To our GUARDIAN Network Support® clients:

The purpose of this note is to notify you of proactive, preventative actions we’ve taken on your behalf for your GUARDIAN Managed Workstations and Servers.

Last month, Intel released information regarding a firmware flaw in certain computers with their chipsets in general business computers.  Consumer PC’s and data center servers are not affected.  Read more: Intel® Product Security Bulletin

In recent weeks, Deerwood Technologies engineers identified client computers with this vulnerability, created and tested a script to mitigate the security risk.

Late last week, we completed actions to disable the Local Manageability Service (LMS) on susceptible client computers to prevent an unprivileged local attacker from gaining system privileges. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact any member of the Deerwood Technologies team!

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