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RE: Centralised Software Removal
From: "CORP John Porter" <jporter () rsac com>
Date: Mon, 3 Nov 2008 07:56:24 -0800

Possibly a little overkill. Altiris will allow you to automatically
remove unauthorized software, and to prevent the installation of new
software, while also giving you a software inventory of each machine.
SMS probably has the same, or similar functions, and I am sure there are
others as well.

-----Original Message-----
From: listbounce () securityfocus com [mailto:listbounce () securityfocus com]
On Behalf Of Morgan Reed
Sent: Friday, October 31, 2008 5:12 PM
To: james () infosec co im
Cc: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: Re: Centralised Software Removal

On Fri, Oct 31, 2008 at 10:53 PM, james () infosec co im
<security.advice () gmail com> wrote:
Rather that visit each and every machine, to un-install the software,
I'm looking for a centrally controlled mechanism to achieve this.

I'd suggest the most effective means of tackling this sort of issue
(assuming that you have the capability) is to regularly push a new
image to the machines in question.


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