What is Patch management
Patch management is a process of identifying, acquiring, testing, and deploying software updates to fix vulnerabilities and security issues in systems. It involves identifying relevant patches, obtaining them, testing them, and installing them on systems and devices. Effective patch management is important for maintaining the security and reliability of systems and software, as unpatched vulnerabilities can be exploited by attackers. Patch management helps mitigate these risks by ensuring that known vulnerabilities are addressed and patched in a timely and consistent manner.