The ISDecisions Blog covers Enterprise Network Security for Windows Server and Active Directory. Commentary and expertise is provided from our staff, our partners and our clients on some of the biggest security risks that organizations face today.
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A new blog for IT professionals seeking news and opinions on Enterprise Network Security for Windows Server and Active Directory.
RemoteExec, IS Decisions software solution that performs Enterprise-wide remote installations, updates and executions throughout Windows networks, has been localized and translated into Japanese, making it available to Japanese IT pros.
UserLock, a software solution that limits concurrent logins, restricts access, monitors, alerts and reports on session activity throughout the corporate Windows network, has been picked by PC Mag to be part of their “25 excellent applications for small-to-mid-sized businesses to consider in 2012”.
Simon Passmore, Senior Development and Support Officer (Systems Team) ICT, Corporate Information and Technology Department at South Wales Police, has been using UserLock since 2006 and shares his opinion about IS Decisions software solution to secure and control access to Windows-based networks.
Academic institutions (universities, colleges, schools, training centers…) have a very specific IT challenge: In addition to their application environment, usually they also have to manage a network of free access workstations for the students / trainees.
For the larger establishments, this network can range anywhere between a few hundred and thousands of systems, rendering security and optimization essential.
UserLock, a software solution from IS Decisions, gives organizations the ways and means to efficiently enforce network access security as well as optimize workstation usage.
UserLock 7 secures Windows network access. Limit logins and control user access by session type (including Wi-Fi) and by user, user group or organization unit.
IS Decisions's insight:
The Launch of UserLock 7 includes a new Wi-Fi session control feature that mitigates BYOD risk. Empowering IT Security Professionals to monitor, record and automatically block all inappropriate or suspicious sessions, UserLock takes security controls far beyond native Windows functionality.
According to a report recently issued by Cisco Systems, 7 out of 10 young employees frequently ignore IT policies and two-thirds said they believe their company’s policies need to be modified. About 61 percent said corporate IT security isn’t their responsibility, believing it is that of their employer or the maker of their devices.
When migrating to Windows Server and Active Directory, former Netware network administrators are therefore surprised to discover that Windows offers no native feature to prevent or limit simultaneous logins to their new network.
That is where UserLock comes in handy, with concurrent logins limitation features even more powerful than Netware’s native features. UserLock allows you to limit or prevent simultaneous logins to a Microsoft Windows network, per user, user group or per session type (workstation, terminal, interactive or VPN/RAS).
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"UserLock locks down PCs, and does it well. This lightweight supplements Windows' Group Policy abilities and it does so via a familiar interface. Changes happen quickly, and the app also lets you record session histories.