Although detection and assessment of vulnerabilities is the core functionality of a vulnerability scanner like Security Manager Plus, remediating the detected vulnerabilities is a powerful feature that greatly assists system administrators and IT staff to take quick action and eradicate security threats - using the same software.


Remediating vulnerabilities comprises of aspects like generating trouble tickets so that administrators can be notified instantly and hence take appropriate steps to mitigate risks, effecting configuration changes in systems, routers or firewalls, starting or stopping certain services, making Registry entries, deploying missing patches and service packs, detecting viruses and quarantining them and many more.


There are different types of vulnerabilities and remediating them all involves different mechanisms based on the nature of the vulnerability. Security Manager Plus supports remediation by deploying missing patches and service packs for Windows systems. Refer to topics in the following section on how to go about patch deployment.


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