Patch management software helps mitigate risks and reduces the inefficiencies associated with manually installing patches; it allows organizations to centrally manage, test and install patches. Read this note to see if patch management software can benefit your organization.
Patch Management Software
In a 2008 Info-Tech study on software patching, 63% of organizations indicated that that their organizations had adequate automation in place to make the installation of patches a straight forward task. Patch management software offers many features that simplify the installation and management process, including:
- Policy-enforcement capabilities.
- Verification of the patch deployment's success or failure.
- Network scanning to find all devices on the network that are missing necessary patches.
- Rolling back to a pre-installation environment if a patch is found to be problematic.