Patching is a key strategy for managing vulnerabilities and ensuring enterprise-wide security. Unfortunately, there are often so many flaws in software that patching becomes an overwhelming process.
This white paper describes an approach to patch management that allows you to prioritize vulnerabilities that pose the greatest risk and accelerate the speed at which patches are applied. Also inside, find ten steps to improve patching – read on to learn more.
Security practitioners and threat actors are constantly developing new techniques to gain advantages over the other. In recent years, security teams have stepped up their approaches to protecting their infrastructure by fortifying their network perimeter defenses, building up protections against advanced malware, upgrading vulnerable operating systems, automating the delivery of patches to stop exploits, and developing counter-measures to spot intruders. The threat actors looking to circumvent these measures are shifting their attention toward the next weakest link in the security chain – the user.
IT organizations are largely siloed between the desktop and mobile management worlds. IT has addressed management of mobile devices with modern enterprise mobility management (EMM) solutions. However, Windows desktops have been managed separately using older PC lifecycle management (PCLM) technologies, which have fallen short of basic IT and end user expectations of today’s evolved, mobile-cloud workforce.
The VMware AirWatch® Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) solution is a single, platform-independent approach for managing every device and every operating system across any organizational use case. The solution combines traditional client management requirements with modern EMM efficiencies enabling IT to deliver OS policies, patches, and apps over-the-air. Cloud-first management with instant push technologies and self-service capabilities ensure lower cost management, better security, and peak user experience regardless of the device being used to access the corporate environment.
Deploying patches in a timely fashion soon after they become available helps secure the OS and prevent the majority of data breaches. However, many computer systems are often not patched for months or not at all.
There is simply no easier way to make compact, professional quality patches for your software and electronic content. Visual Patch 2.0's point-and-click design workflow takes the difficulty out of building even complex full-history patches.
Visual Patch 2.0 is a fast and efficient solution for software developers and content distributors who need to create software patches. Read through a comprehensive list of features, and learn about the system requirements of Visual Patch 2.0.
Published By: Blue Lane
Published Date: Aug 31, 2007
Needing to implement a patch management solution to comply with SAS 70, Davidson found the solutions on the market lacking. They either required significant resources to test all patches, or were expensive automated solutions. Then, Davidson learned about Blue Lane Technologies, a concept that Davidson loved.
Published By: Blue Lane
Published Date: Jan 07, 2008
Quantros’ business—an ASP for the health care industry—requires a secure network and maximal uptime—all with a small IT department and a small budget. Quantros was challenged to implement and enforce sound security policies and to keep up with the continuous stream of vendor patches.
This white paper provides an overview of how to use GFI LANguard Network Security Scanner (N.S.S.) and Microsoft Windows Software Update Services (WSUS) to keep your network automatically updated with the latest security patches.
Microsoft® will end support for Windows® Server 2003/R2 on July 14, 2015. This can have a dramatic impact on your business, because without any more updates or patches from Microsoft, your organization’s infrastructure will be less stable and secure.
HP can help you to make a smooth migration to Microsoft Windows Server 2012 and to private cloud solutions built on HP Converged Infrastructure and Microsoft System Center, HP has created a Microsoft Virtualization and Cloud Center of Excellence.
Published By: MobileIron
Published Date: Apr 13, 2015
Enterprises around the world have been searching for a way to securely enable Android™ devices for work, but have shied away from the platform due to ongoing security and fragmentation concerns. Delayed or non-existent Android security patches, malicious app store activity, and other security gaps have led organizations to distrust the platform, particularly those in industries with tight security and compliance requirements.
This white paper is intended to help CISOs understand how Lollipop and Android for Work can meet critical security and compliance requirements, even in high-security organizations. It also provides recommendations for implementing Lollipop and Android for Work as part of a BYOD program.
Take a look at our cloud-first, modern Windows management and security solution that fundamentally changes how IT approaches PC lifecycle management. Join us to learn how unified endpoint management helps organizations lower the cost of managing Windows deployments; streamlines securing endpoints, apps and data on any network; and delivers peak user experience across any Windows device.
• Consolidate your Windows management across devices on or off the domain
• Deliver and install Win32 software more reliably and quickly
• Deploy security patches instantly and remediate vulnerabilities faster
• Unify your endpoint management functions across desktops and mobile
• First look at how organizations are using UEM for Windows 10
Many Windows applications are traditional x86/x64 apps, which can be several GBs in size. To package and deploy apps to remote worker and branch office endpoints, organizations mostly rely on costly distribution servers, which are both capital and labor intensive. New Windows Software Distribution capabilities in AirWatch create a more efficient and enterprise scalable deployment experience that reduces bandwidth, infrastructure, and labor costs.
• Manage the full lifecycle of Win32 apps - including deploying apps, dependencies and patches
• Eliminate the challenges of complex app packaging, unreliable app installs and recurring OS imaging with App Stacks delivery
• Distribute apps to remote and branch users with CDN and P2P capabilities and eliminate your distribution server footprint
• Deliver apps in a unified app catalog and provide a consistent single sign-on experience for the user
Take a deeper look into how AirWatch enables Windows management to evolve from a rigid PC-centric approach to one offering a flexible and over-the-air configuration model. This session will delve into the specific configuration, security and OS patch management technologies that AirWatch introduces, as well as leveraging AirWatch alongside conventional Windows management tools that are in use today.
• Leverage product provisioning and native configuration management features for policy management from the cloud
• Integrate with the new Windows Update as a Service to flexibly manage OS updates and patches on or off the domain
• Ensure endpoint security and data protection via advanced security features in the management platform and Windows 10
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