Cisco announces 'Patch Wednesdays'

Posted by   Virus Bulletin on   Mar 11, 2008

Cisco set to embark on regular release cycle.

Following a trend set by Microsoft's monthly 'Patch Tuesdays' and Oracle's quarterly security updates, networking giant Cisco has announced it will release patches for its Internetwork Operating System (IOS) on fixed dates.

The patches, which Cisco calls 'Security Advisories', will be released on the fourth Wednesdays of March and September, with the first Security Advisory available on the 26th of March.

In doing this, Cisco responds to calls from many of its customers for more predictability in its updates. If there is a serious vulnerability that is publicly disclosed or that is known to be actively exploited, Cisco will publish an individual Security Advisory outside the cycle.

More details can be found at Cisco here.

Posted on 11 March 2008 by Virus Bulletin

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