SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In today's increasingly complex networking environment, using patch and vulnerability management as the principal component in a risk mitigation strategy and taking prudent measures to establish a best practices approach can help reduce costs and risks in the long term. In order to help IT and security administrators better understand how to promptly assess and deploy patches, Lumension®, a global leader in endpoint management and security, will host a webcast titled "Best Practices for Patch Management" on April 25.
"With the sophistication and sheer volume of exploits targeting major applications and operating systems, the speed of assessment and deployment of security patches across an organization's complex IT infrastructure is critical to effectively mitigating risks and remediating vulnerabilities," said Chris Merritt, Director of Solution Marketing for Lumension and webcast moderator.
The webcast will focus on the best practices security professionals should take into account before, during and after Microsoft Patch Tuesday. Lumension has been long considered an authority on the security bulletins issued by Microsoft on the second Tuesday of every month, issuing commentary, blogs and videos on the significance and criticality of the bulletins in order to help enable security professionals to prioritize and understand them. With this webcast, Lumension is taking its level of expertise one step further by helping security administrators proactively prepare for patching.
"Best Practices for Patch Management" will be hosted by Russ Ernst, Senior Group Product Manager, Lumension and Jim Czyewski, Supervisor of Clinical Desktop Support, Mid Michigan Medical Center. Participants will learn:
- How to lay the ground work of a patch management process
- What steps to take a week prior to Microsoft Patch Tuesday
- The key areas of focus for Patch Tuesday
- How to effectively report after Patch Tuesday
The webcast will take place on Wednesday, April 25 at 11 a.m. EDT. For more information on the webcast or to register for free, visit http://www.lumension.com/Resources/Webinars/Developing-Best-Practices-to-Patch-Management.aspx?rpLeadSourceID=L2688.
- Lumension Patch Tuesday Center http://blog.lumension.com/patch-tuesday/?rpLeadSourceId=L2688
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About Lumension Security, Inc.
Lumension Security, Inc., a global leader in endpoint management and security, develops, integrates and markets security software solutions that help businesses protect their vital information and manage critical risk across network and endpoint assets. Lumension enables more than 5,100 customers worldwide to achieve optimal security and IT success by delivering a proven and award-winning solution portfolio that includes Vulnerability Management, Endpoint Protection, Data Protection, Antivirus and Reporting and Compliance offerings. Lumension is known for providing world-class customer support and services 24x7, 365 days a year. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Lumension has operations worldwide, including Virginia, Texas, Utah, Florida, Ireland, Luxembourg, the United Kingdom, Australia and Singapore. Lumension: IT Secured. Success Optimized.™ More information can be found at www.lumension.com.