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PC Security Advice & Resources

PC Security for Kiosks is a big deal for sure.

Hacks into PCs bring to mind words like “Payload”.  We manage this website and just the security threats to your basic WordPress website is unprecedented.

A few days ago a new “Attack Platform” showed up for WordPress.

The first inclination is to shrug it off a bit and point out we speak of a website, yet many kiosks are running content and are connected to that very infrastructure. Thus they are at risk.

There are a couple of “goes without saying” precautions that should be considered:

  • Use a lockdown. There are several from KioWare, PROVISIO, KioskSimple, TIPS and KIOSK Core.  These all “lock down” the common entry points like when the OS boots up, where the browser goes, and at what privilege level a user has available (and it won’t be root or admin).
  • Use a secure OS.  Powering off a machine and back up is a critical juncture.  Are there USB ports exposed, and which are enabled?  Windows Embedded, POSReady and other windows iterations are designed for this industrial type use (also known as unattended).
  • Physical access to the machine and PC needs to be controlled.
  • “Tweaking” windows with assigned access and policies is fine but it usually takes multiple tries to finally lock down some of what the lockdowns lock down.
  • Windows Patch management (or Linux) — how are you going to implement that remotely and unattended?
  • How do you manage all those terminals.
  • What about the backoffice?  Many “breaches” are into the datastores that the kiosks are building/using back in the office. Security begins at home…
  • Do you have contractors logging into your network?  Take some advice from Target. Eliminate it or force them to log in only on secured terminals, not cheap PCs running freeware Malware protection (which doesn’t always update).

That’s some quick advice.

Here are some interesting and useful whitepapers out there.

 

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KioWare Announces KioCloud, a New, Subscription-based Kiosk Management Solution Hosted by KioWare

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York, PA (PRWEB) May 06, 2015 — KioWare has expanded its long standing Kiosk Management product line with KioCloud, a KioWare hosted, subscription-based kiosk management solution.

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Kiosk Cloud Service – KioCloud by KioWare released

KioWare has expanded its long standing Kiosk Management product line with KioCloud, a KioWare hosted, subscription-based kiosk management solution. KioCloud will enable those running KioWare or Kiosk Pro client side kiosk software (running Android, Windows, or iOS) to manage their kiosks remotely, view usage statistics, and monitor kiosk health via any connected browser.
Analytical Design Solutions Inc. (ADSI) announces an addition to their Kiosk Management product offerings, new subscription based KioCloud.
Kiosk Management consists of two components: the client side kiosk software and the browser-based server console. The client side kiosk software (KioWare Full for Windows, KioWare Full for Android or Kiosk Pro Plus & Kiosk Pro Enterprise for iOS) runs locally on the machine to secure the device, and the server console (KioCloud, KioWare Server, or KioWare Server ASP) is used to interact with and provide reports for the secured devices.
With KioCloud, KioWare manages the technical kiosk server hosting, allowing users to get started quickly and focus on deploying and managing client side kiosks rather than setting up and managing an internal kiosk server. A subscription is required, with annual billing currently available and quarterly/monthly billing coming in future updates. KioCloud supports one site per subscription.
For large scale, long-term deployments, KioWare Server, KioWare’s perpetual, self-hosted kiosk management option will likely provide a more cost effective solution for Windows & Android device management.  To manage multiple client sites, KioWare Server ASP provides enterprise management options.
All KioWare client side products can be used to secure devices such as tablets, desktops, and smartphones running Android or Windows Operating Systems.  KioWare kiosk software products lock down your device into kiosk mode, which secures the overall operating system, home screen and usage of applications.  KioWare Kiosk Management tools (KioCloud, KioWare Server, & KioWare Server ASP) allow for remote kiosk management, usage statistics, reporting, monitoring kiosk health, content management and more.
For a demonstration of KioCloud, contact KioWare online, via phone (+1 717.843.4790) or email [email protected].  You can also request a quote or download a trial of KioWare Server or KioCloud.
KioWare has been providing OS, desktop, and browser lockdown security for the kiosk and self-service industry since 2003.
KioWare kiosk software secures your application or website on Windows or Android devices, restricting user access to approved behaviors and protecting user and network data.  KioWare is fully customizable and offers solutions ranging from browser lockdown to full server-based kiosk management.  From simple out of the box configurations to more complex integrations, KioWare is trusted by developers, IT professionals, marketers, Fortune 100 corporations, and small business owners. The KioWare team is based in York, Pennsylvania, with an office located in Reading, UK.  Choose the best KioWare product for your self-service project and download a fully functioning free trial at KioWare.com.
Contact:
Laura Miller
KioWare Kiosk Software
Analytical Design Solutions, Inc.
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Kiosk Statistics, Kiosk Health & Kiosk Reporting – Remote Management

View your kiosk health, usage statistics, and status using KioWare Server. Remotely monitor, update content, and group your kiosks for reporting purposes. View a kiosk dashboard with licensing and heartbeat information, group kiosks by location, manage Windows, iOS and Android kiosks (running KioWare or KioskPro) all with KioWare Server.

 




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KioWare Releases New Versions of Kiosk Software

Version 3.4 of KioWare for Android is now available. Also available is Version 7.3.0 of KioWare for Windows. With External Device Support for a plethora of new devices, this latest release of KioWare Kiosk Software Products allows for integration with new payment, printing, and security devices.

Source: www.kioware.com

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