Electrosoft is executing a patch management solution for a Department of Defense (DoD) agency that maintains enterprise software for 55,000 endpoints.
Supporting the warfighter with globally accessible enterprise software, mobility solutions and information-sharing capabilities has multiple challenges. They include the continuous evolution of the Microsoft and Linux computing environments, the demand for rapid response to cyber threats and continuous pressure to reduce costs. Timeliness is critical in identifying issues, validating them and deploying patches to mitigate network vulnerabilities.
Electrosoft is devising an approach that complies with Information Assurance Vulnerability Alert (IAVA), US-Computer Emergency Response Team (US-CERT) and third-party software notices for both Non-classified Internet Protocol Router (NIPR) and Secret Internet Protocol Router (SIPR) networks. Our approach employs three key elements: automating package development, imaging Windows-based workstations and timely package delivery.
As of October 2019 on this ongoing effort, Electrosoft had successfully managed over 55,000 DoD endpoints and deployed thousands of packages to provide users with up-to-date features and functions while defending the network against cyber threats. We will continue to work with the government to find new methods that exploit discovery tools and automation to proactively sustain the network and support the warfighter.