3 ways Guardian can protect your technology

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What is Cloudhouse Guardian?

Cloudhouse Guardian manages your organisation’s internal security, configuration risks and technological changes. 

Guardian scans your entire estate (servers, desktops, laptops, network infrastructure etc), and detects and tracks the configuration of each device or software to determine what is out of date/non-compliant. It uses that information and automatically updates the technology to its best practice.

The importance of protecting your technology

Protecting your technology is vital to avoiding many types of cyberattacks and security breaches, which could result in business interruption. This could not only have an effect on your day-to-day business operations but your customers too. If data breaches occur, private information could be leaked, allowing your customers to become targets of ransomware attacks and in turn causing reputational harm to your organisation.

How can Guardian protect you?

1. Guardian identifies gaps in your technology, spots security flaws early and detects misconfiguration.
Misconfigurations are a common way for attackers to access your devices – even though you may be unaware of any, ports left open on the internet are easy points of entry for attackers. Guardian detects these flaws before they can be exploited and automatically heightens your security by adjusting any out-of-date configurations to their optimal form, covering the gaps for potential security breaches.

2. Avoid configuration drift through continual monitoring of your estate.
Guardian doesn’t just detect issues but builds and maintains resistance in your technology. It compares the changes in your systems and environments over time and provides visibility and control of your configuration flaws. Guardian allows you to proactively act on misconfigurations and reduce the risk of cyberattacks.

3. Software auditing – ensure the right processes are being used, in the most effective and secure way.
Guardian validates all of your processes in one solution and alerts the correct parties if something goes wrong. This allows you to understand how well your current processes are or are not working and the necessary software/patches to install to improve them.

Guardian helps prevent exploitation of your technology, helping to avoid attacks against your business and customers.

To find out how Guardian can help you, drop us a message on our contact page.

About Cloudhouse

Avatar photoCloudhouse is experienced in problematic application migration and config monitoring systems to fix the unfixable and modernise any IT estate – whether it’s run on-premises or in the cloud. With two proven solutions; Alchemy: Cloudhouse Application Packaging Solution modernises IT estates by fixing unfixable apps and moves them onto a supported operating system.

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How much does Cloudhouse cost? Down Arrow

Cloudhouse costs are split into two elements – the licensing required to deploy application compatibility packages, and the professional services needed to create the application compatibility packages.

Licensing is offered on a per user basis for desktop applications and a per server basis for server applications. There are discounts available based on volumes.

Professional Services costs are dependent on the nature and complexity of the application. We quote a cost for packaging once we have been able to see the application, or portfolio of applications.

Contact us here with your requirements and we will provide you with a quote.

Packaging and Maintaining Applications
Who is responsible for packaging desktop and server applications? Down Arrow

Cloudhouse provide the Professional Services to package applications.

Requirements for Test and Development Down Arrow

Cloudhouse recommend packaged applications are tested in the standard UAT environments used for natively installed applications, or applications packaged in App-V. The more representative the test environment is of the live environment, the greater the chance of finding any issues prior to go-live.

Updating Applications Down Arrow

Service packs and updates can be applied to the applications in a package using the Editor, refer to Updating, Editing and Maintaining Containers which describes how a new snapshot is created for the update, and how it is then applied to the package.

Who manages Cloudhouse operationally within an account? Down Arrow

Cloudhouse recommends the same team who manage the operations of native apps.

Automation and Deployment Down Arrow

Applications running in Application Compatibility Packages can be deployed, and managed with same tools, or scripts used to deploy natively installed applications e.g. SCCM, InTune, LAN Desk. Please refer to Supported 3rd Party Products and Versions for details.

How do we know which of our departments/ teams should support the Package? Down Arrow

The Cloudhouse Package does not include OS components, it only contains the packaged application plus Cloudhouse components. Cloudhouse recommend the same team that is responsible for supporting applications packaged with App-V, or delivered as natively installed applications, support Cloudhouse Application Compatibility Containers.

Documentation for Service Desk & Service Management Down Arrow

Full documentation is made available to Cloudhouse partners and customers as required.

Do Cloudhouse provide training? Down Arrow

Cloudhouse offers a full packaging service that can scale to meet any requirement. In the event, however, that a partner wishes to offer application compatibility packaging as part of a wider solution, Cloudhouse will work with that partner. Please contact us here for details.