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NAI Releases Software to Check Microsoft Patches.

Network Associates Inc said yesterday it has added a component to its McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator software that lets security administrators check whether their Windows boxes are compliant with the latest security patches.

The new feature, System Compliance Profiler, scans computers running Microsoft software to look for files, registry keys and patch numbers. Scanning rules can be written by the user or downloaded as templates from NAI.

An NAI spokesperson said that the company is evaluating whether to add other components to ePO in future. She could not say whether these updates would address compliance in non-Microsoft platforms.

The company said patch "fingerprinting" is also available to ensure that patches have not been spoofed or tampered with. The software can also output graphical compliance reports. It will start shipping February 16.
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