Adobe Gets Regular on Patching Acrobat, Other Apps

By Lawrence Walsh  |  Posted 2009-06-09 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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BLOG: Beginning today, Adobe will begin releasing patches for its widely used document presentation, media and graphics applications. The predictable patch release cycle--like those adopted by Microsoft and Oracle--will give solution providers and enterprises an opportunity to plan for patch deployments and schedule regression testing.

Like Microsoft and Oracle before them, Adobe is getting on the routine patch release schedule. Beginning today, Adobe will begin releasing patches for its widely used document presentation, media and graphics applications, according to the Adobe Product Security Incident Response Team blog.

According to the Adobe security blog, the company will release unspecified security patches for Adobe Reader and Acrobat versions 7.x, 8.x, and 9.x for Windows and Macintosh. "Adobe considers this a critical update and recommends users be prepared to apply the update for their product installations," Adobe wrote.

Adobe’s decision to go to a regular, predictable patch release cycle—like those adopted by Microsoft, Oracle and other major software publishers—will give solution providers and enterprises an opportunity to plan for patch deployments and schedule regression testing.

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Lawrence Walsh Lawrence Walsh is editor of Baseline magazine, overseeing print and online editorial content and the strategic direction of the publication. He is also a regular columnist for Ziff Davis Enterprise's Channel Insider. Mr. Walsh is well versed in IT technology and issues, and he is an expert in IT security technologies and policies, managed services, business intelligence software and IT reseller channels. An award-winning journalist, Mr. Walsh has served as editor of CMP Technology's VARBusiness and GovernmentVAR magazines, and TechTarget's Information Security magazine. He has written hundreds of articles, analyses and commentaries on the development of reseller businesses, the IT marketplace and managed services, as well as information security policy, strategy and technology. Prior to his magazine career, Mr. Walsh was a newspaper editor and reporter, having held editorial positions at the Boston Globe, MetroWest Daily News, Brockton Enterprise and Community Newspaper Company.
 
 
 
 
 
























 
 
 
 
 
 

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