22 Nov 2017

Cloud security tools and vendor perspectives

Cloud Security

CLOUD SECURITY TOOLS

Amazon, Google and Microsoft continue to bring out features that reinforce their varying perspectives on public cloud security. Although they still don’t solve one of the biggest threats to cloud workloads.

The so-called Big Three cloud vendors have added a host of features  to help users protect their workloads against threats, with slightly different approaches that highlight their products maturity and their own technological and cultural pedigrees. But one of the biggest obstacles to lock down workloads on these platforms persists: the customers themselves.

Security remains a top priority as enterprises evaluate a move to the public cloud. There are still scenarios where the cloud is unacceptable,particularly at corporations where data residency and other governmental restrictions are paramount. A large security is no longer a reason to reject a move to the cloud. The security practices and staffing behind these platforms are superior to what enterprises have built internally,according to most industry observers.

VENDOR PERSPECTIVE

According toTim Prendergast, CEO and co-founder, Evident.io, “[Cloud] providers are innovating piece by piece, as they learn more about what attackers are doing to compromise workloads.”

THE AMAZON

Amazon has progressed the farthest to improve security. Simply because it was first to market and lacked many of the tools to track and manage resources that are layered on the platform today. Once found mainly in startups, AWS is now a common place at large enterprises. Due to no small part to upgrades of its cloud security tools,in the 11 years since it began selling storage and compute resources.

Over the years,AWS has added identity and access management, configuration rules and other policy controls that have become common practice in the cloud. Many of its latest security upgrades reflect the platform’s maturity,with incremental improvements such as tighter integration with other AWS tools. Now, Amazon’s latest steps aim to protect customers from their own mistakes.  To have more insight on our cloud hosting networks, its a click away.

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15 Jul 2020

INTERNET USAGE IN KENYA DURING COVID-19

INTERNET USAGE IN KENYA DURING COVID-19

INTERNET USAGE IN KENYA DURING COVID-19

Internet usage in Kenya during covid-19 has drastically grown since the pandemic hit us. Kenya recorded the first case of corona-virus infection on 12th March. Since then, the numbers have continued to grow with a total of 103 infections and three fatalities as at 30th March. In order to curb spread of the disease,  the government instituted a number of measures including;

  • border closure,
  • mandatory 14 days self-isolation for returning travelers.
  • The government has announced a stay at home campaign,
  • ordered curfews
  • and banned public gatherings of more than 10 individuals.

The internet and related technologies have proven to be essential tools in this period for implementation of the measures and citizens’ exercising economic, social and political rights. Self-isolation is enforced through monitoring of movements via mobile phone. Further, citizens’ access to information related to the pandemic from health authorities is through Internet platforms. Meanwhile, business and education institutions have adopted the internet to continue operations.

There have been several positive and supportive developments through initiatives from technology service providers. Huawei has provided connectivity bandwidth to students from universities taking some of their sponsored short courses diploma levels. Mobile network operations have also doubled the speed of their mobile internet bundles for subscribers. However, this did not translate directly to home broadband internet subscribers. At KEMNET we are home broadband service providers in Kenya, currently based in Athi River. We are consistently expanding to other parts of the country as well. We  also embrace wireless internet provision along Mombasa road, Mlolongo and Syokimau.

Internet usage in Kenya during covid-19 stand at 39.6 million, of which 22 million are broadband subscriptions currently.

Effects of covid-19 in kenya

EFFECTS OF THE CORONA VIRUS

Nonetheless, the current COVID-19 pandemic continues to expose inequalities of internet access in the country. With the closure of universities and other learning institutions, many have endeavored to continue their semesters through online delivery. Due to uneven network distribution in the country, students who had gone back to their rural homes expressed the frustrations of accessing the online learning platforms.

During the International Women’s day chat on remote working experiences for women, participants expressed the difficulties of working from home. This included frequent power outages and Internet downtime due to increased bandwidth demand, interrupted work from time to time. This is an indicator of the fact that most Kenyans access the Internet from their workplaces and that home broadband is still a luxury for many.

The implications of some enabling tech applications as solutions to the current situation also come with privacy costs.  Zoom has been the most downloaded mobile application in the past two weeks. House Party App has also been most popular last week for social connections that have replaced physical casual meetings. However, the privacy features of these applications are a concern for digital rights.

Government efforts to manage the health crisis have also had serious implications on freedom of expression. The Computer Misuse and Cyber-crime Act 2016 is being used to arrest persons who spread controversial information on the corona virus.

Meanwhile, innovators have also worked to provide technical solutions to the pandemic. For instance,a tracing application was launched to track travelers’ commuter paths. It requires commuters to share their contacts with the public transport service providers. Although, it is not clear what privacy safeguards are in place, which emphasizes the need for the developer’s community to be sensitized to apply the principle of privacy by design.

Overall, there is a need to balance the use of technology with human rights in response to the pandemic. As countries continue putting measures in place to contain the virus, they should also consider the rights and dignity of their citizens. Otherwise, we might risk losing the rights and freedoms we had steadily gained over many years. To get our home fiber services, wireless and business internet packages, click here and friendly costs.

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01 Jul 2020

Tips On Branding Your Business

Branding Trends

Define Your Branding

In order to define your branding you need to have  self-discovery for your business. Branding needs at least your company or business to have a mission. The mission helps to know which direction the company is taking. You need to know the benefits and features of your products and services that you are offering. Getting to know your products and services helps more in knowing the type  of customers to expect and how to deal with them.

It is also important to know, what your customers and prospects think of your company. What customers think of your company or business helps you to know what your strengths and weaknesses are. You can also get ideas on what to input or output in your company. What qualities would you want them to associate which your company? give them your best services and they will definitely give you a high ranking.

Once you have defined your brand, get the word out there by;

  • Getting a great logo and placing it everywhere, let your brand be known.
  • Develop a tagline that is memorable, meaningful and concise. A statement that captures the essence of your brand.
  • Integrate your brand by extending every aspect of your business. How you answer your phones,your salespeople wear on calls.Simply get everything on the right track on the business.
  • Be true to your brand, give a legit service or product and your customers will definitely recommend you to someone else.
  • Have a message for your brand, a key message that you want to communicate about your brand. Also get your employees to be aware of your brand attributes.
  • Be consistent, continue with the positive trends in order to maintain your business and expand it as well.

Defining your brand helps your costumers understand your products and services more. Depending on how your branding game is, customers might not need to look for other options on the same product. You can check on our page for our brands. Just a click. 

 

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23 Jun 2020

E-LEARNING IN KENYA

e-learning in Kenya

online presence

ELECTRONIC LEARNING IN KENYA

E-learning in Kenya has seen massive growth and has a very promising future as more youth are working and continuing their education simultaneously as more universities embrace this, going as far as to make certain courses accessed online only. E-learning or electronic learning refers to a learning system done online using an electronic device.

Although there is tremendous growth in e-learning in Kenya the demand for  learning is also increasing rapidly. More people are embracing studying online therefore creating an avenue for revenue for different people in the education sector.

Different sites have come up focusing on different topics from digital marketing to programming to agricultural know how. For example https://elearningsolutions.co.ke/

Advantages of e-learning in Kenya

  1. Flexibility. E-learning for students and lecturers as it can easily be fixed in a busy schedule making it convenient for them. One does not have to plan in advance to study. You can easily put it in between the activities you have for the day.
  2. Saves You Time And Money. Online study eliminates the need to travel . There is no need to be physically present in a classroom. It reduces the time you will be required to be away from the workplace and it saves you both time and money.
  3. Giving an opportunity for everyone to express their views. Most people feel embarrassed to speak in public. Many people react better online, answering more questions to teachers through groups on the Internet than in person.
  4. Lastly, online courses and studying by yourself creates the feeling of teaching yourself. This encourages you to take up the responsibility of your own education.  We must consider e-learning as a method of educating ourselves even after entering the work force

Although e-earning in Kenya is new and many Kenyans embrace this option of studying even with the challenges that should addressed. This will only work if the government and the private technology sector work hand in hand to beat these challenges. Check out our internet packages that would help you out in e-learning. Just a click.

 

 

 

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01 Jun 2020

WIRELESS NETWORKS.

Wireless Networks

HAPPY FAMILY ENJOYING KEMNET WIRELESS NETWORK

Wireless networks are computer networks that are not connected by cables of any kind. The use of a wireless network enables enterprises to avoid the costly process of introducing cables into buildings or as a connection between different equipment locations. The basis of wireless systems are radio waves, an implementation that takes place at the physical level of network structure. They use radio waves to connect devices such as laptops to the Internet, the business network and applications.

Four Types Of Wireless Networks.

These are created through the use of mobile phone signals typically provided and maintained by specific mobile phone service providers. WWANs can provide a way to stay connected even when away from other forms of network access. Covers large areas such as neighboring towns and cities.

WLAN are wireless networks that use radio waves. The backbone network usually uses cables, with one or more wireless access points connecting the wireless users to the wired network. The range of wlan can be anywhere from a single room to an entire campus.

WPANs are short-range networks that use Bluetooth technology. They are commonly used to interconnect compatible devices near a central location, such as a desk. A WPAN has a typical range of about 30 feet. Interconnects devices in a short span, generally within a person’s reach.

Connects several wireless LANs.

Metropolitan area network is similar to a local area network (LAN) but spans an entire city or campus. MANs are formed by connecting multiple LANs thus, MANs are larger than LANs but smaller than wide area networks (WAN).
MANs are extremely efficient and provide fast communication via high-speed carriers, such as fiber optic cables. To get all our home wireless packages, its a click away. Here.

KEMNET WIRELESS NETWORKS

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29 May 2020

DEDICATED HOSTING

How To Start Managed Hosting Service

Starting with Dedicated hosting is easy. Simply choose from our Standard, Enhanced, or Premium Dedicated server packages. Based on the amount of resources your website needs and follow the sign up instructions. To get more information on the dedicated hosting or server, click here.

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20 May 2020

Custom Web Design Services

Custom Web Designing

Custom Web designing is the process of conceptualizing, planning, and building a collection of electronic files that determine the layout, colors, text styles, structure, graphics, images, and use of interactive features that deliver pages to your site visitors. Kemnet Technologies is an array of ICT solutions that provides web design services to suit the client’s needs in whichever field.

Brief History

website is a collection of pages identified by a common domain name and published on at least one web server, the first web page went live on August 6, 1991. It may be hard to believe considering the number of host-names in existence today, that is ever-growing. There are over a billion or so websites out there, only about a quarter are active, the rest are “parked domains“.

BUILD A WEBSITE THAT IS CONSISTENT WITH YOUR BRAND

Let’s say building a brand is the endgame, then the anchor is without a doubt a website. While social media profiles, YouTube videos, and digital advertising are important of course. They are supplemental to the existence of a website.

Choosing to hire a web designer comes down to reputation. Developers from Kemnet Technologies who are up to speed with all the upcoming trends back the client. While offering web designing services.

KEMNET CUSTOM WEB DESIGN SERVICES

Redefine Your Business Image with Kemnet

Our web design services can help rediscover your business’s image in the Internet marketplace. The blending of style and technology we offer, in conjunction with our expertise enables your business to succeed on the Web.

We Build timeless websites

WEB DESIGNING FOR INDIVIDUALS

It is becoming increasingly common for individuals to buy up “their” domain name if available. More times than not they are left undeveloped and they are “parked” as mentioned earlier.

For a “personal” site that is not driving massive traffic. There is a benefit in possessing that positive presence online. For people who feel it’s a little vain to have a website for themselves absent a brand vision. Keep in mind the web content doesn’t have to be all “you”, it can be anything you want.

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04 Apr 2020

THE IMPORTANCE OF WEB HOSTING

importance of web hostingLet us have a look at the various reasons which makes having a good hosting important for a website.

Lesser Downtime: Downtime is the period when your site may not be accessible to a visitor. This time may be a few seconds or even hours. During this time, you may be losing many business opportunities which may have come your way. If you have web hosting from reputed hosting organization then it can be said with certainty that you will be having lesser or no downtime. So, you will not have an impression of unreliability upon your customer.

Organized E-mails: You may be using separate e-mails and online accounts for your business correspondences. The web hosting package that you select will include such e-mail links to your site. Having such inclusion will help you to organize those e-mails and separate them from other correspondence that you have. Moreover, your e-mail address will be more memorable as it will match your website.

Ability to Deal Huge Traffic: It may so happen that when you are having maximum traffic to your site your site temporarily faces a downtime. But if you have dedicated web hosting then such incidents will not happen and you will have the ability to manage maximum traffic to your site.

Effective Maintenance of Hardware: When you have web hosting from a reputed service provider then you do not have to bother with the maintenance of hardware. They will be effectively handled by the service provider. They will be allocating a number of servers on both sides and if one fails it will automatically be transferred to the other. This will also enable you to have a lesser amount of data loss.

Enhanced Marketing: It can easily be said that if you have a better web hosting you will have greater marketing opportunities. Incidents like this will not happen that when your client is searching for a product or is about to make a payment for an order your site faces a downtime. An incident like this will generally lessen your chance of having better business. That particular potential customer will find another site which has proper web hosting and buys the product from there. But if you have such a web hosting then that potential client would have been your valued customer.

It can be seen how important it is to have effective web hosting for a better online presence and enhancement of business.

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25 Mar 2020

web hosting and how it works

What is web hosting and how it works.

Web hosting is the service of providing storage space for a website or application on a server on the internet. Computers connected to the internet, can access the website once made available on the internet.

Web hosts are companies that rent out their services and technologies to host websites on the internet. Once the hosting company hosts your website, users can access it by typing in your web address (domain name) in their web browser. Their computer connects to the server your website is hosted on,when they do this. The server in turn serves the website to your web visitor in their web browser.

5 web hosting options available.

  • Dedicated Hosting:
    Dedicated hosting gives you complete/administrative control of your server with full root access. You can choose to install any software you wish to.
  • Reseller Hosting:
    If you want to get into the hosting business, purchasing Reseller Hosting enables you to rent out or re-sell the same hosting services provided by the parent hosting company. With Reseller Hosting, you can also up-sell every other web service offered by the parent web host.
  • WordPress Hosting:
    If you have a WordPress blog or website, it is recommended that you purchase a WordPress hosting package as it is specifically optimized to cater to your WordPress website.
  • VPS hosting:
    Also known as a (Virtual Private Server) is a virtual machine provided by a web hosting. It runs its own operating system (OS) and provides admin rights and root access so that you can install any required software. You have more control with a virtual server. Think of VPS hosting as a higher, stronger more advanced form of shared hosting.You can be assigned resources that are not shared with the other properties,while you do share a server with other websites. If you cannot afford a dedicated server, VPS is the way to go.
  • Shared Hosting:
    If you have a blog or a small business that is just starting out, Shared Hosting is a good option to start with. Your server space is shared by other websites, making it the most affordable hosting option available. It’s simple and easy-to-use. On the other hand, because you share space and resources with multiple other websites on the same server, an overload with another website will cause your website to slow down. You have minimal control over the server. To Know more about web hosting, click here.

 

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14 Mar 2020

Kenyan Domain Name and What To Look For

Importance of having a Kenyan Domain Name

Domain names in Kenya

When searching online, Kenyan internet users expect to see a Kenyan domain name for example,website addresses with a CO.KE domain name or .KE name which is a second level domain in Kenya. Whether you are an Kenyan local small business owner, a NGO or a farmer, a .CO.KE domain name is for you! With a Kenyan domain name you will rank higher in local search results and in the hearts of the locals.

A .CO.KE domain name is short, professional and memorable name that helps your website stand out in a sea of content online. Kenya is the economic and transportation hub of East Africa. It is also growing as a technological hub in EA.

What you need to know before getting a Kenyan domain name

Business are transitioning to the online platform therefore it is important to have an online presence.It is easier for buyers to get you by the click of a button.

A.co.ke domain enable you to localize your business and in the process also make it easier for clients from your country to reach you and build trust. Before getting started consider the following

  • Choose an easy to understand domain name. This will enable your clients to immediately know what product or service you are selling and if it suits their purpose
  • Think about the length of your domain name. It shouldn’t be too long . It is not easy for people to remember long names and the whole point of having a domain name is for you to be memorable. A short name can also not pass the message of your brand across. Keep this in mind while choosing your brand name
  • Consider the importance of a local domain name.Other local businesses will be more likely to link to you if you send a strong signal that you’re in the same local market by using a Kenyan domain name and local directories will be more likely to list you therefore increasing your credibility

Remember with consumers embracing the online world, it is important for them to reach you at the click of a button! Make sure your domain name is engaging, identifies with your brand and most importantly, reaches the local customer base by using a Kenyan domain!!Find your local domain name here TODAY!

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06 Mar 2020

WHY DO I NEED A DOMAIN NAME?

Domain Name

A domain name is a singular identifier for you online. It is a piece of real estate that you completely own and control in the online world as long as you own the rights to that name. Your name can be anything you want from transparent,fanciful,technical to as mysterious as you want it to be, they can be used for small time personal use to the face of a company publicly   kemnet.co.ke offers different type of hosting service further optimized with unique performance tweaks!

Importance of domain names

On the most basic level your domain is important because it helps us remember websites. Each computer out there has an Internet Protocol (IP) address that they use to communicate. It would be completely impossible for us to remember all the IP addresses we require to access information daily

Credibility

It adds credibility and professionalism to your business, whether you are a a small business starting out or an established company. If you publish your site through a free Web hosting site it will bring up a generic address.This does not inspire confidence in your customers

Branding

If you have you brand name or your company name included in your domain name it helps to reinforce your brand value. It increases the awareness of your brand. Visitors don’t just come to know about your brand name but also do take care to remember it for future visits. Your brand name travels with them and gets transferred to other people whenever your visitors talk about it among their own friends.

Mobility

A domain name adds mobility to your Internet presence, owning your own domain name lets you take that name with you if you transfer Web hosts or switch to your own in-house server. If you don’t own your name, you’ll have to take a new URL, which will destroy the branding that you built up with your first address.

 

There are more pros to having a domain name than cons. Think of it like you’re deciding on a company logo, because the two should go together. Your domain name is a reflection of your brand. The bottom line is that a good domain name can go a long way toward generating traffic to your Web site and building your reputation. That, in turn, will result in more customers and better sales.

 

 

 

 

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