PatchLink Showcases Patch & Vulnerability Management Best Practices at Infosecurity Europe 2005

From: PatchLink
Published: Mon Apr 18 2005

LONDON, UK — 18 April 2005 — PatchLink Corporation (, the leading provider of security patch, vulnerability and compliancy management software, solutions, and services, will present on "Best Practices in Patch and Vulnerability Management" at Infosecurity Europe 2005. Presented as one of the exhibition’s Business Practice & Strategy educational programmes, the educational session is free-of-charge for exhibition attendees and occurs Thursday, 28 April 2005 from 12.00 to 12.30 p.m.

PatchLink Vice President of Product Management Chris Andrew will illustrate how an effective, automated patch and vulnerability management solution addresses and supports corporate security, compliancy, and productivity. During the presentation, Andrew will also demonstrate how a comprehensive patch and vulnerability management solution can help maintain operational efficiency and protect against vulnerabilities including malware and other blended security threats.

Additional topics addressed during the presentation will include:

- How to assess risk posed by security threats
- How to develop a cost/benefit decision for patch and vulnerability management
- How effective patch and vulnerability management solutions support corporate security policies
- Key features of an effective automated patch and vulnerability management tool

Patch and vulnerability management is a fast-emerging IT security issue, as companies are increasingly exposed to spyware, malware, viruses and worms that exploit software vulnerabilities. PatchLink’s leading security patch and vulnerability management solution, PATCHLINK UPDATE, reduces the cost of keeping large networks secured against these vulnerabilities and enhances enterprise security.

According to IT research firm Gartner, over 90% of security exploits can be prevented if patches are up-to-date. But with some 40 Windows patches per year — a third of them critical — IT managers are faced with a huge task in protecting their networks. The Yankee Group, another IT analyst firm, estimates the average cost of a single patch or update for a single PC to be US$254.

At Infosecurity Europe 2005, PatchLink will also demonstrate PATCHLINK UPDATE along with its new PATCHLINK QUARANTINE application program interface (API) technology, which provides "scan and block" functionality. PATCHLINK QUARANTINE gives IT administrators the ability to protect their corporate networks from computers, laptops or other devices with unknown security configurations that attempt a connection with their network. PATCHLINK QUARANTINE addresses the growing problem of unprotected computers that expose the enterprise network to a myriad of risks and compliancy issues.

About PatchLink Corporation
PatchLink™ Corporation ( is the established leader for enterprise-wide, security patch, vulnerability and compliancy management software, solutions and services. Having the largest installed subscriber base for patch and vulnerability management software in the industry, the Inc. 500 company (2004) is headquartered in Arizona. PatchLink provides global support to its customers through a well-developed network of resellers and distributors, as well as through its offices in the United States (Scottsdale and Washington, D.C.), Australia, China (Shanghai and Hong Kong), Singapore and the United Kingdom. Incorporating a highly scalable, multi-platform approach to network and end-point security, PATCHLINK UPDATE™ software provides customers access to the world’s largest repository of tested and secured patches and misconfiguration updates for deployment across their enterprises, integrating with leading vulnerability and access control management solutions to provide real-time remediation. PatchLink customers show a 95 percent-plus renewal rate and better than 97 percent indicate they are "satisfied or highly satisfied" with overall product and service performance. Customers utilizing PatchLink software, solution, and services span all vertical industries and include the U.S. Army, EPA, USDA, NASA, Thomson Financial, Virgin Airlines, Boeing, and BlueCross BlueShield, among others.

Company: PatchLink
Contact Name: Craig Coward
Contact Phone: +44 1625 511966

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