October Patch Tuesday Round-Up

2015-10-08B_patchTuesdayThis month’s Patch Tuesday Round-Up is more of a continuation of Patch Tuesday. If you are not aware already, there was an Oracle quarterly Critical Patch Update yesterday. This means that a boat load of Oracle products now need updates. Pardon the image above, I hacked a last minute Java bulletin into it. Don’t let the one bulletin fool you though, there are still 25 vulnerabilities being resolved in that single bulletin. Read on for details.

Oracle released its quarterly CPU this Tuesday. There are a total of 154 vulnerabilities being addressed across all Oracle products being updated. This is 29 more vulnerabilities than are addressed in October Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday release and the updates from Adobe and Google combined. It can be difficult to sift through this much security data to prioritize what needs the most attention, but there are a few things you can use to narrow the priorities:

Announcing Protect 9.2 and Empower

Empower_option04Social-2FacebookWe are happy to announce the launch of Protect 9.2 and Empower. With Protect 9.2, here are three things to remember: speed, automation, and flexible scheduling. Empower is a new cloud-based product that brings asset management, Protect integration, and Mac patching. Let’s explore details for Protect and Empower.

Protect 9.2


One of the first things existing customers should notice are significant improvements in assessment time. Protect 9.2 can now assess patches in as much as half the time compared to previous versions. This improvement should be great for narrow maintenance windows or when quick compliance checks are needed – not to mention regular patch cycles.

October Patch Tuesday 2015


Microsoft is taking it easy on us this month. But don’t worry, Adobe, Google and Oracle are adding to the Patch Tuesday queue this month.

Microsoft has released just six bulletins this Patch Tuesday. This is a welcome reprieve given the 2015 bulletin count has already exceeded the total bulletin count for 2014 (85). With this month’s bulletins, the count is now up to 111 so far in 2015.