Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) is a simple and easily navigable tool that helps small and medium businesses determine their security state in accordance with Microsoft security recommendations and offers specific remediation guidance. Improve your security management process by using MBSA to detect common security misconfigurations and missing security updates on your PC systems.
Built on the Windows Update Agent and Microsoft Update infrastructure, MBSA ensures consistency with other Microsoft management products including Microsoft Update (MU), Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), Systems Management Server (SMS) and Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM).
Version 2.0 retained the hard-coded VA checks, but replaced the Shavlik security assessment engine with Microsoft Update technologies which adds dynamic support for all Microsoft products supported by Microsoft Update. MBSA 2.0.1 was released to support the revised Windows Update (WU) offline scan file (WSUSSCN2.CAB).
MBSA 2.1 added Vista and Windows Server 2008 support, a new Vista-styled GUI interface, support for the latest Windows Update Agent (3.0), a new Remote Directory (/rd) feature and extended the VA checks to x64 platforms.
From Microsoft:Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) is a simple and easily navigable tool that helps small and medium businesses determine their security state in accordance with Microsoft security recommendations and offers specific remediation guidance....Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer 2.3.2211
is licensed as Freeware
for the Windows operating system / platform without restrictions. Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).
Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer Virus and Malware Tests:
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