'Swiss army knife' software tools not right for patching specific IT problems

Wednesday, 20 October 2004, 5:15 PM EST

Traditional patch management solutions are better at installing software than they are at patching and upgrading, according to a recent Yankee Group report that recommends comprehensive rather than piecemeal approaches to fixing vulnerabilities in applications.

In another study, security firm Symantec revealed that it documented over a six-month period almost 4,500 new Windows viruses and worms, more than 4.5 times the number recorded during the first six months of 2003.

By Ian Palmer at NewsForge.

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