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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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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

Tivoli Endpoint Manager: Continuous Compliance In A Distributed World
sponsored by Mainline Information Systems
WEBCAST: Through this webcast you will learn about endpoint security and the new solutions being offered with more tools included than previous years. You will find out how endpoint security is made up a various security tools in order to meet compliance standards and increase your organizations bottom line.
Posted: 31 May 2011 | Premiered: May 26, 2011

Mainline Information Systems

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

Presentation Transcript: Patch Management for the IT Infrastructure
sponsored by GFI Software
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Keeping up with patches is a tedious and time consuming task for security pros, and often prompts them to look for a more efficient and effective solution. This presentation transcript discusses a patch management approach that offers effective monitoring and increased productivity.
Posted: 04 May 2011 | Published: 04 May 2011

GFI Software

Presentation Transcript: Best Practices for Scheduled Security Update Cycle
sponsored by GFI Software
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: In this presentation transcript, Nick Lewis discusses the best ways to efficiently handle vendor security updates, how to prioritize patch deployment on mission-critical and non-mission critical systems, and why testing patches before deployment is such a crucial step.
Posted: 04 May 2011 | Published: 04 May 2011

GFI Software

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.

E-Guide: Tips for creating a VDI backup plan
sponsored by Dell and VMware
EGUIDE: This e-guide from SearchVirtualDesktop.com explains how to develop a VDI backup plan to protect your virtual desktops against disaster. Learn why it is essential to focus on both the virtual desktops and the infrastructure when developing a backup strategy.
Posted: 06 Apr 2011 | Published: 06 Apr 2011

Dell and VMware

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

Step by Step: Best practices for security patch management
sponsored by Shavlik Technologies
EGUIDE: Whether you're new to patch management or just need a refresher, this expert e-guide reviews best practices for security patch management to ensure accurate, effective patch testing in your organization.
Posted: 03 Mar 2011 | Published: 03 Mar 2011

Shavlik Technologies

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

TechFocus: Windows 7 Migration - Why a Windows 7 Upgrade Is Worth It
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
EGUIDE: Microsoft Windows 7 addresses user frustrations, but satisfied users are just one benefit of migrating to the new operating system. This expert guide will discuss key features that can make a Windows 7 migration worth the investment.
Posted: 02 Dec 2010 | Published: 02 Dec 2010

Dell and Microsoft

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

Presentation Transcript: Overcoming the Challenges with Configuration and Patch Mgmt
sponsored by BigFix
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: In this presentation transcript, you’ll gain insight on how to improve your asset discovery processes, determine the patch level of the machines in your environment, and improve testing and deployment processes to keep pace with Patch Tuesday and quarterly Oracle and Adobe releases.
Posted: 02 Nov 2010 | Published: 01 Nov 2010

BigFix

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.

Lumension Endpoint Management and Security Suite
sponsored by Lumension
TRIAL SOFTWARE: A new wave of vulnerabilities is threatening our endpoints and browsers at a much greater rate than operating systems and servers, which is why the SANS Institute has ranked “patching client-side software” as the number one security priority.
Posted: 13 Sep 2010 | Premiered: 13 Sep 2010

Lumension

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

E-Book: Why a Windows 7 Upgrade is Worth It
sponsored by Kaseya
EBOOK: Microsoft Windows 7 addresses user frustrations, but satisfied users are just one benefit of migrating to the new operating system. These features can make it worth the investment. Read this new E-Book to learn more.
Posted: 17 Aug 2010 | Published: 17 Aug 2010

Kaseya

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

E-Book: Technical Guide on Vulnerability Management
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EBOOK: SearchSecurity.com presents a comprehensive guide to vulnerability management. Our experts cover all the angles with authoritative technical advice on: application security testing methods; leveraging vulnerability assessment results; analysis and correlation of pen test results; Windows patch management; and how to best assess your security state.
Posted: 03 Jun 2010 | Published: 03 Jun 2010

SearchSecurity.com

SharePoint E-Zine Volume 19: Time to Beef Up Code Retention Policies
sponsored by SearchWinIT
EZINE: When a separate team is tasked with patching your SharePoint servers, play it safe by adding code retention policies to your governance plan. In this month's issue, learn how to use governance policies effectively so you can respond quickly when a buggy patch puts SharePoint at risk.
Posted: 18 May 2010 | Published: 18 May 2010

SearchWinIT
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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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