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Microsoft January 2024 Patch Tuesday: Another Quiet Patch Tuesday for Exchange Server

Microsoft kicks off 2024 with a uneventful Patch Tuesday, maintaining the trend from December by not releasing any patches for Exchange Server 2019. Exchange Server 2019: CU14 Delayed to Jan 2024 There are still two more CUs for Exchange Server 2019: CU14 and CU15.  CU14 is in its final stages of testing and validation and will be [...]

Microsoft January 2024 Patch Tuesday: Another Quiet Patch Tuesday for Exchange Server2024-01-11T13:59:28-05:00

Microsoft Exchange – Messageware Q4 2023 Newsletter

It’s mid-December and there is lots of good news heading into the end of 2023.Microsoft is not releasing any December Exchange Server CUs or SUs, a welcome break for those with vacations scheduled!We are officially launching our new security product, “Z-Day Guard for Exchange Servers”.It’s simple to install, easy to use, and extremely powerful, giving [...]

Microsoft Exchange – Messageware Q4 2023 Newsletter2023-12-20T12:52:05-05:00

Microsoft December 2023 Patch Tuesday: Exchange Server Admins get a break

Exchange Server admins can take a break to enjoy the upcoming holidays! There are no security updates (SUs) for Exchange Server 2019 and 2016 this month. Exchange Server 2019: CU14 Delayed to Jan 2024 Microsoft released a blog to clarify the status of cumulative updates for the on-premises email platform. Administrators expecting the release of [...]

Microsoft December 2023 Patch Tuesday: Exchange Server Admins get a break2023-12-13T10:19:30-05:00

Messageware Announces the Launch of Z-Day Guard for Exchange Server: A Revolutionary Security Solution for Microsoft Exchange Servers

TORONTO - Dec. 11, 2023 - Messageware Incorporated, a leader in cybersecurity solutions, today announced the launch of Z-Day Guard for Microsoft Exchange Server (Z-Day), a cutting-edge security product designed specifically for Microsoft Exchange Servers. Z-Day represents a significant advancement in protecting against zero-day attacks and unauthorized server access. Z-Day employs innovative File and Virtual Directory Integrity Monitoring to [...]

Messageware Announces the Launch of Z-Day Guard for Exchange Server: A Revolutionary Security Solution for Microsoft Exchange Servers2023-12-11T10:48:47-05:00

Over 20,000 Vulnerable Microsoft Exchange Servers Exposed to Attacks

According to recent scans by The ShadowServer Foundation and security researcher Yutaka Sejiyama, over 20,000 Microsoft Exchange servers are running outdated and unsupported software. These servers are vulnerable to multiple critical remote code execution vulnerabilities. Thousands of Exchange Server 2007, 2010, and 2013 Instances Discovered The scans uncovered over 20,000 end-of-life Microsoft Exchange servers reachable [...]

Over 20,000 Vulnerable Microsoft Exchange Servers Exposed to Attacks2023-12-06T10:00:09-05:00

Exchange Server 2019: CU14 Delayed to Jan 2024

Last year, Microsoft announced a new servicing model for Exchange Server, with two Cumulative Updates (CUs) per year. However, Microsoft won't be releasing a second CU for 2023. There are two more CUs on the horizon for Exchange Server 2019: CU14 (H1 2024) and CU15 (H2 2024). The release date for CU14 has shifted to [...]

Exchange Server 2019: CU14 Delayed to Jan 20242023-12-13T08:00:35-05:00

Understanding Microsoft’s Exchange Server Servicing Model

Microsoft's Shift in Servicing Cadence In a move that reflects a commitment to both innovation and stability, Microsoft announced last year a change in its servicing model for Exchange Server. This strategic shift saw the company adopt a twice-yearly release schedule for Cumulative Updates (CUs), targeting the first and second halves of each calendar year. [...]

Understanding Microsoft’s Exchange Server Servicing Model2023-11-27T11:14:24-05:00

Microsoft November 2023 Patch Tuesday: Exchange Server Security Updates

Microsoft has released Security Updates (SUs) for vulnerabilities found in: Exchange Server 2019 Exchange Server 2016 SUs are available for the following specific versions of Exchange Server: Exchange Server 2019 CU12 and CU13 Exchange Server 2016 CU23 The November 2023 SUs address vulnerabilities responsibly reported to Microsoft by security partners and found through Microsoft’s internal processes. These vulnerabilities affect [...]

Microsoft November 2023 Patch Tuesday: Exchange Server Security Updates2024-02-13T13:43:34-05:00

Emerging Microsoft Exchange Zero-Day Vulnerabilities

Microsoft Exchange is currently under threat due to four newly discovered zero-day vulnerabilities, which attackers can exploit remotely to execute arbitrary code or disclose sensitive information on affected installations. These vulnerabilities were disclosed by Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) on September 7th and 8th, 2023. Despite their potential threat, Microsoft has chosen to delay [...]

Emerging Microsoft Exchange Zero-Day Vulnerabilities2024-01-30T06:52:45-05:00

Exchange Protocol Guard – Software Release – EPG 3.7.6

Software Release – EPG 3.7.6 Toronto, Canada – October 24th, 2023: Messageware Incorporated, the leader in Microsoft Exchange security and productivity tools, announced a major update of their flagship product Messageware Exchange Protocol Guard (EPG). The following updates are now available for customers and trial users: Messageware EPG 2019 v3.7.6 Messageware EPG 2016 v3.7.6 Messageware EPG [...]

Exchange Protocol Guard – Software Release – EPG 3.7.62023-11-15T07:28:29-05:00

October 2023: Changes to Exchange Online

October has been a busy month of changes for Exchange Online users. This article summarizes recent updates and announcements from Microsoft on the Exchange Team Blog. 1) Farewell to Remote PowerShell in Exchange Online Earlier this year, Microsoft officially depreciated the Remote PowerShell Protocol (RPS) in Exchange Online. This month, RPS is no longer available [...]

October 2023: Changes to Exchange Online2023-10-18T18:08:53-04:00

Microsoft October 2023 Patch Tuesday: Exchange Server Security Updates

Microsoft has released Security Updates (SUs) for vulnerabilities found in: Exchange Server 2019 Exchange Server 2016 SUs are available for the following specific versions of Exchange Server: Exchange Server 2019 CU12 and CU13 Exchange Server 2016 CU23 The October 2023 SUs address vulnerabilities responsibly reported to Microsoft by security partners and found through Microsoft’s internal processes. Although we are [...]

Microsoft October 2023 Patch Tuesday: Exchange Server Security Updates2023-11-17T10:50:55-05:00

Why Exchange Servers cause Active Directory User Lockouts and how to Prevent Them

Article Summary: This article examines the common Exchange Server attacks that result in Active Directory lockouts and effective techniques to prevent Active Directory user accounts lockouts. By deploying intelligent threat detection, enforcing strong password policies, enabling multi-factor authentication, and monitoring signs of compromise, companies can thwart attackers’ efforts to access mailboxes and maintain business continuity. [...]

Why Exchange Servers cause Active Directory User Lockouts and how to Prevent Them2023-12-13T12:01:02-05:00

Celebrating 30 Years: Messageware’s Journey of Success

For the past 30 years, Messageware has provided cutting-edge Microsoft solutions, and empowered businesses with tools to enhance their productivity and security. As we celebrate Messageware's anniversary, we reflect on its remarkable journey of innovation and growth. For more information, visit our About Us page. The Early Days Messageware's story began in 1993. Our founder [...]

Celebrating 30 Years: Messageware’s Journey of Success2023-11-17T13:40:30-05:00

Microsoft Exchange – Messageware Q3 2023 Newsletter

Important: The Aug 8 SU has been withdrawn and re-released by Microsoft due to installation issues in some environments. For more information and what to do if you installed Aug 8 SUv1 you can refer to the Microsoft blog article here: Re-release of August 2023 Exchange Server Security Update packages - Microsoft Community Hub. Otherwise, proceed [...]

Microsoft Exchange – Messageware Q3 2023 Newsletter2023-09-05T13:30:41-04:00

Microsoft August 2023 Patch Re-Release: Exchange Server Security Updates

Microsoft has re-released Security Updates (SUs) for vulnerabilities found in: Exchange Server 2019 Exchange Server 2016 SUs are available for the following specific versions of Exchange Server: Exchange Server 2019 CU12 and CU13 Exchange Server 2016 CU23 More information from Microsoft about the re-release is available here. The following table describes the actions you need to take based on [...]

Microsoft August 2023 Patch Re-Release: Exchange Server Security Updates2023-08-16T16:57:01-04:00

Milestone Achievement: Messageware Software in 55 Countries

Great news - Messageware has reached a significant milestone in its journey. Our software is now used in an impressive 55 countries worldwide! Our dedicated team of experts continuously improve our Microsoft Exchange Server security software to stay ahead of ever-evolving cyber threats. We’re proud of our growing client base: 2500+ enterprises in all industries; [...]

Milestone Achievement: Messageware Software in 55 Countries2023-08-10T16:12:12-04:00

Microsoft August 2023 Patch Tuesday: Exchange Server Security Updates

UPDATE: Microsoft re-released the SU on August 15th, 2023. See more details here. The August 2023 SUs address vulnerabilities responsibly reported to Microsoft by security partners and found through Microsoft’s internal processes. Although we are not aware of any active exploits in the wild, our recommendation is to immediately install these updates to protect your [...]

Microsoft August 2023 Patch Tuesday: Exchange Server Security Updates2023-09-21T03:22:15-04:00

How to Change Active Directory Lockout Policy

In this article, we'll answer frequently asked questions about how to manage your Active Directory Lockout policy. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to customizing these settings as organizations have different risk levels. For helpful information about what causes frequent Active Directory account lockouts, check out our blog "6 Common Causes of Active Directory Account Lockouts and [...]

How to Change Active Directory Lockout Policy2023-12-13T11:59:18-05:00