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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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Rewriting the rules of Patch Management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: IBM Tivoli Endpoint Manager helps organizations automatically manage patches for multiple operating systems and applications across hundreds of thousands of endpoints regardless of location, connection type or status.
Posted: 01 Jul 2011 | Published: 01 Jul 2011

IBM

The 10 Most Dangerous Risks to Microsoft Security
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Security has always been an important part of any IT infrastructure. This white paper has tips to help improve your awareness of some of the more important risks threatening your Microsoft infrastructure.
Posted: 13 May 2009 | Published: 13 May 2009

Global Knowledge

Why Switch to Tivoli Endpoint Management, built on BigFix Technology
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In a world accustomed to multiple fragmented technologies and point solutions, IBM Tivoli Endpoint Manager offers a unified management platform that automates and streamlines systems and security management.
Posted: 01 Jul 2011 | Published: 01 Jul 2011

IBM

BDNA for Security: Strengthened Security Through Visibility
sponsored by BDNA
WHITE PAPER: Lack of visibility is the root cause for security breaches. Without the enhanced protection of the latest discovery applications, your entire network will be exposed to high risk, lower revenue and lost customers. Read now to learn how the right discovery solutions offer enhanced and automated protection for your infrastructure.
Posted: 07 Jun 2011 | Published: 07 Jun 2011

BDNA

2010 Endpoint Risk Assessment: Internal Vulnerabilities
sponsored by Promisec
WHITE PAPER: This study will show you the most common security issues that were found and how they were dealt with by the various organizations.
Posted: 23 May 2011 | Published: 23 May 2011

Promisec

Five tips to reduce risk from modern web threats
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: User education and awareness, preventive measures and a modern web security solution are all integral components of a comprehensive defense against today’s web threats. This guide covers some essential preventive measures you should implement to reduce your risk and keep ahead of the threats as much as possible.
Posted: 11 Apr 2011 | Published: 11 Apr 2011

Sophos, Inc.

Think Your Anti-Virus Software Is Working? Think Again
sponsored by Lumension
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines how anti-virus software hasn’t been keeping up. Studies show that even though most organizations use anti-virus software, more and more are succumbing to attacks. Lumension Intelligent Whitelisting integrates the most effective third party security tools and techniques. The result is more effective endpoint security.
Posted: 01 Apr 2011 | Published: 01 Apr 2011

Lumension

Realizing the Economic Benefits of Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines areas of potential optimization, shows how day-to-day IT management processes can contribute to – rather than detracts from – that optimization, and provides an ROI analysis with an example scenario based on actual deployments.
Posted: 31 Mar 2011 | Published: 22 Mar 2011

Oracle Corporation

Integrated System Management and Support
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In the typical IT environment, organizations operate in a divided world of systems management and support. IT departments often treat these two fundamental areas as distinct silos causing gaps for IT employees, who spend too much time and manual effort resolving system problems. This creates both higher risks and higher costs for IT.
Posted: 30 Mar 2011 | Published: 22 Mar 2011

Oracle Corporation

Securing Virtual Compute Infrastructure in the Cloud
sponsored by SAVVIS
WHITE PAPER: Server virtualization is one of the hottest topics in IT today. Initially driven by the need to consolidate servers to achieve higher hardware utilization rates, boost operational efficiency, and reduce costs, enterprises have recently implemented virtualization to obtain on-demand access to additional compute resources.
Posted: 02 Feb 2011 | Published: 02 Feb 2011

SAVVIS

Trend Micro’s End-to-End Vulnerability Management: A New Approach to Layered Security
sponsored by Trend Micro, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: An explosion in system and application vulnerabilities has been met with new ways to attack these weaknesses. In this paper, EMA analysts take a look at factors driving the need for increased security, and how new approaches to mitigating vulnerabilities such as virtual patching or remediation, provide more ways to deliver vulnerability management.
Posted: 31 Jan 2011 | Published: 31 Jan 2011

Trend Micro, Inc.

Four Steps to Cure Your Patch Management Headache
sponsored by Lumension
WHITE PAPER: The need to speed up patch deployment across today’s highly complex and distributed IT environment has never been more important. Read this free white paper and learn four steps to cure your patch management headache.
Posted: 06 Jan 2011 | Published: 06 Jan 2011

Lumension

Solution Brief: Top 10 Ways Shavlik Simplifies Patch Management
sponsored by Shavlik Technologies
WHITE PAPER: Security vulnerabilities are uncovered on a daily basis, and managing the security patches that address them can be an endless and often complicated task for every network administrator. Without the right automated solutions, patch management can be a tedious and herculean task. Read this white paper from Shavlik to learn more.
Posted: 11 Nov 2010 | Published: 11 Nov 2010

Shavlik Technologies

Performance, Value and Protection for VMware View
sponsored by FalconStor Software
WHITE PAPER: Desktop virtualization is bringing a new approach to enterprise-wide desktop deployments aimed at providing a better end user and administrator experience than physical desktop deployments, by lowering acquisition and management cost, and offering a highly scalable, easy to deploy and fully protected desktop environment.
Posted: 25 Oct 2010 | Published: 25 Oct 2010

FalconStor Software

Top 10 Reasons Your Company Does NOT Need McAfee Vulnerability Manager
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Some IT and security teams wonder if automated vulnerability management is important, given pressing demands for other IT projects and investments. Why not stick with manual processes or traditional scanners? It is possible that McAfee® Vulnerability Manager may not be right for your organization. Use this simple evaluation checklist to find out.
Posted: 04 Oct 2010 | Published: 04 Oct 2010

McAfee, Inc.

3 Strategies to Protect Endpoints from Risky Applications
sponsored by Lumension
WHITE PAPER: Though most organizations have invested considerable time and effort in improving their endpoint risk management processes, many of them are ill-equipped to handle the myriad of third-party applications that are increasingly introducing the most risk into today’s IT environment. Read this white paper to learn more.
Posted: 10 Sep 2010 | Published: 10 Sep 2010

Lumension

Change is the Enemy of Security & Compliance: 10 Questions You Should Ask Yourself about Changes to Your Network
sponsored by nCircle
WHITE PAPER: This document lists ten common changes in enterprise environments, all of which can chip away at your security and compliance in ways that you might not realize. Some are obvious; some are subtle; all can have a negative impact.
Posted: 02 Aug 2010 | Published: 02 Aug 2010

nCircle

Four Steps to Cure Your Patch Management Headache
sponsored by Lumension
WHITE PAPER: Using patch and vulnerability management as the principal component of your risk mitigation strategy and taking prudent measures to establish a best practices approach can help reduce costs and risks in the long term.
Posted: 11 Feb 2010 | Published: 11 Feb 2010

Lumension

Patching of Oracle Databases in SAP Environments using Oracle Enterprise Manager
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how you can automate the patching task for your database, significantly reducing time and effort normally involved in the manual patching activity.
Posted: 13 Jan 2010 | Published: 25 Jul 2009

Oracle Corporation

Windows 7 Security: A Great Leap Forward or Business as Usual?
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Debates and discussions about the new Windows 7 have been raging on the security improvements in the new platform, and some potential problems have also emerged. In this white paper, we run through the most significant changes and additions, and look at what they might mean to users and administrators.
Posted: 13 Oct 2009 | Published: 13 Oct 2009

Sophos, Inc.

Desktop Virtualization: Overcoming Five Real-World Challenges
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This paper explores the most significant hurdles any desktop virtualization program needs to overcome. Staying focused on the ultimate goal--delivering core applications effectively to users--helps clarify the issues involved in desktop virtualization deployment.
Posted: 11 Sep 2009 | Published: 19 Jan 2009

Citrix

Guide: Patch Authority Ultimate
sponsored by ScriptLogic Corporation
WHITE PAPER: With exploits for known vulnerabilities unleashed on the Internet within as little as 5 days from the release of new patches from Microsoft, it is imperative your desktops and servers be regularly updated to keep them safe from attack.
Posted: 27 Aug 2009 | Published: 27 Aug 2009

ScriptLogic Corporation

Guide: Desktop Authority
sponsored by ScriptLogic Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Desktop Authority comprehensively manages the Windows desktop throughout the desktop lifecycle, reducing the total cost of desktop and application ownership.
Posted: 27 Aug 2009 | Published: 27 Aug 2009

ScriptLogic Corporation

Lumension Vulnerability Management - Automating the Vulnerability Management Lifecycle
sponsored by Lumension
WHITE PAPER: Learn how Lumension Vulnerability Management enables organizations to mitigate their critical risk by integrating the five phases of vulnerability management: discovering assets, assessing vulnerabilities and misconfigurations, prioritizing risks, remediating vulnerabilities and continuous reporting.
Posted: 12 Aug 2009 | Published: 01 Nov 2008

Lumension

Why "Free" Patch Management Tools Could Cost You More
sponsored by Lumension
WHITE PAPER: While "free" tools appear to be an enticing solution for patch management, looking deeper into the needs of the organization leads to selection of a more complete patch management solution which results in reduced long-term risk and optimized operating expense.
Posted: 12 Aug 2009 | Published: 01 Nov 2008

Lumension
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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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