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Posted in News on December 05 2017 by Lansweeper Team

MANAGEMENT ENGINE CRITICAL FIRMWARE UPDATE

Intel® has identified several security vulnerabilities in its Management Engine (ME), Trusted Execution Engine (TXE) and Server Platform Services (SPS) that could place impacted PCs, servers and IoT platforms at risk. Attackers could gain unauthorized access to systems using the Management Engine feature and possibly:

  • Load and execute arbitrary code outside the visibility of the user and operating system.
  • Cause a system crash or instability.

Lansweeper can tell you in no time which devices are vulnerable and need to be patched. Instructions can be found in the video below and in this step-by-step forum post

Consult the complete step-by-step guide via this link

IMPORTANT

In order to make full use of this guide, make sure that all Windows computers you'd like to check meet the scanning requirements, the deployment requirements and have been successfully scanned:

Posted in News on November 30 2017 by Lansweeper Team

COMPUTER SECURITY DAY 2017

You can’t ensure adequate cybersecurity throughout your organization without an accurate end-to-end view of your IT environment. The discovery of hard- and software data plays a critical role in maintaining an up-to-date synopsis, and leveraging that collected network data is a fundamental starting point for implementing security measures across your organization. This essential discovery phase has been Lansweeper’s strong suit throughout the years, but it doesn’t stop there. The information that Lansweeper gathers, can be used to analyze and enhance your overall cybersecurity.

Lansweeper Knight

The crusade for unauthorized software

Is there any menacing software installed on the corporate workstations in your organization? Lansweeper enables you to mark identified software as authorized, unauthorized and neutral. Using one of the built-in reports, keeping track of unauthorized software installations is just one click away.

Assess your defense strategy

Is your Windows infrastructure protected against viruses? Identify if there are any Windows devices without anti-virus software and whether the anti-virus is up-to-date. Several built-in reports assist you in pinpointing possible vulnerabilities in your network.

Check for breaches in the wall

Do your Windows devices have the latest hotfixes? As notably demonstrated by our WannaCry ransomware report that we released in May, Lansweeper can be used to retrieve Windows machines that are missing crucial hotfixes to mitigate vulnerabilities. Scan your assets regularly and use Lansweeper reports to be alerted of missing hotfixes.

Have an up-to-date garrison

Are your assets covered? Check the warranty for your Dell, Fujitsu, HP, IBM, Lenovo or Toshiba assets to make sure that your assets are still under coverage with the manufacturer. Quickly identify which assets are out of warranty by using our built-in reports.

Only lower the drawbridge for allies

Do you know your administrators? Lansweeper helps you to authorize administrators on an asset-by-asset basis or for an entire domain. Capture all the unauthorized administrators via a built-in report so that you can control who can manage your assets.

Castle

Posted in Updates on October 17 2017 by Lansweeper Team

Struggling to find machines running out of precious disk space, that pesky computer that hasn't been updated since Y2K or those programs your users aren't even supposed to be running? Trying to figure out which help desk tickets are logged the most and why?

We're making your life easier with a Lansweeper update that includes over 100 shiny, brand spanking new asset and Helpdesk reports! Oh and the best part? They're on the house!
 

DOWNLOAD

You can find a step-by-step guide here.

Version 6.0.100

 

Posted in News on October 16 2017 by Lansweeper Team

CUSTOMER SPOTLIGHT

Thomas Kisala, Technical Services Director at AaSys Group

Specializing in the support of community banks, AaSys provides a broad spectrum of IT expertise as well as bank operations consulting services. The initial need for an all-round inventory and life-cycle tool guided them towards Lansweeper. With Lansweeper close at hand, AaSys monitors 70 individual networks with over 10,000 endpoints.

“We manage all aspects of their network to varying degrees, based on the customer’s needs”, says Thomas Kisala, Technical Services Director at AaSys Group. “Day-to-day activities include patch management, health monitoring of network devices and Help Desk support. Monthly status reports serve as a basis for discussion of recommended changes, including projects to extend the customer’s IT-infrastructure. In addition, we assist our clients with budget planning by facilitating hard-and software life-cycle analysis.”

Customer Quote

Comprehensive reports

Thomas indicates that Lansweeper’s reliability and thoroughness of data collection, in combination with the usefulness of both standard and customizable reports, provides the most added value for AaSys. “In order for certain software to run routine updates, the end users must be local administrators on their PCs”, Thomas continues. “This opens the possibility of unapproved software installation, which must be monitored. The reports that reflect software changes do an excellent job in tracking these changes.” The software change reporting was a pleasant surprise that exceeded the intended use of Lansweeper within AaSys, alongside the possibility of tracking anti-virus status which allows the IT staff to stay on top of potential issues.

Continual extension

Convinced of its added value, AaSys is directing any new clients towards Lansweeper, alongside converting existing customers who are currently using their previous inventory software. “I would definitely recommend the highlighted features”, says Thomas. “We are still reviewing the rest of the features to see what other ways Lansweeper can assist us in a way that we had not anticipated.” In order to get the most out of Lansweeper, Thomas indicates that “the willingness to review the diverse reports is key. Any IT professional is likely to find a report that they weren’t expecting to be in the software.”

 

Posted in News on September 19 2017 by Lansweeper Team
It recently became clear that version 5.33 of the popular clean-up tool, CCleaner, was infected with the Malware dubbed "Floxif". Using Lansweeper you can scan your Windows computers to find out which computers are safe, are currently still infected or were infected. To diagnose this as accurately as possible we'll be scanning for multiple things. After following the steps below you can find out whether any scanned computer in your environment was affected:
  • In the web console go to Scanning\File & Registry Scanning
  • Click the Add File Scan button and enter the file path below

    %programfiles(x86)%\CCleaner\CCleaner.exe
    Adding the File Scan
  • Click the Add Registry Scan button, select HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE as rootkey enter SOFTWARE\Piriform\Agomo as regpath and MUID as valuename
    Adding the Registry Scan
  • Go to Assets\Windows and click the Rescan Assets button in the left-hand pane. This will rescan all items on your Windows computers, including Registry and File scans.
    Rescanning Windows Assets
  • Go to Scanning\Scanning Queue and wait for your scans to finish.
  • Go to Reports\Create New Report to open the report builder.
  • Copy and paste the SQL query below into the bottom window.
  • Give your report a title and click Save & Run.

If you want to discuss this blog post you can do so in this forum topic.

  • Select Top 1000000 tblAssets.AssetID,
    tblAssets.AssetName,
    tblAssets.Domain,
    tblAssets.Username,
    tblAssets.Userdomain,
    tsysAssetTypes.AssetTypeIcon10 As icon,
    tblAssets.IPAddress,
    tblAssets.Lastseen,
    tblAssets.Lasttried,
    Case
    When CCleanerInfo.ValuenameFound = 'No key found' And
    CCleanerInfo.[32-bit CCleaner Exe] = 'Not found' Then 'Not Infected'
    When CCleanerInfo.ValuenameFound = 'No key found' And
    CCleanerInfo.[CCleaner Version] Not Like '5.33%' Then 'Not Infected'
    When CCleanerInfo.ValuenameFound = 'MUID value found' And
    CCleanerInfo.[CCleaner Version] Not Like '5.33%' Then
    'Infected registry key found'
    When CCleanerInfo.ValuenameFound = 'No key found' And
    CCleanerInfo.[CCleaner Version] Like '5.33%' Then
    'Infected CCleaner found but no registry key'
    When CCleanerInfo.ValuenameFound = 'MUID value found' And
    CCleanerInfo.[CCleaner Version] Like '5.33%' Then
    'Infected CCleaner and registry found' End As Status,
    CCleanerInfo.Regkey,
    CCleanerInfo.Valuename,
    CCleanerInfo.ValuenameFound,
    CCleanerInfo.[32-bit CCleaner Exe],
    CCleanerInfo.[CCleaner Version],
    CCleanerInfo.[CCleaner path]
    From tblAssets
    Inner Join tblAssetCustom On tblAssets.AssetID = tblAssetCustom.AssetID
    Inner Join tsysAssetTypes On tsysAssetTypes.AssetType = tblAssets.Assettype
    Inner Join tblComputersystem On tblAssets.AssetID = tblComputersystem.AssetID
    Left Join (Select Top 1000000 tblAssets.AssetID,
    Case
    When CCleanerReg.Valuename Is Not Null And CCleanerReg.Valuename <>
    '' Then 'MUID value found' Else 'No key found' End As ValuenameFound,
    CCleanerReg.Regkey,
    CCleanerReg.Valuename,
    Case When CCleanerFile.Found = 1 Then 'Found' Else 'Not Found'
    End As [32-bit CCleaner Exe],
    Replace(Replace(CCleanerFile.FileVersion, ' ', ''), ',', '.') As
    [CCleaner Version],
    CCleanerFile.PatchSearched As [CCleaner path]
    From tblAssets
    Left Join (Select Top 1000000 tblRegistry.AssetID,
    tblRegistry.Regkey,
    tblRegistry.Valuename,
    tblRegistry.Value,
    tblRegistry.Lastchanged
    From tblRegistry
    Where tblRegistry.Regkey Like '%SOFTWARE\Piriform\Agomo' And
    tblRegistry.Valuename = 'MUID') CCleanerReg On CCleanerReg.AssetID =
    tblAssets.AssetID
    Left Join (Select Top 1000000 tblFileVersions.AssetID,
    tblFileVersions.FilePathfull As PatchSearched,
    tblFileVersions.Found,
    tblFileVersions.FileVersion,
    tblFileVersions.CompanyName,
    tblFileVersions.Filesize,
    tblFileVersions.Lastchanged,
    tblFileVersions.CreationDate,
    tblFileVersions.LastAccessed,
    tblFileVersions.LastModified
    From tblFileVersions
    Where tblFileVersions.FilePathfull Like '%CCleaner.exe') As CCleanerFile
    On tblAssets.AssetID = CCleanerFile.AssetID) As CCleanerInfo
    On tblAssets.AssetID = CCleanerInfo.AssetID
    Where tblComputersystem.SystemType Not Like 'x64%'
    Order By tblAssets.Domain,
    tblAssets.AssetName
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