Automatic Security Updates

SPH uses Zenworks, by MicroFocus, to deploy critical security patches and updates to Windows and Macintosh computers across the school.  The service is administered by the Information Security Manager, Andy Ross, and the Department of Information Technology’s Infrastructure team..

 

Key features and benefits

  • Allows SPH to install critical security patches on computers as soon as they’re made available by Microsoft and Apple, and have passed our internal testing.
  • Release of patches occurs after broad campus-wide testing and follows a rigorous, but rapid, procedure.
  • Only receive the updates you need – the agent-based software solution communicates from each computer with our central server to determine it’s patch status.  Appropriate updates are automatically applied once they are released.
  • Required for all SPH-owned machines to comply with security policy.

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How to get started

In you are interested in using this service, please contact the helpdesk helpdesk@hsph.harvard.edu