Windows 10 security and management

  • Lesser known Microsoft security utilities

    Microsoft makes a big deal of security, but some of its useful security utilities fly under the radar. Contributor Brien M. Posey highlights a few of the more valuable Microsoft tools and provides short descriptions of each.  Continue Reading

  • Tool helps clean an infected PC

    The Trend Micro System Cleaner is a tool that scans computers for possible virus infections.  Continue Reading

  • Open source Windows security tools

    For Windows security, open source tools are often an afterthought, but they can be more flexible than Microsoft tools and less costly than third-party tools. Contributor Tony Bradley reviews a few of the lesser known open source security tools.  Continue Reading

  • Third-party patch management tools

    Patch management has never been more important than it is now. With the frequency of patch releases, the short time to exploit and the number of Windows machines in use, patch management can often be overwhelming for administrators. The more ...  Continue Reading

  • Patch testing on a budget

    We all know patches should be tested before rollout, but creating a testing environment is expensive. Contributor Brien Posey shares his cost-saving tips for setting up a testing environment.  Continue Reading

  • SUS, WSUS, SMS and beyond

    Microsoft is discontinuing support for Software Update Services next year, and you have to come up with an alternative plan. This article compares patch management options like WSUS, SMS and other third-party contenders.  Continue Reading