How can I manage the security of desktop with ceBox®?

The security of desktop is a major issue for CIOs.

In fact, Pc are often the gateway for cyberattacks and can be infected by unintentional malware installations.

A breach of even a portion of the company’s data can be very harmful and have serious repercussions for its sustainability.

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

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Background and issues of the security of desktops

Background

The security of desktops has become one of the CIO’s main responsibilities. In fact, a poorly protected terminal can jeopardize not only its stored data but also the data stored on the systems connects to it (other terminals, servers, etc.).

There are multiple types of security breaches, which complicates 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.

Besides the consequences of data loss or theft, the business issues are great, and when the IT collapses, the entire company is immobilized.

In the event of a cyberattack such as 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 on a recovery system capable of supporting the IT needs necessary to the company’s survival.

Issues

Heterogeneous software posing security problems

Deployment of complex security updates

Daily attempt of malicious installation

Shadow IT more and more important in business

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

Real-time monitoring of all IT complicated or even impossible

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

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The ceBox® solution is a great ally in optimizing the security of terminals. First of all, the ceBox® solution makes it possible to homogenize all the organization’s IT thanks to the centralized 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 all the IT in order to get rid of the malware and prevent it from spreading.

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

Manage a cyberattack in 3 steps with ceBox®

1. Prevent the threat from spreading

The desktop administrator can pull up all the terminals from the ceBox® centralized 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 upon the next startup. In fact, since the ceBox® solution works in read-only mode, any installation performed after the startup is not saved. The Pc clears the temporary cache upon every shutdown.

2. Install the security patch

The IT team must now edit the ceBox® master image(s), which are images made by the CIO that contain the OS and applications. An organization can have more than one. Depending on the type of threat, the administrator installs the security patch provided by the editor and updates the OS, software, or antivirus. Upon the next startup, all the desktop will start up with a secure image.

3. Deploy the secure image

The administrator can finalize the deployment of the secure images to all the sites and desktops. This action is very fast thanks to the ceBox® versioning system. In fact, with ceBox®, the entire image is not deployed to each site. Only the differential is downloaded: once per site (WAN) and then on each terminal on the LAN. The desktops will then start up with a secure image and free of any malicious installation.

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