When you write a blog a about a security vulnerability address the actual product

Through one of my Google Alerts, I stumbled across an article titled "Isn’t your Symantec Altiris Deployment Solution in Troube?" found here.

The article address some security vulnerabilities that have been found recently in Symantec’s Deployment Solution.  The problem is not he vulnerabilities but the fact the author obviously has no clue what she is talking about.

The article clearly states for those who are not a user of the Deployment Solution is you might not understand it.  The author then explains what it is:

“Alltiris service-oriented management solutions offer a modular and future-proof approach to manage highly diverse and widely distributed IT infrastructures.  They are open solutions that allow lifecycle integration of client, handheld, server, network and other IT assets with audit-ready security and automated operation.  The Symantec Altiirs Deployment Solutoion can run on Windows 2003/XP/Vista.”

I am amazed at how wrong this quote is when addressing Symantec Altiris Deployment Solution.  First off the author is talking more about the Symantec Management Platform, or the Notification System.  Secondly is the author referring to the agents that install on client machines?  Because then it runs on Windows 2003/Vista/XP however the server installs only on a Windows 2003 server.

Then we get to the included screenshot of the application and I almost fell off my chair laughing.  The screenshot in the “article” covers the Symantec Installation Manager, not the application with the vulnerabilities.

So let’s start over a bit.  The Deployment Solution is a separate part of Altiris.  Deployment Solution aids with computer imaging and computer migration.  Deployment Solution can integrate within the rest of Altiris. 

Just to correct the record


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