Scottsdale, Ariz. (PRWEB) May 13, 2009
In this evolving threat landscape, we continue to see vulnerabilities exploited across numerous applications outside of just Microsoft. As these vulnerabilities continue to increase, the time available to shore up these security gaps continues to rapidly decrease as exploits run wild. Although the Conficker worm continues to wreck havoc on PCs, Mac environments are now vulnerable to threats such as iBotnet. The iBotnet virus, a Mac-specific Trojan Horse, infects a machine by downloading a pirated copy of iWork, the Apple productivity suite or Adobe Photoshop CS4. With the broader adoption of Mac PCs within the business IT environment, it is becoming an attractive target for the bad guys.
Additionally, with an economic environment that is putting significant pressures on IT budgets and resources, organizations’ are looking for ways to cut costs without impacting security. Enforcing security configurations can improve an organization’s security posture and enable it to “go green” by optimizing system and desktop power management and centralizing the management of both physical and virtual environments.
In order to help organizations examine these evolving threats and provide best practices for managing new and emerging vulnerabilities – while reducing IT costs, Lumension, the global leader in operational endpoint security, announced the availability of its audiocast, Evolving Threats and Countermeasures: Conficker, iBotnet and Top Security Configuration Challenges.
In this month’s Lumension audiocast, listeners will learn:
The impact of recent Microsoft and non-Microsoft related vulnerabilities;
How Conficker is evolving;
The iBotnet and some key recommendations to safeguard your IT environment;
And key recommendations to improve your security posture and reduce costs through the enforcement of configuration policies
To listen to the audiocast, please visit Evolving Threats and Countermeasures: Conficker, iBotnet and Top Security Configuration Challenges.
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Lumension Security, Inc., a global leader in operational endpoint 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, and Reporting and Compliance offerings. Lumension is known for providing world-class customer support and services 24×7, 365 days a year. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Lumension has operations worldwide, including Virginia, Utah, Florida, Luxembourg, the United Kingdom, Spain, Australia, India, Hong Kong and Singapore. Lumension: IT Secured. Success Optimized®. More information can be found at lumension.com.
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