At beginning of this year, a new class of security vulnerabilities targeting processor hardware made headlines. Meltdown and Spectre attacks can potentially affect every computer or device in the enterprise – and they impact not just security, but also performance, budgets, and schedules.
Nick Rintalan, Principal Enterprise Architect, and I invite you to our webinar on March 29th, where we will describe the latest updates about the current state of this new class of hardware vulnerabilities.
There are many misunderstandings about, as well as much inaccurate reporting on, these vulnerabilities. One of the reasons for this is that there are three separate vulnerabilities and reports are often do not differentiate between them. These vulnerabilities impact lower layers of the stack, which are less familiar to administrators responsible for software running at the higher layers.
Information around these new attacks is still fluid and estimates of their real impact, current patches, and possible mitigation is ever-changing. IT departments should proactively monitor for updates and keep their finger on the pulse while preparing strategies and procedures to handle this situation.
In this webinar, we will explain the differences between Meltdown and Spectre variations, the potential security and performance implications for XenApp and XenDesktop workloads, and recommended mitigation strategies. We will also describe the different variables that can play a role in overall performance impact: different CPU generations, versions of operating systems, or applications installed. And most importantly, we will discuss methods that can be used to reduce the impact of these vulnerabilities on your environment.
If you want to learn more, please join us on March 29, as we discuss the latest development of Meltdown & Spectre drama – including a live Q&A session!
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