5 Commandments of Patch Management

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Top Patch delivers information security products to reduce risk, increase data security and ensure compliance. TopPatch's Remediation Vault™ is the industry’s first peer-to-peer patch distribution product. Even with existing patch management solutions, Remediation Vault ensures completeness, coverage and speed so that vulnerabilities are patched before hackers can exploit them. With Remediation Vault, the vulnerabilities in the software installed on Unix, Linux, BSD, OSX and Window’s operating systems are up to date with the newest security patches.

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  • 5 Commandments of Patch Management

    1. 1. 5 COMMANDMENTS OF PATCH MANAGEMENT
    2. 2. Top Patch delivers information security products that reduce risk, increase data security and ensure compliance. • Remediation Vault™: first peer-to- peer patch distribution product. • Vulnerabilities patched before hackers can exploit them. • Unix, Linux, BSD, OSX and Windows OS protected with newest security patches. www.toppatch.com Email: alex@toppatch.com • Twitter: @toppatch©TopPatch • All Rights Reserved 349 Fifth Avenue, New York NY 10016, (646)
    3. 3. 5 Commandments of Patch ManagementPurpose of Patch management:To proactively mitigate against IT systemsmalfunctioning.1) Nurture a patch and vulnerability group (PVG) • Mandated to identify and distribute patches. • Obtains inventory of company’s IT assets. • Monitors security sources for patch/ vulnerability news. • Prioritizes how enterprises addresses remediating vulnerabilities. • Establishes a database of remedies that can be applied to enterprise. • Oversees vulnerability remediation. • Trains administrators on how to best apply vulnerability remediation.
    4. 4. 5 Commandments of Patch Management2) Deploy automated patch management tools • Manual patching is ineffective: • Number of patches has increased. • Attackers more aggressive in codeexploitation.
    5. 5. 5 Commandments of Patch Management• 3) Phase the deployments • Address emerging issues within small group. • Follow up with adoption across entirebusiness. • Install patches in: • Computers with unusual configurations • Legacy computers • Non-standard systems • Multi-platform environments
    6. 6. 5 Commandments of Patch Management• 4) Utilize standardized configurations • Difficult for PVG groups to test patches when devices embrace non-standardconfigurations. • Reduces labor costs.
    7. 7. 5 Commandments of Patch Management• 5) Measure effectiveness of patch andvulnerability management initiative• Enterprise is required to document 3 metrics, withdetails: • Costs • Mitigation response time • Susceptibility to attack• Metrics should have realistic performance targets.
    8. 8. Top Patch delivers information security products that reduce risk, increase data security and ensure compliance Request a free trial of the Remediation Vault for Best-In-Class Patch ManagementAlexEmail: alex@toppatch.com(646) 664-4265349 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016www.toppatch.comTwitter: @toppatch

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