Key patch trend findings include:
IE patches increased 17% from 2011 to 2012 Out-of-band patches decreased by 75% from 2010 levels in 2011 and 2012 Total bulletin volume decreased by 17% over the last 18 months
“It’s pretty clear that Microsoft’s secure software development efforts are paying off,” said Andrew Storms, director of IT security operations for nCircle. “Over the last two years, Microsoft patch volume has become fairly predictable -- a huge change from the dramatic volume swings we used to see in 2010 and the first half of 2011. Barring unforeseen changes, the patch volume in 2013 should look a lot like 2012, which should be helpful for IT resource plans.”
For more information about nCircle’s Patch Trends Analysis, please visit: http://www.ncircle.com/index.php?s=resources_surveys_Microsoft-Patch-Analysis-2013.
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