Posts Tagged ‘patch management’

5 Best Practices for Patch Management – Business Edition

Sysadmins for small and medium sized businesses don’t have the time or the staff to spend weeks working out policies and procedures for patching… they need to get in, get it done, and get on with the other five jobs that they have to complete before lunch time. With that in mind, here’s a list [...]

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Patch as Patch Can: All Software is Flawed

By Michelle Drolet It may not be glamorous, but a meticulous patching program is necessary to prevent server and client-side exploits.  HP’s DVLabs and other research based on Open Source Vulnerability Database (OSDV) data  found that several  of today’s successful “Top Ten” vulnerabilities were discovered (and patches were released for them) in the mid-2000s.  Yet [...]

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Why Patch Management Should Not Be a Fire and Forget Operation

We all know that patch management is an essential task to keep our network safe. There are various approaches to running a patch management process. Windows allows an administrator to set the auto-update system to automatically install patches when these are made available by Microsoft. While having a patch management system that automatically deploys patches [...]

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GFI Languard Complete LAN Security Scanner and Patch Management

Depending on organizations structure and IT Infrastructure, the process for deploying new patches on operating systems can be complex and take considerable time. GFI Languard automates and simplifies this process, to make the transition quickly, almost without interruption to the company. Full installing or reinstalling any new update to software packages is like to repair [...]

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Threat Blocking With Network Inspection System (NIS)

False positives high number and complexity of signatures development can makes some intrusion detection and prevention systems useless. How many time you visit an organization especially small to medium business that do have a firewall includes IDS/IPS and the system manager are even not following logs. This can leave all system vulnerable as we have [...]

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Important tips for server patch management

Although server patch management is unlikely to be a topic that excites the average network administrator, an effective strategy for the deployment of updates is essential to avoid unexpected downtime and risks to company data. As soon as knowledge of a new vulnerability becomes public, hackers and malware creators race to take advantage. Sensible network [...]

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An important shield against malware: Patch management software

Your body is a network. Every day, different germs and viruses can attack different areas of your body. Each attack has a different effect on your system – a cold can last for a few days, but a serious chest infection might land you into hospital if not treated properly and in a timely manner. [...]

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