Our Mail Filtering Protects Against Over 3,000 Viruses a Week

One of Akita’s key services is the provision of hosted email and the mail filtering which is so important in keeping inboxes safe and uncluttered. To give you an idea of how hard our mail filtering servers have to work, on a weekly basis we handle over 750,000 emails! Of these, typically over half of…

Businesses Warned About Emails from the “Boss”

As we wrote six months ago in our blog, fraudsters and cyber criminal are coming up with increasing sophisticated ways of targeting businesses. It seems that these attempts have become a significant issue with the mainstream media finally picking up on this. Both the Telegraph  and the BBC have both reported on these and hopefully the increased…

Welcome to our new clients

It has been a busy few weeks for the team at Akita as we welcome a number of new clients on board. Following a competitive tender, we were delighted to be awarded a contract for the ongoing IT support, leased line and hosted desktops for Jardox. A savoury ingredient specialist based in Sevenoaks, Jardox have…

IT Apprentice Joins the Akita Team

We were delighted to welcome our newest member of the team last week – Daniel Fleury who has joined as an apprentice IT engineer. We asked Daniel to write a few words to introduce himself and outline his background interest in computers and how he came to explore the apprenticeship route. “Starting from the end…

Windows 10 email warning

With Microsoft’s launch of the Windows 10 operating system, cybercriminals have taken the opportunity of targeting end users with an email offering a free upgrade. Windows 10 is available as a free upgrade in 190 countries, with millions of machines having already taken advantage of the upgrade (for information on whether you should upgrade, we…

Windows Server 2003 – Support Ends Today

With support for Microsoft’s incredibly popular Windows Server 2003 platform ending today, those yet to upgrade from the software are advised to put extra security measures in place to keep their systems as safe as possible from potential attackers. Of course, some organisations may be running 2003 Server as a result of legacy applications which…

Windows 10 – Should I Upgrade?

Windows 10 Available as a Free Upgrade If you are an existing Windows user, by now many of you will have probably noticed the icon in your systray (the icons in the bottom right of your screen) inviting you to “Get Windows 10”. This is a prompt for you to reserve your free upgrade, expected…

Akita Awarded ISO 9001

After several months of hard work, Akita Systems are delighted to announce that we have achieved the internationally recognised ISO 9001 standard, establishing us as one of the leaders in our field. The independent assessment was conducted by the leading Certification Body, the British Assessment Bureau and demonstrates Akita Systems’ commitment to customer service and…

IT Security – More than Viruses & Malware

We have become aware of a couple of attempted scams recently and although these are not traditional virus or malware-driven IT security breaches, it is important for businesses to be aware of these types of risks. The scams themselves were targeted and very well-researched attempts to illegally extract money from reasonably large organisations – both…

Warning – Potential Zero Day Virus

Please be aware of a potential Zero Day virus threat. Due to an increased threat level, we have reported this to the anti-virus companies and we are actively working with them to produce an update. A Zero Day virus is typically malware which is previously unknown. As a result, these can often slip through anti-virus…