Systems Management

April 15, 2020 VMware Has Issued a Patch for 10.0 CVSS Vulnerability on vCenter – Patch Now!

VMware has issued the highest Common Vulnerability Scoring System 3 (CVSSv3) rating, 10.0, on a vulnerability (CVE-2020-3952) found on its VMware vCenter Server version 6.7 software. VMware now has a patch to address this vulnerability, and administrators are urged to install the patch as soon as possible.

February 04, 2020 Citrix Systems Remain Vulnerable Despite Patching Attempts

A Citrix vulnerability first discovered on December 17, 2019 is being continually exploited by ransomware attackers despite patching attempts by Citrix.

February 04, 2020 Project Zero Extends Its Vulnerability Disclosure Agreement to 90 Days, Changes to Follow

Project Zero is changing its vulnerability disclosure policy to give software developers more time to patch vulnerabilities. The policy is now shifted to a stringent 90-day policy.

January 30, 2020 Bishop Fox Discovers Eight Vulnerabilities in ConnectWise: Patching a Managed Service Provider

Cybersecurity firm Bishop Fox identified eight vulnerabilities in ConnectWise’s remote control and remote access software.

January 30, 2020 Tenable Chosen as the Successor for BeyondTrust’s Vulnerability Management Suite; BeyondTrust Steps Aside

Announced on December 31, 2019, BeyondTrust named Tenable as the successor to its Vulnerability Management suite.

January 30, 2020 Department of Defense Seeks Improved Patch Management Tech: Why You Should Care

On January 15, 2020, the Department of Defense (DoD) issued an open call to vendors to fulfill a contract to help improve their technology and inventory management.

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.

November 04, 2019 SolarWinds Expands Support for Hybrid IT Operations

SolarWinds has announced updates to its IT operations management suite of products. These updates will improve users’ ability to monitor, manage, and secure hybrid operations.

August 25, 2019 Quest KACE’s Latest Updates to Simplify Service Management

Quest Software has announced its newest updates, KACE SDA 7.0 and KACE SMA 9.1, which enhance their features, apply Linux scripted installs, and automate systems management.

August 22, 2019 Puppet Rolls Out Remediate

Puppet has rolled out Remediate. This release aligns with the ongoing consolidation between IT Operations and IT Security.

August 19, 2019 Ayehu Bridges Gap Between IT Ops and Sec Ops

Ayehu is working to bridge the gap between IT Operations and Security Operations. We expect to see more vendor product offerings follow suit.

July 23, 2019 Rundeck Embraces Self-Service as the Future of IT Operations

Rundeck markets itself as an enabler of self-service IT operations. This marketing strategy aligns with the transition of IT operations from order-takers to engineers. But organizations must change their way of working to make self-service successful.

July 22, 2019 ServiceNow and Microsoft Partnership: Great for ServiceNow and Microsoft Customers, Great for Vendor Lock-In

ServiceNow and Microsoft are furthering their partnership by hosting the Now platform in the Azure-trusted cloud. These features and integrations are powerful, but comes at the price of vendor lock-in.

June 27, 2019 ConnectWise Now and SSO Streamlines Product Management for Its MSP Partners

ConnectWise, a software provider for IT automation and management tools, has released three enhancements to streamline product management for its MSP clients.

April 22, 2019 Spirion Swipes Cybersecurity Gold for Data Classification

At the RSA Conference earlier this month, Spirion announced it had won the Gold Cybersecurity Excellence Product Award in the Data Classification category.

April 05, 2019 The Latest Microsoft AI Power Play

Microsoft is releasing free online courses for artificial intelligence. This is its attempt at remaining relevant in the AI space, so you might as well take advantage.

March 12, 2019 VMware Takes on Cisco and Palo Alto Networks With Announcement of VMware Service-defined Firewall

VMware is delving deeper into the IT security segment with its recent announcement at RSA 2019, unveiling its Service-defined Firewall product. VMware will be competing with security giants Palo Alto Networks and Cisco, among others, to introduce the new offering that focuses on the internal network by validating good application behavior.