RE: Sysadmins and Security Patches

From: James Liddil (jliddil@phytoceutica.com)
Date: 05/20/02


Date: Mon, 20 May 2002 16:32:30 -0400
From: "James Liddil" <jliddil@phytoceutica.com>

We just started using update expert and find it works well. It is not
perfect and has some issues with office xp. But it is certainly nice to be
able to patch all the IE bugs at once etc.

Jim Liddil

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> From: David_Thorne@national.com.au
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> Sent: Sunday, May 19, 2002 5:08 PM
> To: Stephen Zeigler
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> Subject: Re: Sysadmins and Security Patches
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> We are looking at using UpdateExpert from St Bernard Systems
> to roll out MS hotfixes. According to the vendor they will
> also be able to do Unix updates by the end of this year.
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> Refer http://www.updateexpert.com/
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> Sysadmins and Security Patches
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> Hi all,
> I would like to get a feel for how other shops handle this
> issue. I am a security admin responsible for keeping about
> 140 servers, Unix and NT, up to date with security patches
> and hotfixes. This isn't my only responsibility and I'd like
> to get the sys admins more involved in keeping their servers
> patched. I love my job - but more stuff keeps landing on my
> plate. How is this best handled? Is it reasonable to expect
> sysadmins to install security patches? Thx
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