patch management

January Patch Tuesday Forecast 2017

Goodbye 2016; Hello 2017! We have survived another year and what a year that was. As we start off 2017, I am sure most of you have already heard about the joining of forces between LANDESK and Heat Software to further the expertise stronghold on security and patching. This marrying of the minds come


Microsoft is finally pushing people off of old Internet Explorer versions

Microsoft warned us back in April of 2014 that they would be reducing support for the Internet Explorer browser to only cover the latest version available for each operating system. Well that date it upon us. January 12, 2016 will be the official end-of-life date for any version of IE older than th


Patch Tuesday Advanced Notification December 2014

This month is a bit quieter than last month’s barrage of patches as there are only seven bulletins announced, of which three are Critical and four are Important. The Microsoft Exchange patch (likely MS14-075) is on the list this month again and rated as Important. It is resolving an elevation of pri


April Patch Tuesday Advanced Notification

Microsoft announced their April 2013 advanced notification for Patch Tuesday.  The April edition of Patch Tuesday will be bringing nine security bulletins. Security Bulletin Breakdown: 2 bulletins are rated as Critical 7 bulletins are rated as Important 2 bulletins address vulnerabilities that coul


February 2013 Patch Tuesday Overview

This week New York gets hammered with snow and IT Admins get hammered with patches.  Microsoft has released 12 new security bulletins addressing 55 vulnerabilities.  The number of vulnerabilities this month comes very close to the record 64 vulnerabilities resolved in the April 2011 Patch Tuesday. O