In the news as of late, we are made more aware of how efficient various countries have become at harvesting data, inserting malware, ransomware, or other various types of gaining access into systems. BMC Client Management is NOT intended to act as an Anti-Virus solution but it has the ability to validate that software tools are current and properly configured. In addition to validation, BCM can also use the native scripts to perform actions such as updating the DAT file, scheduling regular scans or on demand as a one off, and enabling REAL-TIME protection.
Not only does BCM provide the functions mentioned above but it also has the ability to verify hardening standards provided by DISA and USGCB, among others, using OOTB SCAP compliance objects. These validation checks can be run on demand or on a regular schedule and runs in tandem with normal security patching cycles as a means to verify that no settings were changed by way of these updates. This improves awareness and reduces overall costs from other techniques available today. In fact, some organizations do not perform these checks after updates due to personnel limitations due to the complexity involved.
Finally, BCM provides a secure method of transporting data both over the WAN or Internet and provides confidence that its use would not be considered vulnerability but a total solution in protecting data both in transport and in rest. Using role based groups and Active Directory, security customers can feel confident that both the underlying data and the ability to manage endpoints using Client Management is very secure and has not been found to create any opening that would jeopardize any customer.
Steven R. Gibbs
Sr. Systems Consultant