Countless studies and analyst recommendations suggest the value of improving security during the software development life cycle rather than trying to address vulnerabilities in software discovered after widespread adoption and deployment. The justification is clear.For software vendors, costs are incurred both directly and indirectly from security flaws found in their products. Reassigning development resources to create and distribute patches can often cost software vendors millions of dollars, while successful exploits of a single vulnerability have in some cases caused billions of dollars in losses to businesses worldwide. Vendors blamed for vulnerabilities in their product's source code face losses in credibility, brand image, and competitive advantage.
Published By: Flexera
Published Date: Sep 16, 2016
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To win the ongoing war against hackers and cyber criminals, IT professionals must do two things: Deploy and maintain endpoint security tools with the latest updates, and ensure the software applications running in their networks have the latest available patches.
There are no flawless software systems or applications. When flaws result in security vulnerabilities, threat actors exploit them to compromise those systems and applications and, by extension, the endpoints on which they reside. Although software vendors issue vulnerability patches to remediate those flaws, many organizations do not apply all available patches to their production environments.
Published By: Flexera
Published Date: Jun 14, 2016
How much does your organization know about the software vulnerabilities that put data and users at risk? Chances are it is less than you think. Software vulnerability management can significantly reduce enterprise risk, and this paper offers a risk reduction plan, demonstrates why vulnerability management is important today, and offers eye-opening statistics as to the nature and breadth of the issue.
It is not surprising that keeping data secure and keeping users safe continues to challenge organizations of every size and type. There has been an explosion in the number of applications used to conduct business in recent years. This multidimensional expansion includes continued growth in mobile devices and enterprise application spending exposing new attack surfaces that malware can prey upon.
Banks want to use technology to work smarter, better and faster to maintain regulatory compliance, reduce risk and increase productivity. Automated IT systems management is helping them reach those goals in a seamless, efficient manner.
Cyber criminals constantly look for ways to attack systems through flaws in browsers, operating systems, and other software. Software vendors patch flaws as quickly as they can. If you don't apply their patches, you're asking for trouble. Watch htis video to learn more.
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.
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.
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.
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