PatchLink Customers Already Protected From SANS Top 20 Critical Vulnerabilities

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — May 3, 2005— PatchLink Corporation (www.patchlink.com), the leading provider of security patch, vulnerability, and compliancy management software, solutions, and services today announced that PATCHLINK UPDATE customers are already realizing advanced patch and vulnerability management protection required to proactively protect critical data assets from the multitude of security vulnerabilities recently disclosed by the SANS Institute and a team of industry and government experts.

According to the SANS Institute, more than 600 new Internet security holes have surfaced in 2005 to date. Of those, 20 were deemed most dangerous because they remain unfixed on a large number of Internet-connected computers even though software makers quickly made patches available.

“The latest SANS report clearly indicates that no software application is immune from unauthorized hackers interested in identity theft, industrial espionage or other malicious intent,” said PatchLink CEO Sean Moshir. “Though it is important that vulnerabilities are identified and the suggestion put forth for correcting them, it is as equally important that IT professionals understand the viability of the patch or fix and what sequence the patch or fix should be applied. Moreover, due to the current burgeoning vulnerability environment, these professionals also need to be able to automatically and accurately deploy patches or mis-configuration updates at a much faster rate.”

PatchLink Corporation’s PATCHLINK UPDATE is an agent-based, security patch and vulnerability management software and subscription service. The automated, cross-platform solution provides a Web-based, centralized point of administration for all activities related to patch and vulnerability management, from the identification of required patches and updates to automated validation and reporting. With PATCHLINK UPDATE organizations can design and deploy enterprise-class vulnerability remediation that detects a wide-range of security holes in a technical infrastructure and closes them with a click of a mouse.

In addition, PatchLink’s technology — specifically the software’s Package Wizard and the Patch Development Kit (PDK) — allows customers to address legacy patch and mis-configuration issues.

ABOUT PATCHLINKâ„? CORPORATION

PatchLinkâ„? Corporation (www.patchlink.com) 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 UPDATEâ„? software provides customers access to the world’s largest repository of tested and secured patches and mis-configuration 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.




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