SolarWinds® Patch Manager protects your servers and workstations from Java vulnerabilities. Using PackageBoot technology, it creates the pre-installation environment required for a successful patch operation.
Unpatched Java software could potentially become a system administrator’s nightmare. Hundreds of Java vulnerabilities are identified every year, so it’s important for Java patches to be rolled-out systematically to help prevent failed Java updates.
No amount of guess-work ensures 100% patching of Java apps in your environment. Even if you can somehow manually track all Java apps and patches, there’s a probability of failed updates that could leave desktops and servers vulnerable to security attacks. However, with Patch Manager you can:
Java patch management can be automated by installing SolarWinds Patch Manager. The update notifications are available on the Patch Manager console and via email. The update/upgrade package list is automatically synchronized to the Patch Manager server. To publish the latest JRE package, download it from Oracle and import it into Patch Manager. The package download assistant directs you to the right website and helps you grab the correct patch files.
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