Of all the day-to-day tasks of IT administrators, the process of imaging and configuring PCs has been one of the most time-intensive and mundane. Historically, companies either dedicated internal resources or paid third-party companies to handle this process, which resulted in long delays for the average user to receive a first-time or replacement laptop or desktop. With the Windows 10 operating system, Microsoft AutoPilot and VMware Workspace ONE, everything has changed. PC users can now experience what we get when we order and receive a new Apple or Android device.
Earlier this month, our partner company, Check Point, announced the identification of a new high-volume threat operation taking over target browsers and turning them into zombies. Check Point claims the Chinese malware Fireball has affected up to 250 million computers around the globe, though Microsoft now estimates the figure may be closer to 40 million. Regardless, this browser hijacker may have also impacted up to 20% of corporate networks and therefore is a major concern for employers worldwide.
Given the frequency with which weâ€™re hearing about ransomware attacks, data breaches and general mobility challenges, itâ€™s no surprise that a growing number of companies are interested in implementing comprehensive mobile strategies. At the core of these plans are enterprise mobility management (EMM) and mobile threat prevention (MTP) solutions, and the support needed to ensure mobility goals are met. To help our growing client list better deploy and manage such solutions, Tech Orchard is proud to announce the addition of Michael Troelstrup to our team.
Back in February of last year, we issued a blog post on device location reporting, a topic that often comes up among our AirWatch users. Last week, we received the following email from a client working to troubleshoot an issue that arose when trying to configure this popular functionality.
As the mobile workforce expands and the amount of data available on the go increases, businesses beware: if youâ€™re not making mobile security a top priority, it could come back to haunt you. The recently issued Nokia Threat Intelligence Report showed that the rate of mobile device infections rose steadily throughout 2016, peaking in October at an all-time high and increasing 63% from July through December over the first half of the year!
As we move more of our work and personal lives digital and carry all of it in our pockets, the struggle to secure your smartphone can often feel daunting and confusing. If you follow a few simple steps, you can protect yourself from the vast majority of threats that existâ€”both physical and digital.