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efficient Windows Patch Management with free software

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Windows Patch Management from cloudradar GmbH on Vimeo . The latest version of RPort provides the option to supervise and apply pending updates of the Windows and Linux operating system. The video demonstrates how to manage Windows updates via the web user interface of RPort. You will learn how to update a single machine and many machines in parallel. RPort is a free, open-source software for remote access and remote management of heterogeneous landscapes. Update a single machine If you select a client that runs in Windows, the number of pending updates is displayed on the right side. Clicking on “more details” opens additional information about the updates. The RPort agent that runs on the managed system has access to the Powershell. This way, you can apply updates directly from the web user interface. Scroll down and click on “Script”. Select “Powershell”. Type in the following script: Install-PackageProvider -Name NuGet -MinimumVersion 2.8.5.201 -Force Install-Module PSWindowsUp

Is RRort an alternative to Kaseya VSA?

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 Is RRort an alternative to Kaseya VSA? After the horrible cyberattacks against Kaseya VSA in July 2021 you might be worried if VSA is still a secure solution for you.  Supply chain attacks are becoming popular and any cloud-based services with a large customer base and direct access to connected devices – often via manipulated updates – are getting into the focus of attackers. The downside of cloud-based services If you are seeking alternatives to Kaseya VSA, first ask yourself if a cloud-service is still the best choice. Yes, it’s handy. You get a lot of comfort, everything comes built-in. You don’t need to maintain anything. That’s one side of the coin. Kaseya and SolarWinds demonstrated what the other side is. If wrongdoers take control over parts of the cloud infrastructure of your provider, they get also control over your connected devices. In case of a connected RMM it can result in a full control over your server or entire infrastructures. Beat in mind that “cloud” is an undefi

September release is underway

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Next release of RPort announced We are planning the next release or our remote access and remote management software, RPort. RPort is open-source, giving you full freedom and maximum security. What's new in the September release? Role-based access to resources based on user groups. Supervision of pending OS-updates for Windows and Linux Faster execution of even complex scripts (bash or PowerShell) on single clients or groups of clients The cloud installer enables secure two-factor authentication by default. Extended inventory of connected devices, including many details about the running operating system Folders to organize scripts for re-use on repetitive tasks First beta-release of the RPort command line utility Integrated help option Don't miss this update! Stay tuned and subscribe to our mailing list . 

Supply Chain Attacks becoming a serious problem for remote access - Kaseya hack showed it drastically

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Problem: supply chain attacks The supply chain in information systems is a huge pyramid, often with the cloud-based infrastructure of a commercial software vendor on top. Instead of attacking a single computer or the network of just one company, the top of a software supply chain is more attractive because malware is distributed to thousands or millions of victims. We had several of these supply chain attacks recently. Public infrastructure got damaged and millions of euros of ransom has been paid. A super attractive target for attacks are remote management systems running in the cloud. Imagine there is a national cleaning service that cleans all houses in a country. For the comfort of the customers, the cleaning service has keys to all houses. The box with all the keys is very attractive for a burglar. The comparison lags because in information technology it happens on an international level. Companies that run remote management SaaS have the keys to fully access billions of computers

Remote maintenance and automation for heterogeneous landscapes with free software

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A new open-source software manages everything from a central dashboard - whether cloud, multi-cloud, hybrid cloud, co-locations and the PCs in the office. The days when all servers and employee PCs were located in a common subnet are long gone. The IT infrastructure has spread across various locations, service providers and networks. And the devices at colleagues' workplaces at home often still fall under the purview of system administrators. Keeping track of an ever-growing number of servers and devices is a problem for many IT departments. Which systems is a team responsible for? Where are they located? And how do you get remote access quickly? Wikis are a widely used solution. But these are only helpful as long as they are kept up to date. The colleague is on vacation, you urgently need to fix a server error, and the guesswork begins: How do I get on the system? Hopefully, the colleague was disciplined and the server list and documentation with remote access paths are up-to-

CloudRadar releases cloud installer for its free remote management solution

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CloudRadar releases cloud installer for its free remote management solution Without any configuration effort, users can now turn any virtual machine in the cloud into a fully-fledged RPort server in just a few minutes. RPort is free of charge. Only the cost of the cloud VM is incurred (3-5 €/month). The German technology company cloudradar GmbH has released a cloud installer for its RPort software. This is compatible with all common cloud providers. This includes European clouds such as Hetzner and Scaleway. In less than five minutes, users can install their own server for secure remote maintenance. Configuration via the command line is not necessary. It is based on RPort - an all-in-one remote management suite for heterogeneous environments. RPort addresses three basic needs of a system administrator: fast and secure remote access from anywhere, script execution from a central dashboard, and automation of recurring tasks. RPort lets users manage and automate their Windows and Linux de

CloudRadar launches free open-source remote management suite for any OS and IoT

CloudRadar has launched a new all-in-one remote management suite. Manage Windows, Linux, desktops and servers, and any IoT device from one central console. Securely log into remote systems behind firewalls and without fixed IP addresses. Access any device via an intuitive user interface from your browser - from your desktop or smartphone. Claim full control over your remote management - without sharing your credentials with external companies. On-demand reverse tunnels are the heart of rport. You can connect to any remote system over an encrypted tunnel using Remote Desktop, SSH, VNC, HTTP, or any TCP-based protocol. No ports are exposed. No port forwarding or VPN is needed. Feels like TeamViewer without the black-box software. Besides the remote login from anywhere, rport can execute commands on remote machines. On a single server or on a host group. Sequentially or in parallel. The client is lightweight and available for almost any operating system. Windows, Linux, and many embedded