Security Controls

IAVA Overview

When you purchase the Government Edition of Security Controls you will receive a license key that enables you to use the Information Assurance Vulnerability Alert (IAVA) Reporter. The IAVA-specific files are automatically installed when Security Controls is installed.


The IAVA Reporter provides a cross reference of the existing patch definition file supplied by Ivanti and the IAVA XML file compiled by the U.S. Government. There is typically a two week gap between the time a new patch is released (by Microsoft or other vendors) and the time the patch is included in the IAVA XML file.

There are two different ways to get the latest version of the IAVA XML file:

By selecting Help > Refresh files on the Security Controls console.

By downloading the file from Place this file into the appropriate folder where the Security Controls folder is installed. For example:

C:\Program Data\LANDESK\Shavlik Protect\Console\DataFiles

See also:

Creating an IAVA Report

Performing an IAVA Patch Scan

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