Danish vulnerability specialist Secunia has launched a patch management utility that checks almost 13,000 applications from more than 2,300 vendors for unpatched vulnerabilities.
The company’s Corporate Software Inspector 4.0, which is available for a free trial download, integrates with Microsoft Windows Server Update Service and System Center Configuration Manager to provide a complete vulnerability scanning application for enterprises.
"This allows companies to overcome the tedious task of patching with a one-stop end-to-end solution," Secunia chief executive Niels Henrik Rasmussen told V3.co.uk.
"All companies are now given the opportunity to manage patches not just for Microsoft but for third-party applications."
The Secunia software scans the hard drive, identifies unpatched vulnerabilities, downloads and installs the patches and then conducts a final scan to make sure they have all been properly installed.
"In recent research conducted by [Secunia] research analyst director Stefan Frei and chief security officer Thomas Kristensen, we found that the typical private user has to install an average of 75 patches from 22 different vendors, " Rasmussen said.
"Imagine the patching requirements facing the corporate IT environment. I would not be surprised if even more vulnerabilities characterise corporate endpoints, with even more individual updating mechanisms being needed to ensure a secure and patched network."
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