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. …

High Touch Hosting

Whether you are creating a brand new website or expanding your current one, you’ll have a long list of items to consider. There will be content requirements; design features; integrated tools or software; maybe an e-commerce store, but will you have researched your hosting needs? As a website grows, so does the need for resources …

What is web hosting?

At a very basic level, web hosting is the home for your website. Just like your business might have an office, a shop or a warehouse, your website needs somewhere to call home. All of the content – images, files, databases and software – that power your website is stored on a server. This server …

Benefits of migrating from on-prem servers to the cloud

Information is the lifeblood of modern businesses. Companies rely on immense computing power to collect, store, and analyse essential data for vital business operations. Although some businesses still depend on on-premises servers for data processing and storage, many companies seem in favour of cloud-based IT infrastructure. An on-prem server is a physical on-site computing system …

How to keep your email server secure

Your email server is an important aspect of your business. It is the main line of communication between you, staff, suppliers and customers. However, so many businesses fail to keep their email systems secure. This means that criminals can hijack emails. This can harm your reputation and cause a significant loss of money. According to …

Clickjacking – what is it and why does it pose a risk to online security?

Everyone who uses the internet now knows how important cybersecurity is. This is true whether you have a business website, a personal blog or are even just browsing for goods or information online. While common threats like malware or phishing may be well known, clickjacking is another online security danger that you or your business …