Emsisoft Receives “Top Rated” Certification from AV-Comparatives

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AV-Comparatives is one of the most reputed, independent antivirus testing organizations. At the end of each year they release a summary report to comment on the performance of all the tested security programs, based on the product’s performance throughout the year. We are proud to announce that Emsisoft was classified as one of the few “top rated” products this year, receiving five advanced+ awards in total.

Consistent Advanced+ Protection

Emsisoft is top rated this year, with five advanced+ awards. It impressed us with it’s completely new user interface

Advanced+ is the highest rating issued by AV-Comparatives to the best performing, top tier security products. We are definitely very happy to be in that category. Consistency has always been one of our top priorities and the five advanced+ awards we received this year reflects that. We have received advanced+ ratings in the following categories :

You can view the AV-Comparatives chart for details and other categories tested. –

See more at the Emsisoft Blog



Archiware News – February 2015

HP StoreEver & P5 Solution

We’ve been part of the HP Data Agile BURA Compatibility Matrix for six months now – with P5 Backup and P5 Archive tested and compatible with all HP StoreEver Tape products.

So we have now created a solution page forArchiware P5 and HP StoreEver.

That’s a total of 35 solutions now!
It’s great to be part of such an amazingly professional, strong and supportive network of partners.

Archive Assistant Storage Calculator

Do you know how much storage space is needed for you daily production output? Or how much storage space you could save by migrating your assets to a tape Archive?

Thomas Waldinger, developer of the Archive Assistant add-on to P5 Archive, has created astorage calculator that will do the maths for you for many acquisition and editing formats.

Have you tested Archive Assistant already?
Restore all files in a specific project using EDL files from your P5 media Archive.
Request a 15 day free trial.

ToolsOnAir announce new releases

ToolsOnAir, makers of the “TV station in a Mac”, have recently announced a new version of their just:broadcast software suite.
Read the press release here.

Have you heard of ToolsOnAir’s flow:rageproduction storage? It’s an ideal solution for any production workflow, both stand-alone or with other ToolsOnAir products.

And of course, it’s compatible with P5 to make sure your media files are protected at any stage of the production. Discover the full solution.

Update for CP Migration Tool

moosystems, creators of the CP Archive App, has recently announced an update for the CP Migration Tool which helps you migrate your existing Final Cut Server data into Cantemo Portal.

Did you know that Cantemo Portal is integrated with P5 Archive? Use the CP Archive App to archive and restore media directly from the Cantemo Portal interface, either manually or automatically.

Find out more about the integration.

Snippets from around the internet

A little collection of what we came across lately:

The first review of our iBook by Jonny Elwyn
5 Books To Help You Learn How To Be A DIT

Adam Engst of TidBits on
24 Conferences for Mac and iOS Professionals in 2015

Cameraman H. Kobler shares his experiences in
The Great Migration: From Mac Pro Tower to Mac Pro Tube

And, in case you were planning to, here’s
How not to smuggle 94 iPhones into China

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Desired State Configuration and Hyper-V Part 5: Pull Server Configuration

05 Feb by Andy Syrewicze

Hello once again avid readers! We’re back again with our ongoing series covering Microsoft’s Desired State Configuration technology.

Today’s post will cover the concept of a Desired State Configuration Pull server and how to use that pull server as a repository for other entities in your environment to “pull” MOF files from.

We’ve covered quite a bit in this series thus far. Hard to believe, but we’ve covered all the topics on the following list:

Part 1: System Requirements and Benefits
Part 2: DSC Resources
Part 3: Generating DSC MOF Files
Part 4: Pushing DSC Configurations

As we saw in the previous post, pushing configurations has its uses, but it can be limited in the event that you want a more automated process. This is where pull servers come in. With a DSC pull server it’s entirely possible to create a DSC configuration, place it on a pull server, and then tell your target nodes: “I want you to refresh your configuration from this pull server every X number of minutes”.

This is really powerful if you think about it, as the push method is limited in its capabilities. We “push” our DSC configurations on our time when we want to push them. The pull method really allows for a set it and forget it approach.

The DSC Pull method also lends itself as a valuable tool for the setup of new machines that may need to be identical. Make a single MOF file, install the OS, and then point the node to the pull server. The pull server will install roles..etc..etc as defined in the MOF file.

So how do we enable the pull method? Let’s cover each step.

Read more…