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patch management

The installation of patches from a software vendor onto an organization's computers. Patching thousands of PCs and servers is a major issue. A patch should be applied to test machines first before deployment, and the testing environments must represent all the users' PCs with their unique mix of installed software. See patch.
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SysAid s patch management software is aimed at fixing problems and update computer programs, secure vulnerabilities and enhance usability and performance.
Simply having patch management software running on a computer system does not equate to a functioning patch management system.
Bernard maintains an internal staff of patch management experts dedicated to maintaining its exclusive Chinese and Swedish patch management databases.
Additional information on key aspects of agencies' patch management practices--such as their documentation of patch management policies and procedures and the frequency with which systems are monitored to ensure that patches are installed--could provide OMB, Congress, and agencies themselves with consistent data that could better enable an assessment of the effectiveness of an agency's patch management processes.
Information solutions company Novell Inc has announced the upcoming launch of its ZENworks Patch Management solution for increasing the security of a system running the Microsoft Windows operating system.
Software change and configuration management products and services supplier Marimba Inc has revealed an upgraded version of its Security Patch Management solution for protecting against cyber attacks.
As well as application and operating system deployment and configuration capabilities, On's iCommand product also offers functionality for inventory and patch management, which is providing an increasingly critical role in ensuring that enterprise systems remain secure.
Using a blueprint of the system and automating patch management can save corporations significant time and money, as patches can be tested and rolled out quicker, requiring fewer man-hours.
Optimal patch status data typically comes from application and operating system vendors, so most enterprises must cope with a variety of metrics from several different patch management sources.
Authentium CEO John Sharp said, "The introduction of Authentium PatchMatrix places Authentium at the forefront of patch management at a critical time, as the number and severity of network security threats has increased dramatically.
Patch management is one means of dealing with these increasing vulnerabilities to cybersecurity.
Tight Integration Bridges Vulnerability Management and Patch Management Solutions Delivering Expanded Coverage, Significant Time and Cost Savings, and Improved Compliance