Helient Blog

Windows 7 Is Officially End of Life. Are You Vulnerable?

by Bill Bowen Desktop & Applications Architect On January 14th, 2020, Microsoft’s Windows 7 operating system officially reached end of life. The EOL for Windows 7 does not mean that Windows 7 devices will stop working, but it does mean Microsoft has stopped releasing new bug-fixes, security patches or functionality for Windows 7, making all […]

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Microsoft Announces January Security Patches

by Richard Charlton Senior Systems Engineer Yesterday, Microsoft released the latest patches for its Windows Operating Systems and Microsoft Office products. These address several security vulnerabilities as well as containing bug fixes. Most notably this month is a patch for Windows CryptoAPI Spoofing Vulnerability which has been catalogued as CVE-2020-0601. This vulnerability exists in all […]

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Google Chrome Version 79 – Potential Disruption to Customer Websites & Microsoft Services

by Armen Gharibian Managing Director Google released a Chrome beta build 79 on October 31, 2019, the beta release introduced a new feature in how cookies are handled.  The change was initially intended to prevent malicious cookie tracking;  The new feature is also expected to be included in default Chrome behavior with Chrome build 80 […]

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Citrix Discloses Severe Bug in NetScaler

By Daniel Ruiz Senior Solutions Architect Citrix has disclosed a severe bug in its Citrix Application Delivery Controller (ADC), formerly known as NetScaler. The vulnerability if exploited can allow an unauthenticated attacker to perform arbitrary code execution. At the moment there is no permanent fix , however Citrix created a work around which is discussed […]

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Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 1912 Long-Term Service Release Is Available

by Daniel Ruiz Senior Solutions Architect After much anticipation, Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 1912 Long-Term Service Release (LTSR) is now available! The new release contains more than 2 years’ worth of functionality and feature enhancements previously only available to customers running the Current Release (CR). As published by Citrix, below are the top 10 reasons […]

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William Fulmer is Named to the 2020 Nutanix Technology Champions Four Consecutive Years

Will Fulmer, Chief Operating Officer FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 16, 2019, Philadelphia, PA – Helient Systems is pleased to announce that William Fulmer, Chief Operating Officer, has been named as a 2020 Nutanix Technology Champion (NTC). A leader in the hyperconvergence industry and one of the top visionaries within the Legal IT community, Nutanix hand-picks […]

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Mimecast Sender Verification Update

by Michael Bianchi Senior Solutions Architect Beginning today, Mimecast will roll out a change that may impact messages that are stamped with a sender domain not verified by Mimecast (internal domain) — in other words, open relaying through Mimecast. This can include any of the following policies or configurations: Using Address Alteration Policy for Envelope […]

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CISA Releases Bulletin Advising to Apply New Google Chrome Patches

by Patrick Kapp Desktop & Applications Architect The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has released a bulletin advising all users and administrators to apply new patches to Google Chrome that target newly discovered security flaws. The change addresses vulnerabilities that an attacker could exploit to take control of an affected system. The vulnerability was […]

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Daylight Saving Time Alert — Important Reminder About Upcoming Clock Change

by Armen Gharibian Practice Leader – Desktop & Applications This is a reminder that Daylight Saving Time will begin at 2:00 AM (EST) on Sunday, November 3rd. This semiannual time change can cause major problems with VDI environments such as machine registration issues, session disconnects, and group policy failures. Whether using Citrix Provisioning Services, Citrix […]

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Recent Cisco Access-Point & Wireless LAN Controller Vulnerabilities

by Robinson Roca Practice Leader – Network Infrastructure Helient strives to keep abreast and informed of vulnerabilities that can cause issues that impact our clients’ infrastructure. As you know, vulnerabilities are discovered every day, but because Helient keeps such a close relationship with our clients and their environments, we are sensitive to the pains they […]

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