Showing posts from September, 2021

Efficient Windows Patch Management with free software

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 -Force Install-Module PSWindowsUp

🚀 New version of open-source software RPort. Secure remote access, remote management and automation – self-hosted.

RPort is an all-in-one remote management suite for heterogeneous environments. To not give the keys to your castle to a stranger, RPort should be self-hosted.  Own the keys to your castle!  RPort lets users manage and automate their Windows and Linux devices - desktops, servers, and any device from an intuitive, browser-based dashboard. It provides a comprehensive view of the entire IT inventory. Users can securely log on to remote systems behind NAT. Firewall changes or a VPN are not required.  RPort is designed for maximum security. Spying on credentials is technically impossible. Users always have full control over their  #data . 🔥 What’s new in this release? • Role-based access control to resources • 2FA enabled by default • Supervision of pending OS-updates for Windows and Linux • Extended inventory, including details of the operating system • Beta-release of the RPort command line utility • Folders to organize scripts for re-use on repetitive tasks • Integrated help function. ⏱️

Is RPort 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 undefined term. Even if you run Kaseya VSA wit