UC Davis Cybersafety Policy requires critical security patches to be applied to all network connected computing devices within seven days of release from the vendor. Given the number of computing devices connected to the College of Engineering networks and the frequency of critical security patches, traditional software delivery methods are not feasible.
The College of Engineering has purchased licenses for BigFix, a patch management tool, for all computers connected to our network. This new tool will enable IT to effectively manage the distribution of critical software patches for most computer operating systems (Windows, Mac, Linux, Unix, AIX, and Solaris). Additionally, the tool enables IT to distribute new software packages quickly and easily.The campus has selected BigFix as the standard patch management and software distribution tool.
Your departmental IT support group will be rolling out BigFix to all of your network connected computing devices. You can choose to implement this automated tool or you can sign a waiver stating that you will take on the seven day patching requirement yourself.