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Shavlik Protect

The Hidden Cost of Using SCCM as a Patch
Management Solution

For businesses that have adopted System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) for Windows System Management, it is tempting to extend SCCM functionality to patch management. On the surface, the move seems like a no brainer. The investment in SCCM has already been made and there will be no additional costs, right? Perhaps. Perhaps not. This paper provides clear visibility into the cost of adding patch management to an existing SCCM solution.

Shavlik Helps Battle the SANS Top Cyber
Security Risks

SANS (SysAdmin, Audit, Network, and Security) is by far the largest, most trusted, source for information security training and certification in the world. It also develops, maintains, and makes available at no cost, the largest collection of research documents about various aspects of information security. A recent SANs report, ‘The Top Cyber Security Risks’ summarizes vulnerability and attack trends, focusing on those threats that have the greatest potential to negatively impact your network and your business.

What You Don’t Know, Can Hurt You

Controlling VM Sprawl and Managing the Transition from Physical to Virtual Machines. The adoption rate of Virtual Machines has exploded at most organizations, driven by the improved cost effectiveness of increased server utilization. The savings in rack space, hardware costs, power consumption, and many other factors are driving this steadily increasing trend. However, this boom in logical servers has resulted in a substantial increase in the number of devices connected to the network, and each needs to be individually configured, patched, and secured. Fortunately, Shavlik Technologies provides a single tool set, single process for physical and virtual machines that simplifies and automates critical IT operations.

Why Purpose-Built Solutions for Patch
and Configuration Management Continue to
be a Good Thing

Large vendors with a healthy appetite for acquisition would have buyers of security software believe that this consolidation is a good thing; that bigger is better, that built-in is tops, and that individual best-of-breed point products are a nuisance to be avoided, a four letter word if you will. While consolidation can be a good thing, flying the same corporate brand doesn’t always equate to integration or operational efficiency. Patch management is a good example where an individual point solution is not only desirable, but may be required.

Case Study Scan Auto & Scania

IT Manager Jukka Vepsäläinen is a satisfied man. This could easily be otherwise given the manifold challenges in the IT administration of a company of the size of Scan-Auto. Managing IT in an organization that covers the entire country and has several

Top 10 Ways Shavlik Simplifies Patch
Management

Security vulnerabilities are uncovered on a daily basis, and managing the security patches that address them can be an endless and often complicated task for every network administrator. Without the right automated solutions, patch management can be ..

Security Point Solutions

Large vendors with a healthy appetite for acquisition would have buyers of security software believe that this consolidation is a good thing; that bigger is better, that built-in is tops, and that individual best-of-breed point products are a nuisance ..

Reshaping your endpoint management and
security strategy

Modern threats have migrated downstream, to endpoints outside the protective cocoon of the data center, providing hackers an on-ramp to your network. So why don’t endpoints receive the same attention as the critical business systems in the data center?

Creating a Secure Base in a Virtual
World

While there are many benefits to virtualization, organizations must take care to apply appropriate security safeguards. Virtualization can actually increase the need for security, and system and security administrators need to plan for and implement ..

Case Study Yule-Catto UK

In 2003, Yule Catto struggled as it tried to use manual processes to patch 2,400 desktop computers and 100 servers distributed across its three divisions and 12 sites. According to Richard Ling, Division IT Manager at Yule Catto, using a manual process ..
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