One of my biggest criticisms of Trend Micro in their WFBS product has been the lack of real notification that patches are available for their products. This is pretty important as you want to know of issues as soon as you can so that you can decide if you wish to take action on it or not. Well in WFBS 7.0, they’ve got a new feature that goes some way towards solving the problems. I’ve known this feature existed in WFBS 7.0 but until Trend released their first update, I was not able to grab screenshots of it. Now when Trend release a security update for WFBS 7.0 it will display in the WFBS Security Console that the update is available as you can see in the screen shot below.
Once you know an update is available, the click here to download link takes you directly to Trends site so you can download the update and install it on your server. Below you can see the version of my WFBS console and the build number (1343 is the Release code for WFBS 7.0).
After the update, you can see I’m now at build 1357 which includes this installation patch that Trend alerted me to in the console above.
What’s missing from this solution at the moment is email based notification from the console that the patch is available. I’d also like to see an automatic setting that would allow me to decide for the Trend WFBS console to apply the patch immediately, or either 1/3/7/30 days after release so that I can automatically set it and forget it. I’m hoping that Trend engineers are reading this and can incorporate those features into a service pack for WFBS 7.0 in the future