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Software Patch Management is Geographically Undesirable

2019-03-06T15:09:18-07:00

Many organizations continue to find themselves between a rock and hard-place when it comes to consistently applying security updates or “patches” across their environments. On one hand, they recognize their unpatched software exposes them to risk of a disruptive and [...]

Software Patch Management is Geographically Undesirable2019-03-06T15:09:18-07:00

Why are Patch Management and Change Management Important?

2019-04-19T13:19:25-07:00

Alvaka Networks has arguably the best and most sophisticated patch management process in the Orange County, Los Angeles County and possibly the US.  Not many firms can deploy vast quantities of patches to valuable high availability servers and PCs with smoke testing qualify control while following the sun globally during selected narrow service windows.

Change Management
Change management is vital to every stage of the patch management process. As with all system modifications, patches and updates must be performed and tracked through the change management system. It is highly unlikely that an enterprise-scale patch management program can be successful without proper integration with the change management system and organization.

Like any environmental changes, patch application plans submitted through change management must have associated contingency and backout plans. What are the recovery plans if something goes wrong during or as a result of the application of a patch or update? Also, information on risk mitigation should be included in the change management solution. For example, how are desktop patches going to be phased and scheduled to prevent mass outages and support desk overload? Monitoring and acceptance plans should also be included in the change management process. How will updates be certified as successful? There should be specific milestones and acceptance criteria to guide the verification of the patches' success and to allow for the closure of the update in the change management system....

Why are Patch Management and Change Management Important?2019-04-19T13:19:25-07:00

Software Security Patching: Why you are struggling with this essential task!

2019-04-19T11:25:47-07:00

Software patching is a major problem. You know it, we know it, everyone knows it! Patching for software vulnerabilities and security management has been trending as one of the most important IT duties in 2019. That is because unpatched vulnerabilities [...]

Software Security Patching: Why you are struggling with this essential task!2019-04-19T11:25:47-07:00

Software Security Patching: Why you are struggling with this essential task!

2019-04-19T11:25:49-07:00

Software patching is a major problem. You know it, we know it, everyone knows it! Patching for software vulnerabilities and security management has been trending as one of the most important IT duties in 2019. That is because unpatched vulnerabilities [...]

Software Security Patching: Why you are struggling with this essential task!2019-04-19T11:25:49-07:00

Software Security Patching: Why you are struggling with this essential task!

2019-04-19T11:25:53-07:00

Software patching is a major problem. You know it, we know it, everyone knows it! Patching for software vulnerabilities and security management has been trending as one of the most important IT duties in 2019. That is because unpatched vulnerabilities [...]

Software Security Patching: Why you are struggling with this essential task!2019-04-19T11:25:53-07:00

Software Security Patching: Why you are struggling with this essential task!

2019-04-19T11:25:58-07:00

Software patching is a major problem. You know it, we know it, everyone knows it! Patching for software vulnerabilities and security management has been trending as one of the most important IT duties in 2019. That is because unpatched vulnerabilities [...]

Software Security Patching: Why you are struggling with this essential task!2019-04-19T11:25:58-07:00

Software Security Patching: Why you are struggling with this essential task!

2019-04-19T11:26:03-07:00

Software patching is a major problem. You know it, we know it, everyone knows it! Patching for software vulnerabilities and security management has been trending as one of the most important IT duties in 2019. That is because unpatched vulnerabilities [...]

Software Security Patching: Why you are struggling with this essential task!2019-04-19T11:26:03-07:00

Software Security Patching: Why you are struggling with this essential task!

2019-04-19T11:26:07-07:00

Software patching is a major problem. You know it, we know it, everyone knows it! Patching for software vulnerabilities and security management has been trending as one of the most important IT duties in 2019. That is because unpatched vulnerabilities [...]

Software Security Patching: Why you are struggling with this essential task!2019-04-19T11:26:07-07:00

Software Security Patching: Why you are struggling with this essential task!

2019-04-19T11:26:12-07:00

Software patching is a major problem. You know it, we know it, everyone knows it! Patching for software vulnerabilities and security management has been trending as one of the most important IT duties in 2019. That is because unpatched vulnerabilities [...]

Software Security Patching: Why you are struggling with this essential task!2019-04-19T11:26:12-07:00

Software Security Patching: Why you are struggling with this essential task!

2019-04-19T11:26:17-07:00

Software patching is a major problem. You know it, we know it, everyone knows it! Patching for software vulnerabilities and security management has been trending as one of the most important IT duties in 2019. That is because unpatched vulnerabilities [...]

Software Security Patching: Why you are struggling with this essential task!2019-04-19T11:26:17-07:00
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