5 Ways to Improve Your Company VPN’s Security for macOS Monterey

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With the highly anticipated release of macOS Monterey now officially set for next week, many of you will be planning a system-wide update in the coming weeks to ensure your company’s Macs are up to date and running on the latest macOS version.

We strongly recommend taking this key opportunity to also tighten up your network’s security. This may include updating passwords and network settings, checking your software is still compatible, and – most importantly – strengthening your VPN connection.

In this post, we’re sharing five straightforward yet highly effective ways you can improve your company VPN’s security, ready for the release of macOS Monterey…

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How to Apply Zero-Trust Security Principles to Your VPN

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A secure VPN is one of the most important aspects of your company’s network security. So how do you balance your employees’ remote access with the risks of inadvertent data breaches, leaks and hacks? One solution many organizations are adopting is a Zero-Trust network architecture.

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We’ll explore how with the right tools in place, VPNs and Zero-Trust Networks can happily coexist. This means you can take all the necessary precautions to protect your internal network, while also providing staff with a secure yet user-friendly solution to get connected and work productively.

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How to disable all traffic and unblock sites on Cisco AnyConnect VPN

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Thousands of professionals and students connect to Cisco AnyConnect VPN every day. But sometimes the network configured by your admin may slow you down or block local network access.

A quick primer
There are two ways to configure a company VPN:

  1. Send all data over VPN: This may be called “Host to everywhere”, “All traffic”, “Full tunnel”, “Global VPN”
  2. Only send data for the company network over VPN: This may be called “Host to network”, “Split tunnel” or just “split VPN”

Many companies choose the first option to push all network traffic through the VPN by default. This is easiest to configure, but can mean that accessing regular internet sites can be slower, as the connection has to go through your VPN first.

Certain sites by also be blocked on the VPN gateway, or you may find yourself cut off from accessing devices on your local network.

Sounds familiar? There’s an easy workaround…

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Discover VPN Tracker 365 TeamCloud: Modern VPN Solution for Consultants

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Urgently need to access an important client VPN connection but…

  • You don’t have the latest connection file?
  • You’ve misplaced your user credentials?
  • Your colleague has changed the Pre-Shared Key and can’t be reached?

Sound familiar? As an IT consultant or solution provider, every minute wasted chasing up the latest connection details or searching for login credentials is valuable time you could be spending working with clients and delivering your services effectively.

Here’s where VPN Tracker 365 comes in…

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We skinned our iMacs

By Company

Pastel vs. Sexy

Our latest side project here at Zeitpunkt Haus in Munich has a very simple explanation: We don’t like the front of the new colourful iMacs. While the back looks stunning in either colour you choose, the front offers only a washed-out, pastel version of that. Or to be even more precise: Two variants. As one is glass (the chin) and the other is metal, even they do not go very well together.

To put it short: We skinned our iMacs’ front and base 😱

What is that sexy red on the back?

The first step was to find out the colour properties of that nice, strong, saturated back. That’s what we want to see on the front, too. We started with the red iMac. 

With the help of Pantone formula guides, it turned out that this red is very similar to the Monza red in our tizi line: That is Pantone 206, which is for instance the colour of the metal cooling head of the tizi Turbolader 3X MEGA in-car USB-charger. It just had to be a little bit darker.

Needless to say, you can hardly simulate an anodized aluminium colour with an inkjet printed paper, but still we wanted to get as close as possible – at least for the light circumstances in the office room where the red iMac found its place to live.

So, we printed a number of shades of that colour on the very same self-adhesive paper that we would later use to create the actual stickers and compared it to the sexy back-side of the iMac.

When we found out the actual CMYK values (0/100/90/20), we measured the iMac’s chin and base and created the required forms in Illustrator. (Download the template).

We printed the template on our HP 500 PS inkjet monster on self adhesive vinyl paper (HP Colorfast C6775A), cut it out as accurately as possible, and stuck it over the ugly pastel areas. 

Et voilà: An all sexy-red iMac front and back!

VPN Tracker 365 21.4 is now available – all you need to know

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VPN Tracker 365 version 21.4* is now available for all customers to download! As well as introducing a fresh new my.vpntracker UI, this update also brings some key changes to the app for both team- and individual users.

NEW: vpn tracker 365 version 21.4

Get up to date on everything that’s new in the latest version in this detailed update guide…

*Version 21.4 also including any subsequent minor updates to follow the main release.

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