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Using ZENworks Patch Management to protect against Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities

Darrin VandenBos

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January 12, 2018 2:26 pm

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I have no doubt that by now you are well aware of last week’s announcements from the security community about new security threats—known as Meltdown and Spectre—that exploit the “speculative execution” feature found in modern processors, including Intel, AMD, and ARM processors. While this is a hardware vulnerability, the major operating system vendors—Microsoft, Apple, SUSE, …

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Categories: Endpoint Security, Security, Technical, ZENworks, ZENworks Configuration Management, ZENworks Patch Management, ZENworks Suite

Three Cyberthreats That You Can Prevent Using Micro Focus

Gil Cattelain

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December 19, 2017 9:52 am

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It was an absolutely devastating year as far as cybercrime is concerned, especially from a financial perspective. In 2017, the global cost of cybercrime increased by 23 percent year over year. And firms on average experienced 130 breaches, which is a 27 percent increase from 2016. All signs indicate that global cybercrime will continue to …

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Categories: Expert Views, General, PR Blog, Technical, Unified Endpoint Management, ZENworks

Patching Microsoft Office 365

Darrin VandenBos

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August 24, 2017 3:02 pm

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ZENworks Patch Management now supports the deployment of Microsoft Office 365 updates from the Current Channel, Deferred Channel, and First Release for Deferred Channel. Patches for each of these channels can be seen in the Patches list in ZENworks Control Center. How it works…

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Categories: Configuration Management, Endpoint Security, IT Operations Management, Security, Technical, Unified Endpoint Management, ZENworks, ZENworks Configuration Management, ZENworks Patch Management, ZENworks Suite

Update to ZENworks Patch Management support for Windows 7 and 8.1 updates

Darrin VandenBos

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January 6, 2017 3:37 pm

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[NOTE: This article does not apply to Windows 10 updates; Windows 10 patch releases are slightly different than Windows 7 and 8.1. For information about how Windows 10 patches work, see ZENworks Patch Management support for Windows 10 updates.] In August 2016, I wrote a Cool Solutions article (ZENworks Patch Management support for Windows 7 …

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Categories: Unified Endpoint Management, ZENworks, ZENworks Configuration Management, ZENworks Patch Management

Deploying Windows 10 Feature Updates via ZENworks Patch Management

Darrin VandenBos

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October 12, 2016 3:04 pm

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In a previous article I explained that the ZENworks Patch Management content feed includes Windows 10 quality updates (security and reliability patches) but not Windows 10 feature (version) updates. For example, the feed includes quality updates for Windows 10 Version 1511 and Version 1607 (the Anniversary Update), but does not include the feature update to …

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ZENworks Patch Management support for Windows 7 and 8.1 updates

Darrin VandenBos

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August 30, 2016 11:07 am

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On August 15, 2016, Microsoft announced a change in the update model for older versions of Windows. This change, which becomes effective in October 2016, affects Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2012 R2 and mirrors the update model for Windows 10. NOTE: This change applies …

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Mandatory baselines being removed in ZENworks 2017 Patch Management

Darrin VandenBos

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August 10, 2016 10:35 am

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Patch policies were introduced in the ZENworks 11 SP3 release with the intent to eventually replace the Mandatory Baseline functionality. Mandatory baselines can be used to deploy a base set of specific patches to a group of devices. Patch policies provide the same capability (deploying specific patches), but add the flexibility to deploy patches via …

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ZENworks Patch Management Support for Windows 10 Updates

Darrin VandenBos

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July 21, 2016 10:26 am

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[Originally published 21 July 2016; revised 18 January 2017 to clarify frequency and scope of the monthly quality updates] Starting with Windows 10, Microsoft changed their delivery model for operating system updates. Over the last several months, I’ve received a lot of questions about how ZENworks Patch Management handles “Windows 10 updates.” In response to …

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Categories: Technical, Unified Endpoint Management, ZENworks, ZENworks Configuration Management, ZENworks Patch Management, ZENworks Suite

Out-of-Date Apps Could Expose Your Network to Ransomware

Gil Cattelain

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April 21, 2016 3:03 pm

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It’s every business professional’s worst nightmare: Trying to log in to your computer, only to receive notification that your computer has been hijacked, and the only way to regain access is to pay a hefty ransom via Bitcoin. Suffice it to say, this type of malware—called ransomware—can be absolutely devastating, as it means having to …

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Up-to-Date With the New PCI DSS 3.1 Standard?

Gil Cattelain

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August 21, 2015 9:40 am

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In case you missed the announcement back in April, the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) released a new version of its PCI Data Security Standards (PCI DSS v.3.1). The new PCI DSS standard affects all merchants that process or possess cardholder information. Much of the new standard is the same as v.3.0, …

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