IT Asset Management

May 27, 2020 Kenna Security Offers Vulnerability Management Options: Kenna.VM & Kenna.VI

Kenna Security deployed their new data driven vulnerability management program, Kenna.VM and accessory program, Kenna.VI. Released on April 28th, Kenna.VM was created with the purpose to set service-level agreements (SLAs) with risk tolerance in mind.

May 11, 2020 Rapid7 Penetration Tests Show That Businesses Are Getting Better at Network Security

We often hear that businesses are continually cyber insecure or under attack. However, recent penetration testing from Rapid7 shows that businesses are getting better at securing their networks against cyberattacks. While organizations continue to have exploitable weaknesses, attackers are having greater difficulty penetrating deeper into businesses’ networks.

April 30, 2020 IBM Zero-Day Vulnerabilities Leave Enterprises Open to Remote Execution Attacks

Four zero-day vulnerabilities were discovered in IBM’s Data Risk Manager. While the vulnerabilities are concerning, more so is IBM’s response when addressed. The company simply stated, “It’s out of scope.” – meaning it had no intention to rectify or address the issue.

April 30, 2020 Will New IoT Security Frameworks Push Compliance Obligations to the Forefront of Security Discussions?

The Internet of Things is increasingly embedded with our daily lives. While these devices make life more accessible, for every new device, a new attack vector for cyberattackers is created.

April 23, 2020 Qualys VMDR Is Now Live: Increasing Security Threats Requires Strong Vulnerability Management Software

Qualys VMDR has hit the live market. Originally unveiled in February 2020 at Qualys Security Conference, VMDR is now publicly available as of April 16, 2020. Partnering with both large and small MSSPs, VMDR is designed to be scalable to any business enterprise and to automate the entire management cycle on all endpoints.

April 15, 2020 InvGate Offers Service Desk Solution for Free to Fight Against the COVID-19 Pandemic

ITSM vendor InvGate announced that due to COVID-19 any organization can use InvGate Service Desk free of charge. This promotion helps IT departments when they need it most while gaining adoption and market traction for InvGate.

April 15, 2020 ServiceNow’s Orlando Release Focuses on AI With Now Intelligence

ServiceNow’s Orlando release introduced Now Intelligence, a set of features that strengthen ServiceNow’s lead in the AI-powered IT service management (ITSM) and digital transformation space.

March 17, 2020 Windows 7 End-of-Life Troubles Continue: ESUs Don’t Apply to Enterprises That Purchased Licences

Microsoft’s end-of-life support for Windows 7 has run into its first set of issues with its extended security updates (ESUs). Administrators who paid for the ESU found out their downloads are not applying.

March 17, 2020 Qualys Unveils Its New Vulnerability Management, Detection, and Response Matrix

Qualys’ newest product, VMDR (Vulnerability Management, Detection, and Response), will be available in March and will provide an all-in-one cloud-based solution for vulnerability management. VMDR will automate the entire management cycle on all endpoints.

March 16, 2020 Microsoft Unveils Tamper Support for Windows 10 Defender Advanced Threat Protection

Microsoft has added its Windows 10 Tamper Protection controls to the public version of Microsoft Defender. Previously available only to enterprise users, Tamper Protection is intended to better detect threats that make it past other defences and to provide remediation suggestions.

March 11, 2020 Qualys Discovers Critical Flaw With OpenBSD Mail Server, Multiple Programs Vulnerable

Qualys Research Labs, a vulnerability management provider, discovered a vulnerability in the OpenSMTPD Mail server used in conjunction with the OpenBSD operating system. This flaw allows for an attacker to execute arbitrary code with command privileges.

March 03, 2020 United Nations Faces Cyber-Espionage; Failure to Patch Causes Breach

A leaked UN report showed that servers were compromised during a cyberattack that exploited an older version of Microsoft SharePoint. This breach is a case study in the importance of both patch management and transparency.

February 24, 2020 Microsoft Troubles Continue; Zero-Day Vulnerability Places Windows Users at Risk

Reported by Microsoft on January 17, the company admitted to another vulnerability in the older versions of its Windows products. A vulnerability in the remote code execution (RCE) was found in the scripting engine of Internet Explorer (IE).

February 24, 2020 Windows 7 Reaches End of Life; Are You About to Pay the Price?

Last fall, Microsoft announced that it would be ending support for Windows 7 on January 14, 2020.

February 21, 2020 Cherwell Asset Management 15.0 Adds SaaS Analytics for Salesforce and Box

Cherwell Asset Management (CAM)’s latest release expands its software asset management capabilities with SaaS Analytics. You can use it to analyze SaaS usage and licensing costs, but this first iteration only supports Salesforce and Box.

January 28, 2020 Windows 10 Security Flaw Discovered; Millions of Devices at Risk

On January 14, Microsoft issued a statement acknowledging a crucial security flaw within its Windows 10 operating systems: a failure in the Windows 10 CryptoAPI service that affects both Windows 10 and Windows Server Update systems.

January 23, 2020 Symphony SummitAI’s Latest Release Incorporates More AI Functionality to Enhance Service Management

Symphony SummitAI announced the general availability of Sierra, the latest version of its AI-based service management tool.

January 22, 2020 Ivanti Changes Direction: It Has Installed New Leadership With Experience in Enterprise Software, Mergers & Acquisitions

Clearlake Capital is shaking up Ivanti’s leadership. Expect greater focus on efficiency and acquisitions beyond ITSM and IT operations.

January 17, 2020 Three Ways IoT Could Improve Urban Living

IoT manufacturers aren’t just waiting for 5G connectivity to deliver significant smart city solutions. From a smart city conference in Dublin, we showcase three examples of how IoT is improving urban environments today.

January 10, 2020 SaaS Management Tools Grow in Popularity With Zylo Leading the Way

Enterprise SaaS Management platform Zylo recently raised $22.5 million in Series B funding to grow its workforce and development, making it a strong leader in this emerging space.

January 07, 2020 ServiceNow New York is Here

ServiceNow version New York has entered General Availability. These features should delight high-maturity IT departments but are mostly worthless for low-maturity groups.