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  • SYNAQ Celebrates its 10th Birthday

    Tech Busters is joined by Yossi Hasson, managaing director of Synaq who've just celebrated their 10th Birthday last week.

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    • Source: http://www.cnbcafrica.com/video/?ytid=bubtq6bAc00
  • Managing risk: Why email archiving is critical

    In a fast moving and rapidly evolving business environment, which is undergoing a transformative shift to digital communications - it is increasingly important for businesses to protect themselves against legal, financial, and reputational risks.

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    • Source: http://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/196/16/120930.html
  • E-mail archiving is critical

    In a fast moving and rapidly evolving business environment, which is undergoing a transformative shift to digital communications – it is increasingly important for businesses to protect themselves against legal, financial, and reputational risks, says Yossi Hasson, CEO of SYNAQ.

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    • Source: http://it-online.co.za/2014/10/31/e-mail-archiving-critical/
  • A people person in the IT world

    DAVID Jacobson manages the engineering and operations team at business technology delivery firm SYNAQ. However, he was once a hacker and tells Margaret Harris that he broke into Nasa’s systems.

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    • Source: http://www.bdlive.co.za/businesstimes/2014/05/25/a-people-person-in-the-it-world
  • Synaq: open source’s e-mail kings

    In 2004, a hacker and an entrepreneur joined forces to build a company around an anti-spam product. Today, they've built one of South Africa's biggest cloud-based e-mail platforms.

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    • Source: http://www.techcentral.co.za/synaq-open-sources-e-mail-kings/51610/
  • Remote working: increasing productivity

    Remote working describes the arrangement by which employees work mainly from home and telecommunicate with their company. The practice is becoming increasingly popular with mainstream organisations as the link between flexibility, freedom and worker productivity has become more evident. Thanks to technological inventions of the last 10 years, the need for a physical office space is falling away and the implications for both companies and workers are incredibly exciting.

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    • Source: http://www.hrfuture.net/daily-article/remote-working-increasing-productivity-2.php?Itemid=114
  • An Insight Into Phishing Trends Brought to You By SYNAQ

    There has been a dramatic increase in phishing attacks over the past few months with South Africa having become the second most attacked country, according to an analysis of worldwide phishing trends. SYNAQ, leading provider of cloud based messaging and communication services in South Africa, looks at both international and local data to get an insight on global trends and local risks.

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    • Source: http://www.themarketingsite.com/news/37662/an-insight-into-phishing-trends-brought-to-you-by-synaq
  • SYNAQ to sponsor ITWeb Security Summit

    SYNAQ, leading provider of business class cloud based messaging and communication services in South Africa, is delighted to announce their involvement as Bronze Sponsor at 9th ITWeb Security Summit at the Sandton Convention Centre from 27-29 May 2014.

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    • Source: http://www.itwebafrica.com/company-news/580-security-summit-2014/232885-synaq-to-sponsor-itweb-security-summit
  • David Jacobson, Co-Founder & Technical Director at SYNAQ

    In 2004, he co-founded SYNAQ. In 2010, SYNAQ was ranked by AllWorldNetwork as the 6th fastest growing company in South Africa and has gone on to acquire the business of several blue chip brands and SA chapters of multinationals to become the leading provider that they are today. In 2012 SYNAQ was ranked by Forbes as one of the top 20 Tech companies in Africa.

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    • Source: http://www.itwebafrica.com/office/securitysummit2014/PressRelease.php?StoryID=248869
  • SYNAQ - Passion, Belief, Desire to Make a Difference

    September 2013 marks SYNAQ's ninth birthday, and to kick off the company's celebrations, we asked co-founders, David Jacobson and Yossi Hasson, to reflect on the past nine years and share with us what inspired them to start SYNAQ at the tender age of 22.

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    • Source: http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=67251
  • Tax season boost phishing activity- SYNAQ

    While phishing attacks involving South African banks declined by a massive 47% in the first six months of this year, the start of the 2013 tax filing season in July heralded a significant reversal in the downward trend.

  • SYNAQ , in partnership with IS, provides the first local unified cloud mail offering

    Internet Solutions (IS) and SYNAQ today announced the launch of a new, low-cost, integrated cloud mail and archive service. This locally hosted secure messaging collaboration suite offers complete e-mail functionality, collaboration and archiving on a single platform.

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    • Source: http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=62522
  • SYNAQ rallying behind Movember

    What do Synaq, chef Jamie Oliver and the Qantas Wallabies rugby team have in common? They’re committed to supporting Movember 2012 to raise consciousness for men’s health.

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    • Source: http://www.itweb.co.za/office/synaq/PressRelease.php?StoryID=235169
  • Keep it local when moving messaging to the cloud

    Moving an enterprise's e-mail and messaging systems to the cloud makes sound business sense: it's cost-effective, hugely scalable and globally accessible from every type of device.

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    • Source: http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=58069
  • Converting mobile devices to powerful marketing tools

    Corporate e-mail signatures are increasingly used as powerful, low-cost, high-return marketing tools by corporates, incorporating not just the sender's name, title and contact details, but also images, links, advertising messages, brand campaigns and more.

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    • Source: http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=53548
  • SYNAQ: Yossi Hasson

    The early days in 2004, Yossi Hasson was 22 when he launched Synaq, a managed Linux service provider and messaging company, with business partner David Jacobs. The company specialises in Linux and open source (OS) software delivered on a software-as-a-service (SaaS) basis, and targets the SME sector.

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    • Source: http://www.entrepreneurmag.co.za/advice/success-stories/case-studies/synaq-yossi-hasson/
  • SYNAQ develops local anti-phishing database to combat phishing upsurge

    Johannesburg-based software as a service (SaaS) specialist SYNAQ is meeting the threat posed to South African companies by phishing syndicates head-on with the development and release of the country's first local phishing database.

  • Yossi Hasson: SYNAQ's rock star geek

    Yossi Hasson, MD of open-source software specialist Synaq, is tall, dark, handsome and gifted. Which means my first instinct is to dislike him. However, Hasson proves to be as friendly as he is talented when I meet with him on a cold weekday afternoon in a Sandton coffee shop.

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    • Source: http://www.techcentral.co.za/yossi-hasson-synaqs-rock-star-geek/24180/
  • Internet Solutions acquires majority stake in SYNAQ

    Internet Solutions (IS) today announced it has acquired a majority stake in SYNAQ, a local managed Linux service provider, for an undisclosed sum.

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    • Source: http://www.is.co.za/mediacentre/Press%20Releases/Pages/Internet-Solutions-acquires-SYNAQ.aspx
  • SA corporates embracing open source SaaS

    Johannesburg-based open source software as a service company SYNAQ's excellent performance in the interim SA FastGrowth 100 index is a clear indication that open source and software as a service (SaaS) is rapidly moving to mainstream within the South African corporate environment.

  • SYNAQ celebrates five good years

    With the failure rate of start-up businesses in South Africa exceptionally high - the Department of Trade and Industry says statistics indicate that between 70% and 90% of all new businesses will not be around after three years - SYNAQ's five-year milestone is quite an achievement. And when one considers that American research shows that the survival rate of IT start-ups is generally far lower than their counterparts in other industry sectors*, SYNAQ's achievement is even more remarkable. So, we asked SYNAQ's founders 10 questions:

  • Protecting corporate communications infrastructure through the cloud

    Protecting corporate communications infrastructure through the cloud is a full-time job that requires 24/7 support and maintenance. Few organisations have the resources and know-how to deal with threats on an ongoing basis, according to Yossi Hasson.

  • Email strangling corporate Networks

    During the study period, SYNAQ processed some 260GB of mail - or around 53 million e-mails - that was destined for the corporate's network.

  • So end in sight to spam war of attrition

    "SMTP's strength comes primarily from its simplicity. Unfortunately, it was developed at a time when the very concept of Internet viruses, spammers, hackers and online fraud would have been regarded as science fiction at best or a harmless prank by high-spirited computer geeks at worst," he says.

  • SYNAQ shows why it is considered pro at Linux open source service

    To provide an idea of the coverage and service level of this entire operation, Dale Rosenberg, IT General Manager of MoreGolf, describes the businesses within the group.

  • SYNAQ implements new Linux solution for Nandos

    Nandos has 250 restaurants nationwide and each restaurant is required to forward detailed information from their Point of Sale (PoS) system directly to head office on a daily basis.

  • regent Insurance takes to Linux like a king penguin takes to water

    According to Yossi Hasson, sales and marketing director at Synaq, Regent Insurance Company decided to migrate its central database application, which runs on Oracle 8, from a Sun architecture to a Linux architecture.

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