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Shavlik, a global leader in simplifying the complexity of IT management, is dedicated to significantly reducing the time-to-value for IT professionals from months to minutes. Shavlik’s Protect, Configure, SCUPdates and Management Intelligence are some of its on-premise and cloud base solutions that enable customers to manage both physical and virtual machines, deploy software, discover assets, simplify configuration, control power usage and ensure endpoint security. By bringing the sophisticated capabilities enjoyed by large companies to organizations of all sizes and types, Shavlik is driving the democratization of IT.
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September 2011 Patch Tuesday Advanced Notification

September 2011 Patch Tuesday Advanced Notification

Microsoft has announced their plans for the September 2011 edition of Patch Tuesday.  Microsoft is planning to release 5 new security bulletins.  Although this is Microsoft’s ‘light’ Patch Tuesday, we are seeing quite a few Microsoft products being patched this month. Security Bulletin Breakdown: 2 bulletins affect Microsoft operating systems 3 bulletins affect Microsoft Office [...]

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August 2011 Patch Tuesday Overview

August 2011 Patch Tuesday Overview

With the August 2011 edition of Patch Tuesday, Microsoft has just released 13 bulletins addressing 22 vulnerabilities.  This month marks a “heavy” month for Microsoft for Patch Tuesday. The first bulletin administrators should look at patching first is the bi-monthly cumulative update for Microsoft Internet Explorer (MS11-057).  This bulletin addresses typical vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer [...]

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August 2011 Patch Tuesday Advanced Notification

August 2011 Patch Tuesday Advanced Notification

Microsoft has just released their advanced notification for the August 2011 edition of Patch Tuesday.  Microsoft is planning to release 13 security bulletins addressing 22 vulnerabilities. Security Bulletin Breakdown: 2 bulletins are rated Critical 9 bulletins are rated Important 2 bulletins are rated Moderate 4 vulnerabilities can lead to Remote Code Execution 3 vulnerabilities can [...]

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July 2011 Patch Tuesday Overview

July 2011 Patch Tuesday Overview

Microsoft has released 4 new security bulletins in the July 2011 edition of Patch Tuesday.  These 4 security bulletins address 22 vulnerabilities.  After a hefty Patch Tuesday last month, administrators are getting a bit of a breather with a manageable security bulletin release.  Even with a small release, there are some key points to consider. [...]

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July 2011 Patch Tuesday Advanced Notification

July 2011 Patch Tuesday Advanced Notification

Microsoft has just released their advanced notification for the July 2011 edition of Patch Tuesday.  Microsoft is planning to release 4 security bulletins addressing 22 vulnerabilities. Security Bulletin Breakdown: 1 bulletin is rated Critical 3 bulletins are rated Important 2 vulnerabilities can lead to Remote Code Execution 2 vulnerabilities can lead to Elevation of Privilege [...]

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June 2011 Patch Tuesday Overview

June 2011 Patch Tuesday Overview

Microsoft has released 16 new bulletins in the June 2011 edition of patch Tuesday.  These 16 bulletins address 34 vulnerabilities.  This is quite a large patch day and, to top it off, Microsoft was late in releasing the bulletins. The first batch of security bulletins that need immediate attention all have web browsing to a [...]

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June 2011 Patch Tuesday Advanced Notification

June 2011 Patch Tuesday Advanced Notification

Microsoft has released their advanced notification for the June 2011 edition of Patch Tuesday.  Welcome back very large Patch Tuesdays!  This month marks a Microsoft “heavy” security bulletin release month.  As expected, we are also seeing Internet Explorer receiving security updates through the bi-monthly update.  It is interesting to note there are two security bulletins [...]

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May 2011 Patch Tuesday Advanced Notification

May 2011 Patch Tuesday Advanced Notification

Microsoft has released their advanced notification for the May 2011 edition of Patch Tuesday.  This Patch Tuesday marks a “light” Patch Tuesday as expected.  Microsoft’s release cadence for security bulletins are typically heavy months followed by light months.  With this month’s release, administrators can take a big sigh of relief after a record-breaking April Patch [...]

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Spring Has Sprung, and so has the Microsoft Security Bulletin Count

Spring Has Sprung, and so has the Microsoft Security Bulletin Count

Microsoft just released their Patch Tuesday Advanced Notification for April 2011.  Microsoft plans to release 17 new security bulletins addressing 64 vulnerabilities.  So far this year we have gotten off pretty easy from Microsoft Patch Tuesdays.  However, the upcoming Patch Tuesday will be another day to remember.  This month will tie the record for the [...]

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March 2011 Patch Tuesday Overview

March 2011 Patch Tuesday Overview

Microsoft has released three new security bulletins that address four vulnerabilities in the March 2011 version of Patch Tuesday.  You may be asking why there are such a small number of bulletins being released this month.  The low number of bulletins being released was expected as this is typically a light security bulletin release month [...]

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