Why Nevada Federal Moved To Patch Management App
Battening the hatches takes more than expensive intrusion detection or multiple firewalls. An equally
Nevada FCU has used patch management software for more than a year to scan its 35-server networked systems for
More than 90% of security breaches result from known system vulnerabilities-users simply haven't applied patches,
'Not Missing Anything'
Therefore, comprehensive patch management can bolster security, and automated patch management can make it
"Now we're 100% certain that we're not missing anything on any of our servers," explained Joe Tressler, network
Once vulnerabilities are identified, updates are automatically applied. Before UpdateEXPERT, said Lund, Nevada
But that approach was a little risky. "We weren't getting all the patches," Lund said.
"I think we were lucky that nothing bad happened," added Joe Tressler, network administrator.
Beyond the risk, manually tracking current patches for all 35 servers was "more than a full-time job," Tressler said.
Once Tressler had identified a requisite patch, he'd only just begun. "When a new patch came out, we had to load it
A Day Off
"Now I can schedule that to happen on a Saturday, but I don't have to be there," he said.
The 80,000 member-CU uses UpdateEXPERT weekly to run one-minute scans of its operating systems, SQL Server,
UpdateEXPERT pulls necessary patches from a patch database that is updated 72 hours after Microsoft releases
Tressler said he doesn't have to worry about the patches introducing instability to the CU's systems. "We first load
UpdateEXPERT also generates system reports showing exceptions to required patches. "We can pull reports to see