Patch Management Services
What is Patch Management?
From time to time, IT companies that produce complicated applications and operating systems need to update the code to quickly address a problem in the application. With issues such as a security vulnerability, software incompatibility or code bug most application developers cannot wait to roll out a full updated release version of the application. In the IT world, small fixes are called “patches”. Like the real-world, IT patches tend to operate as a stop-gap to a particular issue, but may not be a seamless fit with the rest of the application. That’s where patch management comes in. Patch management is the systematic testing and control of software patches in an organization’s IT environment. Patch management consists of five main activities: