Lumension Issues Best Practice Patch Management Survival Guide to Reduce Overall Endpoint Security Risk

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Newest Whitepaper Issued by Lumension Identifies a Best Practices Approach to ‘Surviving’ Patch Management

Patch management continues to be the first and last line of defense against existing exploits and the speed of assessment and deployment of security patches across your complex IT infrastructure is key to mitigating risks and remediating vulnerabilities. As the world’s largest vulnerability management solution provider, Lumension, the global leader in endpoint management and security, has identified best practices approach to help organizations effectively and efficiently manage their patching process.

The need to speed up patch deployment across today’s highly complex IT environment has never been more important. The heat is on to proactively safeguard your systems and endpoints from the newest exploits as the time it takes hackers to exploit a known vulnerability continues to shrink. Using patch management as the principal component of your risk mitigation strategy and taking prudent measures to establish a best practices approach can help reduce costs and risks in the long term.

In the whitepaper titled “Four Steps to Cure Your Patch Management Headache,” Lumension outlines the best practices approach organizations need to take to elevate their patch management process:

  •     Laying the ground work
  •     A week before Patch Tuesday
  •     On Patch Tuesday
  •     After Patch Tuesday

“The bad guys learned long ago that organizations are doing a poor job of patching their systems and have taken advantage of the opportunity that these vulnerabilities present,” said Paul Henry security and forensics analyst, Lumension. “Unfortunately the reaction time of patching has not kept pace with aggressive hackers, leaving organizations dangerously exposed with outdated patch management and lifecycle programs. To combat this, we thought it was critical to create a checklist for organizations to better prepare their IT environments in a phased, four-step approach.”

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About Lumension Security, Inc.
Lumension Security, Inc., a global leader in endpoint management and security, develops, integrates and markets security software solutions that help businesses protect their vital information and manage critical risk across network and endpoint assets. Lumension enables more than 5,100 customers worldwide to achieve optimal security and IT success by delivering a proven and award-winning solution portfolio that includes Vulnerability Management, Endpoint Protection, Data Protection, Antivirus and Reporting and Compliance offerings. Lumension is known for providing world-class customer support and services 24x7, 365 days a year. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Lumension has operations worldwide, including Virginia, Texas, Utah, Florida, Ireland, Luxembourg, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Singapore. Lumension: IT Secured. Success Optimized.™ More information can be found at

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