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Secure Printing Using ThinPrint, Citrix and IGEL: Solution Guide
This solution guide outlines some of the regulatory issues any business faces when it prints sensitive material. It discusses how a Citrix-IGEL-ThinPrint bundled solution meets regulation criteria such as HIPAA standards and the EU’s soon-to-be-enacted General Data Protection Regulations without diminishing user convenience and productivity.

Print data is generally unencrypted and almost always contains personal, proprietary or sensitive information. Even a simple print request sent from an employee may potentially pose a high security risk for an organization if not adequately monitored and managed. To put it bluntly, the printing processes that are repeated countless times every day at many organizations are great ways for proprietary data to end up in the wrong hands.

Mitigating this risk, however, should not impact the workforce flexibility and productivity print-anywhere capabilities deliver. Organizations seek to adopt print solutions that satisfy government-mandated regulations for protecting end users and that protect proprietary organizational data — all while providing a first-class desktop and application experience for users.

This solution guide outlines some of the regulatory issues any business faces when it prints sensitive material. It discusses how a Citrix-IGEL-ThinPrint bundled solution meets regulation criteria such as HIPAA standards and the EU’s soon-to-be-enacted General Data Protection Regulations without diminishing user convenience and productivity.

Finally, this guide provides high-level directions and recommendations for the deployment of the bundled solution.

High Availability Clusters in VMware vSphere without Sacrificing Features or Flexibility
This paper explains the challenges of moving important applications from traditional physical servers to virtualized environments, such as VMware vSphere in order to take advantage of key benefits such as configuration flexibility, data and application mobility, and efficient use of IT resources and highlights six key facts you should know about HA protection in VMware vSphere environments that can save you money.

Many large enterprises are moving important applications from traditional physical servers to virtualized environments, such as VMware vSphere in order to take advantage of key benefits such as configuration flexibility, data and application mobility, and efficient use of IT resources.

Realizing these benefits with business critical applications, such as SQL Server or SAP can pose several challenges. Because these applications need high availability and disaster recovery protection, the move to a virtual environment can mean adding cost and complexity and limiting the use of important VMware features. This paper explains these challenges and highlights six key facts you should know about HA protection in VMware vSphere environments that can save you money.

Lift and Shift Backup and Disaster Recovery Scenario for Google Cloud: Step by Step Guide
There are many new challenges, and reasons, to migrate workloads to the cloud. Especially for public cloud, like Google Cloud Platform. Whether it is for backup, disaster recovery, or production in the cloud, you should be able to leverage the cloud platform to solve your technology challenges. In this step-by-step guide, we outline how GCP is positioned to be one of the easiest cloud platforms for app development. And, the critical role data protection as-as-service (DPaaS) can play.

There are many new challenges, and reasons, to migrate workloads to the cloud.

For example, here are four of the most popular:

  • Analytics and Machine learning (ML) are everywhere. Once you have your data in a cloud platform like Google Cloud Platform, you can leverage their APIs to run analytics and ML on everything.
  • Kubernetes is powerful and scalable, but transitioning legacy apps to Kubernetes can be daunting.
  • SAP HANA is a secret weapon. With high mem instances in the double digit TeraBytes migrating SAP to a cloud platform is easier than ever.
  • Serverless is the future for application development. With CloudSQL, Big Query, and all the other serverless solutions, cloud platforms like GCP are well positioned to be the easiest platform for app development.

Whether it is for backup, disaster recovery, or production in the cloud, you should be able to leverage the cloud platform to solve your technology challenges. In this step-by-step guide, we outline how GCP is positioned to be one of the easiest cloud platforms for app development. And, the critical role data protection as-as-service (DPaaS) can play.

How to Develop a Multi-cloud Management Strategy
Increasingly, organizations are looking to move workloads into the cloud. The goal may be to leverage cloud resources for Dev/Test, or they may want to “lift and shift” an application to the cloud and run it natively. In order to enable these various cloud options, it is critical that organizations develop a multi-cloud data management strategy.

The primary goal of a multi-cloud data management strategy is to supply data, either via copying or moving data to the various multi-cloud use cases. A key enabler of this movement is the data management software applications. In theory, data protection applications can perform both of the copy and move functions. A key consideration is how the multi-cloud data management experience is unified. In most cases, data protection applications ignore the user experience of each cloud and use their proprietary interface as the unifying entity, which increases complexity.

There are a variety of reasons organizations may want to leverage multiple clouds. The first use case is to use public cloud storage as a backup mirror to an on-premises data protection process. Using public cloud storage as a backup mirror enables the organization to automatically off-site data. It also sets up many of the more advanced use cases.

Another use case is using the cloud for disaster recovery.

Another use case is “Lift and Shift,” which means the organization wants to run the application in the cloud natively. Initial steps in the “lift and shift” use case are similar to Dev/Test, but now the workload is storing unique data in the cloud.

Multi-cloud is a reality now for most organizations and managing the movement of data between these clouds is critical.

Unmasking the Top 5 End-User Computing (EUC) Challenges
The work-from-anywhere world is upon us. To support the distributed workforce, organizations have deployed virtual applications and desktops, but still struggle to make the digital employee experience as good or better than the office experience. ControlUp surveyed over 450 end-user computing administrators and asked them about their most challenging problems in supporting remote work.
Today, millions of people across the globe are now working remotely. Though COVID-19 will soon be but a memory, this “work-from-anywhere” trend is here to stay. To support the distributed workforce, organizations have deployed virtual applications and desktops, but still struggle to make the employee experience as good or better than their experience in the office.

ControlUp surveyed over 450 end-user computing administrators and asked them about their most challenging problems in supporting remote work. From slow logons, application performance issues, network latency, unified communications issues, to slow sessions, this paper explains the top five survey findings and explores the ways ControlUp helps mitigate these problems.
Automating Security for Cloud Application Provisioning
Often conducted manually, secure application provisioning can be painfully slow, essentially eradicating the benefits of cloud. Without a single source of truth and the ability to visualize all potential traffic paths, it’s nearly impossible to ensure that the intended security and connectivity policies are applied to new cloud applications. Which is why we’ve extended the secure application functionality of Forward Enterprise to the cloud.
Often conducted manually, secure application provisioning can be painfully slow, essentially eradicating
the benefits of cloud. Without a single source of truth and the ability to visualize all potential traffic
paths, it’s nearly impossible to ensure that the intended security and connectivity policies are applied to
new cloud applications. Which is why we’ve extended the secure application functionality of Forward
Enterprise to the cloud.
Safeguarding Your Business in the Digital Age
With threats from cybercrime on the rise, improving the security posture of your business is crucial. Download this white paper to review the current threat landscape, the cost of cybercrime, and what you can do to protect your business without putting stress on your bottom line.
Organizations are facing increasing threats from cybercrime, and it’s only getting worse as criminals get more sophisticated and data increases exponentially. In fact, there has been a 300% increase in reported cybercrimes in just the last two years alone.

When you consider that hackers only have to succeed once to spell disaster for your entire enterprise, it’s more important than ever to put a solid, multi-layered security strategy into place to protect your organization.

But where do you start? Hiring an experienced cybersecurity team is expensive at best, and impossible at worst. In this white paper, we look at the increased threats, the cost of cybercrime, and what you can do to protect your business without putting stress on your bottom line.
Ten Topics to Discuss with your Cloud Provider
Find the “just right” cloud for your business. For this white paper, we will focus on existing applications (vs. new application services) that require high levels of performance and security, but that also enable customers to meet specific cost expectations.
There are hundreds, if not thousands, of cloud services available to organizations. In many cases, the capabilities of the service, adjusted for cost, matter more to decision makers than the infrastructure itself. As an example, the underlying infrastructure that supports common business software such as Salesforce, Microsoft Office 365, is rarely scrutinized, as the products are trusted solely on the brand’s reputation.

Choosing the right cloud service for your organization, or for your target customer if you are a managed service provider, can be time consuming and effort intensive. For this paper, we will focus on existing applications (vs. new application services) that require high levels of performance and security, but that also enable customers to meet specific cost expectations. Topics covered include:
•    Global access and availability
•    Cloud management
•    Application performance
•    Security and compliance

End-to-end Networking Visibility and Management
To better understand how organizations are addressing end-to-end network visibility and management as well as adopting new technologies to drive greater operational efficiencies, ESG surveyed IT professionals responsible for their organization’s network environment. Some key findings include: Highly distributed application and employee environments will persist and digital twin technology awareness is expanding. Read this report for more details and other key findings.
To better understand how organizations are addressing end-to-end network visibility and management as well as adopting new technologies to drive greater operational efficiencies, ESG surveyed IT professionals responsible for their organization’s network environment. Some key findings include: Highly distributed application and employee environments will persist and digital twin technology awareness is expanding. Read this report for more details and other key findings.
Making M&A Integration Faster, Cheaper and More Successful with Liquit
Download this eBook today for practical insights on how Liquit can free valuable time for IT teams during and after the M&A process. You’ll learn how Liquit makes it easy for IT to deliver anywhere, any device, any group application access with user context. This ensures faster collaboration and productivity while freeing IT to tackle bigger IT integration projects.

You will also discover how you can:

Quickly Create adaptive and customized M&A workspace

IT teams can quickly set up a branded Liquit Workspace integrated with existing workspaces for a single user interface on the front end while enabling fast individual and group user customization via the back end. This enables you to meet changing user application and platform needs during and after M&A.

Quickly adapt to application user needs

Take application provisioning, updating, and versioning from hours to minutes for hundreds of users, along with access to thousands of curated applications to deliver merging workforce productivity. 

Unify application access provisioning

Eliminate the nightmare of access provisioning across varied on-premises and cloud environments for thousands of users in minutes rather than hours without uprooting native SSO and IAM that are constantly in flux during and after M&A.

Dramatically reduce cost and time expenditures

Eliminate collaboration and communication bottlenecks across on-premises, VDI platforms and clouds while freeing IT time for bigger M&A integration projects and lowering licensing and IT costs.

Gorilla Guide to Real-Time Ransomware Detection and Recovery
Not only does Ransomware threaten the very way we do business it also forces us to adapt as rapidly as it grows in variety. This Gorilla guide includes rethinking your disaster recovery strategies to ensure you do not rely solely on backups Any potential threat to any piece of data must be detected the moment it appears, but if all else fails then we must be able to recover all data from any point in time – fast – if we are to keep pace of our attackers.

Rethink Your Ransomware Resilience and Disaster Recovery Strategy

Ransomware attacks are on the rise and the ability to detect when an attack has begun is critical to the ability to recover quickly. Attackers are constantly evolving their attack methods and traditional backup and recovery technologies simply can’t detect encryption quickly enough.

This free Gorilla Guide outlines the dangers of ransomware, the impacts to organizations, and the need to detect attacks as they are occurring in real-time. This Gorilla Guide topics include:

-    The growing threat of ransomware
-    Challenges of traditional data protection solutions
-    Comparing solutions
-    Real-time ransomware detection & recovery
-    Zerto as an all-in-one CDP solution

Understanding how early detection can help mitigate a ransomware attack and allow recovery more quickly is vital to any ransomware resilience strategy. Don’t become a victim of delayed ransomware detection by relying on periodic backup solutions.
Download the free Gorilla Guide now to get informed!

Cyber Attack Survival Guide for Healthcare
With alarming statistics of ransomware attacks on the rise, healthcare organizations need to have a comprehensive disaster recovery plan in place. As healthcare organizations continue to evolve and store data in disparate locations and in the hands of more users than ever before, they have to take data protection as seriously as prevention. Prevention alone is not enough, and recovery must be a crucial component of every cybersecurity strategy.

It’s Time to Attack Your Ransomware Recovery Strategy

For healthcare organizations, experiencing a cyberattack is no longer a matter of if—it’s a matter of when. Developing a clear ransomware recovery strategy is your best defense. 

Our free Cyber Attack Survival Guide for Healthcare lays out the plan of attack needed to have a fighting chance against ransomware. This survival guide features essential information, including:

  • The growing threat of cyberattacks in healthcare
  • How healthcare customers use Zerto to recover in seconds
  • The key to rapid ransomware recovery to dramatically reduce downtime and data loss  

Without a ransomware response plan, your organization remains vulnerable. Download your Cyber Attack Survival Guide for Healthcare now—it’s free!

Developing a Comprehensive Windows Application Strategy with Liquidware Essentials
Organizations running today’s modern Windows desktop/workspace environments, face challenges in dynamically delivering applications while minimizing base image management. Liquidware offers a comprehensive approach to help companies navigate each integral phase of a Windows Application Strategy. This whitepaper discusses the challenges of delivering applications in physical or cloud-based Windows workspaces and explores an “Assess, Prepare, Deploy” application strategy methodology.

Organizations running today’s modern Windows desktop/workspace environments, face challenges in dynamically delivering  applications while minimizing base image management.

Liquidware, with its solutions and expertise, offers a comprehensive approach to help companies navigate each integral phase of a Windows Application Strategy. This whitepaper discusses the challenges of delivering applications in physical or cloud-based Windows workspaces and explores an “Assess, Prepare, Deploy” application strategy methodology.

Step-by-Step: Configuring Amazon EC2 for Business-Critical Applications
In this eBook, the author describes in great detail what is needed to prepare the EC2 infrastructure to support business-critical applications clustered with Windows Server Failover Clustering (WSFC).
AWS guarantees that if two or more instances are deployed in different availability zones (AZs), at least one of those instances will have external connectivity. The SLA does not guarantee that the application running inside the instance will be available. To address availability of the application, users will need to take additional steps to monitor the application and recover it should a failure occur.

In this eBook, the author describes in great detail what is needed to prepare the EC2 infrastructure to support business-critical applications clustered with Windows Server Failover Clustering (WSFC). In order to qualify for the 99.99 percent availability, instances must be deployed across multiple AZs. Readers will learn how to design EC2 infrastructure to support cross-AZ failover clustering.
VMware DEM and App Volumes Overview Comparison with ProfileUnity & FlexApp
This guide has been authored by experts at Liquidware in order to provide information and guidance regarding some of the frequently asked questions customers encounter while exploring the FlexApp™ Layering technology.
This guide has been authored by experts at Liquidware in order to provide information and guidance regarding some of the frequently asked questions customers encounter while exploring the FlexApp™ Layering technology. FlexApp Application Layering is an integrated part of ProfileUnity that enables applications to be virtualized in such an innate way that they look native to the Windows operating system (OS) and other applications. FlexApp is a perfect complement to ProfileUnity, which provides full user environment management (UEM) with advanced features such as Application Rights Management and context-aware settings for printer and policy management. Although FlexApp is cost effectively licensed with ProfileUnity™, the solution can be licensed separately if your organization has already standardized on an alternative User Environment Management solution. Application Layering leads to much higher rates of compatibility than previous technologies which used Application Isolation to virtualize applications. Once applications have been packaged for layering, they are containerized on virtual hard disks (VHDXs) or virtual machine disks (VMDKs). They can be centrally assigned to users on a machine-level or context-aware basis. FlexApp applications are compatible with virtual, physical and multi-session Windows® environments such as VMware® Horizon View, Citrix® Virtual Apps and Desktops and Microsoft® AVD. This whitepaper provides an overview of FlexApp concepts and ways in which FlexApp can serve as a cornerstone in an application delivery strategy. FlexApp greatly reduces desktop administration overhead by dramatically reducing the need for traditional software distribution and through a reduction in the number of base images needed to support users. FlexApp is a powerful ally of VDI users and administrators. This paper compares Liquidware solutions to VMware App Volumes version 4 and its current updates through the last revision of this document.
Automate Compliance with BackBox
BackBox provides a compliance solution to address the many issues organizations encounter. Automation from BackBox simplifies the process, from starting compliance initiatives to managing and resolving non-compliance concerns. Teams can quickly develop, enforce, and keep an eye on compliance requirements across a variety of network devices and suppliers with the help of prebuilt templates and IntelliChecks. BackBox minimizes human labor and configuration drift concerns by automating compliance c
BackBox revolutionizes compliance management by offering a comprehensive solution from project inception to remediation. It enables teams to create compliance rules that are consistent with industry standards such as CIS Benchmarks, PCI-DSS, HIPAA, and NIST. The key features include:
  • Automated checks against compliance requirements assure continual conformance and reduce the danger of configuration drift.
  • Scheduled audits and real-time monitoring proactively identify and correct non-compliance, improving the security posture.
  • Flexible remediation options, such as automated correction and manual intervention, enable businesses to respond quickly to concerns.
  • Comprehensive reports help teams to be more transparent and accountable.
Furthermore, BackBox interacts effortlessly with IT service management platforms, simplifying compliance onboarding for new devices and guaranteeing constant adherence to standards. This holistic strategy increases organizational resilience in the face of changing regulatory environments.