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Manually installing patches one at a time is grossly inefficient. Yet when patches are installed automatically, prior to proper testing, they can cause problems for applications. Find an automated patch management solution that won't break applications, will keep IT on budget, and has a clear ROI.
The Perils and Promise of Patching
Patches cannot be installed indiscriminately without serious repercussions. Installing certain untested patches can seriously disrupt PC software environments. Additionally, a high frequency of patch releases further complicates patch management and adding much administrative overhead. To mitigate burdens like these, an automated patch management software solution should have the following characteristics: