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NewsForge: 'Swiss Army Knife' Software Tools Not Right for Patching Specific IT Problems

Oct 16, 2004, 21:00 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Traditional patch management solutions are better at installing software than they are at patching and upgrading, according to a recent Yankee Group report that recommends comprehensive rather than piecemeal approaches to fixing vulnerabilities in applications...

"PatchLink, which provides solutions it says can help businesses to patch vulnerabilities before hackers can take advantage of security holes, is one of the many companies providing patch management options. PatchLink's Internet-based solution not only scans networks for security holes and then closes them, but also works with all Microsoft, UNIX/Linux, Novell NetWare, and Mac OS X operating systems..."

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