Day: August 6, 2019

BrandPost: Amping Up Security for Windows 10

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Enhancing endpoint security can be a real challenge, yet it remains a critical component of effective cyberdefenses. With a cloud-based, modern management framework for Windows 10, best-in-class digital workspaces can provide improved protection against real-time threats while requiring fewer IT and SecOps resources.

Microsoft has dramatically improved the security inherent in the operating system with Windows 10. Many features, including Windows Defender Application Guard, Exploit Guard, and Credential Guard, are far superior to what was available in Windows 7. VMware Workspace ONE provides real-time manageability of Windows 10 and works together with the OS security features to add another set of cyberdefenses. These two solutions are a synergistic cybersecurity duo.

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BrandPost: Deploying One Management Solution for Many of Your Digital Use Cases

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As smart and mobile devices become the main tools that enable end users to do their work, options for delivering a secure, productive workspace have expanded greatly. Just a few years ago, the usage model was simple: deliver work apps on a locked-down PC. But the world has changed. Apps today have moved to the cloud, BYOD is widely acceptable, remote/temporary workers are the norm, information security demands have become more urgent, and there is a heightened need for improved application performance. Deploying unique platforms for each use case may solve several tactical issues, but strategically it creates a management nightmare.

Individual environments for PCaaS, VDI, mobility, BYO, and cloud apps create IT problems, each with its own management and administrative idiosyncrasies. For an organization that is trying to maintain some semblance of order for its digital workspace, this is not a recipe for success. A fragmented approach increases complexity, uses IT resources inefficiently, and may create security/governance problems. Trying to limit the number of use cases is not a winning strategy. And more use cases are coming, as wearables and task-specific devices become prevalent. IT must support more, not fewer, use cases.

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