Monday, December 17, 2007

Software: Microsoft Security Tools

Here is a great page, a kind of one stop shop for all of Microsoft's free and fee-based security tools in one location. Some of these tools are more up-to-date then others, you will need to read the tool description page to fully understand what OS and applications are supported.

This page will probably be more interesting to those who are I.T. professionals. Although there are still some great tools for those who have home networks with Windows computers on them.

Some of the tools listed on this page are:
  • Microsoft Update: provide by Windows and Office updates.
  • Windows Server Update Services (WSUS): Simplifies keeping Windows-based systems current with the latest updates.
  • Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA): Scans your systems for missing security updates and common security misconfigurations.
  • See the page for a complete list.

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