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Security patch release

Anybody knows how often Cisco releases security patches ? or How soon after Microsoft releases? Thanks


Re: Security patch release

Cisco closely monitors security bulletins

from Microsoft, and based on impact to

Cisco CallManager and applications with

the same operating system (OS) installation,

the fixes are re-posted to at:


When Microsoft posts a security patch,

Cisco determines if the patch affects the

following application and OS components

in Cisco CallManager and applications that

share the same OS installation process:

? Windows 2000 Server (including any

Windows component or subcomponent

installed by Cisco)

? Internet Information Server (IIS)

? Internet Explorer

? Structured Query Language (SQL)

Relevant patches are tested to verify correct

operation with Cisco applications.

Cisco provides several options for

customers to manage the deployment of

security patches in their environments,

based on customer security and change

management requirements:

- Patches that Cisco deems critical for

Cisco CallManager and voice applications security are tested and posted to within one business day after the Microsoft

announcement. For installation of these

patches, Cisco assumes that customers

have applied all service packs for the OS and application components in the preceding list, and only addresses the security patches later than the latest recommended service pack.

- Patches that are not critical are posted to twice per month, in the form of a OS Support Patch.