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MFA for Windows Login to Address the Vulnerabilities of Corporate Passwords

MFA for Windows Login to Address the Vulnerabilities of Corporate Passwords

Easy for both administrators and employees, UserLock now offers multi-factor authentication (MFA) for Windows login alongside contextual controls, for the best balance of security, usability and cost available today. IS Decisions, a provider of access management software, today announced a significant update to its flagship product UserLock. Multi-factor authentication, also known as MFA, is now … Continued

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Windows Group Policy for Login Security

Windows Group Policy for Login Security

The use of Windows Group Policy is often the tool of choice for the strict administration of Active Directory (AD) user accounts. But for logon and access policies, Group Policies can be tedious to configure, particularly so for small and medium-sized business (SMBs) with limited on-site IT expertise.  GDPR introduction has upped the stakes All … Continued

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Find where a user is logged on in a domain – and more

Find where a user is logged on in a domain – and more

To detect where your users are logged on in real-time, watch this 2-minute overview of UserLock. It will also show you how to react and respond to any login, direct from the UserLock console, and how to start controlling and restricting how your users can connect. Video Transcription: Real-Time Visibility UserLock allows you to see … Continued

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Why SMBs believe their data is unsafe in the cloud

Why SMBs believe their data is unsafe in the cloud

Two thirds (61%) of small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) believe that their data is unsafe in the cloud, with almost a third (29%) saying that they have suffered a breach since moving to the cloud for storage. Our new report, “Under a cloud of suspicion,” draws on research conducted with 300 heads of security within … Continued

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Windows File System Auditing. Video Tutorials for FileAudit

Windows File System Auditing. Video Tutorials for FileAudit

The IS Decisions team have made a new series of video tutorials on FileAudit – the file system auditing software. The Video Tutorials are designed to further complement existing resources that include support, documentation and a help section that includes your frequently asked questions. A how-to on Windows File System Auditing The full tutorial playlist … Continued

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Who Last Accessed, or Attempted to Access your Shared Folders

Who Last Accessed, or Attempted to Access your Shared Folders

As an important security and compliance measure, watch how you can easily identify activity on your most sensitive shared files and folders. FileAudit not only gives you optimal visibility into what is happening to your organization’s data but the opportunity to react quickly to events.   Video Transcription: In this video, I’m going to show you … Continued

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Stronger Access Control Management

Stronger Access Control Management

If your Windows network has data that could be of any value to someone without proper authorization to access it, then your organization needs stronger access control. The demand for secure access poses a serious challenge to IT professionals. IT have to balance network security with the need from users for quick and easy access … Continued

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Monitor File Changes on Windows Servers

Monitor File Changes on Windows Servers

Monitoring file changes is one of the simplest tasks in keeping sensitive data safe but also one of the most neglected areas in many environments. Who accessed a particular file share, and what changes happened? If you’re not able to answer this question quickly, you’re not alone. FileAudit addresses this weakness with an easy-to-use reporting … Continued

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Force Remote Logoff after Idle Time

Force Remote Logoff after Idle Time

With UserLock, watch how IT administrators can easily set an automatic forced logoff, on all locked or open machines, after a certain idle time. This can include remote desktop sessions opened by the domain user.     Resolving Optimization and Security Issues Fast and fluid access to shared workstations is key to their utility, but … Continued

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Windows File Server Auditing with FileAudit

Windows File Server Auditing with FileAudit

With the limited usefulness of native Windows Tools, FileAudit is a software solution that greatly enhances file and folder access auditing across Windows file servers. Windows File Server Auditing Software When native Windows tools don’t cut it, admins turn to third party software to enhance security and ease regulatory compliance. Although Windows Active Directory includes native policies … Continued

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