Disaster Recovery | June 16 If you think about it from a purely conceptual point of view the cloud can seem like the perfect disaster recovery platform. I have been around so many clients who have complained at length about dedicated disaster recovery location. Though most have moved past a “cold” disaster recovery model (meaning they […]
The company I work for is full of people who share the passion for learning as much as they can as early as possible. With that said, there has been a number of us running Windows 10 since late last year. In late January a few of us took the plunge to not only “play with it” but run it on our primary production device. For me this is my Surface Pro 3. It is a combination of a tablet and a laptop in one. If you haven’t tried it out, you should. I am not a “promote all things Microsoft” but on this one they got it right.
I was working with a client recently who wanted to take advantage of Microsoft Azure’s Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) service. This service can do a great number of things, but in particular they wanted to be able to integrate in MFA with their Cisco ASA VPN solution in order to help with PCI compliance. This design involves setting up a MFAS server onsite and then integrating it via RADIUS to be part of the Authentication chain. The service is pretty robust and most clients would choose to use their phone to receive the phone call, text message or even run the Authenticator App from Microsoft (Android, iPhone and Windows Stores) in order to provide that second factor in the authentication process.
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