Microsoft To Issue Early Warnings For Patch Tuesday - InformationWeek
IoT
IoT
Software // Enterprise Applications
News
11/4/2004
05:42 PM
50%
50%
RELATED EVENTS
Building Security for the IoT
Nov 09, 2017
In this webcast, experts discuss the most effective approaches to securing Internet-enabled system ...Read More>>

Microsoft To Issue Early Warnings For Patch Tuesday

The software maker will provide a summary of planned security bulletins three days in advance.

For about a year, Microsoft has been issuing advanced alerts to select customers and patch-management service companies about upcoming patches.

Thursday, the software maker issued a statement saying that everyone will have access to advance information about pending security updates. In its statement, Microsoft said the new policy is in "response to customer feedback."

Starting this month, Microsoft's TechNet Security Web site will provide a summary of the planned security bulletin releases three business days before so-called Patch Tuesday, which falls on the second Tuesday of each month.

According to Microsoft, the advance notifications will include how many security bulletins may be released, how severe the security problems being fixed are, and a list of the affected products. The information provided in the notification will be general and won't disclose vulnerability details or other information that could put customers at risk.

Microsoft says it will launch an advance bulletin notification E-mail list in December.

The early-warning Web site is available here.

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
[Interop ITX 2017] State Of DevOps Report
[Interop ITX 2017] State Of DevOps Report
The DevOps movement brings application development and infrastructure operations together to increase efficiency and deploy applications more quickly. But embracing DevOps means making significant cultural, organizational, and technological changes. This research report will examine how and why IT organizations are adopting DevOps methodologies, the effects on their staff and processes, and the tools they are utilizing for the best results.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
2017 State of IT Report
In today's technology-driven world, "innovation" has become a basic expectation. IT leaders are tasked with making technical magic, improving customer experience, and boosting the bottom line -- yet often without any increase to the IT budget. How are organizations striking the balance between new initiatives and cost control? Download our report to learn about the biggest challenges and how savvy IT executives are overcoming them.
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Flash Poll