Disaster Planning & Overnight FedEx Added To Our Off-Site Backup Service

Thursday, February 9, 2017

A-Team Systems is excited to announce two excellent improvements to our off-site backup service! Not only does our service outperform Amazon S3 by over 4x, we now offer more than just backup storage and operations. These additions advance our off-site backup service into a full fledged disaster recovery system. Disaster Planning We now include full… Read more »

FreeBSD 11.0 Deployment Soon!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

FreeBSD 11 was formally released last month and we’re very excited to start rolling it out to our clients in the coming weeks. FreeBSD 11.0 brings a host of new features and improvements including: Improved BHyve: BHyve is FreeBSD’s type-2 native hypervisor which boots virtually any FreeBSD and Linux version and now includes a native… Read more »

Continuous Port Scanning and Mail Real-time Blackhole List Monitoring

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

A-Team Systems proudly announces another addition to its maintenance and monitoring plans: continuously scanning all of our client’s public-facing infrastructure for open network ports as well as being listed on mail RBLs (real-time blackhole lists). Server Scanning One off port scanning when a system is put into place is normal practice for systems and network… Read more »

Systems Administration Retainers

Thursday, March 10, 2016

A-Team Systems has formally rolled out monthly retainer plans which represent a significant discount over our standard hourly pricing for clients who are regularly expanding and adding new projects to their infrastructure. These plans compliment our existing monthly maintenance and monitoring plans giving you complete predictability and cost management. Retainer hours can be allocated to… Read more »

Certificate Transparency Monitoring

Thursday, November 5, 2015

A-Team has rolled out another improvement to our monitoring service: Certificate Transparency (CT) monitoring. In short we now use the CT system to continuously watch for certificate authorities issuing certificates against domains we monitor for our clients. When we see a certificate being issued we ensure that it was done so with proper authorization from… Read more »

New Relic Monitoring & Integration

Friday, August 7, 2015

Today A-Team Systems formally announces the latest edition to all maintenance and monitoring plans: Complete integration with New Relic application monitoring and metrics. We’re particularly excited about this as New Relic is the standard for application monitoring and is an excellent tool for driving optimization of code, database and systems infrastructure. Unified Monitoring Foremost A-Team… Read more »

Continuous SSL Monitoring

Monday, May 25, 2015

A-Team Systems has just completed full integration of Qualys’ SSL Labs testing suite into our client server monitoring infrastructure. All of our maintenance and monitoring plans now include continuous best practice configuration, protocol, and certificate monitoring for all HTTPS sites — automatically! This ensures our client’s SSL configurations are always the most secure as industry… Read more »

Expanded High Availability Offerings

Monday, March 2, 2015

In an effort to expand the reach of our core high-availability stack, A-Team Systems formally announces three additional layout options for clients to choose from when picking which architecture is right for their sites and applications. This complete layout offering delivers a great range of balanced options for entry-level systems, while improving high-end clustering capabilities… Read more »

FreeBSD 10.1 Released!

Friday, November 14, 2014

The much-anticipated FreeBSD 10.1 has been released into the wild. FreeBSD 10.1 brings a host of new features and improvements, especially over our previous standard 9.1. These include: Improved BHyve: BHyve is FreeBSD’s type-2 native hypervisor which boots almost all FreeBSD and Linux versions (10.1). UEFI boot: Initial support for x64 architecture has been added… Read more »

POODLE Takes the Last Bite Out of SSL and IE 6

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

SSL is dead, long live TLS! With today’s widespread announcement of the POODLE attack (Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption), it is apparent that SSL 3.0 is dead. The POODLE attack allows a slow but significant leaking of sensitive data which effectively makes the last remaining safe ciphers for SSL insecure. For reference, there is… Read more »

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