Recently one of our clients in the food service industry was supplied with new scanner guns to work in tandem with their existing inventory software. The configuration on the guns did not work right out of the gate. The client asked that we step in to assist, and eventually their telecom consultants who manage the wireless network in their warehouse were also pulled in. It took a few conference calls and some brainstorming, but the solution was eventually found and the scanne
At one of our customer's remote locations, the ISP forced a change to the public IP range with minimal notice that could not be rescheduled. This location hosts VPN tunnels to multiple domestic locations and even one to Europe. This location also receives daily customer service calls and orders, and depends on the internet for its VOIP solution to inter-function with other locations. With minimal time to plan for the change, service requests were immediately opened with the a
SMB Signing is a hashing implementation used to keep your data integrity and network structure secure. A Server Message Block protocol is used as a basis for file transfers, pushing group policy settings and even executing remote commands through something like PSexec. Therefore, it is important to verify the origin and integrity of the data being sent. By signing all the packets sent over, a hash can be calculated by the recipient and compared to the signature to verify the
One of the common ways to access your Microsoft-based office computer remotely is to use Microsoft Remote Desktop. Typically the way it works is that your Network Administrator opens a port on the firewall to allow your remote session through, but if this is all that is done, this is a huge vulnerability, not only to your office computer, but also to your company. Countless times every minute, firewalls are attacked from the outside by scanning bots and other automated probin
With legacy databases custom coded into Access 97, our client faced the security risk of keeping Windows XP Professional instances on the network to run the program. Using VMware ThinApps, we captured and virtualized the application on Windows XP Professional and created an install bundle to deploy on their VDI environment running Windows 7 Professional.