Redmond Readies Critical Security Patches

Prepare for plenty of restarts: Microsoft's February patch release, coming next Tuesday, is expected to include seven critical and five important security fixes.The critical patches, designed to stave off remote code execution bugs (RCE), are for nearly all Windows operation systems, including Vista and XP, a number of Office applications, Internet Explorer, and more. The important patches deal with a more diverse scope of hacker risks that could impact a variety of Microsoft's OSes, as well.

For SMBs, many of which have limited IT resources, the smartest and more affordable ways to stay on top of security patches is via automation or dedicated patch management software.Redmond Channel Partner