Security Update Service (SUS) - Motorola Solutions USA

Security Update Service (SUS) Commercial security software updates and patches can adversely impact your ASTRO 25 communication networks


Security Update Service


Commercial software vendors release frequent security updates for antivirus definitions, intrusion detection sensor signature files and security-related operating system patches as new threats and vulnerabilities are discovered. While these updates are essential, it is equally important that these software updates and patches do not adversely impact your ASTRO® 25 communication networks.

Security Update Service pre-tests and validates commercial security patches and updates for operating system and security software defined under FISMA, DIACAP and DHS Policy 4300A. Once the updates have been validated, you are notified and provided instructions for download from a secure extranet site.

Features and Benefits

Reduces risk to your network
Tests and verifies commercial security software updates to ensure they do not negatively impact your ASTRO 25 communications network, and enhancements are also offered for stricter control requirements such as UNIX antivirus definitions, third-party patching, quarterly scanning to continuously enhance the security posture of your network and Information Assurance Vulnerability Management (IAVM) reports

Alerts you when verified updates are ready
E-mail notifications on new update availability as well as access to a Motorola secure extranet website that will enable you to download the pre-tested, certified security updates at any time that is convenient for you

Regular releases
Windows boxes automatically have patches transferred once a month and are applied upon reboot of the computer; Solaris and Red Hat patches are coordinated between Motorola and the customer once a quarter; Symantec antivirus definitions are applied weekly and McAfee UNIX antivirus definitions are applied bi-weekly

Supports ASTRO 25 System Releases
Under our standard offering, SUS supports the currently shipping ASTRO 25 System Release and three prior system releases (service support can be acquired for up to five prior releases)

Automated Patch Management and OS Patching
With assurance that patches are being applied to the system network to increase security and help create consistency across the network, we work to help increase compliance with several government mandates by means of a more automated and consistent approach and reduce the total cost associated with manually applying patches

At a Glance