Arellia’s Endpoint Security Remediation Suite 7.1 is now available and includes Local Security Solution 7.1, Application Control Solution 7.1, and the new Security Analysis Solution 7.1. Combined, this suite provides administrators the ability to gain control of their local administrator accounts and passwords, lock down the desktop, and now remediate security mis-configurations. The suite is built on the Symantec Management Platform 7.1 making it a must see for Altiris and SMP customers.
Local Security Solution 7.1 continues to provide control over local Windows administrator accounts and passwords. Key benefits include identifying what accounts are in the administrator group, provisioning standard local accounts, and being able to randomize passwords by machine per policy. Randomized passwords are encrypted and stored on the central management server. These passwords are only disclosed and to approved administrators and all disclosures are logged for an audit trail. New to this release are an updated interface which provides faster interaction, and numerous additional tasks for configuring local system security.
Application Control Solution 7.1 compliments Local Security Solution 7.1 with it’s ability to manage application execution in a secure manner. Applications can have their rights elevated when the user does not have administrator privileges and the application needs such rights to function. Applications can also have their privileges demoted when a user has administrator privileges so that the risk of malware is reduced. There is also blacklisting, whitelisting, and Arellia’s “Orange Listing” which provide numerous options for locking down an application when execution is desired, but security risks need to be reduced.
Security Analysis Solution 7.1 is a new product, built on industry standards such as SCAP, OVAL, and CVE, which enables administrators to assess and remediate security configurations on Windows systems. Security Analysis Solution is SCAP validated allowing it to consume security profiles from the National Institute of Standards as well as other SCAP formatted profiles. Remediation is automated yet requires approval to ensure proper change control.