Top Windows security tips you need to know
Learn some of the most important Windows security tips to enhance device security and increase productivity.
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Nov 21, 2023
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“One single vulnerability is all an attacker needs”
– Window Snyder, Chief Security Officer, Fastly
It is the primary responsibility of organizations to actively prevent and mitigate any potential vulnerabilities that attackers could exploit. With cyber threats becoming increasingly sophisticated, implementing robust security measures is not only essential but also non-negotiable.
Understanding the pressing need for advanced security solutions, Hexnode UEM is excited to introduce its latest breakthrough feature, Hexnode Access for Windows devices. Designed to meet the demands of organizations, this feature empowers businesses to fortify their device security like never before. So, let’s dive into the exciting capabilities and benefits offered by this feature for Windows devices.
Hexnode Access for Windows allows users to utilize their cloud IdP (Identity Provider) credentials, such as from Microsoft Entra ID (formerly known as Azure AD) and Google Workspace, to create user accounts on their Windows devices. With this feature, administrators no longer need to preconfigure user accounts, thereby streamlining the onboarding process and reducing administrative burdens.
Let’s take a deep dive into the inner workings of this feature, allowing us to gain a comprehensive understanding of its functionality. With the help of this feature, users can simply sign in using their existing cloud credentials, enhancing convenience and user experience. The users will thereafter need to authenticate to the local device account. If they’re new users, they will need to set up the password for their newly created local user account.
By implementing this robust authentication mechanism, the system strengthens user identity verification. It also provides an enhanced level of protection for sensitive data and information. Hexnode Access feature also empowers organizations to safeguard their resources and maintain a secure computing environment.
In addition to bolstering security, the Hexnode Access for Windows feature offers administrators the flexibility to customize the Windows login screen for users. This customization feature allows organizations to align the login screen with their branding. IT admins can also add relevant message or create a more personalized user experience using this feature.
Let’s now dive deeper into this feature to understand how it works and what it offers! Once users reach the login screen of their Windows device, an additional option will appear for them—logging in with their work account. Here, the configurations made by the IT admin in the Hexnode portal decide the IdP utilized for authentication.
Hexnode offers two IdP for Windows devices: Microsoft Entra ID and Google Workspace. Based on the IdP, the available different configurations in the Hexnode portal are shown in the below image.
When authentication is successful, users should set a local password for their device’s newly created local account. This will ensure secure future logins where the user must enter the device password as the first layer of authentication. In addition to this, a re-authentication time can be set in the policy. This will determine when the users should enter their Microsoft Entra ID or Google Workspace authentication password. This second layer of authentication adds an extra level of protection, safeguarding sensitive information. This ensures that only authorized individuals gain access to the device. The IT admin can also set the re-authentication time from the Hexnode portal.
Hexnode Access empowers organizations and users alike. By seamlessly integrating Identity Providers, customizing configurations and granting administrative controls, Hexnode UEM ensures that the login experience is not only streamlined but also fortified against potential threats.
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There is a multitude of options and capabilities that Hexnode Access for Windows brings to the table for IT administrators. With this feature, admins can enhance their management and personalization capabilities to new heights. Furthermore, Hexnode Access for Windows provides IT admins with the ability to configure the following additional options:
And much more! Hexnode Access for Windows offers a comprehensive suite of features and settings. In fact, this feature will empower IT admins to tailor the login experience. Through this, IT admins can boost productivity and ensure the highest level of security for their organization.
Hexnode Access for Windows offers numerous benefits for organizations. Some of them are:
Hexnode Access for Windows goes beyond simplifying user onboarding and authentication processes. It also serves as a cornerstone of comprehensive security measures and user satisfaction. By seamlessly integrating advanced features, Hexnode Access redefines the landscape of Windows device security. Moreover, Hexnode UEM extends this secure login capability to macOS devices, offering a unified approach to device management and security.
As Hexnode UEM continues to innovate, the industry eagerly anticipates the forthcoming advancements it will bring to the table. With a commitment to device management and security, Hexnode UEM is your go-to solution. So, embrace the future of Hexnode Access and elevate your organization’s security posture with Hexnode UEM’s comprehensive suite of features. Also, stay tuned for more exciting developments! 😉
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