Secunia Personal Software
Inspector (PSI) 3.0
Free Security Tool for Personal Computers
The Secunia PSI is a free security tool
With the Secunia PSI, updating your programs and
for home users, designed to detect
keeping your PC secure is as simple as pushing a
vulnerable and outdated programs
and plug-ins, which expose your PC to
attacks. Attacks exploiting vulnerable
The Secunia PSI automatically detects insecure
programs and plug-ins are rarely
programs, downloads the required patches, and
blocked by traditional anti-virus and are
installs them accordingly without further user
therefore increasingly "popular" among
The Secunia PSI also detects and notifies you of
programs that cannot be automatically updated
The only solution to block these types of attacks
with patches and provides you with detailed
is to apply security updates, commonly referred
instructions for updating the program when
to as patches. Patches are offered free-of-charge
available. In most cases, you simply need to click
by most software vendors, however, finding all of
the appropriate icon in the Results window and
these patches is a tedious and time-consuming
follow the on-screen instructions to install the latest
task. The Secunia PSI automates this and alerts
you whenever your programs and plug-ins require
updating to stay secure.
"Number one is the Secunia
"There's no single magic bullet that
Personal Software Inspector, quite
will help keep your PC 100 percent
possibly the most useful and
safe from all online threats, but this
important free application you can
one download will make your PC
have running on your Windows
dramatically safer" - Forbes
machine." - ZD Net
How it works
The Secunia PSI is an invaluable tool for you to use when assessing the security
patch state of programs installed on your system. It constantly monitors your system
for insecure programs, notifies you when an insecure program is installed, and even
provides you with detailed instructions for updating the program when available.
Non-intrusive authenticated vulnerability and
The Secunia PSI also lists all the programs and
plug-ins which are patched and up-to-date. This can
The Secunia PSI takes a different approach
be used to verify that patches have been properly
compared to other scanners by conducting
applied and that old insecure versions have been
authenticated scans of systems. This makes it
removed. It can also be used as a valuable and
possible for the Secunia PSI to identify all installed
highly accurate supplement to other asset and
programs and plug-ins based on the actual files
license management tools, as well as to track
present on the system.
installation of non-approved programs and plug-ins.
The Secunia PSI correlates program meta data with
Secunia's comprehensive product database to build
an inventory of the installed programs and plug-ins.
1 The Secunia PSI 3.0 scans your computer AProgram 1.0
This inventory is then correlated with vulnerability
metadata based on Secunia Vulnerability Intelligence.
The accuracy of this approach is unprecedented
and provides actionable results with risk ratings and
other metrics based on Secunia Advisories.
2 It scans all executables, including EXE,
OCX, and DLL files using the Secunia File
The scan results of the Secunia PSI provide details
about the full installation path, version details,
ratings and access to Secunia Advisories with
further vulnerability details and metrics, as well as
other useful information for alternative mitigation
3 Automatic patch deployment using Auto
The scanning also detects and reports end-of-life
programs and plug-ins. These are programs which
for some reason are not supported by the vendor.
Programs which have reached end-of-life should
not be used due to lack of vulnerability information
about these products, and because the vendors will
not be providing security updates.
Summary of Features
* Non-intrusive authenticated vulnerability and
* Reports security status for each program
* Reports end-of-life programs
* Covers programs and plug-ins from thousands
* Identifies missing patches
* Auto Update of programs
* Unprecedented accuracy, no more false
* Available in 5 languages
* Program Ignore Rules
Partnership and Distribution Models
Secunia offers various partnership models whereby partners can utilise the Secunia PSI to create value for their
business and customers. Our partners include, but are not restricted to: Internet service providers, security
vendors, as well as financial and educational institutions.
Internet Service Providers (ISP)
secure the end-customers of financial institutions,
Secunia provides the market's best security solution
i.e. customers who engage in online financial
focused on free security updates to ISP customers.
transactions. We have seen a huge interest in our
Secunia can assist in awareness campaigns targeting
tailor-made solutions which include vulnerability
customers and other initiatives.
scans as part of the login process - e-banks, for
We offer security vendors the ability to integrate
the Secunia PSI solution into their security suites
Secunia provides non-commercial partnerships to
targeted at consumers.
educational institutions, enabling them to distribute
the Secunia PSI free-of-charge to their students.
Secunia offers products focused on helping
Keeping your PC, and especially your third-party
leverages a unique file signature technology to
programs updated, requires you to search the
deliver fast, precise, and high quality results. It rapidly
Internet for updates and patches for all your
scans your computer, pinpoints exactly which
installed programs on a regular basis. These time-
patches you need, downloads the patches, and then
consuming and manual steps are now obsolete and
installs them accordingly.
completely automated with the Secunia PSI.
Protecting your PC with the Secunia PSI is now
The Secunia PSI is the next generation security
as easy as pushing a button. To learn more and
tool designed with the sole purpose of helping PC
download the Secunia PSI, visit:
users secure their computers against vulnerabilities
in programs. It is non-intrusive, lightweight, and
Secunia is the leading provider of IT security solutions that help
businesses and private individuals globally manage and control
vulnerability threats and risks across their networks and endpoints.
Secunia plays an important role in the IT security ecosystem, and
is the preferred supplier for enterprises and government agencies
worldwide, counting Fortune 500 and Global 2000 businesses
among our customer base.
For further information about Secunia's competencies,
please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit us at secunia.com