Patch Management implements installing available Microsoft (MS) security updates, updating the Virus Scanner DAT file and installing the appropriate System Hotfixes quarterly. This includes the following main types of components:
Identifying scope of work and site requirements; verification of system architecture.
REVIEW AND ON-SITE INSTALLATION
Approving security updates and hotfixes based on requirements of the specific Industrial Control System.
Running and uploading to vendor if required.
SIS COMPONENTS (CURRENTLY NOT INCLUDED)
Depending on the update a system proof test may need to be re-done. Novaspect’s Core Patch Management includes:
**Controller Hotfix installation will require that the controllers be taken out of service. Systems with redundant controllers can be patched while the process is running. If the system has simplex controllers then the process MUST BE shut down in order to complete this effort.
All Core Patch Management features, plus:
Monthly Cumulative and Servicing Stack Updates for Windows environments
Antivirus Software and Microsoft SQL Server Updates
Content Server utilizing Root Upstream Server to compare installed updates against a list of newly approved updates
Designing the deployment of the Integrated Patch Management and training on-site staff to properly maintain updates once configured
All Core and Advanced Patch Management features, plus:
Deploying the latest patches on-site once per month
Ensuring system health
Publishing a report to confirm all applicable patches have been applied
Onsite personnel assistance not needed.
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