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Company patch management policy

It is crucial to have a Patch Management Policy in place to ensure that software systems and applications are updated regularly to
address security vulnerabilities and other issues. This policy provides a framework for managing patches in a consistent and 
structured manner, reducing the risk of security breaches and downtime due to system vulnerabilities.


  • The purpose of this Patch Management Policy is to establish a standardized and effective process for managing software patches across our organization.
  • This policy outlines the guidelines and procedures that must be followed for identifying, testing, approving, and deploying patches in a timely and secure manner.


  • This policy applies to all software systems and applications within our organization.
  • All personnel responsible for managing and maintaining our software systems and applications are expected to adhere to the guidelines and procedures outlined in this policy.


  • Patch Identification:
    • Patches must be identified through a systematic process, which includes monitoring vendor and industry sources for alerts and notifications of available patches.
    • The IT team must review and assess each patch to determine its impact on our systems and prioritize the deployment accordingly.
  • Patch Testing:
    • Patches must be tested in a non-production environment to ensure that they do not cause any issues or conflicts with our existing software systems and applications.
    • Any issues or conflicts discovered during testing must be addressed before the patch is approved for deployment.
  • Patch Approval:
    • Patches must be approved for deployment by the IT team.
    • Patches that are deemed critical or high-risk must be approved as soon as possible, while those that are lower risk may be approved for deployment on a scheduled basis.
  • Patch Deployment:
    • Patches must be deployed in a controlled and secure manner, with proper documentation and communication to relevant stakeholders.
    • The IT team must verify that the patch has been deployed successfully and that systems are operating normally after the patch has been applied.
  • Patch Monitoring and Reporting:
    • The IT team must monitor systems and applications for any issues or problems that may arise after a patch has been deployed.
    • Any issues or problems must be addressed immediately, and the status of the patch deployment must be reported regularly to relevant stakeholders.


  • This Patch Management Policy provides a framework for managing software patches in a consistent and structured manner, reducing the risk of security breaches and system downtime.
  • By following the guidelines and procedures outlined in this policy, our organization can maintain the security and stability of our software systems and applications.
/home/clients/8c48b436badcd3a0bdaaba8c59a54bf1/wiki-web/data/pages/policies/1.0/patchmanagement.txt · Last modified: 2023/03/17 10:44 by rbariou