Most IT personnel have at least heard of patch management in passing, but most people don't know what it is. The idea behind it is that if you can correctly identify and test various code changes, it will make the process smoother and easier. It can also be used to implement those code changes, monitor functions of the code and more.
At ITarian, we understand that patch management is a broad subject, but we also know there are several necessary functions considered in the ongoing process.
The administrator has to know about all the code changes and patches that are applied to the system because each modification has the potential to create a problem with the patches that were used for the system fix. They also need to know that patches are installed correctly because to introduce new codes into the wrong location can lead to problems. Another responsibility of the administrator is to run tests after everything is complete.
We know the process can be difficult and tedious, but most systems administrators take it in stride. If you knew, however, that there was another way, you'd probably take it.
Learning what it is can be simple, but doing it can be more difficult. Therefore, use our free product to help. It:
- Is free
- Supports almost all platforms
- Finds patches for you
- Filters patches to help you determine which ones are more important
- Automates deployments with rules and schedules
- Patches third-party applications
- Continue working while patches install