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Ransomware, data theft, industrial espionage – rarely a week goes by without another scary IT security story. Unsurprisingly, there are many security vendors that seem to say: ‘Buy our range of products, and your worries will be over’. At IGEL we know that real-world IT is not as simple as that. While IGEL OS is built on a secure Linux foundation, we understand that securing your production environment is a process individual to your organization. This is why we have published a document that will guide you through how to best secure devices running the IGEL OS. Download it here, meanwhile here are some important pieces of advice from it:

Authentication

A locked screen, protected by a password, is often the first line of defense for a workstation when its user is absent. IGEL lets you configure local passwords, a hotkey for locking the screen and a grace period after which the screen is locked automatically. Together with our technology partners we can even lock the screen when the user removes their proximity card.

Passwords usually also protect the desktop services that are used on thin clients. Make this protection much stronger by using two-factor authorization (2FA): Combining a password with a second factor such as a smartcard, e-token or RFID card. IGEL OS offers many options for this.

Read the entire article here, New Guide: Securing IGEL OS Endpoints

via the fine folks at IGEL Technology!

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IGEL Technology IGEL delivers powerful unified endpoint management software that is revolutionary in its simplicity and purpose-built for the enterprise. The company’s world-leading software products include the IGEL OS™, Universal Desktop Converter™ (UDC), IGEL Cloud Gateway™ (ICG), IGEL UD Pocket™ (UDP) and Universal Management Suite™ (UMS). These solutions enable a more secure, manageable and cost-effective endpoint management platform across nearly any x86 device. Additionally, IGEL’s German engineered and manufactured thin, zero and all-in-one client solutions deliver the industry’s best warranty (5 years), support (3 years after end of life) and management functionality. IGEL enables enterprises to precisely control all devices running IGEL OS as well as Windows OS from a single dashboard interface. IGEL has offices worldwide and is represented by partners in over 50 countries.

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