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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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Change is the Enemy of Security and Compliance: 10 Questions You Should Ask Yourself about Changes to Your Network
sponsored by nCircle
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn 10 ways that enterprise environments typically change and what you can do to identify, analyze and manage these changes and their associated risks on an ongoing basis.
Posted: 16 Mar 2009 | Published: 02 Mar 2009

nCircle

Shavlik Customer Update: What is the Conficker worm, referred to as "Downadup"?
sponsored by Shavlik Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This paper describes the risks posed by the Downadup worm and how Shavlik is uniquely suited to help customers respond quickly. Read this brief paper to learn how Shavlik makes it easy for users to do targeted installation of solutions that automate and control patch and configuration management processes while minimizing operational impact.
Posted: 11 Feb 2009 | Published: 11 Feb 2009

Shavlik Technologies

Best Practices in Lifecycle Management: Comparing KACE, Altiris, LANDesk, and Microsoft SMS
sponsored by KACE
WHITE PAPER: This Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) white paper explains key best practices in lifecycle management, uses these as a framework for functional comparison, and includes a cost comparison to determine overall solution value.
Posted: 06 Nov 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

KACE

Security Vs. Flexibility: Must IT Management Choose?
sponsored by Faronics
WHITE PAPER: This white paper focuses on how IT Managers can leverage Centralized Configuration Management (CCM) tools along with other techniques and tools to have it all: security, a uniform standard, and flexibility when needed.
Posted: 22 Aug 2008 | Published: 22 Aug 2008

Faronics

Integrating Vulnerability Assessment and Remediation
sponsored by Lumension
WHITE PAPER: An outline for successfully integrating vulnerability scanning and remediation capabilities is presented in this whitepaper. This will ensure that organizations maintain a secure environment while complying with internal and external security policies.
Posted: 10 Jul 2008 | Published: 01 Oct 2007

Lumension

Unix, Linux Uptime and Reliability Increase; Patch Management Woes Plague Windows
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Use this report, the Yankee Group's Global Server Operating System Reliability Survey, to make an informed choice on which servers best fit your needs.
Posted: 17 Jun 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2008

IBM

Patch Management 2.0: Evolving Your Patch Management Technology to Proactively Combat Security Challenges
sponsored by Lumension
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to get up-to-date technology alternatives to help better manage your patch management environment.
Posted: 10 Jun 2008 | Published: 01 Jun 2008

Lumension

Reinventing the Desktop
sponsored by Pano Logic, Inc
WHITE PAPER: Pano is a solution built specifically for desktop virtualization and it consists of a palm-sized device that connects a user's keyboard, mouse, monitor, and USB.
Posted: 28 Feb 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

Pano Logic, Inc

Intel Centrino Pro and Intel vPro Processor Technology
sponsored by Intel Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to improve security and management capabilities with Intel vPro processor technology. This white paper discusses how remote management can simplify systems management and save time for IT administrators.
Posted: 21 Nov 2007 | Published: 01 Nov 2007

Intel Corporation

Cyber Attacks on the Rise: IBM 2007 Report
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper shows how the IBM Internet Security Systems™ X-Force® research and development team discovered, analyzed and recorded new vulnerabilities and the status of varying threats throughout the first six months of this year.
Posted: 19 Nov 2007 | Published: 01 Aug 2007

IBM

Improve Your Business through Best Practice IT Management
sponsored by Kaseya
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides insight on ways that MSPs and IT departments can improve their management of services. Learn how using ITIL best practices with an automated management solution can address a number of the unique challenges these businesses face.
Posted: 08 Oct 2007 | Published: 01 Sep 2007

Kaseya

Vulnerability Management: Making Risk Visible and Remediation Automatic
sponsored by Shavlik Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This paper details how to set vulnerability management policies and identify risks within your organization. You will also learn more about how to detect and remediate patch or configuration problems.
Posted: 01 May 2007 | Published: 01 Apr 2007

Shavlik Technologies

Applying Updates for Dell PowerEdge Servers Using Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003 Part 2
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Managing hardware updates is a key aspect of the MS Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003 with the introduction of the SMS 2003 Inventory Tool for Dell Update. This article provides guidelines for the process and is the final segment of a two part series.
Posted: 27 Jul 2006 | Published: 01 Jul 2006

Dell, Inc.

Applying Updates for Dell PowerEdge Servers Using Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003 Part 1
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Managing hardware updates is a key aspect of the MS Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003 with the introduction of the SMS 2003 Inventory Tool for Dell Update. This article provides guidelines for the process and is the first segment of a two part series.
Posted: 27 Jul 2006 | Published: 01 Jul 2006

Dell, Inc.

The Essential Elements of Comprehensive Endpoint Security
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Establishing a comprehensive endpoint security solution is a complicated undertaking. This paper will clarify the various aspects of the endpoint security problem and identify the functional requirements of a comprehensive endpoint security solution.
Posted: 27 Mar 2006 | Published: 01 Feb 2006

Symantec Corporation
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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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