Whether you’re using another computer on the same local network, you’re halfway around the world connecting to your Mac desktop from a phone or a tablet, or running remote support business as usual, the newly upgraded ISL Online remote access solution will connect much faster, enhance the overall performance, enable remote reboot and reconnect and make a file transfer an easy job.
Just months after Heartbleed, which shook the Internet harder than anything before, new security vulnerability known as Bash or Shellshock is threatening to compromise online security once again. A careful audit of ISL Online confirms the remote desktop software is not affected by the Bash bug.
We dare you: beat our new apprentice Joe at the Rubik’s cube. For the record, he can do a Rubik’s cube in 12 seconds (when he is at his best). Unfortunately, he’d eaten too many sweets, drunk too much cola, and was down to an abysmal 25 seconds! Still, a video worth your time and a challenge too intriguing to ignore.
As 90.1% of IT organisations are using remote control tools, the big question here is whether the selected remote desktop control tool ensures the best level of security needed to prevent unwanted data breaches and theft. Is your sensitive business information exposed by remote access? Or your network vulnerable? We look at the main security criteria to help you re-examine just how secure remote PC access software you have.
For those of you who prefer on-premises remote desktop support software, ISL Online has the biggest backend change ready for you after 2005. The newest server application, ISL Conference Proxy 4.0, will enhance your user experience to a corporate-wise level. We have added live monitoring, real-time and daily statistics, detailed reporting, compliance with corporate security devices such as F5, improved performance and much more enterprise-requested features.
How to upgrade your Server License with ISL Conference Proxy 4.0
Buy ESS (if it’s expired)
Symantec’s recent announcement about the end-of-life of their long world’s best-selling remote access solution pcAnywhere left its users wondering about alternative solutions that will simply continue the good old remote support service and perhaps even add some bonus features, possibly at lower costs. We’ve made a side-by-side comparison between pcAnywhere and ISL Online that might help you with the decision.
As ISL Online is a big remote work promoter, some of our team members move regularly to the seaside during the summer months. In order to work, not to slack 24/7 (although that sounds much better, obviously). Well, also for some pleasure, surely, but that’s usually after a successful business day. And while some of us are blogging, coding or preparing invoices from a sunny Croatian island, Italy’s extreme south and a windy Canary island, our office buddies seem to be enjoying life as well. Fresh pictures just arrived revealing an insider view of our traditional summer picnic, which took place last Saturday. What I can make out of the picnic pictures are the following three things: good food, inventive games and a LOT of fun. It almost makes me get on the next bus to go back to the office. Almost. ;)
So, here are some small summer delights at ISL Online. Enjoy!
ISL Online, a leading enterprise clientless remote support software provider, has released a new version of the remote desktop app for Android, ISL Light 2.1. Available on Google Play, the app lets you securely control a remote computer, while it also empowers mobile supporters to take control of just about any Android device from their computer or mobile device and easily view the remote mobile display through screenshots. The ISL Light remote desktop app lets you:
- Connect to Android devices from desktop computers (Windows, Mac, Linux).
– Connect to Android devices from Android phones and tablets.
– Connect to Android devices from your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
– Connect to computers (Windows, Mac, Linux) from Android phones and tablets.
Remote desktop software which lets you tap into a remote computer and control it through another machine is one of the key tools for an efficient support centre. Even though the software delivers amazing functionality, for those daily engaged in tech support activities, it requires some skill and time to be able to manoeuvre it confidently. To help you master it, we prepared a checklist of the must-use remote desktop tools that will make every tech supporter’s job a lot easier.
Are you that person who understands and values client relationships and gets excited about building businesses? Then you might be just the right person for us. As ISL Online is getting bigger each year, creating more value for our amazing users, we would be proud to grow by yet another team member. We are looking for someone who enjoys in sales activities, is eager to interact with customers, and fits the sales position description and requirements. If you feel you could fit our team and face new challenges successfully, please contact our UK office to schedule a meeting. We are excited to hear from you!
We are proud to present the redesigned ISL Online website! The refreshed website follows the modern flat-design trends as it is not only attractive, easy to navigate and mobile-friendly, but it also has simplified content, and an overall aesthetic appeal. So, finding relevant content or joining a new remote support session is now easier and is just a click, swipe or tap away.
Choosing the right software for your IT support can be beyond challenge. The challenge, of course, is to find a remote support solution that matches your unique needs perfectly and to incorporate it in your environment. Let’s explore the options and see what the corporate users should be looking at when choosing remote support software.
ISL Online will exhibit for the third consecutive year at the UK’s leading Service Desk and IT Support Show (SITS), in London on 29 -30 April. This year, UK visitors will be able to see a demo of ISL Online’s enterprise remote support solution and the fastest remote access software for the first time. You are welcome to find us at Stand No. 317.
As the evermore popular bring-your-own-device (BYOD) has changed the IT industry towards greater mobility over the past few years, ISL Online, too, has empowered users to easily connect to remote computers from practically any desktop or mobile device available (Win, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS, Win Mobile). Today, we are proud to introduce secure remote control for Android devices that enables operators to access mobile devices from a computer. With the new Android app, IT professionals are able to support Android phones and tablets remotely and quickly troubleshoot problems with a mobile device right from their own computer.
According to heartbleed.com, the OpenSSL cryptographic software library, also in use by ISL Online, has a serious vulnerability called the Heartbleed bug. Uncovered by a team of security engineers from Codenomicon and Google Security, the weakness allows attackers to steal information typically protected by the SSL/TLS encryption used to secure the Internet. SSL/TLS provides communication security and privacy over the Internet for applications such as web, email, instant messaging (IM) and some virtual private networks (VPNs). The Heartbleed bug was introduced to OpenSSL in December 2011, and has been in the wild since version 1.0.1 was released in March 2012. The fixed version 1.0.1g was launched on Monday, 7 April.
The affected version of OpenSSL 1.0.1c is used in the versions of ISL Conference Proxy from 3.5.0 – 3.5.6. However, on 8 April 2014 ISL Online released a new version of ISL Conference Proxy 3.5.7 with the Heartbleed Bug fix. The new version of ISL Conference Proxy 3.5.7 was immediately deployed to our ISL Cloud Network of servers and our SaaS (Hosted Service) users were automatically shifted to use the safe fixed version. Hosted Service users thus don’t need to do anything as they are already using the new software with the OpenSSL Heartbleed Bug fixed.
IMPORTANT (Server License)
Server License users, on the other hand, should check which version of the ISL Conference Proxy they are running. If they are running ISL Conference Proxy from 3.5.0 to 3.5.6 we highly recommend upgrading to the versions 3.5.2a or 3.5.7.
If you have any questions regarding the Heartbleed Bug issue and need some guidance to deploy the new ISL Conference Proxy 3.5.7, please feel free to contact us anytime.
EXPO MiPyme DIGITAL 2014, the number one Colombian ICT fair for MSME businesses, is soon to open its doors to the visitors, and our team is ready to show you around everything new and exciting at ISL Online.
We’re excited to introduce today the fastest remote access software so far, which lets you connect to an unattended remote computer in record time of only 7 seconds. ISL AlwaysOn 2.2 also brings a remarkably easy-to-use file transfer and full compatibility with Microsoft Windows 8.1.
For the first time, ISL Online is exhibiting its Enterprise Remote Desktop solutions at Bogotá’s EXPO MiPyme DIGITAL 2014, the number one Colombian ICT fair for MSME businesses. You are welcome to find us at Stand No.109.
ISL Online at EXPO MiPyme DIGITAL 2014: Stand 109.
Where? Bogotá, Compensar Convention Center.
When? March 26 to 27: 9 AM – 7 PM.
Sunday morning started early with something resembling a “mayday” call from our Japanese partners, who discovered the issue in our remote desktop software ISL Light when the rest of us were still sound asleep. A team of the best engineers at ISL Online soon gathered in the headquarters and figured that the issue was hidden in the certificate X.509, which expired at midnight and consequently did not let remote support users connect to their remote computers. While it was immediately clear that the detected certificate issue needed to be fixed as soon as possible, we couldn’t predict how fast our users could get the update to continue their normal remote support tasks, preferably by Monday morning.