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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Viewfinity's latest privilege management offering

I had the opportunity to meet up with my colleague Matt Stubbs with SnappConner on a recent visit to Salt Lake City. One of the things we discussed was Viewfinity's new privilege management software release.

Viewfinity provides a public or private cloud solution to locking down Windows desktops including:
  • getting your arms around administrator-level privileges (perhaps once and for all?)
  • allowing users to install permitted applications, printers, etc.
  • blocking/whitelisting of applications
Check out this screencast here for a good overview as well as this piece I wrote for TechTarget that provides some additional ideas for Windows desktop security.

There are other solutions available for Windows desktop protection but Viewfinity makes such controls available via a unique approach. Something I'll have to add to my OS security presentation at my CDW/TechTarget speaking events this year.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Getting your ducks in a row with cloud compliance

Cloud, cloud, cloud - it's all we're hearing about these days. Frankly I'm over the hype - have been for a while...But whether or not we buy into all this hoopla over "the cloud", the technologies and associated security risks and compliance headaches aren't going anywhere. With that here are a couple of new pieces I've written for SearchCompliance.com that you may be interested in:

The cloud’s compliance complexities you cannot ignore

Top questions that must be answered before taking on the cloud

Enjoy!

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