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he Meltdown and Spectre kernel vulnerabilities are unlike any we’ve dealt with before. Even though they are hardware issues, the patching efforts are led by software companies working with the chip manufacturers and researchers. To compound the remediation efforts, these vulnerabilities impact Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems, and since the flaw dates back more than 20 years, nearly every version of the operating systems is at risk, even those no longer supported with updates.

Patching your infrastructure against these vulnerabilities has turned out to be a difficult task and because of the complexity, the information provided has not been straightforward. Patches have been released in an ad hoc fashion, and some of them have done more damage than good.

To address this situation, Automox has created a dedicated page within its cloud native patching solution specifically for the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities. The page identifies the latest patch releases and displays which endpoints in your infrastructure require which patches. In a single view, you’ll be able to see all of your Windows, Mac, and Linux endpoints, by operating systems version, so you can apply the correct patches with the click of a button.

Automox’s cloud-native solution enables users to patch on-demand or as part of their patch testing process, simplifying three of the largest challenges IT Manager face when addressing new vulnerabilities:

  1. Quickly identifying which endpoints are vulnerable
  2. Easily finding the appropriate patches
  3. Deploying the patches in a timely fashion across all endpoints

While Automox does this for every patch released across Windows, Mac, Linux, and 3rd party software applications, Meltdown and Spectre present a unique challenge. The dedicated page further minimizes the time and resources required to remediate these vulnerabilities.

About Automox

Facing growing threats and a rapidly expanding attack surface, understaffed and alert-fatigued organizations need more efficient ways to eliminate their exposure to vulnerabilities. Automox is a modern cyber hygiene platform that closes the aperture of attack by more than 80% with just half the effort of traditional solutions.

Cloud-native and globally available, Automox enforces OS & third-party patch management, security configurations, and custom scripting across Windows, Mac, and Linux from a single intuitive console. IT and SecOps can quickly gain control and share visibility of on-prem, remote and virtual endpoints without the need to deploy costly infrastructure.

Experience modern, cloud-native management today with a 15-day free trial of Automox and start recapturing more than half the time you're currently spending on managing your attack surface. Automox dramatically reduces corporate risk while raising operational efficiency to deliver best-in-class security outcomes, faster and with fewer resources.

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