Cameyo Gives Partners ‘Simple and Secure Means’ to Provision Fully Functional Windows Apps in the Cloud
Cloud may be all the rage, but it doesn’t automatically accommodate all applications.
A number of organizations still rely on legacy programs — in particular, those based on Windows — that do not play well, or at all, in cloud settings. If the question arises whether an application qualifies as “legacy,” refer to Gartner’s definition: “An information system that may be based on outdated technologies, but is critical to day-to-day operations.”
The founders of Cameyo identified and understood this challenge, subsequently starting the company in January 2018. Then, in July of this year, the Cary, North Carolina-based vendor earned its first patent for the way in which it delivers Windows desktop applications to any device. (Hint: It does so through HTML5 browsers. Other businesses bringing legacy apps into the cloud tend to so through cloud virtual machines or containers.)
That win sent Cameyo into a flurry of activity. And partners will want to take note.
Why Cameyo Matters
Perhaps Mark Bowker, senior analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG), said it best: “With Cameyo, channel partners have a simple and secure means to deliver Windows applications without the worries of managing a full payload of the operating system.”
There is no device management overhead or the “threat presence currently sprayed across endpoint devices,” Bowker told Channel Futures.
Further, as businesses adopt new devices such as the Google Chromebook, Cameyo enables continued access to legacy Windows applications.
“Users don’t need to give up functionality by using the mobile version of the application and can get all the functionality of the Windows application without the complexity and risk of managing a full Windows desktop.”
The collective ease and capabilities appeal to SADA, Synnex, and other partners including resellers and independent software vendors who already have teamed with Cameyo. As for why they are joining forces with the company, all one has to do is examine the latest announcements.
Securing Remote Desktop Protocol Ports
Ransomware attacks grew by 118% over the last year. That’s according to the August 2019 edition of the McAfee Labs Threats Report. To make matters worse, “an increasing number
of attacks are gaining access to a company that has open and exposed remote access points, such as RDP and virtual network computing,” McAfee analysts wrote. “RDP credentials can be brute-forced, obtained from password leaks, or simply bought in underground markets.”
Partners know they must protect their enterprise customers as much as possible, and these findings only underscore the urgency of that need. Last month, Cameyo released its RDP Port Shield to address that very gap.
RDP Port Shield is built-in security technology that automatically closes RDP ports. It then dynamically opens and closes ports only to authenticated users, based on white-listed IP addresses, and only when needed. Cameyo says RDP Port Shield works by creating and managing an RDP white-list rule in real-time on the server, through Windows Firewall.
For Cameyo’s channel partners, RDP Port Shield “will help further ease their customers’ cloud migrations by enabling them to deliver any application to…