Raxco Offers Immediate Solution to Internet Explorer Security Exploit

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PolicyLock™ Tool Kit Disables IE Flash Add-on Across 100s or 1,000s of Users Simultaneously

Raxco Software, a leader in Windows system administration productivity tools and solutions, has created an immediate enforceable solution to the Internet Explorer security exploit announced this past weekend. This solution can easily be used by system administrators managing security for hundreds or thousands of users across an enterprise.

As reported earlier this week, a serious Internet Explorer bug is leaving users open to attack by hackers, who have already used the exploit in “limited, targeted attacks” according to Microsoft. FireEye Research Labs discovered the flaw, which even has the Department of Homeland Security recommending people use other web browsers.

There is no need to use other browsers if the Shockwave Flash Object add-on for Internet Explorer is disabled, as the attacks will not work if Flash is disabled.

Raxco's PolicyLock™ Disable Shockwave Flash Tool Kit is specifically configured to allow administrators to disable the Shockwave Flash Object add-on in the targeted Internet Explorer versions 9, 10 and 11. Raxco created this solution this week using the PolicyLock Designer, available with all PolicyLock downloads.

PolicyLock can now disable Flash, locking down and controlling that setting for all users in an organization -- whether in the hundreds or thousands -- until the flaw is fixed. Not one user can modify that setting, which allows admins control over all their users. “This situation is similar to the warnings about the vulnerability of Java," according to Greg Hayes, Raxco’s Support Manager. “By disabling these vulnerabilities across the enterprise, administrators enforce security the end users can’t undo."

Raxco Software released PolicyLock, a desktop management utility that helps system administrators quickly deliver settings and lock down users' operating systems and applications, in July 2013. The tool eliminates any way a user can misconfigure, manipulate, work around or change the policies set by system administrators, thereby ensuring a more secure user environment and saving hours of lost productivity for users and administrators.

For more information, visit: http://request.raxco.com/policylock-flash or watch the tool kit in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_IDkRAHtwY

About Raxco Software

Raxco Software has been helping companies and consumers with their computer resource management needs for more than thirty years. Its PerfectDisk line of disk optimization software is Windows® Certified by Microsoft® and has a perfect 5-star review from CNET Download.com. Raxco also produces other PC optimization, storage and system administration software for Windows operating systems.. Raxco Software can be found on the Web at http://www.raxco.com.

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