All computers connected to any network within the Madison location must have all critical, high priority, security patches, and service packs related to Operating System and software up-to-date.
To keep up with software updates, PatchLink update is used for office computers. PatchLink is an Automated Patch Management Solution that is used to help protect networks and computer systems from security threats.
PatchLink is built on proven technology for automated patch detection and deployment. It aids the managing and distributing of critical patches that resolve known security vulnerabilities and other stability issues with operating systems. It also enables support staff to work quickly, accurately and safely to ensure desktops and servers are patched correctly, completely and consistently.
The Patchlink update server will audit computers on a regular basis for security compliance. If the computer is found not to be compliant, the required level of security updates will be applied.
For more information on PatchLink, visit the following page: www.mlit.wisc.edu/software/patchlink/