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Symantec Patch Management Solution Overview Best Practice using 4A Model

Created: 10 Dec 2012 • Updated: 09 Jan 2013 | 4 comments
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This Video is an Overview to Symantec Patch Management Solution.  The video steps through how to apply the Patch Management Best Practice based on the 4A Model (the Assessment phase, the Analysis phase, the Application phase, and the Advancement phase).

Symantec’s Patch Management Solution enables centralized management and distribution of software updates and automates the detection and remediation of security vulnerabilities for multiple operating systems (Windows, Mac, Linux, SUSE) and 3rd party Windows applications (Microsoft updates, Adobe applications, Java Runtime, common browsers and plug-ins, etc).

Key Features   

Broad, holistic patch management support: Use one single product to ensure that Windows Desktops/Laptops/Servers, Mac, Red Hat® and SUSE computers are properly patched or updated.

Support for security and nonsecurity related updates, including service packs: Maintain visibility into newly released security updates and automate the detection and facilitate the remediation of vulnerabilities. Ensure that Microsoft operating systems and applications are kept upto-date with non-security related updates and service packs.

Support for third party Windows applications: Mitigate the threat posed by the most vulnerable Windows applications by automating the detection and facilitating the remediation of vulnerabilities in the most commonly used applications from non-Microsoft vendors.

Pre-defined reports and IT analytics: Use real-time compliance and exception reports to make smarter, faster decisions to determine overall risk status. Analyze trends and track progress against key performance indicators.

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bdonato's picture

Thank you for the video. Is there a way to show the name of the bulletins in the pivot table report?

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Hello TPSNetAdmin,

Yes it is possible to add the name of the bulletins within the pivot table report.  The Bulletins are kept in the field attribute called Software Update - Reference.  It is also possible to add custom data classes into the report.

I hope this helps.

Joseph Carson

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smassie's picture

Good video thanks.

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