Sprawling networks of interconnected devices have opened a plethora of security weaknesses, and cyberattacks are by now a constant and massive threat to businesses worldwide. A German company, baramundi software has culminated as a leader in the risk management arena by providing its customers with the combination of a vulnerability scanner and automated patch management that can close those vulnerabilities before they can be exploited.
baramundi was founded approximately two decades ago by two German university students after they were hired to roll out a new OS on thousands of PCs. At this time no viable automation solution existed to do this job; hence, they developed their own. Over the years this evolved into a management solution covering the whole lifecycle of a business workstation. With the addition of mobile device management, this client-focused management transformed into the holistic unified endpoint solution, baramundi Management Suite.
baramundi Management Suite optimizes IT management processes by automating routine tasks and providing an extensive overview of the status of all endpoints. Based on the comprehensive inventory of hardware and software data, the baramundi Management Suite automates all sorts of modifications on the current system. That includes deploying operating systems and applications remotely and automatically as native installations, as well as the use of a vulnerability scanner and subsequent automated patch management to keep the system safe and secure.
Risk management is all about prevention: Patching OS and the software running on it regularly and thoroughly is a primary factor in preventing successful cyberattacks. The central element for this is the “baramundi Vulnerability Scanner” module, which periodically checks end devices for weak points in operating systems and applications.
Detected vulnerabilities are displayed on an arranged dashboard with the degree of risk of the particular vulnerability. This allows you to navigate to the most dangerous or common vulnerabilities to close them first.
baramundi keeps close track of all developments regarding endpoint management and cybersecurity. That way the customers receives precisely what they want but also what they need. In an instance, Warsaw-based computer game developer and publisher CD PROJEKT RED, known for its world-renowned game series “The Witcher,” was looking for an automation solution to get a grip on their numerous update and upgrade processes. The company struck gold with Augsburg-based software manufacturer baramundi. Michal Gawryluk, helpdesk technician at CD PROJEKT RED says, “baramundi makes our work easier every day and our entire IT department has become much more efficient.”
According to the management at barramundi, numerous security problems can be avoided by training employees to recognize phishing and other well known social engineering techniques used by criminals. There needs to be a balance between strict guidelines and work ergonomics. If the wishes and needs of the users are ignored, they tend to look for shortcuts and loopholes – which in turn open new vulnerabilities through shadow-IT and other bypasses to existing security measures. One way to counter this is a modern self-service tool like the one baramundi offers. Users are used to the function of app stores by now and are happy to use preapproved solutions they can install as needed on their system. The self-service approach allows flexibility while reducing the support workload of the admins.
It is pertinent to mention that the baramundi Management Suite is an automated solution that takes care of tasks such as installing, distributing, inventorying, protecting and securing. At the same time, admins can manage the entire lifecycle of all end devices used in their company – from classic Windows clients to mobile devices. For the days to come, baramundi is actively developing new solutions for production floor operational technology (OT), fitting to their different and unique demands compared to classical IT.