BeyondTrust

Security in Context: The BeyondTrust Blog

Welcome to Security in Context

Bringing you news and commentary on solutions and strategies for protecting critical IT infrastructure in the context of your business.

Microsoft SCCM Integration with Retina CS Threat Management Console

Posted November 28, 2012    Jerome Diggs

Overview

Retina CS enables teams to centrally manage organization-wide IT security and compliance initiatives from a single, web-based console. It provides discovery, prioritization, and remediation of security risks by delivering what matters the most – context.

Retina CS is the centerpiece of the BeyondTrust vision of Context Aware Security Intelligence which helps organizations answer the most pressing questions in security – what to fix first, what to fix next and how to fix a vulnerability.

Retina CS does this through unmatched security intelligence and analytics for your entire IT landscape and integrates with SCCM to help complete the vulnerability lifecycle management picture.

Inquire about a free evaluation and get setup to start testing in your environment.

Benefits of Integrating SCCM with Retina CS Threat Management Console

Third-party client side exploits continue to be a favored attack vector especially in widely deployed tools like Adobe Reader and Internet browsers. Recent studies show that third-party programs are responsible for 69% of the vulnerabilities on a typical endpoint.

Retina CS offers centralized role based access to both the security and operations teams needed in any enterprise vulnerability management solution.  The Patch Management Module provides built-in application patching for Microsoft and non-Microsoft applications by extending Microsoft SCCM functionality which many organizations already use today. Prioritize and deploy patches with integrated, automated patching. Quickly fix weaknesses using common deployment features used within SCCM today and see the big picture with end-to-end reporting on the entire patch management cycle.

 

How it Works

Retina CS integrates with SCCM to provide centralized visibility to available Microsoft and various non-Microsoft applications using native SCCM API’s and Beyondtrust’s integration with WSUS (for 3rd party applications).  The connector pulls back relevant SCCM data including computer groups (which can be used for targeted patch deployment), package deployment status and provides the ability to leverage common package deployment options from a single console. Third Party application deployment is facilitated through the use of Microsoft’s WSUS as a back-end to SCCM.  This feature extends the capabilities of SCCM to provide package deployment of various 3rd party applications that are commonly exploited.

Next steps: Download the software for evaluation and testing in your environment.





Tags:
, , , , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Additional articles

6

A Quick Look at MS14-068

Posted November 20, 2014    BeyondTrust Research Team

Microsoft recently released an out of band patch for Kerberos.  Taking a look at the Microsoft security bulletin, it seems like there is some kind of issue with Kerberos signatures related to tickets. Further information is available in the Microsoft SRD Blogpost So it looks like there is an issue with PAC signatures.  But what…

Tags:
, , , ,
Password Game Show

Managing Shared Accounts for Privileged Users: 5 Best Practices for Achieving Control and Accountability

Posted November 20, 2014    Scott Lang

How do organizations ensure accountability of shared privileged accounts to meet compliance and security requirements without impacting administrator productivity? Consider these five best practices…

Tags:
, , , , , ,
Triggering MS14-066

Triggering MS14-066

Posted November 17, 2014    BeyondTrust Research Team

Microsoft addressed CVE-2014-6321 this Patch Tuesday, which has been hyped as the next Heartbleed.  This vulnerability (actually at least 2 vulnerabilities) promises remote code execution in applications that use the SChannel Security Service Provider, such as Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS). The details have been scarce.  Lets fix that. Looking at the bindiff of schannel.dll, we see a…

Tags:
, , , , ,