average time for services

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Oen, Jul 22, 2004.

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  1. Oen

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    Where can one find information on average time spent in issuing a patch ( any patch ) for a security software - open or closed source?
     
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    Can you be more specific?
     
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    I want to know whether open source security products gets patches faster or is it closed source products ( of eSecurity, Symantec etc., ) ? Also can I get the exact time taken for issue for patches that are issued.
     
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    Those are good questions. This is a classic discussion too. My experience with Windows XP is that I have had an average of 6.5 patches per month on the OS since 2001. Let alone Office. I have not yet tabulated Office. Hmmm... Where to look? I'll be right back with an answer.

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    Thanks for the help.
     
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    Don't thank me yet. I don't have an answer. Still looking...
     
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    Oen;

    You might want to contact SANS. You can look at VirusTotal. They have some interesting stats.

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    Thanks! I will look over them and see if they have that information.
     
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    Please follow up. I am curious as to what you find.
     
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