Syxsense launches vulnerability monitoring and remediation solution

Syxsense launches vulnerability monitoring and remediation solution

Syxsense has announced a new endpoint management and security solution that offers monitoring and remediation of vulnerabilities across all devices and network environments. The endpoint security and IT management provider said the platform, Syxsense Enterprise, offers a unified solution that scans and manages all endpoints, resolves issues in real time, and reduces the risks associated with system misconfigurations, that enables organizations to predict, identify, and repair vulnerabilities in desktops, laptops, servers, and mobile devices. The release comes shortly after a global cybersecurity advisory highlighted the importance of timely vulnerability management as attackers continue to target Internet-facing systems to exploit both old and new vulnerabilities.

Syxsense Enterprise addresses vulnerabilities, patches and compliance

In a press release, Syxsense stated that Syxsense Company is the industry’s first Unified Security and Endpoint Management (USEM) solution that addresses all three key elements of endpoint security: vulnerabilities, patching, and compliance. It overlays the company’s workflow automation tool, Syxsense Cortex, which patches and eliminates endpoint security weaknesses through a single, cloud-based interface with hundreds of pre-built workflows. business.

“This includes the ability to identify software vulnerabilities in both the operating system and third-party applications, open port misconfigurations, disabled firewalls, ineffective user account policies, and more,” Syxsense said. The platform also includes Syxsense’s recently launched Mobile Device Management (MDM) solution, which enables IT teams to manage devices running on iOS, iPadOS and Android, as well as Windows, Linux and Mac environments.

“As threats become more complex, it’s important for IT teams to have consolidated solutions for IT management and endpoint security,” said Ashley Leonard, founder and CEO of Syxsense. “Syxsense Enterprise is designed to give them a centralized, cloud-based platform to scan, patch, recognize, and remediate vulnerabilities that could lead to endpoint attacks or exploitation.”

According to the provider, the new service includes the following key features:

  • Vulnerability scanning that identifies authorization issues, security implementation issues, and antivirus status
  • Automatic deployment of patches for in-network endpoint and off-network device vulnerabilities
  • Device health and compliance checks document patching with reports for risk assessments, vulnerable devices, and task summaries
  • Device quarantine and endpoint isolation
  • Remote device monitoring with the ability to silently push OTA settings, apps and policies

Organizations that do not apply patches in a timely manner

A recent joint advisory released by global security agencies, including the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the US National Security Agency (NSA), and the National Center for Cyber ​​Security ( NCSC) from the UK, detailed the 15 most specific vulnerabilities of 2021. These included infamous Log4Shell, ProxyShell, and ProxyLogon exploits, along with three vulnerabilities that were also routinely exploited in 2020: CVE-2020-1472, CVE-2018-13379 and CVE-2019-11510.

Its continued exploitation indicates that many organizations do not apply software patches in a timely manner and remain vulnerable to attack for long periods of time, the advisory said, adding that the ability to quickly update software, operating systems, applications and the firmware is vitally important. . He also advocated using a centralized patch management system, replacing software at end-of-life, and deploying vendor workarounds if a patch for a known or critical vulnerability cannot be applied quickly.

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