Automated daily scanning and Mac support added to Qualys BrowserCheck service

Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ: QLYS) has released a new version of Qualys BrowserCheck, a free service that helps people keep their browsers and plug-ins up-to-date to protect against harmful online content and malicious software.

The latest version now includes expanded support for Macs and enables users to automatically run daily scans that detect which browsers, plug-ins, system settings, security software, missing patches and applications are on each machine and whether newer versions have been released by the corresponding vendors. Alerts are automatically generated whenever browsers or their plug-ins need updating, allowing users to fix and update missing patches that could expose them to cyber threats.

Web browsers and their plug-ins are increasingly a preferred target of malware attacks as people use the Internet and web applications for social and business interactions, including checking email, shopping online, playing browser-based games, or surfing for news.

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