Major Security Patch Overhaul For Oracle

November 18, 2004

[From internetnews.com]

Oracle (Quote, Chart) has overhauled its security patch policy after a growing number of complaints from customers and even its own executives.

Starting on January 18, the company said it will begin issuing regularly scheduled patches for Oracle Application Server, Oracle Database, Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle Enterprise Manager and Oracle Collaboration Suite.

The updates will be available to partners and customers simultaneously via MetaLink, Oracle's support Web site. After the January patch is issued, the company said it would again update customers on a quarterly schedule (April 12, July 12 and October 18.)

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