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Parallels RAS Front-End Load Balancing Using AWS Elastic Load Balancer (ELB)

This guide shows the step-by-step configuration for deploying Amazon Web Services (AWS) Elastic Load Balancer (ELB) to front-end and load-balance a Parallels® Remote Application Server (RAS) environment. Note: It is assumed that the reader has a basic understanding of both AWS ELB and Parallels RAS. This guide will only focus on the configuration of AWS ELB and Parallels Secure Client Gateways … [Read more...]

Parallels RAS Front-End Load Balancing Using Microsoft Azure Load Balancer

This guide shows the step-by-step configuration for deploying Microsoft Azure Load Balancer to front-end load balancing for a Parallels® Remote Application Server (RAS) environment deployed on Microsoft Azure on Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). Note: It is assumed that the reader has a basic understanding of both Microsoft Azure and Parallels RAS. This guide will only focus on the configuration … [Read more...]

Safeguarding Your Network From Insider Threats

"The call is coming from inside the house...” This line from 1979’s When a Stranger Calls terrorized audiences by introducing the notion that the things we should be most fearful of may be in the spaces we feel most safe. This idea neatly translates neatly to the enterprise arena; security teams often are on the lookout for outside threats including malware, phishing scams, and ransomware attacks, … [Read more...]

Managing Windows System Administration with WMI and Python

Tired of managing Windows system administration tasks manually? Wish you could set up a few Python scripts instead? Where there's a will, there's a way! In this article, we'll show you how to install Python's WMI module and how you can use it to perform system administration processes. … [Read more...]

The IT Guide to Handling BYOD Security Risks in the Workplace

Holding off from adopting a BYOD policy is an uphill battle. In the past five years alone, we’ve seen a number of significant shifts in technology and workplace culture. With these new changes come new security risks, so how do we address them? … [Read more...]

How to Manage AWS IAM Users with Python

Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers a service known as Identity and Access Management (IAM) that lets AWS Administrators provision and manage users and permissions in AWS cloud.  AWS IAM can prove very useful for System Administrators looking to centrally manage users, permissions and credentials; in order to authorize user access on AWS services like EC2, S3, CloudWatch etc. … [Read more...]

What Is RDP Software? | Parallels Explains

What Is RDP Software?  The remote desktop protocol RDP software is used to provide access to a desktop or application hosted on a remote host. It allows you to connect, access and control data and resources on a remote host as if you were doing it locally.  RDP Software: From a Help-Desk Tool to a Business Advantage    The primary use of RDP software is remote administration and implementation—for … [Read more...]

Safari users: Where did your extensions go?

Safari 12 has brought with it some changes to how OSX handles browser extensions. At WWDC in June, Apple announced that Safari would block legacy extensions installed from outside the Extensions Gallery, which itself would now be deprecated. As a replacement, Safari will now rely on “app extensions.” Apple said that app extensions don’t see any browsing details, are more … [Read more...]

How to Manage AWS EC2 Infrastructure with Python

In this article, we'll take a look at how system administrators can use Python to manage their Amazon Web Services (AWS)  Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) infrastructure. You’ll learn to query existing EC2 instances, change the state of the virtual machines and their configurations, or terminate any instances that are no longer required. … [Read more...]

VIDEO: How to Discover Azure Virtual Machines in WhatsUp Gold 2018

A new feature in Ipswitch's WhatsUp Gold network monitoring product is the ability to monitor Azure Virtual Machines. In this video from Ipswitch contributor Adam Betram, we'll cover how to add an Azure credential to WhatsUp Gold and how to set up an initial discovery to discover all Azure Virtual Machines in a subscription. … [Read more...]