Maintaining Business Operational Data Flow
Malware Reality : A Predator with Teeth and Claws

"Just because the tiger hasn't bitten you doesn't mean it won't. And when it does it'll hurt."

On conventional business IT systems, by the time you detect signs of a breach it's almost certainly too late to prevent major operational flow disruption and big costs.

Preventing and limiting business OpFlow disruption is what really matters. If only because the cost of prevention is far less than the cost of recovery.

Do facts and reality matter to you? If so, then read on ...

A US IT security company has found that only around 10% of business IT breaches get publicly reported, so the risk is much greater than generally assumed and the safety margins much smaller. It's also still the case that "one wrong click and you're gone".

So there's an urgent need to identify and eliminate the IT safety gaps.

But what incentives to eliminate the gaps do those who sell you 'security' subscriptions have?

Here's some expert opinions. Relevant facts since that 2021 podcast include that Microsoft's annual income from its 'security' subscriptions is now more than USD 20 billion, and its own IT systems have been breached multiple times.

Our Innovative Defence Scheme

Fortunately, especially for enlightened businesses, we've come up with effective gap-elimination. Our full solution involves our Desktop Fallback (DF) scheme, and our Malware Defeating File Sharer (MDFS), and a range of techniques and recommendations. Some of the techniques and recommendations reduce the ways in which malware can disrupt your operations.

Do you want your business to remain operational in spite of malware outbreaks?

Do you want the competitive advantage of being able to publicise an exceptional commitment to protecting client data and shareholder value?

If so, please get an overview of what's involved from what follows, and then make a start by telling us which parts of the scheme you need our services for, and the types (workstation or server) and numbers of computers involved.

Desktop Fallback

DF is about also having available Alternative Desktop computers that can handle your business data, and which are naturally immune to Windows malware. Meaning that when such malware invades, your business can remain operational regardless.
Details here.

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Malware Defeating File Sharer

Our exceptionally effective MDFS is compatible with MS-Windows sharing, but is itself naturally immune to Windows malware.

Business Benefits of MDFS
  1. Gives you competitive advantage via enabling you to publicise your exceptional commitment to protecting client data and shareholder value.
  2. Complements Desktop Fallback by remaining operational and able to provide Alternative Desktops with operational data.
  3. Being much more effective than insurance.
  4. Being safer, and more reliable and economical than using 'The Cloud'.
  5. Having unlimited users and not having Client Access Licences.
  6. Providing simple administration of users and shares using a web browser.
  7. Having long-term viability via being based on mainstream technology.
Technical Benefits of MDFS
  1. Being an MS-Windows compatible File Sharer that is naturally immune to Windows malware. Because it doesn't use Windows itself.
  2. Complements Desktop Fallback by remaining operational and able to provide Alternative Desktops with operational data.
  3. Not relying on anti-virus software or so-called 'AI'.
  4. Having straightforward Windows Domain integration, where needed. But we recommend avoiding doing so if at all possible so that MDFS remains fully usable when your Domain Controllers get taken down..
  5. Having secure backup options : Overview and Options.
  6. Having its own robustness greatly enhanced by the very powerful SELinux security mechanism which, amongst its many capabilities, can defeat unknown exploits.
  7. Having automated monitoring, reporting, and alerting.
  8. Having a dedicated remote support channel (VPN) that uses quadruply-secured (4FA) access.
  9. Being provided as a Virtual Machine that runs an Enterprise Linux.
  • All local DHCP and DNS servers should be run by non-Windows machines, for the same reason as not joining a domain.
  • Remote support is required to be done from non-Windows machines.
  • See also our Graduated Benefits and MDFS Structure documents.
  • Improve resilience further by having Warm Spare VMs.
Automated Generating of Customised VMs

In the generating of any critical system correctness, completeness, and consistency are vital.

So we've put a lot of effort into developing and verifying software that automates the generating of customised VMs for clients. Based on a small plain-text specification file for each VM. MDFS is just one of the function-types of VM that the software can generate. Another is a VoIP PBX.

It can also generate customised non-VM items such as the Hypervisor and the .iso file for doing remote installs.

The system-generating software is run on dedicated isolated VMs. Customisations include generating unique passwords and security keys for each client VM.

Test Drive

We can provide a free MDFS Test Drive for potential business clients. English-speaking ones initially.

Each Test Drive starts with a fresh MDFS VM running on our server. You'll need to install a Wireguard VPN client on your workstation and configure it to connect to the VM. We provide configuration details.

To make efficient use of resources we respond to what we consider to be credible requests from businesses. So if a Test Drive interests your business please make a request containing some details of your IT situation.

$Millions At Risk

Implementing our full solution will save some adoptees millions of dollars, and in some cases save the business itself. Because copious evidence [ 1, 2, 3, 4 ] supports the assertion that for business users of MS-Windows the question is when, not if, a major malware-related operational disruption will occur.

Scepticism

You're sceptical that MDFS (in particular) can do what nobody else seems able to do reliably.

Well, MDFS is non-Windows so we don't have to contend with the 'Windows high background-noise level'. Giving us an excellent Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) when looking for signs of workstation malware 'playing with' the shared files.

Its own robustness is greatly enhanced both by being naturally immune to Windows malware and by using SELinux in Enforcing mode. Note that MS-Windows still doesn't have any mechanism that's even close to SELinux's capabilities.

Further Details

Background information and FAQs are here.

Terms and Conditions are here.

To avoid giving potential attackers more clues here, you'll need to request further details.


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