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May 30, 2017

Endpoint Security for Cyber Attack Protection; Are You Safe?

Thin & Zero Client Endpoint Security

The recent cyber attack that hit hard in Taiwan, Ukraine, Russia, and more... has left most of us feeling insecure in unsafe world, once again. Just when you think you’ve got everything on lock down, someone finds a way to break the chains, so to speak… not to mention our IT nerves. The latest ransomware scare, WannaCry, which preys on a weakness in Microsoft Windows, continues to be perpetrated via various versions, spreading ongoing international chaos and worldwide problems. Experts are recommending additional protection, and so is 10ZiG with Thin & Zero Client endpoint security and (The) 10ZiG Manager package updates.

Endpoint Security For Staying Strong Against Cyber Bad Guys...

The most vulnerable to WannaCry are those who have still not updated their Windows; please do so immediately! Computers and networks that have not are at risk. Make this an ongoing best practice. Also, according to security company Bitdefender, follow these five steps for prevention: “1) Disable your computer's Server Message Block service, 2) Install Microsoft's patch, 3) Back up your data on an offline hard drive, 4) Install all Windows updates, 5) Use a reputable security software to prevent attacks in the future.”*

Not In A Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Environment With Thin & Zero Client Endpoint Security?

Consider taking your IT environment “VDI” with the increased safety of 10ZIG Thin Client & Zero Client endpoint security! Endpoints will be much better managed and protected centrally on one secure server. Thin & Zero Clients provide very secure data solutions in a VDI environment as they offer next-to-no or no local operating system or storage. Because Thin & Zero Client endpoint security offers no direct access to an OS, endpoints are more protected from viruses and hacks that can occur with infected desktop downloading, unsuspecting threats, misguided confidential file copies/transfers, and related scenarios by end users. In general, one of the safest possible “cyber-attack-preventive” VDI environments is created, as everything is stored on the server or in your data center.

Endpoint Security for 10ZiG Customers

We’ve got you covered! If you’re not already aware… your built-in Write Filters that protect your Image, if enabled and when rebooted, will take away the WannaCry virus immediately! No more tears. XPe/WES7 users would work with their Enhanced Write Filter (EWF) and WE8/WE10 users, their Unified Write Filter, EWF & FBWF; enable the Write Filter (if not done so already), and reboot! With (The) 10iG Manager updated packages, you can schedule Thin Client & Zero Client endpoint security updates for however many endpoints at whatever times are best for you, and your individuals and/or groups… for needed protection and ongoing safety. Packages are available that will help you to precisely customize what you want to update (and what you don’t) with your Image.

Please contact us today at support@10ZiG.com and we’ll be glad to point you in the right direction and help you out right away; WannaCry ransomware packages are available for install!

*Source Credit: CNN-Tech