Patching Season?

The holidays are coming with a large number of security updates releases from vendors. So far this month we already have the following important updates: Google Chrome version 8.0.552.215 was released on 2nd December with 13 security fixes, 4 of them high severity level Apple QuickTime version 7.6.9 is available from 7th December. It contains […]

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5 Benefits of Automating Patch Management

In a previous article I wrote about software patches and why relying on auto updating systems of individual applications is not a practical solution for corporate networks. You need a patch management solution for proper patch management. But what are the benefits of automating patch management for these companies?

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Top 15 Most Vulnerable Applications

Top 15 Most Vulnerable Applications Which were the most vulnerable applications in the first half of 2010? Below are the results after processing vulnerability data feeds as of July 7, 2010 from National Vulnerability Database (NVD), which is the U.S. government repository of standards based vulnerability management data: Interesting highlights and remarks: – Web browsers […]

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GFI LANguard adds new applications to its patch management list

Apple QuickTime, Adobe Air and Opera Browser among the New Applications That Can Be Patched Using GFI LANguard GFI LANguard 9.5 was launched at the end of May with a new and very important feature for people working in the network security area: patch management for non-Microsoft applications. The aim is to perform from a […]

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Automate Patching of Third Party Applications Using GFI LANguard™

Why is proper patch management crucial for your network security? Patches are released by software vendors usually to address security issues or to provide bug fixes. Occasionally they enhance or add new features. Software security vulnerabilities are the most common way through which malware penetrates your network. While antivirus solutions are detecting and removing malware […]

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Vulnerability Related Standards

Security vulnerabilities in software applications are the most important factor that helps malware to spread. The number of known vulnerabilities is increasing every day. Vulnerability databases like National Vulnerability Database, SecurityFocus or Secunia publish thousands of new vulnerabilities each year. The chart below will help getting an idea about the numbers we are talking. It […]

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Security and Usability: Finding the Right Balance

Determining the fine line between security and usability is a hard task for everybody involved in IT security, from software developers to network administrators. The lack of balance between these two items is one of the main reasons that can make a security system fail. Here are a few examples: Passwords Passwords are the most […]

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