[Offtopic] .. Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA)

stephen at melbpc.org.au stephen at melbpc.org.au
Wed Aug 1 00:43:32 EST 2007

> For people running a Win computer, or a Win network
> .. the free new Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer. 

Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) is an easy-to-use tool
designed for the IT professional that helps small- and medium-sized
businesses determine their security state in accordance with Microsoft
security recommendations and offers specific remediation guidance..

MBSA 2.1 (Beta) is an update to MBSA 2.0.1 to enable full Windows
Vista compatibility. 

MBSA 2.0.1 offers intuitive user interfaces and more informative dialogs
compared to previous versions. Using the new Windows Update Agent
and Microsoft Update catalog, MBSA 2.0.1 has automatically expanding 
product support.

Users who primarily have the following environment should switch to MBSA 
2.0.1 today:

Windows 2000+ SP3 and later

Office XP+ and later

Exchange 2000+ and later

SQL Server 2000 SP4+

MBSA 2.0.1 offers improved Windows component support, expanded platform 
support for XP Embedded and 64-bit Windows, as well as a more consistent 
and less complex security update management experience.

Based on Microsoft Update and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) 
technologies, MBSA 2.x provides customers with authoritative security 
results consistent with Microsoft Update and WSUS .. provides support for 
64-bit and XP Embedded operating systems .. and includes dynamic support 
for new Microsoft products as they are released ..

> Here's what  Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer  (Version 2.0.1)
> © 2002-2007 Microsoft Corporation, reports and fixes, on a typical
> fully-trusty Win XP notebook service pack 2 home-edition Compaq.
> ...

Regards people
Stephen Loosley
Victoria Australia

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