We are proud to announce the release of ISL Conference Proxy 4.3 for Windows and Linux with server-side modules for remote desktop and other collaborative services. ISL Online built a lot of value into the new version of the ISL Online backend server application, including a restyled “Join a Session” page, strengthened security and performance with an improved support of multi-factor authentication, and instant session joining for clients using mobile devices, while it also fixes a sizable list of small quibbles.
This week, our Server License users are receiving automatic system messages from their ISL Conference Proxy servers: “Authenticode will expire on 2016-08-20”.
What Server License users should do about this?
There is absolutely no urgency to handle this and it, by all means, will not affect your work nor compromise the security of your system. However, all system administrators who manage the ISL Online Server License in their organisation are recommended to follow the procedure described below in order to solve this issue and remove the automatic system notification about certificate expiry.
Procedure for ISL Online system administrators
1. Log in to your ISL Online Account.
2. Create a new packet to get the new license file.
3. Upload the new license file to your ISL Conference Proxy.
4. Go to the server running ISL Conference Proxy.
5. Open the web administration page: http://localhost:7615/conf.
6. Log in as user admin.
7. Select Online Update and apply all available updates.
8. Restart ISL Conference Proxy.
The story behind the update
Effective from 1st January 2016, Microsoft no longer supports applications signed with a SHA-1 code signing certificate, therefore, ISL Online has been using both SHA-1 and SHA-2 certificates since 4th June 2015 to make the final transition less painful for users. In fact, all ISL Online applications have been double signed with SHA-1 and SHA-2 hash functions since.
As of today, ISL Conference Proxy uses only the more secure SHA-2 certificate, since the obsolete security certificate, SHA-1, has been completely removed. The reason for finally eliminating SHA-1 is its pending expiry scheduled for 20th August 2016.
Does this apply to Hosted Service users as well?
No, absolutely not. ISL Online team has been preparing for this migration for a year now and we can definitely say that we are ready. Our Hosted Service (cloud) users do not need to worry and won’t feel the transition to SHA-2 as all has been tested and works properly.
The leading distributor of Oil and Gas in Colombia with a strong 45% market share, Organización Terpel S.A (Terpel), needed a secure and high-performance solution to assist and manage over 1,500 internal remote connections on a daily basis. In 2014, they decided to introduce ISL Online Corporate License, a self-hosted remote support solution, operating at corporate-level security and performance, while also assuring full privacy, independence and unlimited use of the software. With ISL Online, Terpel has since been able to effectively manage several thousand computers in Colombia and other Latin America countries and assist 2,000 of own sale points, 29 supply plants and operations in 20 airports.
It’s that time of the year again and ISL Online is ready to make a show at the UK’s leading exhibition and conference for IT service professionals. At the event, held in London on 8-9 June at the new venue of Olympia, ISL Online will be exhibiting enterprise remote control solution, showing mostly SaaS and on-premises branding options, while also mobile apps and other useful features. So, if you’re planning on visiting SITS, feel welcome to stop by the ISL Online stand no. 205 for a short presentation or just to say Hi.
Weeks after Being Announced No. 1 Remote Desktop Solution in Japan, ISL Online Excels Once More with Konica Minolta
Just weeks after ISL Online had been named Japan’s number one remote desktop provider by a renowned Japanese market research and consulting company, Seed Planning, Inc., it is proud to announce that Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH (Konica Minolta) has switched to a completely rebranded white-label remote desktop solution provided by ISL Online.
ISL Online is proud to announce that it has been named Japan’s number one remote desktop provider by a renowned Japanese market research and consulting company, Seed Planning, Inc. According to their recent survey of the Japanese remote desktop market, ISL Online is a definite winner in the on-premises market with a persuasive 44 percent share, as well as the overall leader in the cloud and on-premises market combined, achieving an amazing 29 percent share.
ISL Online, a pioneer provider of enterprise remote desktop software, is proud to present an upgraded ISL Light 4.1 with a convenient remote computer grouping, empowered user management, restart and resume functionality for Mac, and a series of small improvements for a snappier and a slightly more responsive app. You are welcome to give it a try.
Access is key and with over ten years on the market ISL Online delivers remote desktop and live chat software that simply works. Crafted to perfection, it lets you access and control a remote device securely using the latest remote desktop technologies with comprehensive customisation and integration options. Visit us at an event unrivalled in the technical support community, the HDI 2016 Conference & Expo in Orlando, Florida, and enjoy a hands-on demonstration of the state-of-the-art remote desktop solution and see how it could fit into your business.
Where? Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida.
When? April 12-15.
Booth? Booth #622.
The latest events tied to two widely used remote access software programs left us with uncertainty (TeamViewer, VNC), however, since the ransomware attacks proposed safety doubts related to remote access software in general, here are a few frequently answered questions about the security users might be questioning right now.
Is remote access software still safe?
Yes, remote access software is still safe. ISL Online, the Enterprise Remote Desktop software, comes with strong built-in security mechanisms. Furthermore, several independent security audits and penetration tests have revealed that ISL Online is a generally trustworthy service and provides a strong level of security. Read more about the Security Tests.
We are happy to announce the updated ISL Light plugin has been added to the Devolutions Add-on family. The new ISL Light Add-on further integrates Devolutions All-in-one management solution Remote Desktop Manager (RDM) with ISL Light software and allows you to start a remote support session or connect to an unattended remote computer from within RDM by means of just one click.
A new Internet security threat has been announced this week. A vulnerability in SSLv2 can be used to attack/decrypt TLS connections, when SSLv2 is enabled on the server. You are welcome to read more about it here:
For the 12th year, ISL Online is exhibiting its Enterprise Remote Desktop and Live Chat solutions at Hannover’s CeBIT, 14 – 18th March, the world’s largest computing and consumer electronics event. ISL Online is co-exhibiting with a partner organisation acmeo at Stand F76 in Hall 15 to showcase high security, adaptability and comprehensive functionality, favourable to digitalised businesses and state-of-the-art IT support. Feel welcome to visit us for a short presentation, a discussion about possible SaaS customisation and integration, or just a bite of chocolate.
As the access to the Hall 15 is limited, please register to get your Planet Reseller Pass.
It has been another interesting week from the security perspective, since most administrators have been busy in the past few days patching the latest vulnerability marked as CVE-2015-7547.
It is a buffer overflow in the getaddrinfo() function which is a part of the GNU C Library (glibc), you can read more about it at the following links:
- CVE-2015-7547: glibc getaddrinfo stack-based buffer overflow [Google Online Security Blog]
- Critical security flaw: glibc stack-based buffer overflow in getaddrinfo() (CVE-2015-7547) [Red Hat Customer Portal]
The 2015 uptime finally came out this week! Proud to say, ISL Online has once again proved a smart choice for quick and secure connections to any device in the world. With our SaaS working at an astounding 99.992 percent uptime, the service was intact and globally available 24/7/365 except for 42 minutes of partial service or web downtime across four minor incidents.
For those of you already using the latest ISL Light Android Remote Desktop app released two weeks ago (read blog), here are a few useful keyboard shortcuts to help you control a remote Android mobile device faster.
IMPORTANT: Server License users need to upgrade their ISL Conference Proxy to 4.2.0 or later to avoid Windows blocking ISL Online applications on Windows 7 and higher due to Microsoft SHA-1 deprecation policy.
ISL Online, an enterprise remote desktop software provider, has recently released a completely renewed player, that goes hand in hand with their session recording functionality, enabling improved playback and management of recorded remote support and access sessions. The latest version of the player, renamed now into ISL Player 4.0, has a refreshed design and brings ISL Light’s fourth generation look and feel, plus a handful of new features for easier handling and editing of the recordings. ISL Player 4.0 is available free to all ISL Online users.
Over the past year, ISL Online has been busy as ever adding new features (Android screen sharing, remote access to iOS devices), improving performance (iOS remote access, UI, Windows 10, web conferencing for iOS) synchronising software over various platforms (Mac, Linux) and achieving other great goals (AVG OEM customisation, Managed Private Cloud in Japan, security, availability, CeBIT, Expo Tecnología in Mexico, SITS in London, GITEX in Dubai) to help you guys do what you do even better (Arsys).
Let the new year start just as prosperously and joyfully and may it bring you new goals, new inspirations and new achievements with always new features of your favourite remote desktop tools. Happy New Year!
ISL Online, an enterprise remote desktop software provider, released today an updated version of its ISL Groop iOS app, which enhances user experience of the simple cross-platform web conferencing app also on iPhones. The app has been completely redesigned, its audio and video conferencing improved, its performance optimised for iPhone 6, 6 Plus and iOS 7 and later, while it also fixes a sizable list of small quibbles.