Join the Spiceworks community for the On the Air with HPE show featuring ClearCenter CEO Michael Proper next Wensdsay, July 12, 2017 at 10:00 AM CDT. One lucky attendee will win an Oculus Rift - VR Headset! HPE and ClearCenter are partnering to offer ClearOS on HPE ProLiant to SMB customers to make it very easy to deploy servers, networking, and gateway systems.
There’s no shortage of #wannacry #ransomware coverage across the board including mainstream media. The always-sound advice of keeping yourself patched with up-to-date vendor software continues to stand. However, that will never be enough.
Security must be approached in layers. To illustrate this need, let’s take a quick inventory of one sector of the vulnerable computers: end-of-life and past support Windows XP:
Even if all of the 230,000 known infections so far were Windows XP, that represents only 0.23% of vulnerable computers. Not to mention Server 2003 in existence and other unpatched Windows versions running SMBv1.
This paints a bleak picture of the coming days, weeks and months. For those who have been in the industry for two decades will remember Nimda. It is still alive 20 years later. I know Michael Proper remembers those days all too well...
Engineers at ClearCenter have been working hard to improve the ease of use for users of Microsoft's Active Directory. As you may know, ClearOS is capable of connecting to Microsoft Active Directory via the ClearOS Active Directory Connector App found in the ClearOS Marketplace.
What you may not know is that connecting is about to get much easier. Improvements are now complete and entering the testing phases for those that want to join AD domains. Now, ClearOS will do much of the heavy lifting of pre-validation before domain joins of ClearOS to Microsoft Active Directory are completed.
This should make deployments of ClearOS in your Microsoft Windows Server environments much easier.
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The MarketStar Founder and Chairman joins the ClearCenter leadership team and will leverage his experience in entrepreneurial and IT Channel sales success to help guide ClearCenter as it continues to experience rapid growth.
ClearCenter welcomes Mr. Hall and his invaluable experience, vision and clarity of purpose. Mr. Hall founded MarketStar in 1988 with the goal to help other companies boost and maintain high levels of sales growth. In between 1988 to the time Mr. Hall sold MarketStar to the Omnicom Group in 2002, MarketStar had influenced sales of more than $13 billion for MarketStar’s customers including major computer hardware provider Hewlett-Packard. Mr. Hall continues his efforts to this day as Chairman of the company while MarketStar closes more than $6 billion in sales each year for its customers.
Today ClearCenter welcomes Kopano to the ClearOS Marketplace. Kopano is an additional sharing & communication application to replace Microsoft Exchange™. The integration into ClearOS's Directory and the streamlined integration into the ClearOS Marketplace will save ClearCenter's Partners hours on every installation.
Like ClearOS Kopano is built on open source. That means clarity about what you’re getting, easy integration, and a transparent business model. Kopano gives you flexible control of your data. Keep it either on-premises or in the cloud. Use our S/MIME add-on to focus on the identity of the sender and the privacy of your email.
Kopano helps you work smarter with people within and outside your organization. A single interface gives you email, contacts, advanced calendaring, file sharing, web meetings and more.