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Soft Solutions Holiday Closing Dates

Soft Solutions will be closed from Friday the 22nd of December through until Wednesday the 3rd of January. Please have all pricing requests and orders in as early as possible to avoid any delays. Our sales and admin email addresses will be monitored during the break, but there will be limited order processing and no courier dispatch in this period.

WebMarshal Unsupported Versions

This solution was the go-to web filtering tool across New Zealand a few years ago, and while many end users still maintain their subscriptions they may not be on the latest version of the software. Due to a PCI compliance initiative at the current vendor, Trustwave, automatic updates to the Web Filter database and TRACEnet will cease for unsupported versions on 1 February 2018. Customers with valid maintenance can freely upgrade to a supported version (6.12.3 or 7.0) from the product upgrade page.

Robust Physical Security with Leading Solutions

With so many retailers moving to using Point-of-Sale apps on tablets, or displaying these devices for sale in store it is important that they are secured but still free to be easily engaged with. Leading Solutions has a range of security products that do just that and support Apple iPad’s, Samsung Galaxy Tab’s, Microsoft Surface and Lenovo Tab’s. If you have a retail customer in need of such an offering contact the Soft Solutions Sales Team for more information.

Most Blue Whales are ‘right-handed’, except when they’re not

A study on Blue Whales released in “Current Biology” has found that most Whales tend to favour rolling to their right when feeding in deep water. However, when observed in shallow water or closer to the surface the Whales would suddenly switch to rolling to their left to feed. Most vertebrates rely on one dominant side of their body to perform certain tasks. This lateralization allows animals (and humans) to be more efficient at these tasks. The reserchers theorise that the switch from rolling to their right to rolling to the left is due to the Whales relying on their dominant right eye to track their food which is harder to spot and less dense closer to the surface. You can read more about the results here.


Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection 2 for 1 promotion

From now until the 20th of December 2017 Malwarebytes will be offering 2 years of Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection for the cost of a 1 year subscription. Offer is only valid on Endpoint Protection license purchases between 10 and 250. Not applicable to renewals. If you would like a quote or more information please contact the Sales team.

Would you like some Raspberry Pi with your SolarWinds MSP?

Soft Solutions and SolarWinds MSP will be giving away 10 Raspberry Pi’s to the first 10 partners who sign up for a trial of MSP Remote Monitoring & Management and setup at least 2 devices. Stock is limited and it will be first come first serve. Terms and Conditions apply. Contact the SolarWinds MSP Team for more information

Nuance Power PDF Deal Registration Promo

From now until the 20th of December Nuance will be providing additional margin on all registered Power PDF deals of 26 seats or more. Deals will be valid for 3 months after being approved. For more information click here, or contact the Soft Solutions Sales team

Supporting disadvantaged children through KidsCan

Soft Solutions is proud to be helping New Zealand to build a better future through KidsCan, a charity that provides basics such as food, raincoats, shoes, socks and basic hygiene items which enable children in low-decile schools to be more engaged in their education.
Learn more about KidsCan
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