Today I have a great opportunity to write about MaxPatrol 8. For me it is a very nostalgic experience. I worked for many year in Positive Technologies developing this product. And now I can write about it from the customer side.
MaxPatrol is still not very well known outside Russia and CIS, although this product available in English, and has even a Korean localization. So, why not to introduce this product to the readers of my blog? The other reason to write this post is a pretty common opinion, that MaxPatrol is very hard to install and use, and it is the main disadvantage of the product. In fact it is not true.
MaxPatrol is not perfect like any other product. But it’s no more complex than any other enterprise level Vulnerability Management product. It’s my considered opinion after working with a number of other vulnerability and compliance assessment products. GUI may look unfamiliar from the first look, but you can quickly get used to it.
As for the functional capabilities, in some cases it is even difficult to compete with MaxPatrol. Here are the most interesting features:
- Advanced White Box assessment:
- Extended OS inventory
- Software license control
- User control
- Password recovery (hash brute-force)
- Security checks for running services
- Advanced Compliance scanning capabilities
- Special assessment modules:
- SAP ERP
- Core telecom networks
- Forensic mode – security incidents detection based on event logs analysis
The first blog post will be about MaxPatrol installation.