How To Reap the Benefits of Wake-on-LAN (WoL) Without the Risks
Picture this: a security expert, miles away from their office, receives an urgent alert from their system. Without having to rush back to their desk, they remotely start up their computer with Wake-on-LAN – and take immediate action to safeguard their network from a potential breach. In this article, we'll explore the often-overlooked security benefits of Wake-on-LAN – including how it can enhance monitoring and response times while minimizing physical access risks.
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Thirty years after Linux's inception, what started as a hobby for Linus Torvalds is now one of the most powerful operating systems, powering billions of devices worldwide. However, with great power comes even greater responsibilities, and Linux is no exception to this rule. As the backbone to a multitude of servers, workstations, kiosks, and other front-line devices throughout the globe, it is imperative for organizations to keep their Linux environments secure and up and running at all times by ensuring that they are protected from vulnerabilities leading to potential downtime and compromise.
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