Virsae News 2017-04-24T13:58:10+00:00

Petya Ransomware: Virsae’s Response

June 30th, 2017|

Another ransomware attack called Petya has affected many computer systems across the globe this week. Petya exploits a vulnerability (EternalBlue and EternalRomance) in Windows Operating Systems.

Microsoft recently released a patch in response to the Wannacry Ransomware attack. Computers running without this security update remain vulnerable to both Wannacry and Petya.

Virsae has already put steps in place to mitigate any negative consequences from Petya and Wannacry. We recently sent out this communication about our response to the Wannacry ransomware attack.

To find out the steps we have put in place and actions our business partners and customers should take please read the information below. 

Virsae cloud computing service

All Azure cloud computing resources have been patched for these vulnerabilities.

Customers with Virsae supplied appliances

For customers using a Virsae supplied appliance:

  • The onsite appliances have already been patched for these vulnerabilities
  • The onsite appliances have a firewall rule blocking SMB Traffic which stops this exploit

Customers with VSM Software Only clients

For customers hosting the VSM Software Client on their own operating systems we strongly suggest that the operating system is patched according to the manufacturer’s recommendations as soon as possible.

View this link for useful information about the attack, the vulnerabilities and the steps to mitigate the threat.

Customers using Raspberry Pi appliances do not need to do anything to their operating system.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

WanaCrypt0r 2.0 Ransomware: Virsae’s Response

May 15th, 2017|

As you are probably aware, over the weekend there was a ransomware attack that affected thousands of computer systems across the globe. This attack used malicious software called “WanaCrypt0r 2.0” or WannaCry, that exploits a [...]

Virsae secures new equity

March 10th, 2017|

Auckland, New Zealand, 10 March 2017 – Cloud services provider Virsae has secured a second round of equity funding, with newly-established New Zealand private equity firm Darby Capital Partners (DCP) taking a multi-million dollar stake [...]

Virsae scoops ISV of the year

October 17th, 2016|

Auckland, 13 October 2016 – Capping off a stellar 12 months of growth, Virsae was awarded ISV (Independent Software Vendor) of the year at the 2016 Reseller News ICT Industry Awards in Auckland last night. Virsae [...]

Virsae Picks up ExportNZ Award

June 26th, 2016|

Auckland June 2016 – Virsae is running hot, picking up the TNT Express Emerging Exporter of the Year award at the 2016 Air New Zealand Cargo ExportNZ Awards last night. The award recognizes excellence in [...]

Mark Cross appointed to board of Virsae

May 18th, 2015|

Auckland, 17 May 2015 – Virsae, a global provider of unified communications management services, has appointed Mark Cross as an independent director on its board. His appointment brings the number of non-executive, independent directors to [...]