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When You Can't Patch It, Protect It From the Network

Published: 08 November 2016

ID: G00317829

Analyst(s): Prateek Bhajanka , Claudio Neiva , Adam Hils


Security and risk management leaders need to broaden their threat and vulnerability management strategies to apply alternate risk mitigation measures to critical systems and applications that cannot be patched.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Logically Separate the "Long Term" Legacy and Unpatchable Systems for Better Management, Monitoring and Protection
  • Leverage Security Control Technologies to Detect and Block Exploits Against Vulnerable Systems
  • Fortify Configuration Management of Vulnerable Devices
  • Enable Logging of Access and Authentication, and Store Logs in a Centralized Location

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