Having been a community manager for several tech companies over the years, one of the things I particularly enjoy about building a community is the collaboration and knowledge sharing that happens. When you bring together the brain power of all our customers and employees, that’s when the magic happens that allows us to solve real problems in the field.
Here at Automox, that magic happens when our customers and community contributors come together to build and share Automox Worklets on the Automox Alive community.
What are Automox Worklets?
Automox Worklets enable our customers to push out custom automated scripts across all their managed endpoints, irrespective of their location or domain membership. Because the Automox platform is based on an open extensible automation architecture, security and IT ops can create, automate, and enforce any custom task that they can imagine on their corporate endpoints. Automox consumes and automates worklets, powered by PowerShell and Bash scripting, and continuously enforces them across any managed devices. These reusable units of work can be shared with peers and applied across Windows, Linux, and macOS devices.
While the applications for Worklets are essentially limitless, they are particularly useful for simplifying endpoint management at scale by applying configurations to devices that don’t connect to the corporate network or aren’t in Active Directory, removing the hassle of endpoint permissions, and automating remediation of vulnerabilities that aren’t patched. With the massive shift to remote work, this use case has become more common and readily apparent as a means to keeping remote devices compliant despite being outside the corporate perimeter.
Scripting with Automox Worklets
Automox Worklets consist of two code blocks that have an If-Then relationship. The first block is called “evaluation” and the second “remediation.” If the evaluation code block returns a non-zero, then the remediation block is run. Evaluation code executes every time an endpoint runs a scan. The remediation code runs according to the Worklet policy schedule after the evaluation code has flagged the device as needing remediation.
Check out Automox Worklets 101 for more resources on getting started scripting and using your own worklets.
Join the Automox Worklet community
The Automox Alive community is dedicated to reducing your vulnerabilities by using Automox Worklets to extend how you can automate and enforce custom cyber hygiene. Automox Worklets are imagined, built, and shared in the Automox Alive community. You can request and develop customized, automated cyber hygiene solutions for your specific business needs.
Here’s a few examples of worklets created by and showcased on the Automox community:
- Automatic OS Upgrade to Windows 10 1909
- Set Account Lockout Policies
- Send Email Alert When Worklet is Evaluated
- Place Shortcut on Current User’s Desktop
- Deploy Google Chrome Remote Desktop on Windows
To see more worklets, check out the Worklets repository on the Automox Alive community. And, while you’re there feel free to become a member if you’re not one already.
We’d love to have you join our community!
About Automox Automated Patch Management
Facing growing threats and a rapidly expanding attack surface, understaffed and alert-fatigued organizations need more efficient ways to eliminate their exposure to vulnerabilities. Automox is a modern cyber hygiene platform that closes the aperture of attack by more than 80% with just half the effort of traditional solutions.
Cloud-native and globally available, Automox enforces OS & third-party patch management, security configurations, and custom scripting across Windows, macOS, and Linux from a single intuitive console. IT and SecOps can quickly gain control and share visibility of on-prem, remote and virtual endpoints without the need to deploy costly infrastructure.
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