First news of the new year!
Today we have a big update of the Software Accounting and Licenses module in Total Network Inventory. Now, TNI automatically collects software license keys from Adobe, Corel and Autodesk on Windows and macOS!
All local keys for Photoshop, Acrobat, CorelDRAW, AutoCAD and other software from these developers, from all PCs on your network are now collected in one place.
But there’s more: automatic binding of the collected keys to the appropriate software and licenses in the database, manual binding of the keys to the specific software, changing the status …
On December 10, a critical vulnerability was discovered in the Log4j component from the Apache Software Foundation, rated at a maximum of 10 on the CVSS scale.
The Log4j component (also known as Log4Shell and LogJam) is a Java-based logging package used by developers to log errors. At the moment, it is already known that the CVE-2021-44228 vulnerability affected a large number of software, including some services of the largest tech companies such as Amazon, Apple, Cisco, Google, Microsoft, Steam and IBM. The Dutch Cybersecurity Center has created a regularly updated doc on GitHub listing the affected applications.
Are computers on your network ready for the new Windows 11?
Come, on October 5, 2021, Microsoft is releasing their new operating system, which may not be suitable for for all of your computers.
Workstations must meet these requirements:
- 1 (GHz) on a compatible 64-bit processor;
- At least 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage;
- UEFI and secure boot compatible;
- Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0;
- DirectX 12 compatible graphics card.
In this TNI update, we have prepared a special report named “Windows 11 Ready”, which will quickly get you …
On July 6 and 7, patches were released by Microsoft for all current versions of Windows after a critical vulnerability has been discovered with its Print Spooler service. Microsoft has also released the patch for Windows 7 which ended full support last year but remains in extended support. The vulnerability, dubbed PrintNightmare, allows attackers to remotely execute commands with system-level privileges.
Total Network Inventory will help you quickly discover which computers on your network are already patched. For example, here’s the situation for KB5004945 and KB5004954:
To be able to collect this information, the Windows updates scan must …
Nearly every business enterprise involves office computers, and usually they are connected to a local network. In order to systematize the configuration and accounting of computer hardware and software, it’s necessary to periodically take their inventory. This includes conducting SAM, the process of streamlining the management of the company’s software assets.
In every company, physical assets on the local network are equipped with special software, usually licensed. And licenses, especially for specialized software packages, often cost a lot.
This means that even if such a software package is installed on just one “extra” PC, it can be quite an expensive …