Panacea Technologies announced the public release of Panacea Update Manager. Panacea Update Manager automates the process of deploying Microsoft patches on industrial networks by allowing only automation vendor approved patches to be deployed on the appropriate computers. Panacea Update Manager supports most major automation platforms, and future releases expanding the support base are planned. Patch management is a critical pillar in a multi-tiered approach to cybersecurity, and Panacea Technologies’ software is intended to be a game changer in this arena. Panacea Update Manager is designed to decrease downtime caused by deploying untested and unapproved patches that break automation systems and decrease overall engineering and validation efforts associated with rolling out patches for automation infrastructures. It may also increase security by remedying instances where no patches are deployed in an effort to minimize downtime from compatibility issues.
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