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10 Tips for Preventing Ransomware Attacks

Tuesday, November 10th, 2020

You’re already working long hours.  Covid-19 is not letting up and your team is running on empty. Now you need to mitigate yet another virus of a different kind. If you are hoping to escape a ransomware attack and its extreme financial impact (an average of $8,500/hour of downtime), the following are essential and easy-to-follow tips with which to arm IT and general Healthcare administrators.

Avoiding Ransomware

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Why LuxSci Enterprise Class Servers Stay Up when Hardware Fails

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

The server your email is hosted on had a power supply issue and now your email is down … and will remain down for a few hours until your provider repairs the hardware issue and gets you back online.

Downtime sucks and it can hurt your business.  However, you can protect yourself from downtime due to hardware failure issues like this.

LuxSci offers two service options: Business Class and Enterprise Class.  The most notable difference between these options is reliability.  Enterprise Class services (both dedicated and shared) will keep running even if the underlying server hardware fails.  How does that work?

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High Security Dedicated Cloud Servers at Low Price

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

VPSNew LuxSci dedicated cloud servers start at $100/mo. This allows many more customers to take advantage of dedicated solutions, even a HIPAA-compliant one, without a big price tag.

See also Understanding Cloud Servers.

LuxSci has for a long time offered both dedicated physical servers, as well as dedicated virtual private servers located in our private cloud.  Now that we have signed HIPAA Business Associate Agreements with Rackspace for their public cloud infrastructure, we are able to offer dedicated virtual private servers that reside there … to all customers: those with compliance needs and those without.   The ease of public cloud server management and the low underlying cost of these solutions enables LuxSci to provide its services on them to its customers at a much lower price point than was previously possible.

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WordPress for HIPAA and ePHI? Is that a good idea?

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013
For a deep dive, see our white paper: Securing WordPress

WordPress is an extremely popular content management system for both blogging and creating web sites.  It’s popular because it is quick to set up, easy to administer, has a very large supported base of add-ons, and looks good.  As a result, many LuxSci customers use WordPress in one fashion or another for their web sites hosted at LuxSci.

As we cater to a large segment of customers who have specific compliance needs, e.g. HIPAA compliance, we frequently are asked about using WordPress with ePHI … e.g. using WordPress to provide access to protected health information for members of the WordPress site.

Can this be compliant?  Is it a good idea?

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Maximize Your Outbound Email Throughput: How to Send More Email, Faster

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

Customers of our High Volume bulk outbound email service often ask how they can “send faster”.  They want to get their mailing out ASAP, no matter if it is to hundreds of recipients, or millions of recipients.

This post codifies all of the various types of advice we give for optimizing outbound email throughput.  Much of it applies to outbound email sending over SMTP in general — i.e. its not limited to the LuxSci High Volume service.

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