Progress is being made with Microsoft to address reporting tools
Testing with a subset of University IT Support Services was successful.
Proposals have been prepared for a firewall solution (Symantec Endpoint Protection for workstations and eEye for servers) and patch services (Microsoft WSUS and Shalvik HFNetProtect for both platforms), reported Joe Mantione, team leader. Support model discussions for primary and individual service plans are on the teams' upcoming agendas.
The team has put forth a proposal for Phase I of patch management in support of "UB Campus Patch Management System", which includes the purchase of two servers to run Microsoft WSUS on the north and south campuses.
Richard Amantia, team leader for anti-virus/patch/firewall/backup implementation team facilitated the discussion which was primarily on the topic of firewalls.