Chuck Leaver – Avert Security Risks With Extraneous Software

Written By Dr Al Hartmann And Presented By Chuck Leaver CEO Ziften

 

 

The truth about the PC ecosystem is such that extraneous processes are all over and enter enterprise computers by every ploy possible. Leading software application ISVs and hardware OEMs and IHVs have no ethical qualms with straining enterprise PCs with unneeded and unwanted software applications if they can get a couple of royalty dollars on the side at your expense. This one flew up on my screen only this morning as I dealt with the recent headline-making Java security vulnerabilities.

Here is the setting – zero-day vulnerabilities were discovered recently in Java, an essential software element in lots of enterprise applications. Department of Homeland Security specialists recommended shutting off Java entirely, however that cuts off Java business apps.

The alternative for where Java is necessary (within numerous businesses) is to upgrade Java, an Oracle software product, to acquire a minimum of the most recent partial software fixes from Oracle. But Oracle defaults installation of undesirable extraneous software through the Ask Toolbar, which many security-conscious but naïve users will presume is practical given the Oracle recommendation (and golly gee there is no charge), even though browser add-ons are an infamous security risk.

Only Ziften integrates security awareness with extraneous process identification and remediation capabilities to help businesses enhance both their security and their performance-driving operating performance Don’t opt for half-measures that disregard extraneous procedures multiplying throughout your business client landscape – use Ziften to get visibility and control over your endpoint population.