The Scope of Reboot to Restore Technology for Government Organizationsby Jose Richardson System Admin
System Downtime is unacceptable as delays in critical Government tasks can lead to dire consequences. Reboot to Restore technology helps in ensuring that mission-critical systems remain constantly up and running.
Government organizations are becoming more open to mobility, BYOD, and similar technology-driven trends. While rapid adoption of IT advancements has enhanced operational efficiency, it has also increased the scope of system downtime significantly. In fact, the speed at which technology is evolving makes it very difficult to tackle modern threats and system issues merely with restrictive measures and legacy solutions.
Challenges in Managing Government IT Systems
Government IT specialists are tasked with ensuring maximum system availability and optimum performance while allowing the desired level of accessibility to various users. Not to forget, all this needs to be done within the constraints of government protocols. Here is a look at the key challenges that IT teams at government organizations handle on a daily basis:
Disparate functions and unique requirements: The government has an overarching presence, with direct or indirect involvement in every industry and sector. Every government ministry or department has a unique set of requirements. Consequently, what is considered best practice for endpoint management in one department may not be relevant to the others.
Unprecedented threats: Multi-user computing environments are a common scene inside government agencies. While smart devices have certainly enhanced the efficiency of the units, the increasing number of devices has also broadened the scope of system downtime. As each workstation is accessed by multiple people, they are prone to malfunctioning due to unwanted changes by users, configuration drifts, and other unauthorized actions. Nonetheless, calling IT support for fixing each and every issue manually is not the most effective way of functioning, especially, when the question is about government agencies handling mission-critical scenarios.
Oblivious to the requirements of on-field computers: A large chunk of the government activities are accomplished through on-field computers, the degree of which varies from one department to another. Now, in the case of on-field computers, getting instant IT assistance is almost impossible in the event of a critical system error. Delays in resolving IT issues such as those of law enforcement units can lead to severe consequences There are little chances of having an IT personnel coming to the spot on time, and more importantly, the nature of the task does not allow the inevitable delay that occurs in the process.
The relevance of Reboot to Restore technology in Government Organizations
System slowdown, glitches, and unauthorized changes in government IT infrastructure can have far-reaching implications. If the integrity of even a single mission-critical system is compromised, it can cause delays in the accomplishment of critical tasks. Solutions leveraging Reboot to Restore technology can help government organizations in resolving IT issues with promptness.
The technology functions differently from any other system restore software. It preserves the admin-defined configuration of the endpoints as the baseline state and protects it from unauthorized modifications (malicious or otherwise). In the event of a system malfunction, users can easily revert their devices to the optimum functioning state with a simple restart.
Reboot to Restore technology does not allow any changes made during the user session, whether online or offline, malicious or harmless, to have an impact on the preserved baseline state. When a device is restarted, the Reboot to Restore solution rolls back the admin-defined system configuration and discards all the user session data. As a result, not only unauthorized changes but even malicious infiltrations cannot make a permanent effect on system configuration.
The Reboot to Restore technology drastically reduces the need for putting access restrictions for various users by protecting systems integrity from various unprecedented attacks. Some Reboot to Restore software solutions also provide extended endpoint management capabilities such as power management, automatic updates, scheduling of maintenance tasks, centralized control, and more in addition to the instant restoration feature.
Created on Mar 29th 2019 07:43. Viewed 471 times.