The five Ps of patch management

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Security and vulnerability patching has become one of the top concerns for IT managers, but has also left many IT teams fighting a losing battle as the job of patching competes with daily system maintenance and security tasks.

The patching issue became a more prominent problem for businesses worldwide in 2003 when the Slammer worm was unleashed on the internet. In the first minute after it started spreading, Slammer doubled the number of web servers it infected every eight seconds. Within 10 minutes, 90 percent of all ...

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