Newsletter May 2021

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GBS News

News

GBS announces the new iQ.Suite aaS: Cloud flexibility and strong email security in one • The New Challenge: Securing our Collaboration Platforms • Integration of iQ.Suite 360 with Office 365 for optimal malware protection >>

BULPROS News

BULPROS News

ec4u and BULPROS are joining forces backed by Silverfleet Capital to create the leading Digital Cloud Experience provider in Europe • Video: Enterprise Cloud Strategy >>

GBS Products

Products

New releases of iQ.Suite Domino and Microsoft in May • End of support for iQ.Suite on AIX • Outlook for the GBS Workflow Manager >>

Events

Events

ec4u Dynamics Day   >>

Webinar

Webinars

Protection of collaboration platforms • Protection against data loss >>

Knowledge Base

Knowledge Base

Whitepaper: Internal and external encryption with iQ.Suite Exchange >>

GBS News
GBS announces the new iQ.Suite aaS: Cloud flexibility and strong email security in one

GBS announces the new iQ.Suite aaS: Cloud flexibility and strong email security in one

In its more than 25 years of cyber security expertise, GBS can clearly count the email management solution iQ.Suite among its most successful solutions. Now the company announces it will expand its offering and provide iQ.Suite as a service, combining its powerful features with the flexibility of the cloud to respond to changing market demands and customer needs. iQ.Suite aaS is now available to all customers who are already in Office 365 or plan to move to it.

Although Microsoft has included security features in Office 365, most of them are aimed at the SMB market. With iQ.Suite aaS, customers can enhance the features offered in Microsoft O365 to meet their expected level of protection and visibility, while benefiting from the same high degree of security as with the trusted iQ.Suite.

Find out what protection mechanisms iQ.Suite aaS uses.
more >>


The New Challenge: Securing our Collaboration Platforms

The New Challenge: Securing our Collaboration Platforms

E-Mali and collaboration platforms have one thing in common when it comes to the protection and security of our communications. They both have either no or very limited capabilities to fight the most popular attack mechanisms. 

Over the past year, there have been quite a number of security incidents on some of the collaboration platforms over the past year. Some of the collaboration platform vendors introduced built-in protection and advanced security mechanisms as an option for those who are more sensitive on that topic and promoted Office 365 as a safe place for data. Yet these offer insufficient control and very limited visibility. 

What are the benefits of built-in security features and what are their limitations? What can be done to overcome the latter and get more protection for your collaboration platforms? You will find the answers to these questions in our blog article.  more >>


Integration of iQ.Suite 360 with Office 365 for optimal malware protection

Integration of iQ.Suite 360 with Office 365 for optimal malware protection

The built-in security features of collaboration platforms are often insufficient and limit control and visibility. The modern cloud solution iQ.Suite 360 protects collaboration and communication tools in a simple, effective way and from a central location. 

We have created a few illustrative infographics that show how iQ.Suite 360 integrates with Office 365 to detect and remove malware.

When a file is uploaded to SharePoint Online or MS Teams, unlike with Exchange, it is not scanned for malware and quarantined. iQ.Suite 360 provides near real-time scanning to close this security gap and secure Office 365 even better. See the process here: To infographic „Online Scan“ >>

Unlike other solutions, iQ.Suite 360 offers the option to run security scans on a predefined schedule. See the process of a scheduled scan here: To infographic „Scheduled Scan“ >>

Customers often think that onboarding solutions is complicated. With iQ.Suite 360, this is done in just 5 simple steps, which you can see here: To infographic „Onboarding“ >>

GBS Products
iQ.Suite

New releases of iQ.Suite Domino and Microsoft in May

We are planning to release new versions of the email management solution iQ.Suite in May. iQ.Suite 20.0 for Microsoft and iQ.Suite 24.0 for HCL Domino will come out with a number of new features.

Here is a brief look at the main highlights of the major releases for both iQ.Suite 20.0 and iQ.Suite 24.0:

iQ.Suite Watchdog offers automatic engine updates for the McAfee Engine. McAfee has increased the intervals of their SDK updates and at the same time announces the end of support for current SDKs. To avoid the need for a complete iQ.Suite update for each McAfee SDK update, it will be possible in the future to perform an automatic update of the McAfee component within iQ.Suite.

Uploading non-PE files with Avira SAVAPI is enabled in iQ.Suite Watchdog via a separate Avira license.

In iQ.Suite Watchdog, the Sophos Sandbox URL is changed to specify an optimal Sophos data center.

iQ.Suite 20.0 for Microsoft 

New Wall Job to extract mail header values in variables and set them to the value of another header.

Extending the Wall Advanced Action Job with a function for using regular expressions (Regex) for header selection.

New Crypt Pro Outlook add-in for encryption management.

The existing Clerk Outlook Add-In is extended with the offline version.

In the Clerk module, all fields (AD/LDIF) are available as variables now.

PowerShell extensions: PowerShell CmdLets are provided for conditions, address lists, actions and various job types.

WebClient - Trailer configuration

The trailer component can be configured completely in the WebClient.

iQ.Suite 24.0 for HCL Domino

The PDFCrypt module is now also available for Linux.

DAOS Activation - Redundant storage of email attachments can be avoided with the help of DAOS (Domino Attachment and Object Service). In iQ.Suite Setup, DAOS can be activated for specific database templates.

A prefix for database title can also be specified or configured for iQ.Suite Safe databases.

In the Clerk module, the field "Representative for non-forwarding" is optionally offered as a mandatory field.

All email fields will be available in iQ.Suite notification templates in the future.

The license request form in iQ.Suite has been thoroughly revised and made more user-friendly.

HCL Domino 12 will soon be supported with iQ.Suite 24.0. RHEL8 and SUSE15 are also officially supported.

The new versions of the email management solution iQ.Suite will be available in the download area of GBS as soon as they are released.


End of support for iQ.Suite on AIX

We inform you in advance: The support for iQ.Suite on AIX will end together with the end of support for iQ.Suite Domino version 23 on December 31, 2022. No setup will be provided for the AIX platform with iQ.Suite Domino version 24.0.

If you have any questions, please contact the GBS Sales Team at sales@gbs.com or your local distributor.

Thank you for your understanding.


GBS Workflow Manager

Outlook for the GBS Workflow Manager

For the GBS Workflow Manager are available enhancements for the application designer. Among other things, these include additions that enable a more optimal integration of the common Office systems, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel. 

On one hand, workflows can be extended so that files can be exchanged between workflows. On the other hand, content from Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel files can be synchronized with the workflow more easily. Thus, file contents can be read when uploading to a workflow and transferred to the defined fields in the workflow. The reverse is also possible: values captured in the workflow are transferred to the assigned Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel file during download. With these two extensions it is easy to design comprehensive low-code applications in which the leading system is Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel. This provides a useful extension especially for workflows executed in Microsoft SharePoint. 

Furthermore, the application designer can integrate new actions in views that allow the user to export the document contents to other systems. A variety of document formats are available for this purpose, such as DOCX, XLSX, CSV, PDF, XML or HTML. This extension is complemented by the integration of templates. The application designer can store a template in which a defined section is applied to each workflow during export. This allows the user to generate extensive reports, manuals or documents with just one click.

Bulpros News
ec4u and BULPROS are joining forces backed by Silverfleet Capital to create the leading Digital Cloud Experience provider in Europe

ec4u and BULPROS are joining forces backed by Silverfleet Capital to create the leading Digital Cloud Experience provider in Europe

ec4u and BULPROS have entered a merger agreement, joining forces to deliver next generation digital cloud experience to enterprises. The combined platform has more than 1,400 employees across 25 offices in 11 countries and is backed by the pan-European private equity firm Silverfleet Capital, which has invested in a majority stake in the merged company. 

The two companies, ec4u and BULPROS, have been collaborating since 2018 as partners in the field of digital cloud solutions and have their headquarters in Karlsruhe, Germany and Sofia, Bulgaria, respectively. The company founders and existing management teams of both companies will remain as large shareholders and continue to operate the merged company. The merger transaction is only subject to regulatory approval. 

“ec4u and BULPROS are leading service providers in the cloud-based digital business solutions market, which is highly attractive.” commented Dr. Christian Süss, partner at Silverfleet Capital. Read the press release here >>


Master the complexity of your cloud strategy: video Enterprise Cloud Strategy

Master the complexity of your cloud strategy: video Enterprise Cloud Strategy

The trend towards cloud computing offers great benefits, but also poses some new challenges to IT executives. Developing a detailed and appropriate cloud strategy requires a team of experts and specific assessment tools fully committed to this task. However, for most companies this is difficult to realize, as they do not have the necessary in-house expertise and resources. 

With the BULPROS Enterprise Cloud Strategy we help companies to master this challenge. 

In this short video we present the BULPROS Enterprise Cloud Strategy.

Watch video
Events
ec4u Dynamics Day

ec4u Dynamics Day

Modern Use Cases around Dynamics 365 and the Microsoft Power Platform awaits you at this year’s digital ec4u Dynamics Day on May 27th at 2pm. For 2 hours you will dive into best practices & use cases presented by our experts and customers. You will learn how to organize virtual events with Dynamics Marketing & Teams and will get an idea of possible scenarios you can realize with Power Apps.  

Our expert Nikolay Dimitrov will present to you Power Team 365, a new modern way of collaboration. The solution optimizes communication between different business units, customers, projects and resources across the company, improving the efficiency and productivity of project teams. 

Register now for free or to receive the recording more >>

GBS Webinar
Webinar

Webinars in June 2021

Central Protection of Collaboration and Communication Platforms with iQ.Suite 360

08.06. 10:00 – 10:30 am CEST.

In this webinar, we will show you how you can use the cloud solution iQ.Suite 360 for protection against malicious files that enter your company via SharePoint, MS Teams or Messenger, for example. You will also learn how to secure the technologies used in the company for communication and collaboration from a central point. more >>

Intelligent protection against data loss - iQ.Suite DLP Advanced

09.06. 02:00 - 02:30 pm CEST.

Learn how you can prevent unauthorized data leakage and effectively protect your company against data theft with iQ.Suite DLP Advanced. more >>

Tips
Knowledge Base

Whitepaper: Internal and external encryption with iQ.Suite Exchange

Despite instant messaging and team collaboration tools, e-mail remains the only universal technology that enables scheduled communication with nearly any content. However, this also brings challenges in terms of the required security of communication. Protective mechanisms are necessary, especially when it comes to confidential communication, but at the same time also a simple operation in complex situations. 

This whitepaper describes the different technologies and how they can be used together in a corporate infrastructure for internal and external encryption. Encryption explained easily - with an illustrative case study, graphics of the iQ.Suite modules and implementation options. 

Download the whitepaper >>