Extraneous Software Can Cause A Real Security Threat And Ziften Can Help – Chuck Leaver

Written By Dr Al Hartmann And Presented By Chuck Leaver CEO Ziften



The truth about the PC ecosystem is such that extraneous processes are all over and go into enterprise computers by every ploy imaginable. Leading software ISVs and hardware OEMs and IHVs have no ethical qualms with burdening business PCs with unneeded and undesirable software applications if they can get a couple of royalty dollars on the side at your cost. This one flew up on my screen only today as I handled the current headline-making Java security vulnerabilities.

Here is the background – zero-day vulnerabilities were discovered recently in Java, an essential software element in numerous business applications. Department of Homeland Security professionals advised switching off Java totally, however that cuts off Java business apps.

The option for where Java is required (within numerous enterprises) is to update Java, an Oracle software, to obtain at least the current partial software application patches from Oracle. However Oracle defaults setup of unwanted extraneous software through the Ask Toolbar, which numerous security-conscious but naïve users will assume is helpful given the Oracle recommendation (and golly gee it doesn’t cost anything), although browser add-ons are a notorious security risk.

Just Ziften combines security consciousness with extraneous process identification and removal capabilities to help enterprises enhance both their security and their performance-driving operating performance Don’t settle for half-measures that overlook extraneous processes proliferating throughout your business client landscape – use Ziften to gain visibility and control over your endpoint population.

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