Austin, Texas, September 19, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Automox, the leader in AI-driven IT automation, is proud to announce two new features, FixNow and PowerShell Signing. Combined, these new features further extend Automox’s industry-leading automation, speed and security to enable organizations to act immediately to apply and audit configuration, fix vulnerabilities, install or remove software, query devices, And much more.
According to a 2019 IT Outage Impact Study, human error was the leading cause of IT outages in the United States and Canada, and the third leading cause worldwide. Using FixNow for immediate testing and validation allows IT professionals to confidently automate large-scale configuration changes and minimize the risk of human error.
FixNow runs Automox WorkletsTM immediately at scale in IT environments without VPNs or servers. With a catalog of over 300 automations spanning Windows, macOS, and Linux systems, FixNow runs securely in real time on the devices of your choice.
Automox early access customers are already confirming the value of FixNow. Matthew Rehm, director of information systems at Ohio Methodist Theological School, said: “[FixNow] has made updating certain machines much easier than having to plan. And David Thomson, IT Manager at St Andrew’s First Aid in the UK, said: “I use FixNow when evaluating new Worklets. The instant execution capability allows me to see instant results without cluttering my existing policies.
“The value of immediate and safe action at scale cannot be overstated. We know that time is of the essence and FixNow enables our users to fix it quickly,” said Tim Lucas, CEO of Automox. “FixNow is the fastest, most secure way to immediately audit and repair hundreds or even thousands of devices. »
According to a 2020 Cisco study, PowerShell accounted for more than 33% of critical endpoint threats detected. Automox PowerShell Signing will ensure script integrity and adherence to security best practices by enabling remote signing of all scripts to further reduce potential attack surfaces. Whether you automate or immediately run PowerShell with FixNow, tasks like configuration, software deployment, and patching will be signed off.
To ensure the integrity of Automox scripts and enable IT teams to adhere to security best practices, all PowerShell commands and automations will be self-signed by Automox. Once enabled, organizations can improve their security posture by prohibiting unsigned and potentially malicious PowerShell from running in their environment.
“All Automox customers will be able to choose to sign every PowerShell command sent through Automox, so they can be sure that critical endpoint management tasks, such as configuration updates, remain unchanged in transit to devices managed,” said Automox CISO Jason Kikta. “This is a major advancement in security for IT teams. Dual-purpose, fileless PowerShell scripts account for nearly half of critical endpoint security threats.
FixNow is available today to Automox customers as a free preview, Secure Signing will be available to all Automox customers soon.
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