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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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Posted: 25 Oct 2012 | Published: 18 Oct 2012

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Lumension Guide to Patch Management Best Practices
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Posted: 14 Sep 2012 | Published: 14 Sep 2012

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Virtual Data Center E-Zine: Volume 39: Managing Virtualization Patches
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Posted: 05 Jun 2012 | Published: 05 Jun 2012

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Endpoint Security Suites Take Center Stage in the Enterprise
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Posted: 12 Sep 2012 | Premiered: 25 Sep 2012

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Patch management: Fixing vulnerabilities before they are exploited
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Posted: 05 Sep 2012 | Published: 05 Sep 2012

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EMA Analyst Report on the Mobile Device Management Marketspace
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Posted: 24 Aug 2012 | Published: 24 Aug 2012

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Rewriting the Rules of Patch Management
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Posted: 24 Aug 2012 | Published: 09 Feb 2011

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A Business-Driven Approach to Mobile Enterprise Security
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Posted: 11 May 2012 | Published: 11 May 2012

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WP #103: How Monitoring Systems Reduce Human Error in Distributed Server Rooms and Remote Wiring Closets
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Posted: 02 May 2012 | Published: 02 May 2012

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Five tips to reduce risk from modern web threats
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E Is for Endpoint: Six Security Strategies for Highly Effective IT Professionals
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Posted: 23 Jan 2012 | Published: 23 Jan 2012

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Why Free Patch Management Tools Could Cost You More
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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

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Lumension Patch Management: Picking the Low-Hanging Fruit
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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

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Three simple steps to better patch security
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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

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10 VDI Benefits You Can Achieve Without VDI
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Posted: 23 Dec 2011 | Published: 23 Dec 2011

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SAP System Build and Landscape Management Activities
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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.
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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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