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VMware Removes Option For SD Card/USB as a Standalone Boot Device

by Danny Simmons Senior Systems Engineer VMware has announced that starting from the next major vSphere release, SD cards/USB media as a standalone boot device will not be supported. The decision to remove this option came about due to the many issues related to device reliability when SD cards are used as the boot device […]

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VMware Announces vCenter Server & Cloud Foundation Vulnerabilities With 9.8 Severity Rating

by Danny Simmons Senior Systems Engineer VMware announced on September 21st, 2021 (Advisory ID: VMSA-2021-0020) nineteen new vulnerabilities that target vCenter Server 6.5, 6.7 and 7.0 as well as Cloud Foundation (vCenter Server) versions 3.x and 4.x. CVE-2021-22005 is the most concerning out of the nineteen vulnerabilities as it has a severity rating of 9.8 […]

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Citrix ShareFile Storage Zones Controller Security Update

by Danny Simmons Senior Systems Engineer Citrix recently announced that a security issue has been identified in Citrix ShareFile storage zones controller. This issue (CVE-2021-22941) potentially allows for an unauthenticated attacker to remotely compromise the storage zones controller. All currently supported versions of Citrix ShareFile storage zones controller before 5.11.20 are affected by this issue. […]

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Helient® Sponsors Nutanix Global .NEXT Digital Experience 2021

September 2021, Philadelphia, PA – Helient Systems LLC (Helient) is pleased to be a bronze sponsor of this year’s Nutanix Global .NEXT Digital Experience 2021 to be held virtually September 20-23. Cloud on Your Terms is this year’s theme and Helient is proud to showcase the latest trends in HCI, private, hybrid and multi-cloud architectures including robust EUC applications for […]

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Critical Apple Release to Fix Security Vulnerabilities

by Daniel Ruiz Senior Solutions Architect Today Apple released several updates for macOS Big Sur 11.6, iOS 14.8, iPadOS 14.8, and watchOS 7.6.2 to fix security vulnerabilities. The updates fix issues that allows an attacker to bypass Apple’s BlastDoor security sandbox.   Vulnerabilities: CoreGraphics CVE-2021-30860 WebKit CVE-2021-30858 Impact: CoreGraphics CVE-2021-30860: Processing a maliciously crafted PDF may lead to […]

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Microsoft Investigates Reports of Remote Code Execution Vulnerability in MSHTML

by Daniel Ruiz Senior Solutions Architect Microsoft is investigating reports of a remote code execution vulnerability in MSHTML that affects Microsoft Windows. An attacker could craft a malicious ActiveX control to be used by a Microsoft Office document that hosts the browser rendering engine. The attacker would then have to convince the user to open […]

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Helient Launches NEW HeliX™ Webpage During ILTACON 2021

August 2021, Philadelphia, PA – Helient Systems LLC (Helient) announces the launch of the new HeliX™ website during ILTACON 2021. The one and only complete legal solution that delivers extraordinary value throughout every phase of the Microsoft Windows Desktop lifecycle, HeliX is the software necessary to keep the CIO on top of the curve. With […]

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Chris Hines Joins Helient As Managing Director, Microsoft Cloud Services Leading Digital Transformation, Office 365 & Azure Solutions

August 2021, Philadelphia, PA – Helient Systems LLC (Helient) is pleased to announce Chris Hines has joined the company as Managing Director, Microsoft Cloud Services. Formerly the General Manager of the Microsoft business unit of a large global digital consultancy and award-winning Microsoft NSI partner, Chris was responsible for advising Fortune 500 customers and leading […]

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Microsoft Announces New Windows Print Spooler Vulnerability

by Christian Vindel Desktop & Applications Architect On August 11, 2021, Microsoft announced a new vulnerability related to its Windows Print Spooler Service. CVE-2021-36958 has been published to track this issue. This vulnerability has a security rating of 7.3 out of 10 which is considered a high risk. This new announcement from the Redmond, WA […]

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Microsoft Azure Active Directory Connect Authentication Bypass Vulnerability

by Michael Trantas Senior Solutions Architect Microsoft has recently identified a new vulnerability that will allow a potential attacker the ability to establish a man-in-the-middle exploit between your local Azure AD Connect server and a domain controller.  This is especially important because it requires that the attacker possess a set of domain user credentials that […]

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