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This article is part of the May 2003 issue of Buying spree: 2003 product survey results
The reality of today's enterprise environment is that systems change as soon as they're deployed. That's especially true in Microsoft shops, where systems may have their policies, configurations or installed applications changed by domain servers or System Management Server hits. So what seemed to be locked down in a lab may be vulnerable once it's in a production network. Discovering these vulnerabilities--often deep within the operating system or core services--can be a daunting task. Most security professionals who have dealt with this problem on Microsoft systems have crossed paths with the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA). This host-based freeware helps track down missing patches and poor security configurations. What most people don't know is that Shavlik Technologies created MBSA for Microsoft, and offers an enhanced commercial version--Enterprise Inspector. Its client/server architecture makes it scalable for large networks. It also has more automated functions and produces more detailed reports than MBSA. Click to enlarge Starting Quick ... Access >>>
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