Articles, news and insights from the AMTRA team.

Enabling Remote Work

December 3, 2020

Work is what you do, not where you go.

It almost goes without saying that the way we work will never be the same again. For business and technology leaders, the challenge is to find ways to achieve resilience. To meet this challenge, companies need solutions that elevate their workers’ experiences and productivity, securely from anywhere. They need to figure out:

  • How do we help our employees work more effectively?
  • How do we make it easy and reliable to access enterprise tools and content from anywhere?
  • How do we enable workers to connect with each other and access relevant data?
  • How do we introduce and encourage a unified approach to deploying and using productivity tools?
  • How do we protect our employees, data and infrastructure from increased security threats and vulnerabilities, while working remote?
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Securing Windows Virtual Desktop

November 27, 2020

IT leaders and security professionals are under increased pressure to keep everyone productive and connected, all while preventing evolving threats.

With Windows Virtual Desktop, you can deliver a full Windows experience to your workers, whether on-premise or remote, through the cloud. 

Although setting up a Virtual Machine host for Windows Virtual Desktop may easy, factoring in security takes more time. To help select and configure the proper security controls for your company, we’ve come up with some best practices for securing Windows Virtual Desktop.   

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The Multi-Factor Authentication 'Factor'

November 19, 2020

Microsoft has found that Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) blocks 99.9 percent of automated cyberattacks on Microsoft platforms, websites, and other online services. As hackers continue to target user credentials and email accounts, we must be mindful of what we’re doing to protect ourselves.

But how do we bolster our defenses and employ better access controls? And what can we do to improve the security posture of our organization?

One defense to consider is Multi-Factor Authentication, which can be used to prevent a hacker from gaining full access to a network, even if a user's credentials become compromised.

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Windows Virtual Desktop 101 | The Facts

November 12, 2020

Unprecedented conditions surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic have left many businesses scrambling to find ways to accommodate an increasingly remote and virtual workforce. More employees are on the move during their workday, and even more are using their mobile devices to accomplish work-related tasks.

This mobility, combined with the increasing number of employees who work remotely has made the need to access workplace desktops from anywhere easily and seamlessly a priority. Fortunately, Windows Virtual Desktop is designed to ensure you have access to the tools needed to work wherever you need to.

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Microsoft Workplace Analytics. What is it and do you need it?

November 3, 2020

A new generation of employees has brought with them a flurry of changes to the workplace. Most notably is the widespread use of cloud-based applications as well as an increase in remote work environments. Both changes have led to a large increase in workplace data to sort through.

One of the core aspects of this set of digital workplace changes is people are collaborating using Microsoft Teams, which is being introduced at a rapid-fire pace.

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Making your devices work for you

October 29, 2020

In some ways, our workplace devices are our favorite co-workers. But, if you’re not careful, they can also expose you to serious threats.

Like a lot of people, I have a love-hate relationship with my devices. They do so many things well like keep us productive and collaborative … yet they could expose us to dangerous risks.

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Devices | Our New Best Friends

October 23, 2020

Move over rover … devices are our new best friends.

In this mobile-first world that we’re living in, people expect answers at their fingertips. They turn to the nearest device to make a decision, learn something new, or get something accomplished.

The proliferation of devices has changed the way people interact with the world around them. People move freely back and forth between devices to get things done. And they're more tethered to those devices than ever before. 

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Remote work security checklist | Is your business protected?

October 15, 2020

As organizations adapt to, and even embrace remote work, enabling productivity without sacrificing security is more important than ever.

Companies need to find ways to allow location flexibility, while also keeping data safe. Though there’s a lot that’s done on an infrastructure level to keep customer data secure, the truth is your company’s data is only as secure as the weakest individual link. Basically, as long as your devices are online, you’re at risk.

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The Threats Your Company Should Be On The Look-Out For

October 6, 2020

Does the thought of a security breach or infrastructure attack keep you awake at night? Well, you’re not alone. In fact, most leaders (76%) are losing sleep over the prospect of becoming the next headline-grabbing security breach (ForcePoint C-Suite Report).

But what exactly are the threats we need to be on the look-out for? With so many recent attacks, its hard to keep pace with the latest security trends. To help, we have defined some of the top security threats you need to know about.

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Virtualization | The pathway to Digital Transformation

September 30, 2020

Like most companies, you’re probably finding it hard to keep pace with new and evolving technologies. Likely, you’re facing new IT challenges as your business evolves and are being forced to be nimble as you navigate to keep pace with changing business needs. Likely your employees, contractors and partners are demanding more responsive service and modern applications. And, most likely your IT infrastructure is becoming more complex as you try to keep pace with growing demands.

The answer? Virtualization. We’re sure you’ve heard the term before, but what does it mean? Is it something all businesses should consider? How does it work and what are the benefits? Let’s start with the basics.

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