Patch management is a critical part of maintaining the security of your systems and network. The patch management system that you build and maintain is, among other things, the channel through which you deploy security updates from Microsoft and other vendors.
Although patch management is sometimes viewed as a systems management discipline rather than a security discipline, its role in addressing vulnerabilities through the deployment of updates makes it a vital component in an organization’s security operations. Because the timely application of security updates is one of the most important and effective things you can do to protect your systems and network, your patch management system must be as efficient as possible.
To help customers develop and maintain efficient patch management strategies, Microsoft provides information about tools and strategies on our patch management page on the TechNet Security site. There, you will find a wealth of important information on the nuts-and-bolts aspects of building and maintaining a patch management system to support Microsoft products.Read Full Story