ITS continuing software-patching solution deployment

Mississippi State University Information Technology Services will continue deploying a third-party software-patching application to Windows-based desktop computer next week.

The rollout of KACE, an application that patches software applications including Firefox, Chrome and others, will continue Tuesday [April 26] after the application was introduced to some departments’ Windows-based computers in a previous phrase. The KACE rollout will continue for the remaining units on campus that are supported by ITS.

Once KACE is deployed on your computer you will see KACE notifications as your applications are patched on a weekly cycle each Tuesday.

Microsoft products will continue to be patched using the built-in Windows Update Service. Users may delay patching as needed but patching is required.

A software patch or update is released by a vendor to address security vulnerabilities and other bugs. The goal of patch management is to mitigate risks to end-user computers and to the network.

If you have any questions, contact the ITS Service Desk at (662) 325-0631 or [email protected]  

 

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