Enterprise dashboards are very effective for monitoring various computer security-related tasks. Here is an effective management dashboard for keeping track of machine patches for an identified security threat. There are three possible conditions – Patched (machine is up to date with all applicable published security bulletins), Unpatched (machine either requires patching or a reboot for an applied patch) or Patch Not Needed (not necessary for this machine). This dashboard uses the new conditional background formatting of Excel 2007. The dashboard shown below is part of the Security Update Manager which is Enterprise Configuration Manager’s (ECM) patch assessment and verification module.
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