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Oracle Secure Global Desktop

Oracle Secure Global Desktop 5.4 Now Available

We are happy to announce the release of Oracle Secure Global Desktop (Oracle SGD) 5.4. Oracle SGD is a secure remote access solution for cloud-hosted enterprise applications and hosted desktops running on Oracle Linux and other Linux distributions, Oracle Solaris, Microsoft Windows, and mainframe servers. What's New: This new release of Oracle SGD comes with many new features, enhancements, and bug fixes. Highlights include: Java-less client launch Previous versions of SGD used...

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 | Oracle Secure Global Desktop | Read More

Friday Spotlight: Security Patch Set Updates for Oracle Secure Global Desktop 5.3

New Security and JVM Patches Now Available We have released an important Patch Set Update (PSU) for Oracle Secure Global Desktop (SGD) in parallel with Oracle's October 2017 CPU, 5.3p2. PSUs are maintenance patch roll-ups, and include critical security and stability fixes for identified maintenance platforms. The following reference documentation has been updated in parallel with these releases, and includes detailed information regarding the content of these updates, as well...

Friday, November 17, 2017 | Oracle Secure Global Desktop | Read More

Friday Spotlight: Use SGD to automatically provision and access OCI VM serial consoles

I have created a Proof of Concept (POC) how to use the Python SDK to manage access to VM serial consoles in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). This POC currently is implemented by creating an Oracle Secure Global Desktop (SGD) application that launches a python script on the SGD server. Problem Statement There is a feature for VM shapes provisioned in OCI that allows to create a connection to the serial console of the VM to troubleshoot issues that might have occurred when...

Friday, October 20, 2017 | Oracle Secure Global Desktop | Read More

Security Challenges when moving into the Cloud

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal described an increasing danger of companies exposing sensitive information after a move to the cloud. Services and data that used to live in tightly controlled data centers on a companies premises, often not even accessible from the open internet, have been migrated into cloud-hosted environments. Along the way, configuration mistakes might have been made, or third parties were given access to facilitate the transition. While cloud...

Thursday, September 28, 2017 | Oracle Secure Global Desktop | Read More

Installing Secure Cloud Access Solution on-premises or in the Cloud

Customers are facing challenges to provide remote access to the console, desktop, or application environments in the Cloud or on premises while ensuring privileged user access to data. How do you access the full Linux desktop environment for application or database installation and administration without the pain to set up the VNC access? Oracle Secure Global Desktop (SGD) is the secure remote access solution for any cloud-hosted enterprise applications and desktops running...

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 | Oracle Secure Global Desktop | Read More

SGD Web Server Patch August 2017

We have released an important set of Apache Web Server Updates for Oracle Secure Global Desktop (SGD). The following reference documentation has been updated in parallel with these releases, and includes detailed information regarding the content of these updates for various platforms, as well as instructions for procuring and installing the patches in existing SGD deployments: SGD 5.3 Web Server Updates for Secure Global Desktop 5.3 (Doc ID 2260412.1) SGD 5.2 Web Server...

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 | Oracle Secure Global Desktop | Read More