October 2009
In this issue. . .
~ Windows 7 Launch Event!
~ Welcome Beehive Security
~ Beware of Scareware
~ Citrix XenDesktop 4

IITS is Growing!


Integrated IT Solutions is pleased to announce that we have recently acquired a new company, Beehive Security Management, LLC. As the name connotes, Beehive specializes in System and Information Security consulting. Please join us in welcoming 16 additional network and systems engineers to our ever expanding Professional Services Department. These engineers bring many years of experience to IITS, as well as expertise in wide-ranging technologies such as Linux, Unix, Mac and VMware. By broadening our technical knowledge base, we hope to be able to provide you, our valued customers, with the best possible service along with the ability to meet all of your technical needs.


Beware of Scareware

More than 10,000 scareware programs are currently circulating the web. Microsoft recently reported that scareware infections rose 48% in the second half of 2008 vs. the first half. They arrive as Web links in e-mail, social network messages like tweets, Google searches, and even hidden in ads on mainstream media websites. Hackers buy blocks of ad space on websites, intermittently slipping in a tainted ad. Visiting a webpage with a tainted ad causes a fake warning box to appear. Clicking "OK" or "Cancel" launches the same thing: a "free scan." After you've been lured into a fake scan of your PC, the bogus scan pretends to find a virus infestation. Pop ups then inform the user to activate software, which takes the user to a shopping cart. Declining to place an order triggers endless fake scans. If you see a warning box that looks fake: Hit Ctrl-Alt-Del to access Task Manager, click to applications, scroll to the dialogue box, and click "end task." This will force the warning box to close.


Monthly Quote

"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant."

Robert Louis Stevenson

Learn about Windows 7 at our Exclusive Launch Event!

We're pleased to offer you this special invitation to preview Microsoft's new Windows 7 operating system. Attend this free breakfast seminar at the Microsoft facility in Waltham and discover how Windows 7:

  • Works the way you want. Fast, reliable, and compatible - Windows 7 Professional delivers a solid foundation for running a business in a competitive environment.
  • Helps you get more done. Find what you need quickly, easily connect to your networks, and be more productive, whether you are at work, at home, or on the road.
  • Safeguards your work. Keep your business up and running with new security and recovery options that help prevent security threats and data loss.

 

As you know, older versions of Microsoft's operating systems will not be supported after 2010. Let us help you plan for the future! We will show you how to run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor to find out if your applications, hardware and devices are compatible with this new operating system. In addition to showing you all the cool new features of Windows 7, we will be raffling prizes and offering free giveaways. Register for this FREE, informative seminar on October 28th.

 

Seats are extremely limited! RSVP Today!!


Introducing Citrix XenDesktop 4

XenDesktop 4 is the first-ever, complete desktop virtualization solution to include all the desktop and application delivery technologies needed to bring desktop
virtualization to everyone. There are five key XenDesktop 4 differentiators:

  1. Any device, anytime, anywhere
  2. HDX™ user experience
  3. Citrix FlexCast™ delivery technology
  4. On-demand apps by XenApp™
  5. Open architecture   

Unlike first-generation solutions that were applicable only to a narrow set of users, XenDesktop 4 with its new FlexCast™ delivery technology is the first product to support every major desktop virtualization model in a single, integrated solution. FlexCast™ delivery technology in XenDesktop 4 enables IT to deliver the right desktop for every user. Each FlexCast delivery model can be tailored to meet the various business requirements across the enterprise, including task workers, office
workers and mobile workers.

 XenDesktop 4 now includes on-demand apps by XenApp, enabling customers to deliver on-demand applications to physical and virtual desktops and to simplify application management using application virtualization technologies in use by over 230,000 customers and 100M users.

VDI has generated a lot of excitement and interest as a new way to deliver desktops. However, customers are realizing that VDI alone will not be able to meet the diverse needs of all their users. To extend the benefits of desktop virtualization to all enterprise users, customers need a solution that can deliver the right type of virtual desktop for every user, provide advanced application management and deliver a high-definition user experience. 

Citrix is also offering a new program called “Trade Up program”.  Current Citrix customers can take advantage of trading up to receive the full functionality of XenApp and XenDesktop in one solution.  

Options include trading up all licenses and/or a portion of the licenses. This could result in up to 80% savings for Citrix users.

Please call your sales representative to request more information about XenDesktop 4, XenServer, XenApp, or any other Citrix product or email info@integratedit.com