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10 network tools every IT admin needs

Remember when native commands like ping and ipconfig were adequate for network inspection? With networks becoming more dynamic, these generic tools don’t seem to make the cut anymore. IT admins are in a constant quest for ad hoc network tools and utilities that could aid specific network management needs. Using individual network diagnostic tools, on the other hand, requires constant tab switching, and comparing data pulled by independent network tools to pinpoint your network issue.

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6 top risk factors to triage vulnerabilities effectively

Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) scores have been viewed as the de facto measure to prioritize vulnerabilities. Vulnerabilities are assigned CVSS scores ranging from one to 10, with 10 being the most severe. However, they were never intended as a means of risk prioritization. If you’ve relied on CVSS scores alone to safeguard your organization, here’s why you’re probably using them incorrectly.

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Dealing with data glut: Why ROT data is an issue, and how to manage it

As file storage grows rapidly year after year, new challenges arise around keeping data safe and maintaining control over data storage systems. Who owns which files? Whose files take up what volume of enterprise storage? Which files have become obsolete? How many copies of a file exist, and where? Are there any stale files that contain sensitive data? These questions require up-to-date answers to ensure that business, compliance, and data security needs are easily and effectively met.

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Domain controller patch alert! Vulnerability grants domain admin access in 10 seconds

A critical Active Directory vulnerability (CVE-2020-1472) has been making headlines for being the most notorious elevation of privilege bug because it can affect all computers and domain controllers in an organization. This high-risk vulnerability, dubbed Zerologon, gives threat actors easy, instant access to domain controllers without requiring any additional privileges. This attack does not even require a user to be authenticated; the user just needs to be connected to the internal network.

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ManageEngine Positioned in the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for IT Service Management Tools

ServiceDesk Plus, ManageEngine’s flagship IT service management (ITSM) solution, has been named a Niche Player in this year’s Gartner Magic Quadrant for IT Service Management Tools. The Magic Quadrant offers insights for organizations shopping for an ITSM tool for their business needs. The research names some vendors based on strict inclusion criteria that includes vision, capability, size of operations, number of large customers, and more.

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New design, layout, and features-the all-new UI of ServiceDesk Plus Cloud is here

The all-new UI of ServiceDesk Plus We are excited to launch the all new user interface for ServiceDesk Plus Cloud, the flagship ITSM software from ManageEngine. This latest UI update takes cues from the minimal design language and features restructured layouts that puts the user at the center of every module interaction. The new user experience is based on four dimensions. This redesign comes with multiple new features, as well.

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Build a resilient cybersecurity framework by transforming your IT team into a security team

More organizations than ever before have shifted to a hybrid work culture to reduce the impact of COVID-19. This unprecedented change has not only given rise to new security challenges, but has also considerably increased the surface area available for an attack. A blend of personal and corporate endpoints in use, geographical spread of resources, and a sharp spike in the overall number of security threats have further complicated the already labor-intensive security landscape.

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Five worthy reads: Every month should be Cybersecurity Awareness Month!

Five worthy reads is a regular column on five noteworthy items we’ve discovered while researching trending and timeless topics. Organizations on a global scale observe Cybersecurity Awareness Month to educate and instruct their employees on cybersecurity best practices. This week we highlight some cybersecurity trends that are shaping the industry today.

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OpManager MSP: ManageEngine's new MSP focused network monitoring solution

Are you a managed service provider (MSP) who monitors the networks of multiple customers from a central location? ManageEngine launches OpManager MSP, tailored for MSPs with customer-centered network monitoring and seamless management of different customer networks over multiple locations.