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

“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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