How can I manage the security of my desktop with ceBoxOS®?

Desktop security is a major concern for CIOs.

In fact, PCs often act as a gateway for cyberattacks and can be infected by malware installations.

A breach of even a small amount of the company’s data can be extremely harmful and have serious repercussions for its business sustainability.

Here’s a detailed explanation of how to better manage the security of terminals with ceBoxOS®.

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Background and issues surrounding the security of desktops

Background

Desktops security has become one of the CIO’s main responsibilities, to the extend that a poorly protected terminal can jeopardise not only its stored data, but also the data stored on the systems connected to it (other terminals and, servers, etc.).

There are multiple types of security breaches, which can compromise the security of terminals. Here are some security issues CIOs encounter:

  • Security breach in the operating system, often due to it not being updated
  • Breach in a software or application, often due to them not being updated
  • Antivirus’s database not updated or unreliable
  • Too lenient network configuration
  • Too lenient OS access rights
  • Human error, user ignorance, social engineering
  • Etc.

Aside from the ethical consequences of data loss or theft, the after-effects on the business are significant, and when the IT infrastructure collapses, the entire company is immobilised.

In the event of a cyberattack such as that experienced by WannaCry, the CIO must first prevent the attack from spreading, and then restart activity as quickly as possible with minimal data loss.

The business recovery plan, on the other hand, must switch to a recovery system capable of supporting the IT needs necessary for the company’s survival.

Issues

Heterogeneous software posing security problems

Deployment of complex security updates

Daily attempt of malicious installation

Shadow IT is becoming increasingly important in business

Belated discovery of a cyberattack causes substantial cost due to the interruption in production

Real-time monitoring of all IT is complicated or even impossible

Ensure the security of your terminals with peace of mind with the ceBoxOS® solution!

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The ceBoxOS® solution can offer vital assistance in optimising the security of terminals. First of all, the ceBoxOS® solution makes it possible to homogenise the organization’s IT thanks to the centralised management of OS and applications.

The solution also allows for rapid deployment of updates, security patches, and new tools, which makes it possible for the CIO to be proactive and reactive in matters of security.

In the event of a cyberattack, the CIO can decide to restart the IT systems in order to remove the malware and prevent it from spreading.

As part of the business recovery plan following a cyberattack, the ceBoxOS® solution makes it possible to remotely redeploy the healthy terminals in a few minutes thanks to the centralised management dashboard.

Manage a cyberattack in 3 steps with ceBoxOS®

1. Prevent the threat from spreading

The desktop administrator can access all the terminals from ceBox® centralised management dashboard. This step is vital because it not only prevents the malware/virus from spreading but also ensures that the desktop will no longer be infected once restarted. In fact, since the ceBoxOS® solution works in read-only mode, any installation performed after restarting is not saved. The PC clears the temporary cache each time the computer is shut down.

2. Install the security patch

The IT team must now edit the ceBox® master image(s), which are images produced by the CIO that contain the OS and applications. An organisation can have more than one image. Depending on the type of threat, the administrator installs the security patch provided by the editor and updates the OS, software, or antivirus. When the desktop is restarted, it will display a secure image.

3. Deploy the secure image

The administrator can finalise the installation of the secure images to each of the sites and desktops and this happens rapidly thanks to the ceBox® versioning system. In fact, with ceBoxOS®, the differential is downloaded (once per site (WAN) and then on each terminal of the LAN), meaning that the entire image does not need to be sent to each site. The desktops will then start up with a secure image and free of any malicious installation.

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