CEO and founder of onPlatinum, Shannon Overs, said: “As a Managed Services Provider (MSP), onPlatinum felt that there was a missing piece to our current service offering. Cyber security is an area of the industry where we need to consistently remain vigilant. With cloud becoming the norm for corporates, this issue is highlighted even more so. For onPlatinum to really look after our clients and to be an all-inclusive MSP, the missing piece was the device that the end user was connecting to the cloud. By partnering with IGEL, we saw an opportunity to reduce one layer of risk by eliminating desktop inconsistency within our clients’ organisations.”
IGEL OS allows an organisation to convert any x86 device into an IGEL-powered endpoint, and control every desktop from one easy-to-manage platform – the IGEL UMS. IGEL OS can also be deployed on existing and even aging devices. This allows the end-user to capitalise on the full benefits of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and Windows 10 without high desktop refresh costs. Adding to these benefits are the additional security layers offered by the IGEL OS. As a Linux-based system, it is nearly immune to ransomware and cyberattacks, allowing the use of Windows-based applications without the risk.
Regional Manager for ANZ at IGEL, Marc Doehnert, said of the partnership: “We are rapidly expanding our footprint in the region, and partnerships with dynamic, forward-looking service providers like onPLatinum are crucial to this development. VDI has become a software game, and IGEL is charging ahead in the ANZ market with some very significant software growth.”
“IGEL provides a cloud-agnostic device that we are delivering ‘as a service’ to our clients. With IGEL, onPlatinum will provide a consistent and secure operating platform across our entire infrastructure,” said Overs.
The onPlatinum UD (universal desktop) was unveiled at the onPlatinum Annual Conference – 2017 - “Get Switched On”. The UD provides a more secure, controlled environment desktop alternative for onPlatinum clients which will be sold ‘as a service’ and will be 100 percent managed, supported and backed by a replacement warranty. “Through our partnership with IGEL, our clients will be able to access the cloud using a secure, cost effective, 100 percent managed solution,” concludes Overs.
Email fraud is nothing new, but online criminals have become ever more-effective at spoofing their identities to trick employees into sending them money. The Australian Centre for Cyber Security (ACSC) recorded losses of over $20M to business email compromise (BEC) attacks last year alone, up 230 percent over the previous year – and the full amount is certain to be much larger.
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No matter how robust your security, or how diligent your employees, network credentials are a free pass for cybercriminals. This is mostly because employees are relied upon for their own password management. And with more than 4.8 billion sets of stolen credentials said to be available online, odds are that at least a few of your employees’ user IDs and passwords are just waiting to be used by unscrupulous outsiders. Are you ready to stop them?
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Cyber resilience will be particularly important as Australian organisations face increased pressure to quickly detect, respond to, and manage the repercussions of breaches in the wake of 2018’s Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme.