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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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Starting with Windows 10, Microsoft changed their business model for operating system delivery and support. Over the last several months, I’ve received lots of questions about how ZENworks Patch Management handles “Windows 10 updates.” In response to these questions, here’s a short review of Microsoft’s new model and how ZENworks supports this model. Review of …

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Out-of-Date Apps Could Expose Your Network to Ransomware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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Medical Devices: The New Target for Cybercriminals

Gil Cattelain

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June 11, 2015 1:50 pm

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When it comes to hacking, no device is off limits from cyberthieves—including medical devices—a new report from TrapX Security shows. According to Dark Reading, the report—set to be released at some point next week—names at least three separate instances where malware has recently been discovered lurking on critical hospital medical equipment—specifically systems such as an …

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The One-Step Plan to Stronger Digital Workspace Security in Your Enterprise

Gil Cattelain

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March 2, 2015 1:43 pm

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The digital business landscape has changed dramatically during the past few years, and this has led to more challenges facing IT departments than ever before. New threats like malware, ransomware and hacks are increasing by the day. Furthermore, next-generation technologies like the Internet of Things are weaving their way into the digital fabric of your …

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Your Business’s Network Is Bigger Than You Think

Gil Cattelain

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February 12, 2015 2:06 pm

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You head the IT department of a small to midsized business (SMB) with 1,000 employees or less. But is this the true size of your network? It could actually be much larger than the total number of employees in your organization due to the amount of devices that your workers use to access your business’s …

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Forrester Names Novell ZENworks a ‘Strong Performer’ in Endpoint Encryption

Gil Cattelain

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February 5, 2015 11:17 am

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There are two ways that you can store sensitive corporate information in your database: in a regular format using plain text or in a protected format using advanced ciphering. In information technology (IT), the act of ciphering digital information is called encryption, and it’s one of the safest and strongest methods of devaluing private data …

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Reclaim Control of Your IT Department With the Novell ZENworks Suite

Gil Cattelain

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October 16, 2014 10:23 am

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A few years ago, your IT department was a much simpler environment. Your business had few mobile endpoints to keep track of, if any. There were far less cybersecurity risks to worry about. And your company was much smaller, too. My, how things have changed. Now, your business’s mobile endpoints are spiraling out of control …

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