Security gaps due to outdated virus scanners

Last updated: December 1, 2021

Administrators already have their work cut out for them. Only in their dreams do they have the perfect IT system and never have to deal with software problems. Unfortunately, every daydream ends sooner or later and once again the company’s own devices and their software challenge you to a duel.

Maintenance cases are many

Over time, there have been many software maintenance cases. It’s not exactly like in the 90s, where a once installed software got by for months or even years without patches and other patchwork. Nowadays, there are dangers and peculiarities lurking in every dark corner of the Internet that only want the best from us. Our data and our (ransom) money.

To protect themselves in the best possible way, companies invest a lot of money in training, firewalls and anti-virus programs. Whereas the term “viruses” has not really been appropriate for a few years now anyway, if you want to put it in a nutshell with the daily phishing, Trojan, WebShell, exploit hack attempts and other dirty tricks.

The tried and true virus protection

Since Microsoft provides a powerful virus protection free of charge with the Defender integrated in Windows, the competitors have a much harder time selling their products. Extra packages with all kinds of important and unimportant additional products have to be put together in order to be attractive at all. Nevertheless, these antivirus scanners have established their place in the IT world, and interest remains high, especially for Enterprise Editions, which offer comprehensive control and monitoring options for companies.

However, it is often the case that not all systems in a network are equipped with the same malware protection programs. In fact, volume licenses for the many enterprise editions are often exhausted, and instead of buying additional licenses in packages of 50 or 100, the free versions, especially Microsoft Defender, are increasingly being used again.

The overview is priceless

To get the overview of all virus scanners used in your own network and installed on the computers (Windows, Mac or Linux), Docusnap offers, as usual, a very simple but highly effective and clear way to list all systems with virus scanners. In addition, not only the manufacturer and the product are assigned to the respective system, but also the current status of the virus definition file and the program file itself are displayed.

Whatever the reason for the discrepancy, Docusnap will help you find it out in seconds. The fact that you can access queries already available in Docusnap, which you can also quickly incorporate into your own reports, is an additional bonus that we are happy to offer.
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