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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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The 10 Most Dangerous Risks to Microsoft Security
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Security has always been an important part of any IT infrastructure. This white paper has tips to help improve your awareness of some of the more important risks threatening your Microsoft infrastructure.
Posted: 13 May 2009 | Published: 13 May 2009

Global Knowledge

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

Understanding and Selecting a Database Assessment Solution
sponsored by Application Security, Inc.
ANALYST REPORT: In this analyst report, Securosis’ Adrian Lane explores the inner workings of assessment tools and the business value they provide, and will make specific recommendations on evaluating, purchasing, and deploying Database Assessment.
Posted: 21 Feb 2010 | Published: 22 Feb 2010

Application Security, Inc.

Four Steps to Cure Your Patch Management Headache
sponsored by Lumension
WHITE PAPER: Using patch and vulnerability management as the principal component of your risk mitigation strategy and taking prudent measures to establish a best practices approach can help reduce costs and risks in the long term.
Posted: 11 Feb 2010 | Published: 11 Feb 2010

Lumension

Patching of Oracle Databases in SAP Environments using Oracle Enterprise Manager
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how you can automate the patching task for your database, significantly reducing time and effort normally involved in the manual patching activity.
Posted: 13 Jan 2010 | Published: 25 Jul 2009

Oracle Corporation

Windows 7 Security: A Great Leap Forward or Business as Usual?
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Debates and discussions about the new Windows 7 have been raging on the security improvements in the new platform, and some potential problems have also emerged. In this white paper, we run through the most significant changes and additions, and look at what they might mean to users and administrators.
Posted: 13 Oct 2009 | Published: 13 Oct 2009

Sophos, Inc.

Desktop Virtualization: Overcoming Five Real-World Challenges
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This paper explores the most significant hurdles any desktop virtualization program needs to overcome. Staying focused on the ultimate goal--delivering core applications effectively to users--helps clarify the issues involved in desktop virtualization deployment.
Posted: 11 Sep 2009 | Published: 19 Jan 2009

Citrix

Guide: Patch Authority Ultimate
sponsored by ScriptLogic Corporation
WHITE PAPER: With exploits for known vulnerabilities unleashed on the Internet within as little as 5 days from the release of new patches from Microsoft, it is imperative your desktops and servers be regularly updated to keep them safe from attack.
Posted: 27 Aug 2009 | Published: 27 Aug 2009

ScriptLogic Corporation

Guide: Desktop Authority
sponsored by ScriptLogic Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Desktop Authority comprehensively manages the Windows desktop throughout the desktop lifecycle, reducing the total cost of desktop and application ownership.
Posted: 27 Aug 2009 | Published: 27 Aug 2009

ScriptLogic Corporation

Endpoint Security: Visible Coverage in a Single, Scalable Platform
sponsored by Trend Micro, Inc.
DATA SHEET: Read this brief data sheet to learn how Trend Micro's Endpoint Security Platform delivers pervasive visibility and control, speeds time to protection, and increases management efficiency.
Posted: 24 Aug 2009 | Published: 06 Jan 2009

Trend Micro, Inc.

Lumension Vulnerability Management - Automating the Vulnerability Management Lifecycle
sponsored by Lumension
WHITE PAPER: Learn how Lumension Vulnerability Management enables organizations to mitigate their critical risk by integrating the five phases of vulnerability management: discovering assets, assessing vulnerabilities and misconfigurations, prioritizing risks, remediating vulnerabilities and continuous reporting.
Posted: 12 Aug 2009 | Published: 01 Nov 2008

Lumension

Why "Free" Patch Management Tools Could Cost You More
sponsored by Lumension
WHITE PAPER: While "free" tools appear to be an enticing solution for patch management, looking deeper into the needs of the organization leads to selection of a more complete patch management solution which results in reduced long-term risk and optimized operating expense.
Posted: 12 Aug 2009 | Published: 01 Nov 2008

Lumension

Presentation Transcript: Automating Virtual Machine Configuration
sponsored by ePlus Technology
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Learn the different methods for automating virtual machine configuration in this expert webcast transcript. Edward L. Haletky also reviews the different automation tools available for automating virtual machine installation and patch management.
Posted: 15 May 2009 | Published: 06 May 2009

ePlus Technology

HSBC Calculates Improved IT Support Productivity and Patch Management
sponsored by Intel Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this ROI investigation , HSBC Mexico can look forward to driving improved operating efficiencies across their IT support model, with a projected positive ROI of 605% and a break-even point achieved in 2 months, while serving as a foundation to drive worldwide adoption and savings through the use of Intel vPro technology.
Posted: 02 Apr 2009 | Published: 02 Apr 2009

Intel Corporation

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

Patch Tuesday Alerts
sponsored by Lumension
PRESS RELEASE: Each Tuesday, Lumension Security reviews the Microsoft Security Bulletins and provides specific comments, recommendations and key considerations to help customers implement the latest round of security updates as quickly and effectively as possible.
Posted: 11 Jul 2008 | Published: 01 Jul 2008

Lumension

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
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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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