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RemoteSec: achieving on-prem security levels with cloud-based remote teams

The world of work is changing—by the minute, it feels these days. With the onset of the global coronavirus pandemic, organizations around the world are scrambling to prepare their workforce, and their infrastructure, for a landslide of remote connections. This means that the security perimeter of businesses small and large has transformed practically overnight, requiring IT leaders to rethink the … [Read more...]

Securing the MSP: best practices for vetting cybersecurity vendors

Ironically, to keep costs low for their enterprise and mid-market clients, managed service providers (MSPs) are some of the most reliant on third-party vendors—including those providing security. While this is generally not an indication of dysfunction or vulnerability, the responsible MSP will be looking with a critical eye while vetting cybersecurity vendors to evaluate how they might increase … [Read more...]

Spear phishing 101: what you need to know

Phishing, a cyberattack method as old as viruses and Nigerian Princes, continues to be one of the most popular means of initiating a breach against individuals and organizations, even in 2020. The tactic is so effective, it has spawned a multitude of sub-methods, including smishing (phishing via SMS), pharming, and the technique du jour for this blog: spear phishing. But first, a quick parable. A … [Read more...]

How to Activate Parallels Desktop and Install Windows on Mac

Almost all users who purchase a subscription for Parallels Desktop do so with one goal in mind: to install Windows on Mac. Parallels Desktop Mac Business Edition will help you and your employees easily work with Windows programs on Mac, running even the most demanding applications effortlessly.  Before proceeding, you should have already signed up for Parallels My Account. In … [Read more...]

Getting Started with Parallels Desktop for Mac Business Edition: Sign up for Parallels My Account

Mac® users in your organization can run business-critical Windows applications on their machines seamlessly and securely by using Parallels Desktop for Mac Business Edition. Save time and resources by simultaneously leveraging Mac and Windows capabilities and streamlining workflows.   The first step toward using Parallels Desktop Business Editing is signing up for Parallels … [Read more...]

How to Implement Access Control Using Parallels Desktop for Mac Business Edition

Freelance workers, home-office users and commissioned consultants all need access to the corporate network in order to get their work done. It is the IT department’s job to provide such access in a way that maximizes productivity. But it stands to reason that other vital interests of the business also need to be protected—specifically, safety and compliance.   For all … [Read more...]

How to Use Hyper-V Virtualization on Mac Computers

Virtualization plays a major role in many businesses, though this may not always be immediately apparent to users. Increasingly, the applications they work with will not be running on tangible hardware but rather on virtualized systems. Software developers can also make good use of such virtual machines (VMs).   Microsoft has long embraced this virtualization technology and offers … [Read more...]

How CYOD Can Improve Employee Productivity

One of the great benefits of bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies for organizations is the fact that they can save on the cost of device procurement. On the other hand, this advantage is offset by the fact that IT teams need to support a great number of diverse mobile endpoint devices and ensure their safety by means of strict provisions. This tends to impact BYOD users’ productivity—for … [Read more...]

5 tips for building an effective security operations center (SOC)

Security is more than just tools and processes. It is also the people that develop and operate security systems. Creating systems in which security professionals can work efficiently and effectively with current technologies is key to keeping your data and networks secure. Many enterprise organizations understand this need and are attempting to meet it with the creation of their own security … [Read more...]

Evaluate Parallels Mac Management, No Strings Attached

IT professionals want to do more than just compare spec sheets, pore over marketing collateral or watch online demos. They want to roll up their sleeves and evaluate for themselves.   Fortunately, Parallels® Mac Management for Microsoft® SCCM offers two different versions, or testing environments, for IT admins to try out. First, there is the Parallels Mac … [Read more...]