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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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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

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

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®

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.

Search Security University: Cyber Security
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT: Join this SearchSecurity.com University for best practices on what do to about cyber threats against your business and how to be proactive in the face of creative and evolving adversaries.
Posted: 14 Aug 2013 | Premiered: 15 Aug 2013

SearchSecurity.com

SIM Technical Guide
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EZINE: In this SearchSecurity.com Technical Guide on security information and event management (SIEM) systems, we explore the current state of SIEMs in the enterprise today and whether augmentation, cloud service, or rip and repair is your best upgrade option.
Posted: 08 Mar 2013 | Published: 08 Mar 2013

SearchSecurity.com

Virtualization Security: Protecting Virtualized Environments
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
BOOK: This extract from the book Virtualization Security, includes a 30% discount for Computer Weekly readers.
Posted: 20 Feb 2013 | Published: 20 Feb 2013

ComputerWeekly.com

Web Application Firewalls: Patching, SDLC Key for Security, Compliance
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, discover how web application firewalls (WAFs), combined with a strong software development lifecycle (SDLC), are playing an essential role in web application security and compliance. See how you can achieve a strategic, defense-in-depth approach to enterprise security by reading on now.
Posted: 11 Feb 2013 | Published: 11 Feb 2013

SearchSecurity.com

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

Threat prevention techniques: How to build a strong network
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EGUIDE: Consult this expert E-Guide to learn how you can develop best practices for threat management and how you can build a strong network. Find out tips from the experts on how you can build a foundation for complete threat protect ion by consulting this guide now.
Posted: 25 Oct 2012 | Published: 18 Oct 2012

SearchSecurity.com

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

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

How to take Advantage of Security Ops that go Beyond the OS
sponsored by Intel and McAfee
WEBCAST: In this webcast, get security advice from Ed Metcalf, Director of Product and Solution Marketing at McAfee and his colleague, Deepak Kolingivadi, Senior Product Manager, and discover how to gain full value from one security system solution that will reduce costs and increase business productivity.
Posted: 21 Oct 2013 | Premiered: Oct 15, 2013

Intel and McAfee

Reducing Your Patch Cycle to Less Than 5 Days
sponsored by Tenable Network Security
WEBCAST: This informative webcast explores the challenges of vulnerability management and creative solutions to help you fully leverage your vulnerability management process and reduce your patch cycle.
Posted: 27 Sep 2013 | Premiered: Sep 3, 2013

Tenable Network Security

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

Endpoint Security Suites Take Center Stage in the Enterprise
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
ANALYST REPORT: This Forrester report on endpoint security explores how nine top vendors in the market – F-Secure, IBM, Kaspersky, LANDesk, Lumension, McAfee, Sophos, Symantec, and Trend Micro – stacked up against each other.
Posted: 29 Jul 2013 | Published: 04 Jan 2013

Symantec Corporation

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
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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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