Charles Leaver – Extraneous Software Can Really Threaten Your Cyber Security

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

The fact about the PC ecosystem is such that extraneous processes are all over and enter enterprise computers by every ruse you can possibly imagine. Leading software ISVs and hardware OEMs and IHVs have no ethical qualms with straining business PCs with unneeded and undesirable software applications if they can grab a few royalty dollars on the side at your expense. This one flew up on my screen just this morning as I dealt with the current headline-making Java security vulnerabilities.

Here is the background – zero-day vulnerabilities were found just recently in Java, a key software component in lots of enterprise applications. Department of Homeland Security specialists encouraged switching off Java totally, however that cuts off Java enterprise apps.

The option for where Java is essential (within lots of enterprises) is to upgrade Java, an Oracle software product, to get a minimum of the latest partial software patches from Oracle. But Oracle defaults installation of undesirable extraneous software through the Ask Toolbar, which many security-conscious but naïve users will presume is handy given the Oracle suggestion (and golly gee it doesn’t cost anything), despite the fact that browser add-ons are a notorious security risk.

Just Ziften combines security consciousness with extraneous procedure recognition and remediation abilities to assist enterprises boost both their security and their performance-driving operating effectiveness Don’t opt for half-measures that ignore extraneous procedures proliferating throughout your business client landscape – employ Ziften to get visibility and control over your endpoint population.