VIRTUAL DESKTOP TOOLS, VIRTUAL DESKTOP STRATEGIES
CyberCube | February 17, 2023
On February 16, 2023, CyberCube, a leading provider of cyber risk analytics, has identified vulnerable companies at risk of attack in a new ransomware campaign affecting thousands of businesses worldwide.
A ransomware campaign called ESXiArgs, which is automated, targets outdated VMware ESXi servers globally. The cybersecurity community reported that threat actors had improved their attacks starting on February 9, 2023. The campaign encrypts configuration files on at-risk ESXi servers, potentially making clients' virtual machines (VMs) unusable. Internet-wide scans conducted within days after the first reports indicated a fast infection rate, with over 2,000 servers infected.
The "CyberCube Briefing: Ransomware Risks & VMware Servers" report revealed that around 70,000 ESXi hypervisors worldwide could be at risk. CyberCube, through analysis of companies in its Industry Exposure Database (IED has identified organizations that utilize VMware ESXi hypervisors that may be at risk of the ESXiArgs ransomware.
CyberCube has modeled a ransomware attack on a large scale as part of Portfolio Manager. This scenario-based data-driven model allows risk professionals to generate insights for their teams and senior leadership. This tool also enables stress testing of insurance risk portfolios, helping identify areas of accumulation risk and loss drivers.
CyberCube's Cyber Threat Intelligence Principal, William Altman, commented, "Large US-based insureds operating in banking, education, manufacturing, non-profit, aviation, and agriculture are at higher risk of being attacked by threat actors leveraging vulnerabilities in ESXi hypervisors compared to insureds operating in other industries."
He added, "Large insureds ($1 billion-plus revenue) are at greater risk than medium, small, or micro-sized insureds. Large-sized companies are more likely to require the use of hypervisors and virtual machines as the foundation for the large-scale deployment of cloud computing and cloud storage resources."
(Source – Business Wire)
CyberCube, founded in 2015, is a leading cyber risk analytics provider focused on the insurance industry. Its cloud-based platform enables insurance organizations to quantify cyber risk for placing insurance, underwriting cyber risk, and managing cyber risk aggregation using best-in-class data access and advanced multi-disciplinary analytics. The company's enterprise intelligence layer includes modeling on thousands of points of technology failure and provides insights on millions of companies globally.
VIRTUAL DESKTOP TOOLS,SERVER VIRTUALIZATION
Alludo | January 24, 2023
Alludo, a global technology company, has been entitled as a major player in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Virtual Client Computing 2022–2023 Vendor Assessment. The report says that Alludo's Parallels RAS is a great choice for simple virtualization deployments that support a larger intelligent digital workspace ecosystem. This recognition demonstrates Alludo's commitment to the success of its customers.
In the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Desktop-as-a-Service 2022–2023 Vendor Assessment, Alludo was also put in the Major Players group. IDC MarketScape is a model for evaluating vendors that shows how competitive ICT suppliers are in a certain market. It utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria.
Chief Technology and Product Officer at Alludo, Prashant Ketkar, said, "We are thrilled to have received this honor and be recognized for forward momentum in both strategy and capabilities in this IDC MarketScape report." He added, "We believe this validation underscores how our focus on simplicity and partner-centric strategy is valued and recognized by customers and analysts alike."
Alludo did well in this evaluation not only because they have a strong portfolio but also because they work hard to meet customer needs and provide effective solutions.
Alludo is a global technology company that offers professional-level graphics, virtualization, and productivity solutions for the digital remote workforce. They have a 35+ year legacy of innovation and are behind award-winning brands such as Parallels, CorelDRAW, MindManager, and WinZip. Alludo aims to empower customers to work and live better by enabling them to work when, where, and how they want, with over 2.5 million paying customers worldwide. They believe in "working better and living better" and are working towards a future of boundless creativity, cross-platform productivity, and fluid collaboration.
VIRTUAL DESKTOP STRATEGIES, SERVER HYPERVISORS
Island | March 09, 2023
On March 8, 2023, Island, the pioneer and leader in the Enterprise Browser industry, offered support for legacy applications that depend on Internet Explorer (IE), with Microsoft continuing to carry out its planned End of Life for the IE browser. With the Island Enterprise Browser, you can use modern controls like device posture assessment, multi-factor authentication, and comprehensive last-mile protections to keep your sensitive data safe while still using legacy applications that rely on IE.
Mike Fey, Island CEO and Co-Founder remarked, “As much as we’d like to think all applications are cloud-based SaaS at this point, the reality is that there are thousands of applications written years ago that remain business-critical and require Internet Explorer to operate. Our customers have asked us to help them migrate with as little disruption as possible, and we are more than happy to do so and provide additional value in the process.” He added, “Island’s Enterprise Browser can provide effortless compatibility for legacy applications, giving customers the runway they need to migrate to modern web applications. And on top of essential compatibility, customers also gain the unique visibility, control and business productivity that are hallmarks of the Island Enterprise Browser.”
With the Island Enterprise Browser, the traditional idea of a web browser being a passive display layer is replaced with an active control plane, giving security and IT departments more control, visibility, and efficiency than ever before. Business continuity is ensured by introducing the Island Enterprise Browser to make the switch from Internet Explorer easier and by adding a lot of new and cutting-edge features.
Some of new capabilities are:
Compatibility with the rendering modes of Internet Explorer 5–11
Maintaining the integrity of the underlying legacy technologies like ActiveX, Silverlight, Flash, and Java
Complete visibility into and auditing of every mission-critical application activity without the requirement for third-party add-ons
The use of robotic process automation to modify existing web applications so that they conform to the specific requirements of a company's workflows for using legacy and other application types
A user-controlled launcher that can be used to ease people into using new software.
Advanced network routing for on-premise, private cloud, and SaaS applications
Enterprise-branded in-app messages for user guidance.
End-user productivity aspects for ideal employee experience
The Island Enterprise Browser:
The future desktop, the Island Enterprise Browser, protects users and data as they engage with SaaS and internal web apps. The Island Enterprise Browser lets security teams govern the final mile, from copy, paste, download, upload, and snapshot capture to data redaction, watermarking, and multi-factor authentication. Reducing complexity and user experience friction helps IT teams gain control, operational simplicity, and end-user productivity.
Island, headquartered in Dallas, is the pioneer of the Enterprise Browser, the perfect enterprise workplace where work flows freely and securely. Island gives enterprises complete control, visibility, and governance over the last mile while providing users with a pleasant Chromium-based browser experience. As a result, island is transforming the future of work for some of the world's largest, most renowned organizations, led by enterprise security and browser technology experts and funded by top venture funds Insight Partners, Sequoia Capital, Cyberstarts, and Stripes.