PolicyPak Security & Technical Whitepaper Series

Want to know how to maximize your control over your system using PolicyPak? You’re in the right place.

This whitepaper series will show you how PolicyPak can empower, extend and amplify your control over your system – whatever kind of Administrator you are.

Whether you’re a Group Policy admin, if you use SCCM, MDOP, Citrix XenApp, VMware View or if you’re dealing with App-V, ThinApp or Citrix Steaming Clients, we can boost you up to the next level of control with PolicyPak.

What most Group Policy (and Desktop) Admins don’t know about application management

Group Policy and Group Policy Preferences are awesome, but they cannot manage all the applications you have.

Using PolicyPak with Group Policy can ensure that settings are delivered to most applications, and locked down and consistently applied and remediated. You can deploy PolicyPak directives using the Group Policy infrastructure you already have (or your own management tool, like SCCM).

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What most SCCM admins don’t know about application management

PolicyPak and SCCM don’t try to do the same thing. SCCM is great for deploying software & reporting on compliance. PolicyPak delivers settings to your applications, performs UI lockdown & automatic remediation for a huge variety of settings. You can deploy PolicyPak directives using SCCM and deliver those directives to collections on your network or those over the Internet.)

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What most IT admins don’t know about VDI 

VDI is a powerful way of ensuring you can deliver a normal Windows image to your BYOD users. But it requires careful implementation to ensure that the user experience is optimal, efficient and secure.

The whitepaper shows you some of the key points to watch for in setting and delivering your VDI image to your users, and how adding PolicyPak to your Group Policy toolbox grants you increased control over both the VDI image and the applications within it.

PLUS

Eleven reasons why VDI systems, like VMware View, Citrix XenDesktop and Citrix XenApp, work better when adding PolicyPak to them.

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What most Internet Explorer Admins don’t know about application management

Internet Explorer is second to none in terms of how often it’s used on your network.

And yes, there are several tools which come in the box to help you manage settings and security protocols. But they aren’t enough to achieve full lockdown of these settings.

This paper takes you through the in-the-box tools for managing IE settings, shows you how far they get you, and explains how to achieve full control by adding PolicyPak to your admin toolbox.

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What most Office 2010 & 2013 admins don’t know about application management

Office 2010 and 2013 admins have it hard enough. Users are constantly making changes and working around your security.

Yes, Microsoft ships both ADM and ADMX templates for Office 2010 and Office 2013. But it’s a good idea to understand what they DO and DON’T DO, What you don’t know could hurt you.

See how PolicyPak can fill in the gaps when it comes to managing your Office 2010 and/or Office 2013 on your desktops.

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What most IT admins don’t know about Deep Freeze (and similar disk restoration solutions)

Deep Freeze and similar disk restoration solutions are a really powerful way of ensuring you can restore your system in case of trouble. And they’re great at what they do.

The problem is, they can’t handle everything, and they aren’t enough by themselves to give you a well-managed desktop. For that, you’ll need some additional help, like PolicyPak.

This whitepaper will take you through some of the limitations of disk restoration products such as Deep Freeze, and shows you how adding PolicyPak can ensure you’re properly managing end-user experiences on your network.

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7 Dumb Things IT Pros do With Windows 7 & 8 Rollouts

We all do dumb things, but I wouldn’t want to mess up a Windows 7 rollout.

Mess up a rollout – and your whole business (not to mention your reputation) suffers.

The smart IT Pros and Managers will want to combat these common mistakes and ensure they come out on top of a company wide Windows 7 rollout. Let me show you some common problems which often chip away at Windows 7 Return-on-Investment (ROI), and which could have been prevented with a little forethought.

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What IT Pros Need to know about Windows 8

If you’re like me, you want to know what you “don’t know” about Windows 8.

Of course, there’s a lot. But this guide will help you understand a handful of important things as you start to work and thing about Windows 8.

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Microsoft’s Missing Management Tool / PolicyPak in Microsoft Enterprise

Microsoft has an amazing and ubiquitous array of management tools for your desktops and networks.

But they can’t handle everything, especially not with the evolving future of desktops, networks, VDI and BYOD. You’ll need an extra tool for that: PolicyPak.

This whitepaper will take you through the use cases of Microsoft’s management tools, examine their strengths and weaknesses and show you how PolicyPak is designed to work seamlessly with Microsoft to lock down, control and revert your network, user and security settings.

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VMware’s Missing Management Tool / PolicyPak in a VMware Enterprise

VMware’s suite of management tools are powerful, popular and extremely useful for busy admins.

But while they’re great at what they do, they can’t do everything, particularly when it comes to controlling the apps and systems they make available to your users.

This whitepaper will take you through the strengths and weaknesses of VMware’s management tools, and show you how PolicyPak is designed to work seamlessly with VMware’s management systems to give you the control you need over your network, user and security settings.

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SANS knows how to protect your network. Shouldn’t you?

Security is a paramount issue for enterprise managers and network administrators today.

Your enterprise network is made up of hundreds or even thousands of stationary, mobile, or VDI-generated user desktops. Ensuring that all of these desktops remain secure throughout the enterprise is a daunting task.

Where do you even start?

In this whitepaper, learn what John Pescatore, Director of Security Trends thinks are the top things you could be (and should be) doing.

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Application Configuration Management (ACM) Report

The ACM Report for 2014-15 demonstrates statistics and insights about exactly who and how much is being done to set configuration and application standards, how often users are working around those standards, and what it costs to return systems back to compliance.

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