Author: Flexera

How to Protect Yourself against Apache Struts2 and Other Known Vulnerabilities

The unfolding of the Equifax breach shows that the attack started around two months after a patch for the Apache Struts2 vulnerability was available. That means the vulnerability could have been eliminated long before the attack. It took Equifax another five weeks to disclose the hack after it was discovered. Company stock plummeted after the breach was announced. The company is not just facing it...

Flexera Adds New Capabilities to AdminStudio to Reduce App Risks and Accelerate Deployments

The latest update to AdminStudio Suite includes new capabilities that solve some of the biggest challenges that face end user computing and desktop administrators. Reducing App Risks: Understanding Java Dependencies and Identifying End of Life Versions Employees and customers rely on your systems and services to be available when they need them.  There are currently over 3,000 classes of Java, and...

Windows 10 Resource Center – Information to Simplify Your Move to Windows 10

Sponsored Enterprises can no longer wait years to install the latest version of Windows. Microsoft has increased the frequency of updates and is now continuously improving the operating system. If you haven’t finished (or even started) the migration to Windows 10, Flexera has compiled a collection of resources, from webinars to white papers on the topic. Register for the Windows 10 Resource Center...

Microsoft Makes Unprecedented Move to Protect Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 against the WannaCry Attack

Sponsored Blog The WannaCry global ransomware attack that started early this month has spread around the world and infected hundreds of companies both big and small. The ransomware exploits the same vulnerability in practically every version of the Windows operating system. It leverages the EternalBlue Windows exploit that came out of an NSA leak last month and was released on WikiLeaks, highlight...

Microsoft Retires Security Bulletins–Does That Mean More Time for Patch Management?

Sponsored Blog Last November, Microsoft announced that the Security Bulletins on Patch Tuesday would be discontinued and information about software vulnerabilities found in MS products would be  accessible only on the Security Update Guides portal (SUG). The company followed through on its promise with the April 2017 edition of Patch Tuesday, and the impact of the change has been frustration for s...

How Your Role Can Impact Your Organization’s Security Posture

Software vulnerabilities are a root cause of cyber security issues – errors in software that work as entry points for hackers, and are exploited to gain access to corporate IT systems. In 2016, Secunia Research at Flexera Software recorded a total of 17,147 vulnerabilities in over 2,000 products. The breadth of the problem illustrates the challenge faced by IT security teams trying to protect thei...

Vulnerability Management Is a Prerequisite for Security

Sponsored Cyber security is a hot topic this year and continues to become a top priority for many organizations. The news is filled with reports of breaches, many through known software vulnerabilities that have cost companies huge amounts of money and tarnished their reputation. So how can an IT organization keep track of new vulnerabilities that have been discovered and ensure that those applica...

Security Best Practices in Software Deployment

Packaging, deploying and managing software across an increasing number of diverse endpoints is hard enough, let alone worrying about security vulnerabilities. I recently had the opportunity to work with Adam Bertram –a.k.a. Adam the Automator, a Microsoft Powershell MVP–on this webinar recording. Adam talked about how security is becoming an increasingly important topic for end user co...

Software Reclamation: How to Save Big Using an Enterprise App Store

Many companies are looking to reduce their overall spending on new software and increase the utilization of the software they have already purchased. Software licenses, maintenance, and renewals make up a large part of an enterprise budget and organizations can cut spending on software by as much as 30 percent with some basic Software License Optimization best practices.  The removal of unused app...

Flexera Software Launches App Broker 2016 for ServiceNow

Extends the ServiceNow Service Catalog, Optimizes Software License Usage, and Automates the Deployment of PC, Mac, Mobile, and Cloud Applications to Employees App Broker for ServiceNow™ enables organizations standardizing on the ServiceNow platform to improve efficiency, reduce costs, and maintain continual license compliance with intelligent license checking, software reclamation and the automate...

Excerpt from Webinar: State of the CIO 2016 Featuring Adam Dennison, Sr. VP, CIO Magazine

With the so much attention on digital transformation, businesses are constantly in a state of technology flux.  Faced with tactical challenges like, replacing aging IT systems, modernizing applications, and embracing cloud and mobile technology, today’s organizations are also defending against security vulnerability while evolving to better meet the needs of their business customers.  Most CIOs sa...

How to Transform SCCM Inventory for your Application Rationalization Project

Application rationalization is a crucial step in the six-step Application Readiness process. Through reducing the number of applications that IT teams actively support, enterprises can simplify migrations, reduce operational costs and improve the efficiency of day-to-day application service delivery. This helps to narrow the scope of IT projects, including the move to Windows 10, and continuous up...