If security professionals don’t understand how to reign in this myriad of devices by ensuring that they are updated and thoroughly patched, this issue will only escalate until it is simply unmanageable.
Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) March 06, 2012
Keeping the wide variety of desktops, laptops, smartphones, tablets and other end-user devices up-to-date with the latest operating system software, drivers and security updates is becoming continually more daunting, making the job of patch management ever more difficult for security professionals. In order to provide security professionals with the information they need to get a better handle on this ever sprawling IT environment, Lumension®, a global leader in endpoint management and security, will sponsor a webcast titled “How to Deal with Today's Multi-Platform, Multi-Vendor Patch Management Mess” on Thursday, March 8.
In this webcast, host David Strom, writer, speaker and network computing expert, will discuss:
- The growing need to patch multi-platforms and applications, including middleware and databases;
- How a security management framework is essential to maintain the integrity of your entire endpoint population;
- How to perform an accurate assessment of your overall desktop assets and the importance of discovery in the virtual world;
- How to test an update before deploying enterprise-wide; and,
- The cost of relying on “free” tools for patch management.
“The trend of consumerization across the enterprise will only continue to proliferate in the coming years,” said Strom. “If security professionals don’t understand how to reign in this myriad of devices by ensuring that they are updated and thoroughly patched, this issue will only escalate until it is simply unmanageable. My goal is to give webcast attendees the stepping stones they need to build a proper foundation for patch management – ensuring they never reach the point that their network is beyond their control.”
“As users continue to bring their own devices into the corporate network, security managers’ jobs are becoming increasingly taxing,” said Pat Clawson, Chairman and CEO, Lumension. “We wanted to bring them this webcast so that they can understand the growing need to patch across platforms and applications – this is no longer just a Windows issue. The sooner security professionals have the knowledge and tools in place they need to properly patch a number of devices across multiple OSes, the safer we’ll all be.”
The “How to Deal with Today's Multi-Platform, Multi-Vendor Patch Management Mess” webcast will take place on Thursday, March 8 at 2 p.m. EST. For more information on the webcast or to register for free.
About Lumension Security, Inc.
Lumension Security, Inc., a global leader in endpoint management and security, develops, integrates and markets security software solutions that help businesses protect their vital information and manage critical risk across network and endpoint assets. Lumension enables more than 5,100 customers worldwide to achieve optimal security and IT success by delivering a proven and award-winning solution portfolio that includes Vulnerability Management, Endpoint Protection, Data Protection, Antivirus and Reporting and Compliance offerings. Lumension is known for providing world-class customer support and services 24x7, 365 days a year. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Lumension has operations worldwide, including Virginia, Texas, Utah, Florida, Ireland, Luxembourg, the United Kingdom, Australia and Singapore. Lumension: IT Secured. Success Optimized.™ More information can be found at lumension.com.