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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.

PrinterLogic and IGEL Enable Healthcare Organizations to Deliver Better Patient Outcomes
Healthcare professionals need to print effortlessly and reliably to nearby or appropriate printers within virtual environments, and PrinterLogic and IGEL can help make that an easy, reliable process—all while efficiently maintaining the protection of confidential patient information.

Many organizations have turned to virtualizing user endpoints to help reduce capital and operational expenses while increasing security. This is especially true within healthcare, where hospitals, clinics, and urgent care centers seek to offer the best possible patient outcomes while adhering to a variety of mandated patient security and information privacy requirements.

With the movement of desktops and applications into the secure data center or cloud, the need for reliable printing of documents, some very sensitive in nature, remains a constant that can be challenging when desktops are virtual but the printing process remains physical. Directing print jobs to the correct printer with the correct physical access rights in the correct location while ensuring compliance with key healthcare mandates like the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is critical.

Healthcare IT needs to keep pace with these requirements and the ongoing printing demands of healthcare. Medical professionals need to print effortlessly and reliably to nearby or appropriate printers within virtual environments, and PrinterLogic and IGEL can help make that an easy, reliable process—all while efficiently maintaining the protection of confidential patient information. By combining PrinterLogic’s enterprise print management software with centrally managed direct IP printing and IGEL’s software-defined thin client endpoint management, healthcare organizations can:

  • Reduce capital and operational costs
  • Support virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and electronic medical records (EMR) systems effectively
  • Centralize and simplify print management
  • Add an essential layer of security from the target printer all the way to the network edge
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.

Multi-cloud Data Protection-as-a-service: The HYCU Protégé Platform
Multi-cloud environments are here to stay and will keep on growing in diversity, use cases, and, of course, size. Data growth is not stopping anytime soon, only making the problem more acute. HYCU has taken a very different approach from many traditional vendors by selectively delivering deeply integrated solutions to the platforms they protect, and is now moving to the next challenge of unification and simplification with Protégé, calling it a data protection-as-a-service platform.

There are a number of limitations today keeping organizations from not only lifting and shifting from one cloud to another but also migrating across clouds. Organizations need the flexibility to leverage multiple clouds and move applications and workloads around freely, whether for data reuse or for disaster recovery. This is where the HYCU Protégé platform comes in. HYCU Protégé is positioned as a complete multi-cloud data protection and disaster recovery-as-a-service solution. It includes a number of capabilities that make it relevant and notable compared with other approaches in the market:

  • It was designed for multi-cloud environments, with a “built-for-purpose” approach to each workload and environment, leveraging APIs and platform expertise.
  • It is designed as a one-to-many cross-cloud disaster recovery topology rather than a one-to-one cloud or similarly limited topology.
  • It is designed for the IT generalist. It’s easy to use, it includes dynamic provisioning on-premises and in the cloud, and it can be deployed without impacting production systems. In other words, no need to manually install hypervisors or agents.
  • It is application-aware and will automatically discover and configure applications. Additionally, it supports distributed applications with shared storage. 
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Disaster Recovery Guide
In this guide, we provide insights into the challenges, needs, strategies, and available solutions for data protection, especially in modern, digital-centric environments. We explain which benefits and efficiencies Zerto, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, delivers and how it compares to other business continuity/disaster recovery (BCDR) technologies. Within this guide, we want to provide organizations with the right information to choose the best data protection solution for their needs.

In this guide you will learn about Disaster Recovery planning with Zerto and its impact on business continuity.

In today’s always-on, information-driven business environment, business continuity depends completely on IT infrastructures that are up and running 24/7. Being prepared for any data related disaster – whether natural or man-made – is key to avoiding costly downtime and data loss.

-    The cost and business impact of downtime and data loss can be immense
-    See how to greatly mitigate downtime and data loss with proper DR planning, while achieving RTO’s of minutes and RPO’s of seconds
-    Data loss is not only caused by natural disasters, power outages, hardware failure and user errors, but more and more by man-made disasters such as software problems and cyber security attacks
-    Zerto’s DR solutions are applicable for both on-premise and cloud (DRaaS) virtual environments
-    Having a plan and process in place will help you mitigate the impact of an outage on your business

Download this guide to gain insights into the challenges, needs, strategies, and solutions for disaster recovery and business continuity, especially in modern, virtualized environments and the public cloud.

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!

DRaaS 101 eBook
The true cumulative cost of disruption to a modern digital business is massive. In a landscape of evolving threats, a comprehensive protection solution is more important than ever. But traditional backup solutions aren’t enough. Download this DRaaS 101 eBook now—it’s free!

The True Cost of Disruption is Massive.

When measuring the total cost of downtime, immediate service disruption is only the beginning. In a landscape of evolving threats, comprehensive protection is more important than ever for modern digital businesses. Traditional backup solutions no longer meet the needs of today’s businesses for disaster recovery. 

However, not every organization has the means to build their own datacenter or hire full-time DR specialists. Even for those that can, there are still benefits to replacing the direct and indirect costs of secondary sites with a predictable monthly expense for a specialized service.

For many organizations, DRaaS is an ideal solution. Our DRaaS 101 eBook describes in detail the benefits of DRaaS and the wide variety of models available through Zerto’s DRaaS providers—including an option that’s right for you.
Download this DRaaS 101 eBook now—it’s free!

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!

2022 US Password Practices Report
To raise awareness about the scale of the problem of weak passwords, Keeper Security, the leading provider of zero-trust and zero-knowledge cybersecurity software, is sharing findings about Americans’ password habits and practices. By raising awareness of the personal finances and data put at risk every day by weak, duplicate, and shared passwords, we hope to reduce the risk of cybercrime and promote better password practices among Americans.

Online passwords are used for many critical aspects of our lives. They are needed when we communicate, work, transact and travel. We use them to access our most sensitive data, from banking to health records. Digital passwords are the keys to our lives. Yet we are surprisingly negligent about password protection, from our choice of passwords to the means we use to remember them, and troublingly, our willingness to share sensitive passwords with others.
Keeper Security’s survey of 4,000+ respondents in the US and UK unearthed negligent attitudes toward password protection, in which passwords are being shared with spouses, written down on bits of paper, changed too often, and forgotten over 50 times per year! The result: nearly half of our 2,000 US survey respondents had been hacked at least once, with an average of $378 stolen per cyberattack. The consequences of poor password protection can be disastrous in an era of growing online crime and identity theft. A hacked password can result in ransacked bank accounts, obliterated credit ratings, damaged personal lives and severed business relationships.

Our findings show a troubling disconnect between the value people attach to their passwords and the means they use to protect them. In the US, people would rather see a dentist than lose their passwords, yet safe selection, storage, and management of passwords were found to be severely lacking in this study.

It is of great concern to see passwords being shared and duplicated across multiple platforms. It’s equally concerning to see the use of overly simple passwords, relying on publicly-available data, such as names and birthdays. This will remain an acute challenge as we continue to use a range of devices and platforms to access the internet. The impact of poor password protection was evidenced by the number of people in the survey reporting they’ve personally fallen victim to a cyberattack, resulting in financial loss and compromised social media profiles.

Password Management Report: Unifying Perception with Reality
We surveyed over 8,000 people globally about what they say they do to ensure their cybersecurity and what they actually do. The study found people are grossly overconfident with a clear disconnect between actions and perception.

There is no getting away from the fact that passwords are still the cornerstone of modern cybersecurity practices. Despite decades of advice to users to always pick strong and unique passwords for each of their online accounts, Keeper Security found that only one-quarter of survey respondents actually do this. Many use repeat variations of the same password (34%) or still admit to using simple passwords to secure their online accounts (30%). Perhaps more worryingly, almost half (44%) of those who claimed all their passwords were well-managed also said they used repeated variations of them. One in five also admitted to knowing they’ve had at least one password involved in a data breach or available on the dark web.

At first glance, these results may come as a shock, especially to those in the cybersecurity industry who have been touting these simple best practices for years. However, when considering more than one in three people (35%) globally admit to feeling overwhelmed when it comes to taking action to improve their cybersecurity, and one in ten admit to neglecting password management altogether, the results are much less of a surprise.

Cybersecurity is a priority and cybersecurity solutions must also be. The threat landscape continues to expand as our lives shift from in-person banks, stores, and coffee shops to online banking, internet shopping, social networking, and everything in between. We have never been more dependent on our phones, computers, and connected devices, yet we are overconfident in our ability to protect them and willfully ignoring the actions we must take to do so. Perhaps we need more people to admit they’re as careless as a bull in a china shop, burying their heads in the sand like an ostrich or simply paralyzed with fear. Facing reality and coming to recognize what’s at stake, they can more confidently charge forward and take the necessary steps to protect their information, identities and online accounts.

Network Vulnerability Remediation with BackBox
In an age of rising cyber dangers, the need for a complete network security management platform has become critical. The BackBox Network Vulnerability Manager, when combined with the BackBox Network Automation Platform, provides a simplified approach to identifying vulnerabilities and strengthening defenses. It provides dynamic inventory, risk rating, CVE mitigation, and repair priority, which reduces human labor while providing proactive network protection.

When used in conjunction with the BackBox Network Automation Platform, BackBox Network Vulnerability Manager aids in the detection of vulnerabilities and the strengthening of cyber-attack defenses. Administrators confront substantial hurdles in addressing vulnerabilities in network devices such as firewalls, intrusion detection systems (IDSs), and routers. NIST publishes over 2,500 CVEs each month, overwhelming network managers with security knowledge.

The BackBox Network Vulnerability Manager solves these issues with its Closed-Loop Vulnerability Remediation procedure.

Dynamic Inventory: BackBox offers a comprehensive picture of network and security devices, removing the need for laborious and error-prone inventory processes.

Risk Scoring and Analytics: BackBox Network Vulnerability Manager's risk scoring engine assesses organizational vulnerabilities, providing attack surface scores and risk metrics for all network devices. This offers a thorough understanding of network vulnerabilities and risk exposure.

CVE Mitigation: Administrators search device configurations for vulnerable settings to assess CVE relevance. Automation removes mitigated vulnerabilities from the risk score. Certain CVEs can be marked non-applicable, recalculating the risk score for an accurate vulnerability status.

Without BackBox, vulnerability patching involves a manual process:

  • Understand inventory and exposures
  • Determine update priorities
  • Remediate with temporary configuration fixes
  • Remediate permanently with OS updates
  • Remove temporary configuration fixes

BackBox automates device detection, data collecting, and vulnerability mapping while prioritizing updates based on risk assessment. This gives administrators an up-to-date picture of network hazards, allowing them to quickly upgrade and provide full security.

The Definitive Guide To Immutable Cloud Storage with Veeam and Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage
Robust data protection is critical amid rising ransomware threats. Business resilience requires the ability to adapt and respond to disruptions while maintaining operations. Addressing data protection challenges and leveraging cloud solutions are essential. Learn about how the collaboration between Veeam and Backblaze ensures secure, immutable, and cost-effective data recovery, empowering organizations to safeguard critical assets and ensure business continuity in the face of evolving threats.
In today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape, organizations face an unprecedented array of threats that underscore the critical importance of business resilience. An alarming rise in ransomware attacks has revealed that many organizations have inadequate data protection strategies and disaster recovery plans. To remain resilient, businesses must be proactive in adopting robust strategies that prioritize protection and recovery. This comprehensive guide explains the various facets of business resilience, including data protection and disaster recovery challenges. It also explores how the cloud has become an important tool for a more robust and agile response to cyberthreats.
Analyzing the Economic Benefits of the Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage Platform
Unstructured data is vital for businesses but grows rapidly, making storage, protection, and management complex and costly. Cloud storage can ease this burden but can also be hard to manage, expensive, and unpredictable. Complex cloud storage limits developer productivity and media company agility. Learn how Backblaze customers simplified operations, enabled new opportunities, and significantly lowered costs, with substantial savings in storage, downloads, transactions, migration, and management
In today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape, organizations face an unprecedented array of threats that underscore the critical importance of business resilience. An alarming rise in ransomware attacks has revealed that many organizations have inadequate data protection strategies and disaster recovery plans. To remain resilient, businesses must be proactive in adopting robust strategies that prioritize protection and recovery. This comprehensive guide explains the various facets of business resilience, including data protection and disaster recovery challenges. It also explores how the cloud has become an important tool for a more robust and agile response to cyberthreats.
Build a Better vSAN
This white paper explores the development of a next-generation virtualized storage area network (vSAN) that provides high performance, data integrity, and cost-efficiency. Addressing the limitations of traditional VMware vSAN, it emphasizes the need for a solution that integrates seamlessly into a hypervisor, supports deduplication at the core, and offers robust data resiliency, including maintaining access during multiple hardware failures.
Building a superior Virtual Storage Area Network (vSAN) involves addressing traditional solutions' performance, resilience, and cost shortcomings. The next-generation vSAN, like VergeIO's VergeOS, integrates storage and hypervisor functionalities into a single efficient code base, matching the capabilities of dedicated storage arrays while maintaining the cost advantage of vSANs.

Key improvements include:
  • Hypervisor Integration: Seamless integration for better performance and scalability.
  • Cost Efficiency:  Eliminates expensive server hardware and storage controllers.
  • Built-in Deduplication: Core-level deduplication for minimal performance impact, maximum efficiency, and significant cost savings.
  • Intelligent Hardware Failure Protection: Enhanced resilience with data copies across multiple nodes and drives.
  • Advanced Snapshot Capabilities: Unlimited, efficient and independent snapshots.
The white paper "Build a Better vSAN" offers an in-depth analysis of these advancements, providing insights on improving vSAN performance, ensuring data integrity, and reducing storage costs. This approach sets a new standard in virtualized storage solutions, offering the reliability of dedicated storage arrays at vSAN prices.