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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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Shavlik Patch: Simplified Application Patch Management for Microsoft System Center
sponsored by Shavlik Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper explores a patch management solution that will reduce your security risks from unpatched, non-Microsoft third-party applications.
Posted: 14 Oct 2014 | Published: 14 Oct 2014

Shavlik Technologies

Shavlik Protect: Everything You Need to Patch the OS, VMware and Third-Party Applications
sponsored by Shavlik Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper explores a patching solution that can keep every Windows machine in your organization current with the latest software.
Posted: 14 Oct 2014 | Published: 14 Oct 2014

Shavlik Technologies

Simplified Third-Party Patching for Microsoft System Center with Shavlik
sponsored by Shavlik Technologies
WEBCAST: This exclusive webcast explores a solution that expands Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager's patching capabilities to cover third-party applications.
Posted: 14 Oct 2014 | Premiered: Oct 14, 2014

Shavlik Technologies

How to Eliminate Known Vulnerabilities with Patch Management
sponsored by Shavlik Technologies
PRODUCT DEMO: This exclusive IT download will let you try out a patch management solution that adds non-Microsoft third-party patch to Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager to maximize your investment in System Center and to reduce risks from unpatched third-party applications.
Posted: 13 Oct 2014 | Premiered: 13 Oct 2014

Shavlik Technologies

Free Demo: Powerful and Easy-to-Use Patch Management
sponsored by Shavlik Technologies
PRODUCT DEMO: This complimentary IT download provides a hands-on demonstration of one solution that can patch desktops, data centers, virtual infrastructure and more.
Posted: 13 Oct 2014 | Premiered: 13 Oct 2014

Shavlik Technologies

Take The Worry Out Of Patch Management: Shavlik Protect
sponsored by Shavlik Technologies
WEBCAST: This exclusive webcast explores the importance of broadening patch management beyond just focusing on your operating systems.
Posted: 10 Oct 2014 | Premiered: May 7, 2014

Shavlik Technologies

Rackspace—Managing and Supporting Multiple Linux Platforms with SUSE
sponsored by SUSE
WHITE PAPER: Access this case study to learn how they were able to leverage a solution that provides a flexible patch management system and the ability to extend support for customers transitioning to new Linux environments.
Posted: 02 Oct 2014 | Published: 29 Nov 2013

SUSE

Case Study: Efficiently Distribute Software Deployments with WAN Optimization
sponsored by 1e Inc
CASE STUDY: Access this white paper that describes how Saint-Gobain, a building materials manufacturer, harnessed a change and configuration management tool to help them reduce expected branch server investment by 97 percent. Read on to learn how they were able to cut the number of branch servers from 6000 to 200.
Posted: 01 Oct 2014 | Published: 01 Oct 2014

1e Inc

Creating a Successful Patch Management Strategy
sponsored by N-able Technologies
EGUIDE: In this expert e-Guide, learn how to ensure that your patch management strategy remains secure following the transition from physical to virtual desktops; why delaying security patches puts organizations at risk; and how to build a case for a formal patch management program.
Posted: 25 Sep 2014 | Published: 25 Sep 2014

N-able Technologies

Reducing security risks from open source software
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights how your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
Posted: 18 Aug 2014 | Published: 01 Oct 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company

Patch Management Best Practices for IT Professionals
sponsored by LabTech Software
EBOOK: Keeping systems up-to-date with patches is a full-time job, and the lag time between when vulnerability is discovered and when a virus or worm appears is now measured in days or weeks rather than months. This free eBook provides best practices you can follow to ensure your organizations' systems are always up-to-date.
Posted: 04 Aug 2014 | Published: 04 Aug 2014

LabTech Software

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

Five Tips to Improve a Threat and Vulnerability Management Program
sponsored by Alert Logic
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide explains how to improve your enterprise's threat and vulnerability management program in 5 simple steps.
Posted: 11 Jul 2014 | Published: 11 Jul 2014

Alert Logic

How to Quickly and Easily Configure Patch Management Policies in GFI Cloud
sponsored by GFI Cloud
VIDEO: Learn how simple it is to configure patch management policies.
Posted: 09 Jul 2014 | Premiered: 09 Jul 2014

GFI Cloud

Stay in Control of Critical Data with GFI Cloud
sponsored by GFI Cloud
VIDEO: Access this video for a product tour of a solution that offers IT management, monitoring, and security capabilities.
Posted: 09 Jul 2014 | Premiered: 10 Oct 2013

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

GFI CloudTM Case Study - Central Bank & Trust
sponsored by GFI Cloud
CASE STUDY: This case study examines a cloud solution that has improved network security for a banking organization.
Posted: 07 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

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

9 Simple (but Critical) Tips for Effective Patch Management
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This resource offers 9 patch management best practices. Click now to reveal a comprehensive solution that will help you achieve effective patch management without suffering high costs.
Posted: 18 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Monitor and Protect Critical Web Applications with a Web Application Firewall
sponsored by Imperva
VIDEO: While the growth of business applications has grown, corporate resources have become more exposed to security threats. This resource takes a look at the growing risk of application attacks via SQL injection.
Posted: 19 Feb 2014 | Premiered: 19 Feb 2014

Imperva

Patch Management Best Practices
sponsored by LabTech Software
WHITE PAPER: A top priority for IT service providers is to keep clients' critical systems free from known vulnerabilities. This is where patch management comes into play. Access this white paper today to find best practices for various kinds of patches so you can keep critical systems safer.
Posted: 31 Jan 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

LabTech Software

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

WSUS for Secure Patching: Top Tips, Tricks and Scripts for Overcoming Limitations and Challenges
sponsored by Lumension
VIDEO: In this webinar, Windows expert Randy Franklin Smith shares some the best tips, tricks and scripts for addressing patching issues within WSUS.
Posted: 25 Feb 2014 | Premiered: 25 Feb 2014

Lumension

Mapping Security For Your Virtual Environment
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: In this comprehensive white paper, explore the a solution to virtualization management solution that integrates with existing security strategies, offering simplified, efficient, and compliance-ready defense systems.
Posted: 15 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 May 2012

Hewlett-Packard Company

La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology: Customer Video
sponsored by Absolute Software
VIDEO: In this on-demand video case study, learn how the right enterprise-level management software allowed La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology to better manage, secure, and track all of its systems and devices.
Posted: 12 Nov 2013 | Premiered: 12 Nov 2013

Absolute Software
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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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