Gartner Research

LANDesk Security Suite Version 8.8

Published: 13 November 2008

ID: G00203647

Analyst(s): Eric Maiwald

Summary

The LANDesk Security Suite provides for identification and remediation of vulnerabilities across a wide variety of platforms. It supports third-party security products (such as antivirus software and system firewalls). LANDesk can also provide antivirus, host intrusion prevention system (HIPS), and data leakage prevention (DLP) features in the Security Suite. The product has weaknesses in workflow and the auditing of administrator actions, but the former can be alleviated with the addition of LANDesk Process Manager. In this Product Profile document, Senior Analyst Eric Maiwald examines the features and shortcomings of the LANDesk Security Suite.

Table Of Contents

Analysis

  • History
  • Platform Support
  • Risk Calculations
  • Exception Handling
  • Workflow
  • Integrated Management
  • Extensive Control
  • Audit of Administrator Actions
  • Standards
  • Bottom-Line Assessment

The Details

  • Asset Discovery
  • Vulnerability Identification
  • Classification and Prioritization
  • Exception Handling
  • Workflow
  • Remediation
  • Management Capabilities
  • Standards Support
  • A Worked Example
  • Pricing
  • Other Points of Integration
  • Roadmap

Conclusion

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