PatchLink released PatchLink Update 6.3

To help organisations with patch compliance to quickly secure their networks, PatchLink Corporation today announced the release of PatchLink Updateâ„? 6.3, a best-in-class solution that delivers powerful performance, enhanced scalability, and broader coverage for diverse enterprise networks.
 
According to NIST, vulnerabilities are projected to increase 40 percent from last year, with over 6,700 vulnerabilities expected in 2006.  With strained IT resources and increasing threats, the biggest challenge facing organisations is rapid remediation of vulnerabilities across their entire infrastructure before an exploit occurs. PatchLink Update 6.3 further speeds patch management with expanded platform support for maximum endpoint coverage, mitigation of risk, and IT cost reduction.
 
PatchLink Update 6.3 offers enhanced capabilities to enable organisations to quickly secure networks from threats, reduce overall IT costs, improve IT productivity, and increase overall network security.  Additional features and benefits include:
 
§         Improved Performance to Quickly Secure Networks from Threats:
o       Deploy patches faster with overall performance improvements.
o       Detect applicable patches in seconds per machine.
o       Reduce server load and improve performance with new agent-side data processing and database query results caching.
 
§         Greater Scalability and Security for Even Larger Networks:
o                         Optimise network traffic with additional bandwidth throttling options and less network bandwidth utilisation.
o                         Increase security with best-of-breed RSA BSAFE® Encryption for both the transmission and storage of data, a unique PatchLink Update feature.
o                         Increase database scalability with support for SQL Server 2005.
 
§         Expanded Platform Support to Protect Heterogeneous Environments:
o       Support additional platforms including Windows 64-bit Operating Systems, Novell SuSE Linux, and Macintosh on Intel.




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