Sunday 9, October 2016

Dubai – MENA Herald: ESET® – the global leader in proactive digital protection, has announced that Flexera Software, global leader in software licensing, compliance, security and installation solutions, widening the list of ESET Technology Alliance members.

As a result of this newly established relationship, existing SMB ESET customers now have the option to add Flexera Software’s Corporate Software Inspector, a security patch management solution for enterprises to their layered security strategy via their existing ESET reseller.

“The rise of cyber risks requires additional security measures and it has become critical for companies to regularly patch and update installed applications in order to not be exposed to software vulnerabilities,” said Dimitris Raekos, General Manager, ESET Middle East. “To combat these threats, we have introduced Flexera Software’s Corporate Software Inspector as a member of the ESET Technology Alliance to simplify patch management tasks of critical applications for enterprises in the region.”

According to Flexera Software Vulnerability Review 2016, the number of vulnerabilities detected in 2015 was 16,081, discovered in 2,484 applications from 263 vendors. The statistic shows a 39% increase over the course of the five-year trend and a 2% increase from 2014 to 2015.
Corporate Software Inspector empowers IT Operations teams to continuously identify vulnerable applications and apply security patches – before vulnerabilities that lead to costly breaches can be exploited. The solution leverages verified vulnerability intelligence and assesses over 20,000 applications, delivering tested patch packages for non-Microsoft applications, accelerating identification of vulnerabilities, driving their prioritization and reducing time to patch.

Launched in 2013, ESET Technology Alliance is an integration partnership that aims to better protect businesses by offering a range of complementary IT security solutions. All members of the ESET Technology Alliance are carefully vetted against a set of established criteria to extend “best-in-class” business protection across IT environments.