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"A New Perspective on Patch Management" with the SANS Institute

Despite the awareness that patching plays an important role in every organizations security, we continue to see incidents in which software vulnerabilities are a root cause, or enabler of security breaches. We believe that a different perspective to patch management is the key to prioritize patching, reducing work load and improving the security baseline for organizations.

This webinar is for those in charge of scoping, supporting and executing patch management strategies. We talk about patch management in the context of security and will show how our solution, Corporate Software Inspector, can help organizations extend the scope of their Microsoft System Center implementation to prioritize patching of non-Microsoft applications.
Recorded May 24 2016 59 mins
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John Pescatore, Director of Emerging Security Trends at SANS, Dylan Hudak and Marcelo Pereira from Flexera Software
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