on during the allotted time for the required maintenance.  This process is an automated procedure and only runs if the machine is pending new updates.

We truly appreciate your cooperation through this process and we strive to ensure you are protected with the latest critical updates.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the K&R NOC department at msp@krns-inc.com or 858-292-5766.

K&R Network Solutions Provides Key Evidence in Cybercrime Conviction

Posted on | April 27, 2015 | Comments Off on K&R Network Solutions Provides Key Evidence in Cybercrime Conviction

SAN DIEGO, CA – K&R Network Solutions, an information technology service provider in San Diego, California, today announced the successful discovery and identification of conclusive information in a recent technology hack to a prominent educational organization. Leveraging K&R’s extensive engineering skillset and experience, the San Diego Police Department and FBI were able to identify the culprit and prosecute him successfully.

A K&R engineer noticed malicious-looking behavior in the client’s network and immediately sprang into action. K&R exercised a holistic approach to the investigation and utilized its many years of experience in networking and application knowledge not only to identify the illegal activity but also to uncover the root cause. Some of K&R’s core skills that assisted the San Diego Cybercrimes Division and FBI Network Security team include submitting logs, requesting server-side information, port scanning public hosts, finding external host connections and scanning traffic on known ports. K&R also worked to find and resolve incoming server connections with their public domain names, as well as understanding the flow of network traffic and narrowing down likely intrusion points.

K&R was able to hand over a detailed timeline to the San Diego Cybercrimes Division and FBI Network Security team, painting a complete picture of the intrusion, down to the public IP of the node outside the attacker’s house and the operating system of the computer used. This evidence was key in the FBI case against the defendant, who pled guilty to two felony counts due to the overwhelming evidence presented pre-trial.

“It is thanks to the hard work and efforts of our K&R team that this case was able to be dealt with so quickly and efficiently,” said Jeremy Kurth, Partner and CTO of K&R Network Solutions. “This is the perfect example of the attention and service we strive to provide to all of our clients.”

K&R recently appeared on Penton Technology’s eighth-annual MSPmentor 501 Global Edition, a distinguished list and report identifying the world’s top 501 managed service providers (MSPs). Rankings are based Penton Technology’s unique criteria for MSPs such as annual recurring revenues, total revenues and more.

ABOUT K&R NETWORK SOLUTIONS

K&R Network Solutions is a managed information technology services, technology consulting and network design company located in San Diego, California. At K&R we continuously strive to achieve new levels of excellence. We believe that our company is dynamic in thought and presence, creates value in our industry, stands as a leader and model in technology integration and provides comfort and consistency to our clients and partners.

It is our desire to be a part of a growing and flourishing business community providing solutions and skills that achieve communal success. For more information please visit www.krns-inc.com.

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K&R Network Solutions
Laura Edwards
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(858) 292-5766

Windows Update Advisement – Workstations

Posted on | April 15, 2015 | Comments Off on Windows Update Advisement – Workstations

Please disregard this blog update if you are on a custom patch schedule.

New Microsoft updates have been released and we have recently approved important and critical updates from Microsoft.  Per usual, workstations will be scheduled to initiate updates during the maintenance hours between (11:00PM3:00AM PST).  Please send a friendly reminder to all end-users to close-out all applications and have their workstations remain powered on for these updates to process successfully on any given day of  the following week.  We will deploy updates every night until they are completed.  If the workstations are online and the update completes, those machines will not be subjected to additional updates until further notice.

Our goal is to capture every machine that is powered on during the allotted time for the required maintenance.  This process is an automated procedure and only runs if the machine is pending new updates.

We truly appreciate your cooperation through this process and we strive to ensure you are protected with the latest critical updates.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the K&R NOC department at msp@krns-inc.com or 858-292-5766.

Windows Servers Update Advisement – April 2015

Posted on | April 1, 2015 | Comments Off on Windows Servers Update Advisement – April 2015

Please disregard this blog update if you are on a custom patch schedule.

This is a notification for Server maintenance and that Microsoft has released new critical and important security updates.  K&R Network Solutions has recently approved Windows Updates that are considered critical and important to maintain the stability and ensure optimal security of your network.  These updates are additions to your respective Operating Systems and Software that can help prevent or fix problems, improve how your server works, or enhance the computing overall experience.

The updates will be rolled out on the following Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday until servers are fully patched successfully.  All Servers with new missing updates will be subjected to update operations followed by reboots during the maintenance window which is from 11:00PM-3:00AM Pacific Time.  Unfortunately Microsoft doesn’t always release perfect patches and there is always a possibility that updates don’t work as planned.  In the event that a server hangs, or disables a critical service (i.e., email, business applications, etc.), we will be more prepared to address the issue and identify updates as being the culprit.

After this month of updates have been initialized, we will continue to monitor the release of new updates by Microsoft and go through the process of testing and denying any potential patch that may have a negative impact on services.  This approval and notification process will occur on a monthly bases to accommodate the monthly release of Microsoft’s patch Tuesday schedule and to screen for any bad patches.

Please feel free to contact us at K&R Network Solutions directly should you have any questions.

Penton Technology Names K&R Network Solutions to the MSPmentor 501 Global Edition

Posted on | March 31, 2015 | Comments Off on Penton Technology Names K&R Network Solutions to the MSPmentor 501 Global Edition

Penton Technology Names K&R Network Solutions to the MSPmentor 501 Global Edition

8th Annual Report Identifies World’s Top 501 Managed Service Providers (MSPs)

MSPmentor 501 Global Edition

March 26, 2015: K&R Network Solutions has appeared on Penton Technology’s eighth-annual MSPmentor 501 Global Edition, a distinguished list and report identifying the world’s top 501 managed service providers (MSPs). The complete 501 list is currently available on the MSPmentor. Additional lists include:

  • The top ranked MSPs in North America
  • The top MSPs in Europe, Middle East and Africa
  • The top MSPs in Asia, Australia and New Zealand
  • The top Small Business MSP list comprised of the top companies in our annual survey with 10 or fewer employees.

Each year, MSPmentor gathers information for its annual rankings through the participation of managed service providers and IT service providers in our annual survey. The survey was conducted from December 2014 through January 2015. Rankings are based Penton Technology’s unique criteria for MSPs such as annual recurring revenues, total revenues and more. Read more

Windows Servers Update Advisement – January 2015

Posted on | January 18, 2015 | Comments Off on Windows Servers Update Advisement – January 2015

Please disregard this notification if you are on a custom patch schedule.

This is a notification for Server maintenance and that Microsoft has released new critical and important security updates. K&R Network Solutions has recently approved Windows Updates that are considered critical and important to maintain the stability and ensure optimal security of your network. These updates are additions to your respective Operating Systems and Software that can help prevent or fix problems, improve how your server works, or enhance the computing overall experience.

The updates will be rolled out on the following Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday until servers are fully patched successfully. All Servers with new missing updates will be subjected to update operations followed by reboots during the maintenance window which is from 11:00PM-3:00AM Pacific Time. Unfortunately Microsoft doesn’t always release perfect patches and there is always a possibility that updates don’t work as planned. In the event that a server hangs, or disables a critical service (i.e., email, business applications, etc.), we will be more prepared to address the issue and identify updates as being the culprit.

After this month of updates have been initialized, we will continue to monitor the release of new updates by Microsoft and go through the process of testing and denying any potential patch that may have a negative impact on services. This approval and notification process will occur on a monthly bases to accommodate the monthly release of Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday schedule and to screen for any bad patches.

Please contact us at K&R Network Solutions directly should you have any questions.

The Time Is Here…

Posted on | January 1, 2015 | Comments Off on The Time Is Here…

Happy New Year!

Happy Holidays!

Posted on | December 24, 2014 | Comments Off on Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays from all of us at K&R Network Solutions. No matter how you celebrate the season, we wish you joy and happiness. Our office will be closed on December 25th & 26th as well as January 1st & 2nd so employees can spend time with their loved ones. If you need urgent help on those days, please call our office at 858-292-5766 and follow the prompts to request emergency assistance.

Happy Holidays from all of us at K&R Network Solutions

Workstation Maintenance – December Windows Patch Updates

Posted on | December 9, 2014 | Comments Off on Workstation Maintenance – December Windows Patch Updates

The following information applies to K&R Network Solutions clients for whom we manage workstation security patches.

*** Please disregard this notification if you are on a custom patch schedule. ***

Windows Update Advisement

*** PLEASE SAVE ALL WORK AND LOG OFF WORKSTATIONS ***

Patch Tuesday is upon us again and K&R Network Solutions recently has approved important and critical updates from Microsoft. Per usual, workstations will be scheduled to initiate updates during the maintenance hours between (11:00PM-3:00AM PST). Please send a friendly reminder to all end-users to close out all applications and have their workstations remain powered on for these updates to process successfully on any given day of the following week. We will deploy updates every night until they are completed. If the machines are online and the update completes, those machines will not be subjected to additional updates until further notice.

Our goal is to capture every machine that is powered on during the allotted time for the required maintenance. This process is an automated procedure and only runs if the machine is pending new updates.

We truly appreciate your cooperation through this process and we strive to ensure you are protected with the latest critical updates. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.

Happy Veteran’s Day!

Posted on | November 11, 2014 | Comments Off on Happy Veteran’s Day!

Did you know that it was way back in November of 1919 that President Wilson originally came up with Veterans Day as a way to honor the heroism of those who died in the country’s service?  President Wilson declared it “Armistice Day” and it was to change over the years into what is now called Veterans Day, a federal holiday on the 11th of November of each year celebrating all the men and women who have served in the military.  It is one of our nation’s most important national holidays, as it celebrates and honors America’s veterans for their personal commitment to our country and their sacrifice for all of us.

Here at K&R Network Solutions, we are immensely grateful to all those who have served, including the veterans who are part of the K&R family.  Happy Veterans Day!

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