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ALSO CALLED: Security Patch Management, Software Patch Management, Security Patches, Software Patches
DEFINITION: Patch management is an area of systems management that involves acquiring, testing, and installing multiple patches (code changes) to an administered computer system. Patch management tasks include: maintaining current knowledge of available patches, deciding what patches are appropriate for particular systems, ensuring that patches are installed properly, testing systems after installation, and documenting  … 
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Top Tips for Managing a Mobile Workforce
sponsored by GFI Cloud
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces several tips for managing and protecting a mobile workforce, including solutions compatible with cloud computing.
Posted: 14 Jul 2014 | Published: 14 Jul 2014

GFI Cloud

GFI CloudTM Case Study - MacDermid Offshore Solutions UK
sponsored by GFI Cloud
WHITE PAPER: This informative case study details a success story with one server monitoring solution. Read on to find out how you can have a single view of key software without integration and compatibility worries instead of different vendors for different pieces of software, and ensure that your primary servers are always up with key services running.
Posted: 09 Jul 2014 | Published: 08 Jul 2014

GFI Cloud

VCE Lifecycle Assurance: Doing the Hard Work So You Don't Have To
sponsored by VCE
WHITE PAPER: In this paper, learn how the value a customer derives over the entire lifecycle of his or her systems enables IT to offload the massive expense and risk associated with endless patch management and regression testing to VCE, allowing IT to remain focused on strategic initiatives.
Posted: 21 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

VCE

How to Deal with Todays Multi-Platform, Multi-Vendor Patch Management Mess
sponsored by Lumension
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive resource discusses a patch management solution that provides endpoint protection that goes well beyond the typical operating system, allowing your organization to ensure that patches run smoothly and that any security holes are plugged up.
Posted: 19 Feb 2014 | Published: 19 Feb 2014

Lumension

Automation Suite for NERC CIP Compliance
sponsored by LogRhythm, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Uncover how a particular NERC CIP compliance suite provides the tools and out-of-the-box assistance you need to address numerous NERC CIP requirements, including Electronic Security Perimeter, Incident Reporting and Planning, Vulnerability Detection, and many more.
Posted: 05 Sep 2013 | Published: 29 Mar 2013

LogRhythm, Inc.

Taking a Proactive Approach to Linux Server Patch Management
sponsored by SearchDataCenter.com
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover how to take a proactive approach to Linux server patch management. Learn more about overcoming common challenges for Linux server patch management, what to patch and when, patch management in the cloud and more.
Posted: 18 Dec 2012 | Published: 18 Dec 2012

SearchDataCenter.com

Lumension Guide to Patch Management Best Practices
sponsored by Lumension
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover patch management best practices. Learn how to better mitigate risk and remediate vulnerabilities.
Posted: 14 Sep 2012 | Published: 14 Sep 2012

Lumension

Cloud Security Designed for Amazon Web Services (AWS)
sponsored by Trend Micro
WHITE PAPER: This white paper offers a brief overview of an Amazon Web Services security solution that relies on security pros to customize its offered features to efficiently and effectively defend your assets in the cloud.
Posted: 19 May 2014 | Published: 19 May 2014

Trend Micro

Data Sheet: What's New in Red Hat Satellite 5.6?
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Discover the new Red Hat Satellite 5.6 capabilities and features that provide administrators with the means to efficiently manage their systems, lowering per-system deployment and management costs.
Posted: 24 Oct 2013 | Published: 24 Oct 2013

Red Hat

Implementing an Effective Vulnerability Management Program
sponsored by Tenable Network Security
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to gain insight into best practices for continuous vulnerability management. Find out how you can ensure security of your systems and why you should be implementing continuous vulnerability management.
Posted: 24 Sep 2013 | Published: 24 Sep 2013

Tenable Network Security

Select the Right Solution for Endpoint Management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details the need for a centralized endpoint management system that helps maximize business performance through quicker software deployment and maintaining compliance.
Posted: 09 Sep 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

IBM

SymEd Solutions from Symantec: Endpoint Management and Mobility
sponsored by Insight Public Sector and Symantec
WHITE PAPER: Uncover how to safely deploy IT in academia and revolutionize the experience of students and teachers alike without compromising security in today's threat-filled landscape.
Posted: 29 Apr 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Insight Public Sector and Symantec

IT Security Management McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator Deep Command
sponsored by Intel
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines a security and management solution that allows you to remotely diagnose and update your enterprise even when endpoints are disabled or powered off. Discover how advances in malware and cyberthreats are driving the need for this capability and see if this solution is right for you by reading on now.
Posted: 02 Jan 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

Intel

Patch management: Fixing vulnerabilities before they are exploited
sponsored by GFI LanGuard
WHITE PAPER: Software updates are constant, and it's one of the most challeneging and resource-intensive tasks for an IT department. Securing vulnerabilities remains one of the most essential updates for IT pros. View this informative white paper to learn more about effective patch managment.
Posted: 05 Sep 2012 | Published: 05 Sep 2012

GFI LanGuard

EMA Analyst Report on the Mobile Device Management Marketspace
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Consult this informative white paper to gain better understanding of mobile device management with traditional desktop management capabilities. Use a consolidated endpoint management experience that can meet all enterprise challenges.
Posted: 24 Aug 2012 | Published: 24 Aug 2012

IBM

Rewriting the Rules of Patch Management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: By implementing more patches, software vendors are keeping pace with malware exploits. Consult this informative white paper to learn more about patch management and how it can benefit your business. Virtually eliminate the risks to your company by following these steps.
Posted: 24 Aug 2012 | Published: 09 Feb 2011

IBM

A Business-Driven Approach to Mobile Enterprise Security
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Prepare your organization for the consumerization of IT and BYOD with the help of this resource. Uncover details about mobile enterprise policy creation, security monitoring, network and security infrastructure, and more.
Posted: 11 May 2012 | Published: 11 May 2012

Juniper Networks, Inc.

WP #103: How Monitoring Systems Reduce Human Error in Distributed Server Rooms and Remote Wiring Closets
sponsored by APC by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how a basic monitoring and automation system can help reduce downtime incidents in your server room and remote wiring closet. Also inside, real-life horror stories from your peers and how they could have been prevented.
Posted: 02 May 2012 | Published: 02 May 2012

APC by Schneider Electric

Five tips to reduce risk from modern web threats
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: To meet the challenges to your security, you need to put in place user education and awareness, preventive measures and a modern web security solution. This guide covers five essential preventive measures you should implement to reduce your risk and keep ahead of the threats.
Posted: 06 Apr 2012 | Published: 05 Apr 2012

Sophos, Inc.

E Is for Endpoint: Six Security Strategies for Highly Effective IT Professionals
sponsored by Lumension
WHITE PAPER: Security professionals know that effective endpoint protection calls for a layered, defense-in-depth approach. But endpoint security now requires a new way of thinking that goes beyond just battling threats to actually enable operational improvement. Read this whitepaper to learn the six steps you need to think different about endpoint security.
Posted: 23 Jan 2012 | Published: 23 Jan 2012

Lumension

Why Free Patch Management Tools Could Cost You More
sponsored by Lumension
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores why so-called "free" patch management solutions could really end up costing your organization more in the long run.
Posted: 13 Jan 2012 | Published: 13 Jan 2012

Lumension

Lumension Patch Management: Picking the Low-Hanging Fruit
sponsored by Lumension
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores a centralized, comprehensive approach to application patching, allowing security pros to automatically detect risks, deploy patches and protect business information across a complex, highly distributed physical and virtual environment.
Posted: 12 Jan 2012 | Published: 12 Jan 2012

Lumension

Three simple steps to better patch security
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Security experts estimate that 90% of successful attacks against software vulnerabilities could be prevented with an existing patch or configuration setting. Still, many computers in organizations remain unpatched and unprotected. In this whitepaper, uncover three best practices for improving your security and compliance with patch assessment.
Posted: 01 Jan 2012 | Published: 16 Dec 2011

Sophos, Inc.

SAP System Build and Landscape Management Activities
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn how to simplify the often cumbersome, critical change management activities needed to simplify SAP solution deployments, increase operational performance, and decrease total cost of ownership (TCO) with a single, cohesive system that includes compute, network, and storage access components.
Posted: 22 Nov 2011 | Published: 30 Jun 2010

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Best Practices in Lifecycle Management: Comparing Suites from Dell KACE, Symantec, LANDesk, and Microsoft
sponsored by Dell KACE
WHITE PAPER: This white paper points out the challenges of selecting a lifecycle management tool and presents a comparison of various technologies on the market. Explore 45 key features across seven areas, including discovery, inventory, asset management, and more.
Posted: 08 Aug 2011 | Published: 01 Jan 2011

Dell KACE
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PATCH MANAGEMENT DEFINITION (continued): …  all associated procedures, such as specific configurations required. A number of products are available to automate patch management tasks, including RingMaster's Automated Patch Management, PatchLink Update, and Gibraltar's Everguard.Like its real world counterpart, a patch is a "make-do" fix rather than an elegant solution. Patches are sometimes ineffective, and can sometimes cause more problems than they fix. Patch management experts, such as Mark Allen, CTO of Gibraltar Software, suggest that system administrators take simple steps to avoid problems, such as performing backups and testing … 
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