Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Introducing Attack Surface Analyzer

Chance upon this interesting security tool that I like to share with you. Attack Surface Analyzer is a verification tool by Microsoft to catalog changes in system state, runtime parameters, and securable objects on the Windows OS. This analysis helps identify any increase in attack surface that is caused by installing applications. Because Attack Surface Analyzer does not require source code or symbol access, IT Pros and security auditors can use the tool to gain a better understanding of the aggregate attack surface change that may result from the introduction of line-of-business (LOB) applications to the Windows platform. Attack Surface Analyzer enables:

  • Developers to view changes in the attack surface resulting from their applications

  • IT Pros to evaluate aggregate attack surface changes by LOB applications

  • IT security auditors to identify risk related to attack surface during threat risk assessments

  • IT security incident responders to better understand the state of securable objects on a system during investigations

Read more and download from here.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Microsoft Virtual Academy is Launch!

Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) is a new training and learning resource site to help train IT Pros on Cloud Services. Check it out!! MVA

Friday, March 25, 2011

System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 SP1 is available now

SCVMM 2008 R2 SP1 was released today.
Check it out here.

New features includes.
Dynamic Memory:
  • Better utilization of memory resources on a Hyper-V host.
  • Allows administrators to create and deploy Virtual Machines and report on the "currently in use" memory.
  • More efficient utilization of memory, consistent performance and higher consolidation ratios.

Microsoft RemoteFX:

  • Allows administrators to create and deploy Virtual Machines with RemoteFX enabled to qualified Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Hyper-V hosts.
  • New set of end user experience enhancements.
  • Rich, local-like desktop enivronment over the network.