Google Chrome to block insecure downloads

As the battle against cybercriminals and computer viruses ramps up, Google has announced new measures to prevent downloads from non-HTTPS domains. The main aim of this Chrome development is to counterbalance some of the confusion and complacency that can trip up internet users. There is evidence that some people are lulled into a false sense …

Things To Keep In Mind Before Purchasing Your Domain Name

One of the most crucial aspects of having an online presence is choosing the domain name, as this is the primary link that people will use to proceed to your website. As a result, it’s vital that when it’s time to register a domain name for your website, that it’s clear, appropriate and suitable for …

What is CES? Your guide to this Las Vegas tech event!

Next taking place in January 2021, CES is a consumer technology exhibition – the Consumer Electronics Show. More than 4,400 businesses and inventors use this stage to exhibit their products. Meanwhile, those with an interest travel from all over the globe. Spread across some of the biggest venues in Vegas, including The Venetian, Wynn Las …

Windows 7 End of Life and major Windows Server 2016 flaw

Today is there day when Windows 7 reaches End of Life (EOL), this means that Microsoft won’t provide any further updates so should a security issue be uncovered, it will be left open for hackers to exploit. It is therefore strongly recommended that if you do use Windows 7, you should upgrade to Windows 10 …

What is .NET Core?

Allowing easy access to web and desktop development software that is user-friendly, standardised and works across platforms is one of the most important founding principles of the World Wide Web as we know it today. It means that anyone can take a standard framework that is functional and re-form it into anything they want it …

Why You Need A Web Application Firewall

Having an online presence is vital for almost every business, more so for a website that handles personal data regarding staff, clients and finances. Not just that, but several businesses operate solely online, making their website their primary point of contact for customers, making it vital that it’s safe, operational and protected at all times.  …

Proudly continuing our support for The Royal British Legion

The catalyst2 team is delighted to be once again providing managed hosting for The Royal British Legion as we approach another Poppy Appeal, but we probably shouldn’t have told you that, because there are spies everywhere! Operation Poppy This year sees the centenary year of Government Communications Headquarters, more commonly known as GCHQ. The intelligence, …

What is auto-scaling, and why should you let catalyst2 help you implement it?

As cloud computing becomes a more widely implemented solution for businesses looking to manage their server load, auto-scaling is growing in importance. Enlisting the help of a specialist service provider, such as Catalyst2, can allow you to ensure a reliable and professionally managed auto-scaling implementation. What is auto-scaling? Before you can know why you need …

What is an MSP, and what can they do for you?

If you’re in the world of business, then it is likely that you have come across the term “Managed Service Provider” (MSP). Depending on your area of expertise, although you may have heard the term, it may mean nothing to you. Unless you’re in the field, it’s unlikely that you’ll know what an MSP does. …