Entertainment giant Netflix has released a new Web application called Stethoscope designed to tackle security issues with mobile and desktop devices.
Netflix, which developed the tool for its own users, is also offering the code on GitHub. Stethoscope, based on Python, gathers device details and provides the user with recommendations on how to secure their systems. Stethoscope supports LANDESK (for Windows), JAMF (for Macs) and Google MDM (for mobile devices).
It's all about educating users and empowering them to secure their devices, according to Netflix. "By providing personalized, actionable information–and not relying on automatic enforcement–Stethoscope respects people’s time, attention, and autonomy, while improving our company’s security outcomes," Netflix said in a blog post announcing the tool. "If you have similar values in your organization, we encourage you to give Stethoscope a try."
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