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Enable Duo Mobile Instant Restore to Provide a Seamless Account Recovery Process for End-Users

by Michael Trantas Senior Solutions Architect Duo 2FA has recently announced the availability of Instant Restore – a new feature for Duo Mobile designed to provide seamless account recovery when a user gets a new mobile device. As a Duo Administrator, one of the most common requests we receive is for assistance reinstalling and reactivating […]

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Microsoft Announces DNS Server Vulnerability CVE-2020-1350

By Khari Turner Managed Services Systems Analyst On July 14, 2020, Microsoft released an update for CVE-2020-1350, a Critical Remote Code Execution (RCE) vulnerability in Windows DNS Server that is classified as a ‘wormable’ vulnerability and has a CVSS base score of 10.0 (out of 10.0). Systems impacted: Windows Server 2019 Windows Server 2019 (Server […]

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Citrix Announces Multiple Vulnerabilities in ADC, Gateway & SD-WAN WANOP

by Richard Charlton Senior Systems Engineer On 7 July 2020, Citrix announced that it identified vulnerabilities across several of its networking products. These include: Citrix ADC (formerly known as NetScaler ADC) Citrix Gateway (formerly known as BetScaler Gateway) Citrix SD-WAN WANOP appliance models 4000-WO, 4100-WO, 5000-WO, and 5100-WO The vulnerabilities may be broadly split into […]

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Citrix Offers New Subscription Options For On-Premises Citrix Workspace Solutions

by Daniel Ruiz Senior Solutions Architect Beginning October 1st, 2020, Citrix will be moving to a Subscription Licensing based model for On-Premises Citrix virtual Apps and Desktops (formerly known as XenApp & XenDesktop). Perpetual licensing will no longer be available for purchase after that date. Citrix is focusing to turn from a perpetual revenue into […]

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Cisco Identifies ASA & FTD Bug

by Robinson Roca Practice Leader – Network Infrastructure Cisco has identified several security advisories this past week for appliances running Cisco ASA Software and FTD (Firepower Threat Defense) software. If exploited, one of these vulnerabilities could allow an unauthenticated remote attacker to obtain access to sensitive files on the targeted system. This bug affects Cisco […]

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Critical Vulnerability in VMware Directory Service on vCenter Server v6.7

by Michael Trantas Senior Solutions Architect April 9, VMware announced a vulnerability in the VMware Directory Service (vmdir) for clients running vCenter Server version 6.7 . In certain conditions vmdir that ships with VMware vCenter Server, which as part of an embedded or external Platform Services Controller (PSC), does not correctly implement access controls. A […]

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Phishing Scams — Preying on Your Fears Concerning COVID-19

by Robinson Roca Practice Leader – Network Infrastructure Cyber actors are using this opportunity to prey on people’s fears concerning Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Please caution your users to be extra alert to Phishing scams posing as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), schools, news outlets, charities, state, county and other government agencies providing links […]

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Helient Announces Special COVID-19 Preventative Measures

by Steve Hatch Chief Executive Officer A Special Message from Helient Systems Announced: Thursday, March 12, 2020 Helient Systems (Helient) is announcing that as of the End of Business today, March 12, 2020, it is instructing all employees to work from home and is temporarily closing all its offices in response to the COVID-19 national […]

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Exchange Server Vulnerability Recently Reported

Michael Bianchi Senior Solutions Architect Microsoft recently disclosed a vulnerability that impacts all versions of Exchange.  This vulnerability has to do with a key that is generated when Exchange is installed. The key is not unique to each installation and can be used by an authenticated user to execute remote code. NOTE: an attacker must […]

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IT Considerations to Prepare for the Coronavirus & Its Possible Impact on Law Firms

by Wade Goldt Director of Technical Operations As of Thursday March 5, 2020, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is estimating over 175 cases of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United States, and this number is rapidly increasing on a daily basis. Helient Systems has heard from a number of clients seeking […]

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