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Reminder: Deprecation of TLS Protocols & Ciphers Used For Azure AD Communication

by Jake Heberling Desktop & Applications Engineer To improve the security posture of Azure tenants and remain in compliance with industry standards, Microsoft deprecated Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.0 and 1.1 protocols as well as the 3DES cipher suite (TLS_RSA_WITH_3DES_EDE_CBC_SHA) for all Azure Active Directory communication starting on January 31, 2022. Examples of applications that […]

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What’s New With Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 1912 LTSR to 2203 LTSR

by Daniel Ruiz Practice Lead, Citrix Technologies There have been a lot of innovations and changes since the release of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 1912, and even more, since XenApp and XenDesktop 7.15, which is targeted to reach the end of life in August 15th of this year. There are many features and improvements […]

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VMware vSphere 6.5 & 6.7 End of Support and Planning the Upgrade to vSphere 7

by Michael Trantas Senior Solutions Architect VMware has previously announced the end of general support for vSphere versions 6.5 and 6.7 effective October 15, 2022. Although Technical Guidance will remain available in the support portal through November 15, 2023, VMware will not offer any new hardware support, server/client/guest OS updates, new security patches or bug […]

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Microsoft Permanently Disables Basic Authentication October 1, 2022

by Jeyakumar Durai (JD) Cloud Architect Let’s learn the difference between the basic and Modern authentication to understand why Microsoft is moving from the Basic auth to Modern. Basic authentication is considered a weak authentication protocol in which the username and password is sent in with every authentication request, and those credentials are also often […]

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Citrix Announces New Vulnerability in Citrix ADC & Citrix Gateway

by Daniel Ruiz Practice Lead, Citrix Technologies Citrix announced a new vulnerability discovered in Citrix ADC and Citrix Gateway that could result in an attacker creating a specially crafted URL redirecting to a malicious website. This vulnerability has the following identifier:     Affected versions of Citrix ADC and Citrix Gateway: Appliance must be configured […]

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Helient Achieves Microsoft Gold Partner Status

July 2022, Philadelphia, PA – Helient Systems, LLC (Helient) announces achieving Microsoft Gold Partner status in recognition of its work to help law firms adopt the Microsoft Cloud. Helient’s CEO, Steve Hatch commented, “We are experiencing a rapid escalation in cloud adoption as firms recognize that the Microsoft cloud is the most modern, secure, available, […]

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Microsoft & Apple Plan To Switch Native Mail App To OAuth (Modern Authentication)

By Jeyakumar Durai (JD) Cloud Architect Microsoft has been driving constant efforts to get rid of “Basic Authentication” – (a weak authentication method subject to easy credential compromise) from the M365 tenants. As a latest update of this effort, Microsoft & Apple have come up with a solution to switch the iOS Native Mail app […]

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Retirement of Internet Explorer 11 Desktop Application Starting June 15, 2022

        by Jake Heberling Desktop & Applications Engineer Starting on June 15, 2022, Microsoft will be retiring the Internet Explorer 11 desktop application, after which it will be out of support and no longer receive security updates. Windows 10 versions affected by this announcement are as follows: Windows 10 client SKUs (version […]

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Citrix Application Delivery Management (ADM) Vulnerabilities Discovered

        by Daniel Ruiz Practice Lead, Citrix Technologies Citrix announced new vulnerabilities discovered in Citrix ADM that could result in the following security issues. Corruption of the system by a remote, unauthenticated user. The impact of this can include the reset of the administrator password at the next device reboot, allowing an […]

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Citrix Announces New Vulnerabilities in Citrix ADC & Citrix Gateway (NetScaler)

        by Daniel Ruiz Practice Lead, Citrix Technologies Today Citrix announced new vulnerabilities discovered in Citrix ADC and Citrix Gateway (NetScaler) that could result in a denial of service. Vulnerabilities:           CVE-2022-27507 (Medium severity) The following supported versions of Citrix ADC and Citrix Gateway are affected by this […]

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