Written By Dr Al Hartmann And Presented By Charles Leaver CEO Ziften
The reality about the PC ecosystem is such that extraneous procedures are all over and go into enterprise PC’s by every ruse imaginable. Leading software ISVs and hardware OEMs and IHVs have no ethical qualms with burdening enterprise PCs with unnecessary and unwanted software if they can grab a couple of royalty dollars on the side at your cost. This one flew up on my screen just this morning as I handled the current headline-making Java security vulnerabilities.
Here is the setting – zero-day vulnerabilities were discovered just recently in Java, a key software component in numerous business applications. Department of Homeland Security professionals encouraged turning off Java entirely, however that cuts off Java business apps.
The option for where Java is necessary (within many businesses) is to upgrade Java, an Oracle software product, to obtain a minimum of the most recent partial software fixes from Oracle. However Oracle defaults installation of undesirable extraneous software in the form of the Ask Toolbar, which numerous security-conscious however naïve users will presume is valuable given the Oracle suggestion (and golly gee it doesn’t cost anything), although browser add-ons are an infamous security risk.
Just Ziften integrates security consciousness with extraneous procedure recognition and remediation capabilities to assist enterprises enhance both their security and their performance-driving operating effectiveness Do not opt for half-measures that ignore extraneous procedures multiplying across your business client landscape – employ Ziften to gain visibility and control over your client population.