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This article is part of the November 2008 issue of Security researchers on biometrics, insider threats, encryption and virtualization
IT COMPLIANCE NetChk Compliance REVIEWED BY ADAM HOSTETLER Shavlik Price: Starts at $43.75 per workstation/year Regulations and industry mandates are putting increasing pressure on businesses to ensure that all critical systems meet required guidelines. NetChk Compliance helps automate the compliance process, working off a solid baseline of accepted requirements. It provides control by actively managing system and security settings and allows the IT manager to identify and mitigate risks. Installation and Configuration A Installation was a snap; all that is required is to run a common Windows installer. There are some requirements, such as current versions of .NET, MDAC, MSJET and MSXML, but the installer checks for them and installs them as needed. Within minutes, NetChk is set up and ready to go with default settings. Functionality and Ease of Use B+ The recommended baseline scans for almost 270 separate checks, including checking account settings (password policy, lockout) and service settings. We scanned an XP machine using Shavlik's recommended ... Access >>>
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