Hercules Gives Users More Flexibility With Flaws
Version 2.0 lets administrators write custom signatures and fixes for vulnerabilities, enabling them to remediate flaws found in in-house or custom applications.Citadel Security Software Inc. on Monday will announce the latest version of its vulnerability remediation software, which gives users more flexibility and control over when and how flaws are fixed. Using a new feature in Hercules 2.0, administrators are able to write custom signatures and fixes for vulnerabilities, enabling them to remediate flaws found in in-house or custom applications. Users can also schedule on-demand remediations if there is a new, emerging vulnerability that needs to be addressed immediately. The basic operation of Hercules has remained intact. The system scans each designated machine on a pre-set schedule, searching for any of the thousands of known vulnerabilities in its database. Once the scan is complete, the software displays a list of all of the vulnerabilities it discovered, along with which machines are affected and the severity of each flaw.
Hercules also shows the patch for each vulnerability and gives a short explanation of how the problem will be fixed. Once the administrator approves the fixes, the software automatically installs the patches and reports back once the operation is finished.
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