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 enables mobile supporters to take control of just about any Android device from their computer and easily view the remote mobile display through screenshots. The updated remote desktop app includes native support for x86 Android mobile devices.
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.
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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.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: We have unfortunately detected an issue with the ISL Light application due to a security certificate expiry. You may find you are unable to establish a remote desktop connection.
ISL Online tech team has been working hard to resolve the problem and have already released the update. Please read instructions below how to get the fix.
With so many remote access services claiming cross-platform performance, can we indeed connect to a remote computer regardless of the platform? I dug deep into the business remote desktop market, with special interest in the ability to connect from and to any platform and device, and made a comparison of the five best cross-platform remote support software solutions. The big question here is whether users are willing to pay the price for better flexibility and how much money is enough to get great remote support software.
LogMeIn’s free remote access product, LogMeIn Free, is shutting down, while the company tries to move their free users over to a (over) paid model. But, watch out LogMeIn users, here is a better alternative for everyone seeking performance and value. ISL Online All-in-One offers everything a business needs for a smooth customer support service starting at $145 for a pay-per-use plan or $469 for a yearly subscription.
ISL Online has announced that all-new Private Box will be available to order starting on Thursday, January 23. Private Box is engineered for an unparalleled real-time customer service in a secure corporate environment. It features cross-platform remote desktop control with installable access to unattended computers, live chat for website, and web conferencing pre-installed and pre-configured on a powerful hardware configuration. Designed for enterprises, Private Box can be transformed into a private cloud launching your on-premises online customer service performance to an unprecedented level. Private Box is available starting at €19,990.
In a busy support centre it can be difficult to point out who is performing better than the others, who can easily handle eight simultaneous chats and who can provide answers before clients even submit their questions. Either way, making data-driven decisions on staffing, supervisory, and administrative goals requires powerful reporting. ISL Online has added more complex reports to their live chat customer service enabling users to do just that – gather the right information and act on it.
Great news for all iPad and iPhone users, ISL Light iOS is now fully iOS 7 compatible and optimized for iPhone 5S. All its power-packed remote access and tech support functionalities are henceforth available for iOS 7 devices. You are welcome to download the newest update from the App Store for free. Talk back and let us know what you think by providing reviews and ranking.