ManageEngine Vulnerability Manager Plus License
The licensed Vulnerability Manager Plus is a local computer security solution that helps IT managers and security teams and help them to perform an integrated console to carry out the evaluation of vulnerability, the management of the configuration of safety, the management of patch, the web server, the Software audit and high-risk Poor audit. This allows you to constantly check your network for vulnerability and wrong configurations, performing software at the end of life, the state of the firewall and the antivirus state. Not only that, it is possible to use remedies in vulnerabilities and configurations wrong by the console.
You can also face security patches, such as password, Legacy protocols, open actions, expired SSL and much more. With built-in patching and licenses this solution has, it is possible to adjust and automate patches for Windows, Mac, Linux and over 250+ applications of 3rd party. It is a highly scalable solution that helps Network managers protect systems and servers in local and remote offices, as well as roaming devices, all from a central location.
With the ManageEngine Vulnerability Manager Plus License, manage all the computers in your organization, even computers in closed networks, such as those in a demilitarized zone (DMZ). Additionally, it supports disparate environments, continuous endpoint monitoring, neural network architecture, robust testing and reporting capabilities. Vulnerability Manager Plus is agent-based software, easy to deploy, remotely deployable, with an intuitive user interface that requires no skilled professionals or extensive training.
Security Configuration Management (SCM): Create a secure foundation
From time to time, zero-days will rear their ugly head, so build a secure foundation by making sure ideal security configurations are set up and maintained on your endpoints so your organization doesn’t fall apart from a single vulnerability. Security configuration management involves continually detecting and realigning configuration anomalies and misconfigurations between different endpoint components.
Why is security configuration management important?
Endpoint security does not stop with the assessment of vulnerabilities. If vulnerabilities are the gateway to the network, it is the overlooked misconfigurations that attackers use to laterally move and exploit other machines within the network. In short, poorly documented configuration changes, default settings, or a technical issue with a component in your endpoints can lead to misconfiguration. But the question is how well equipped you are to handle these configuration anomalies? For example, try asking yourself the following questions. How many users on your network keep their default password? Do your employees have admin rights by default? Have you limited your TLS/SSL communications to using weak and insecure cipher suites? Will new computers with default configurations and insecure protocols be added to your network? Are you aware of these and other security configuration errors?
A simple flaw like a default password or an open share can be exploited by an attacker to thwart an organization’s security efforts. Attackers could use malware and ransomware to exploit legacy protocols and open shares, as happened in the global WannaCry attack of 2017. All concerns raised point to the need for a comprehensive tool security configuration management so you can monitor and regulate the configuration posture of your endpoints to ensure security.
Security Configuration Management (SCM) is easy with Vulnerability Manager Plus.
It is normal for people to make mistakes, but recognizing misconfigurations and bringing them back into compliance is Vulnerability Manager Plus’s job. With a predefined library of security configuration baselines derived from industry standards and best practices, it continuously detects, without user intervention, systems that are out of alignment and reports them to the console. You can see details such as misconfiguration category, number of systems affected, and severity levels.
Selecting an item from the list opens a drop-down panel with a detailed description and resolution. You can transfer the solution directly from there to all affected machines and close the SCM loop immediately. This area also shows if an attribute for a particular component is misconfigured in the domain GPO.
In this case, a knowledge base article with detailed solution steps linked in place of the solution directs users to change the security configurations in the GPO. Vulnerability Manager Plus can even predict potential network complications that may arise in the future due to configuration changes, helping you safely change configurations without impacting critical business operations.
Finally, you can create executive reports to track your efforts and keep higher authorities informed about your organization’s security configuration. It is also important to note that security configuration management not only improves cyber resilience, but also improves operational efficiency.
While this feature deals with a variety of security settings for various components of your systems, operating systems, and applications, let’s take a look at some notable settings that we deal with frequently.
Check the firewall.
Incorrect firewall configuration can fail to prevent insecure traffic from entering an endpoint on the network. Security Configuration Manager in the licensed ManageEngine Vulnerability Manager Plus License allows you to check if a built-in Windows firewall is enabled or if a third-party firewall is present. You can also block connections in the firewall using the NetBIOS trio, the infamous WannaCry abettor port 445, and other vulnerable ports that allow for unauthorized and accidental actions.
Weak passwords are the most common security misconfiguration that often plagues businesses. “The longer the password, the stronger it is” no longer applies. Attackers are constantly developing new strategies, such as buying credentials used in previous breaches to perform password-based brute force and dictionary attacks. In addition, 62 percent of users admit to reusing a password. In addition to enforcing long passwords, you can ensure that users adhere to a combination of predefined password policies, such as password complexity, minimum password age, maximum password age, how many unique passwords must be used before old passwords can be reused.
Microsoft Office Security.
With this licensed solution you can make sure that the functions and potentially uncertain content are disabled and that the optimal security control in Microsoft Office applications is activated. This may include notifications in trusted areas, secure encryption methods for files and metadata that use applications for files, automation safety settings and much more.
Non-protection of your hard drive volumes can cause data injury. You can make sure that Bitlocker encryption allows encryption of the entire volume of the hard drive to avoid unauthorized access to hard drives and ex-filtration.
Secure remote desktop sharing.
By securing your remote desktop connections with a strong password and preventing the server from listening on default ports, you can hinder attempts by malicious actors to establish an unauthorized remote connection.