Software Patching

Protecting your network from web threats

Every day, new threats emerge on the Internet called Zero Days which are threats that have not yet been identified and patched. How do you protect your network from these threats? Our simple list Patch often! Patching can stop a zero day dead in the water. No matter if it's a core network device like a router or if it's a computer in the office. Often, the zero day affects an older version of the software and the patch stops [...]

Keeping Up Appearances on Your Systems

Windows Updates. Those two words usually make people cringe - "What is Microsoft updating now?" or even worse, they fear that Windows will reboot while they're in the middle of something important - like writing a presentation or report - and it seems that it occurs right when that report is due to your boss in 30 minutes. Or worse, it takes down the network in the middle of the day because Windows Update was configured poorly. Managing Those Updates The [...]

How Microsoft’s New Patching Affects You

Microsoft has recently announced that they are changing the way Windows patching will work going forward starting on the next Patch Tuesday. Microsoft has decided to switch to a roll up model - that is, one giant patch that contains a bunch of smaller patches. Traditionally, patches were delivered individually. Starting today, October 11th, the new servicing model takes effect. This roll up model doesn't affect Windows 10 as it's the model currently in use. As Windows 7 and 8.1 [...]