Visio Connector for MBSA

Visio 2003 continues to be an essential application in the IT professional’s toolbox. It allows you to create network diagrams, server rack diagrams, and Web site maps. Maintaining a secure network is also a top concern for IT professionals. With that in mind, Microsoft will be releasing a free utility that will help IT professionals to visualize security threats within their networks. The Visio Connector for MBSA works in conjunction with Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer 1.2.1 to perform MBSA scans and visualize security threats from a Visio network diagram.

Here are some screenshots of some preliminary work we’ve done with the Visio Connector for MBSA. I am interested in hearing your thoughts on how this utility might be useful in your organizations.


Figure1: Before MBSA scan




Figure 2: MBSA Menu




Figure 3: MBSA Smart Tag



Figure 4: After MBSA Scan





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