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Patch Management Plan Template
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Patch Management Plan Template

Explore our Patch Management Plan Template, a comprehensive guide to managing system and application patches, from identification through to post-implementation monitoring.
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Establish a patch management team
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Identify systems and applications needing patch management
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Monitor for patch releases from software vendors
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Evaluate and classify patches based on severity and urgency
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Test each patch in controlled environment
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Approval: Testing results
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Document the testing process and respective results
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Schedule patch implementation during off-peak hours
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Make a backup of systems before applying patches
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Deploy patches on system and applications
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Verify successful patch installation
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Monitor Systems for any abnormal behavior post patching
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Approval: Post-patching monitoring
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Troubleshoot any issues arisen post patching
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Revert to backup if necessary
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Record and document patching details, implementation process, and results
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Review the effectiveness of the patch management process
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Approval: Patch Management Process Review
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Update patch management policies and procedures if necessary
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Schedule next patch management cycle