Corporate Software Inspector 2016 R7 (Cloud Edition)
Flexera’s Corporate Software Inspector is a Vulnerability and Patch Management Software Solution that completes and targets the Patch Management process. It combines Vulnerability Intelligence, Vulnerability Scanning, and Patch Creation with Patch Deployment Tool Integration to enable targeted, reliable, and cost-efficient Patch Management.
Vulnerability and Patch Management are critical components of any security infrastructure because it enables proactive detection and remediation of vulnerabilities before they are actively exploited and your security compromised. With Corporate Software Inspector, IT Operations and Security Teams are empowered to take control of the Vulnerability Threat from both Microsoft and non-Microsoft (third-party) product vulnerabilities, covering Microsoft Windows, Mac OSX, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Corporate Software Inspector scanning technology takes a different approach than other vulnerability scanning solutions by conducting non-intrusive scans to accurately identify all installed products and plugins on the system.
Corporate Software Inspector integrates seamlessly with Microsoft® WSUS and System Center Configuration Manager.
Corporate Software Inspector 2016 R7 (Cloud Edition) includes the following new features:
|•||Filter Host Smart Groups on Missing Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) Articles|
|•||Site Name Search under Single Host Agents|
|•||Listing of Affected Installations for Advisory Smart Groupss|
|•||Notification to Customers when Password Recovery Settings are not Configured|
One option for filtering Host Smart Group information is by Microsoft KB articles to create a report of hosts that are missing one or several specific KB articles. This filtering can be used for new or existing Host Smart Groups (CSIL-8204).
Corporate Software Inspector 2016 R7 now allows you to search for a site name to edit the configuration for agents joined to different sites (CSIL-8129) using the following procedure.
Task To search for a site name to edit the configuration for agents joined to different sites:
|1.||Navigate to the Single Host Agents view.|
|2.||In the Scan 1 selected host search box, enter the sitename and host name using the “OR” condition to show the respective result.|
The Advisory Smart Group module now has a listing of All Advisories Under the Configured Advisory Group view. For each advisory, you can click the corresponding number listed in the Installations, Products, and Hosts columns. After clicking the number in the Installations column, you will see a list of affected installations per host (CSIL-6871).
If you have not configured your Corporate Software Inspector password recovery settings and you need to reset your password at login, you can restore access to your user account. After clicking Forgot your password? Flexera will send an email to the email address used at the time of your account creation. The email subject line will state: “Flexera Software Corporate Software Inspector Password Recovery Failed”. The email will state: "Dear customer, You have not configured the password recovery settings. Please contact your admin/Support." (CSIL-8051)
To use the Corporate Software Inspector console, your system should meet the following requirements:
|•||Minimum resolution: 1024x768|
|•||Internet Explorer 11 or higher (Scan results can also be viewed from other browsers)|
|•||Internet connection capable of connecting to|
|•||First-Party cookie settings at least to Prompt (in Internet Explorer)|
|•||Allow session cookies|
|•||A PDF reader|
Corporate Software Inspector 2016 R7 (Cloud Edition) has resolved the following issues:
|•||Corporate Software Inspector Agents do not obtain the agent configuration and display empty values for check-in and scanning intervals|
|•||Advisory Smart Group does not display 2017 data for “Advisory Published is Exactly” criteria|
Corporate Software Inspector Agents do not obtain the agent configuration and display empty values for check-in and scanning intervals
To address this issue, further clarification has been provided in the user guide for selecting options under Edit Site Configuration for Single Host Agents (CSIL-8193).
Important • When selecting options under Edit Site Configuration, note that:
|•||Any edits to the scan schedule will come into affect only after the currently scheduled scan has completed. Each agent could potentially have a scan scheduled at different times. Therefore, any new scan configuration edit will affect the scan schedule at various times.|
|•||Any edits made to the Agent Check-In Frequency option or selecting the Schedule Next Scan option Scan host as soon as possible will come into effect only after an agent has checked in as per the previously set scan frequency.|
|•||The scan configuration settings set on the Corporate Software Inspector website are not automatically transmitted to the agents. The agents have to connect to the Corporate Software Inspector website as per their prior scheduled Agent Check-In Frequency before the agents become aware of the new scan configuration edits.|
To address this issue, the following View/Edit Smart Group Configuration statement was added to the user guide (CSIL-8198).
For each Advisory Smart Group, you can create or edit the advisory criteria using the Zero-Day Status and Advisory Published criteria. Both criteria include dates, which are created using the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). Therefore, the local zone date of the user could be different from the zone the advisory data was saved in, which may lead to a difference in advisory lists.
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