Corporate Software Inspector 2016 R9 (On-Premises Edition)
Flexera’s Corporate Software Inspector is a Vulnerability and Patch Management Software Solution that completes and targets the Patch Management process. It combines Vulnerability Intelligence, Vulnerability Scanning, and Patch Creation with Patch Deployment Tool Integration to enable targeted, reliable, and cost-efficient Patch Management.
Vulnerability and Patch Management are critical components of any security infrastructure because it enables proactive detection and remediation of vulnerabilities before they are actively exploited and your security compromised. With Corporate Software Inspector, IT Operations and Security Teams are empowered to take control of the Vulnerability Threat from both Microsoft and non-Microsoft (third-party) product vulnerabilities, covering Microsoft Windows, Mac OSX, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Corporate Software Inspector scanning technology takes a different approach than other vulnerability scanning solutions by conducting non-intrusive scans to accurately identify all installed products and plugins on the system.
Corporate Software Inspector integrates seamlessly with Microsoft® WSUS and System Center Configuration Manager.
New Features and Enhancements
Corporate Software Inspector 2016 R9 (On-Premises Edition) includes the following new features and enhancements:
|•||Patch profile for easier deployment to WSUS|
|•||Last Scanned Date filter added to Product Smart Groups|
|•||Restarting the Smart Group Daemon Resets the In-Progress State|
|•||Corporate Software Inspector Agent Log File Size Limit Increased to 16 MB|
|•||Corporate Software Inspector Online Help and Release Notes|
|•||New Flexera Logo|
Note • To see the following new features and enhancements in your Corporate Software Inspector interface, you must refresh the cache in your browser. You can use the shortcut key CTRL+R.
Users can now save a template of their patches via the Patch Profile feature for a product. With this feature, the user can pre-populate the four-step deployment process and publish directly to WSUS using previously selected options. This feature will have further enhancement in future releases to enable automated patching (CSIL-8194).
Product Smart Groups can be filtered by Last Scan Date. This filter option lists products that were detected within a specified time interval using one of the following Last Scan Date options: exactly, prior to, after, older than, and within last (CSIL-8317).
For example: if machine1 was scanned on 12 October 2017 and a product was detected, then the product will be a result when searched using a Last Scan Date greater than 11 October 2017.
If the Smart Group Daemon is shut down unclean, such as when there is an unscheduled database server shutdown, then the daemon can leave generations in an in-progress state. Previously, the Daemon would reset stuck states after a certain period of time (hours or days). Now when the Smart Group Daemon restarts, it will check for generations that are in the in-progress state within intervals as set by the configuration setting SMARTGROUP_GENERATION_ABANDON_INTERVAL_PER_SMARTGROUP. If the daemon finds such a generation it will reset them, so that they could be processed again (CSIL-6753).
To implement larger scanning projects, the CSI Agent log file size limit has increased from 2 MB to 16 MB (CSIL-8152).
In addition to the .pdf help format, Corporate Software Inspector now has online help:. For the latest release notes, see or click the bottom of each Corporate Software Inspector screen next to the user name field. For earlier product release notes, see (CSIL-8337).
The new Flexera logo has been added to the Corporate Software Inspector login screen (CSIL-8297).
Corporate Software Inspector 2016 R9 (On-Premises Edition) has resolved the following issues:
|•||Dashboard showed a sudden spike in discovered applications|
|•||Increased passwords to 40 characters|
|•||Activity logs now record the console IP address|
|•||Generating reports with empty fields now export as CSV and PDF files|
|•||Reports with Empty Hosts now have Processed as the Status option|
Last week’s summary counted distinct applications on the same host; whereas the current day’s summary counted all applications (even duplicate ones). This count discrepancy showed up as spikes when the two data were compared on the dashboard. This issue has been corrected (CSIL-8041).
Under Security > Password Recovery Settings passwords for Corporate Software Inspector have been increased to 40 characters (CSIL-8323).
Activity logs now record the IP of the machine running the Corporate Software Inspector console rather than the incorrect loopback IP 127.0.0.1 (CSIL-8225).
Previously, reports with no data would fail, and the user would not know the cause of such a failure. This logic has been modified to generated empty files in such scenarios (CSIL-8249).
When creating PDF reports in Reporting > Report Configuration that have Host Smart Groups with zero as the result count, the reports now have “Processed” as the Status option (CSIL-8370).
To use the Corporate Software Inspector console, your system should meet the following requirements:
|•||Minimum resolution: 1024x768|
|•||Internet Explorer 11 or higher (Scan results can also be viewed from other browsers)|
|•||Internet connection capable of connecting to|
|•||First-Party cookie settings at least to Prompt (in Internet Explorer)|
|•||Allow session cookies|
|•||A PDF reader|
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