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Automox rolls out vulnerability remediation update with automated prioritisation

IT automated management software firm Automox has launched a new version of its endpoint vulnerability remediation offering with a view to helping customers stay on top of thousands of vulnerabilities across multiple operating systems (OSes).

Jason Kikta, chief information security officer (CISO) and senior vice president of product at Automox, said that automated vulnerability remediation (AVR) with common exposure and vulnerability prioritisation lets IT focus on fast fixes, including of third-party applications.

“Our customers need to rapidly patch and configure vulnerabilities at scale,” Kikta said in the announcement.

“The new AVR is the fastest way for them to automate what’s been a slow, uncertain, and painful process.”

According to Kikta, the update to the Automox AVR platform “speeds through end-to-end remediation” using Rapid7 InsightVM to scan and identify vulnerabilities.

This could take just minutes across hundreds of apps and thousands of endpoints, he added, via endpoint patching or script automation using Automox Worklets: IT operations teams benefit from endpoints automatically kept up to date and protected against the worst vulnerabilities.

Most office workers use multiple applications to do their work, and at the same time, many organisations do business with external parties that may have been breached, increasing risk from cyber threat.

With Automox AVR and Rapid7 InsightVM, vulnerabilities can be ingested and grouped logically and according to severity and reboot requirements. This enables organisations to prioritise vulnerabilities for remediation, the vendor noted.

“Often, patching is not enough when remediating vulnerabilities,” the announcement said.

“Automox Worklets are PowerShell and Bash automation scripts that make fast work of complex configuration changes across thousands of endpoints.”

Automox already offers about 375 “ready to use” worklets, with customisation available, including via the vendor’s Otto AI tool, announced in July, for drafting new ones. The idea is to speed up and reduce risk when it comes to handling vulnerabilities across desktops, servers and client devices based on Windows, macOS or Linux.

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