Making Microsoft Software Update Services Part of your Patch Management Strategy

by Deb Shinder
Sept. 1, 2017 0 comments TechGenix Apps & Hardening windows server security

With security at the forefront of everyone’s mind and the number of threats from various exploits increasing daily, patch management is a big issue for admins today. Microsoft does a good job of responding to newly discovered exploits by issuing patches to fix security holes, but manually applying all the fixes to every machine in a large or even medium sized organization is an overwhelming task. To make this easier, Microsoft provides SUS, which builds on the Windows Update technology and allows you to provide updates to computers on your LAN from a local source, rather than using Internet bandwidth for each machine to download the same updates. In this article, we’ll describe how SUS works and give you some pointers on deploying SUS within your organization.