From vulnerability scanning to patching flubs, here's a collection of other helpful resources to ensure your patching efforts are effective – without having to rely on a patching tool.
Scanning and testing
Ask the Patch Management Expert
Patch management must-dos
Step 1: Do understand what is being patched
Step 2: Do review patches every day
Step 3: Do make sure patches are actually being applied
Step 4: Do it yourself when necessary
Resource kit: Tips for testing, deploying and fixing patches
|ABOUT THE AUTHOR:|
Brien M. Posey, MCSE, MVP|
Brien M. Posey is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for his work with Windows 2000 Server and IIS. He has served as CIO for a nationwide chain of hospitals and was once in charge of IT security for Fort Knox. As a freelance technical writer, he has written for Microsoft, TechTarget, CNET, ZDNet, MSD2D, Relevant Technologies and other technology companies.
Copyright 2005 TechTarget
This was first published in May 2005