Clement Teo June 02 2004
If you have despaired at clueless users unleashing yet another worm into
the corporate environment, thanks to their finger-happy opening of
e-mail attachments, you�re not alone.
... Patchlink Update does essentially that. The product patches an array
of Microsoft and non-Microsoft operating systems, including Apple OS X,
IBM AIX, Linux and Sun Solaris.
On the Microsoft end, PatchLink Update is also compatible with Windows
Server 2003. It was designed using the Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1, and
the product provides expansive and secure patch management functionality
for all users supporting Internet-based work processes using the Windows
2003 Server platform.
In addition, PatchLink Update installs an agent on every client system.
This ensures that all chosen systems are protected, even laptops and
workstations belonging to remote users.
- unquote -
Let me see if I understand correctly: You have to go out and buy this
dotNET patch utility in order to protect Apple OS X, IBM AIX, Linux and
Sun Solaris. Has he never heard of rsync. There is an implied hint in
the article that OS/X and the rest require such a solution. See also
the references to 'Security misconfigurations and worms'.
Taken with the recent release of AV software to 'protect' Linux systems
I wonder is this some new form of fud.
< well they wouldn't be making patch/worm
removal tools for Linux if it have a problem >
< from billg: Dear AV/patch removal developer
please write a Linux AV/patch/worm removal
app so as we can get our paid shills in the
techno press to write about it ;) >
Information Management Resources (IMR) Pte Ltd, in an exclusive
agreement with US-based PatchLink Corporation, will distribute Patchlink
Update�the world�s first automated, cross-platform patch management
system designed to proactively detect, deploy and manage software
patches and more.
Scottsdale, Ariz., ? April 5, 2004 ? Marking a significant partnership
milestone, PatchLink� Corporation today announced that as of March 31,
2004, PatchLink products have been installed on more than 4 million
Microsoft network nodes worldwide.