Microsoft has fixed a critical vulnerability in some versions of Windows that can be exploited to create a powerful worm. The vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2019-0708, is located in Remote Desktop Services. Because the risk and vulnerability are “that” high, Microsoft even released patches for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, even it these platforms are out of support for year (even if still used).Weiterlesen
In April 2019, BlackBerry released an update of its “BlackBerry® Access™ for Windows” (220.127.116.11) and “BlackBerry® Access™ for Mac” solution (18.104.22.168). This release includes interesting and cool Awingu Single Sign-on and “quick launch” features. As the BlackBerry Access release notes read: “Users can now store Awingu credentials and restore their sessions automatically. A new Enable Awingu Extension app setting has been added. Once enabled, you can add your organization’s Awingu URL and domain.”
BlackBerry Access 2.0.1.x and Awingu
The latest release of BlackBerry Access takes the partnership to the next level for joint end-customers by making significant steps in the UX: (1) Users now only need to authenticate into BlackBerry Access and will then be authenticated into Awingu (Single Sign-on), and (2) can they can open their Awingu workspace by using the quick launch link at the top right. These features are now available for the desktop versions of BlackBerry Access. Both features significantly increase the end user experience, and this without any complexity for the IT admin.
Note that Awingu admins can also define applications to launch in ‘focus’ for specific users; e.g. if user JohnDoe authenticates into Awingu he immediately gets to see his hosted Windows 10 desktop instead of the Awingu Workspace.
BlackBerry® Access™: secure & managed browser
When Awingu and BlackBerry announced their partnership on November 7th, 2018, BlackBerry Access was a central component. BlackBerry Access is a secure and managed browser in which users can access their Awingu workspace without any hassle. As such getting access to a set of BlackBerry applications as well as ‘legacy’ Windows RemoteApps, Remote Desktops, VDI’s, web applications, … that run through Awingu.
The architecture is very straight-forward: the Awingu virtual appliance(s) is deployed behind BlackBerry Access and connected to the back-end (AD, RDP based apps, VDI’s, ..) similar to any Awingu deployment.
Yes, Awingu runs on other browsers such as Google Chrome, Apple Safari, or Microsoft Edge (and others). But BlackBerry Access will bring additional value such as:
- Management of the browser, without managing the device itself (e.g. Selectively remote wipe the secure browser to protect corporate information and content – without affecting users’ personal data)
- Enable mobile access to BlackBerry applications and a broad range of web apps and intranet resources
- Separate business data and personal information on the end-user device thanks to “next-generation” containerization
- Have offline access to documents stored in the container
“Ultra-secure solutions like this joint offering from BlackBerry and Awingu enable businesses to deploy BYOD devices without increased risk of data loss. The partnership between BlackBerry and Awingu means our shared customers can enjoy highly secure and audited access to company resources, including existing infrastructure and legacy applications, on any device.”
Mark Wilson (Chief Marketing Officer, BlackBerry)
On March 21st, 2019, Microsoft announced the public beta release of ‘WVD’ – “Windows Virtual Desktop” in full. It’s kind of a big thing for Microsoft, and perhaps for the entire industry. In this blog post, we’ll give insight into what WVD is, and what it isn’t. Furthermore, let’s take a look at how it compares to Awingu… and how Awingu can “adapt and improve” WVD.Weiterlesen
If you’ve ever seen a beverage dispensing or cooling machine in Sweden, there’s a very high chance that it is owned or maintained by Markiscity. They are one of the primary warehouse management subcontractors of large companies like Coca-Cola, Spendrups, Carlsberg and Swedish Match. After being hit by two consecutive ransomware attacks, they chose Awingu to make their data management more secure, and to arm themselves against another intrusion.Weiterlesen
We value your partnership with Awingu. As a software vendor, it’s not just our technology that needs to evolve, but also the engine of our go-to-market: our partners and the partner program behind it. That’s why in 2019 we are introducing some changes to the partner program.Weiterlesen
With a new year approaching, it’s good to stop and look back at what Awingu has achieved in 2018. Allow us to recap the past 12 months with a few highlights, ranging from exciting new partnerships to new and improved versions of Awingu.Weiterlesen
Ghent (Belgium), November 7th 2018 – Awingu today announced it has entered into a global ISV (Independent Software Vendor) partnership with BlackBerry that includes joint go-to-market initiatives and streamlined customer support.Weiterlesen
Oct 31st, 2018. Awingu is excited to announce the go-live of Awingu 4.1. Similar to previous releases, Awingu 4.1 will bring enhancements in 4 pillars:
- Improvements to the end-user UX
- Extension of aggregation and IDP (Identity Provider) capabilities
- Enhancements in the security & compliancy (audit) space
- Improvements to the platform foundations
Gartner named Awingu as a sample vendor in the 2018 Hype Cycle for Unified Workspaces in the categories of Unified Workspaces and Workspace Aggregators. That report, its authors Nathan Hill and Federica Troni state ‘should not be viewed simply as a collection of technologies’ but rather as a document that ‘provides insight into how changes in people, processes and technology are redefining the end-user computing (EUC) experience’.Weiterlesen
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- MICROSOFT ANNOUNCES WINDOWS VIRTUAL DESKTOP (WVD): WHY SHOULD WE AND YOU CARE?
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