Marimba Focuses on Anti-Virus and Security Patch Management

10/17/2003 - Marimba, Inc. (Nasdaq: MRBA), the Software Change Management Company, announced additional initiatives to help customers automate and proactively manage their anti-virus and security patch management process. Due to overwhelming interest in Marimba's recent patch management Web seminar, which featured Gartner research vice president Mark Nicolett, Marimba plans to host a second patch management seminar later in the quarter. A replay of Marimba's first patch management seminar and other seminars can be accessed from the company's Web site at:

"Dealing with software vulnerabilities is not a one time event, but rather an ongoing process," said Mark Nicolett, vice president, Gartner, Inc. "For larger organizations, identifying which machines need which patches, and then finding, packaging and distributing a variety of fixes can be a daunting task for IT administrators. Automating the patch management process can effect a company's bottom line - by keeping the workforce up-and-running, while helping IT departments deal with software viruses in a proactive fashion."

Marimba Patch Management
Marimba's Patch Management Solution automates the identification and deployment of hot-fixes and anti-virus patches across multi-platform environments. Marimba's solution can significantly reduce the downtime associated with application and network failures by enabling organizations to quickly deploy updates to thousands of desktops, laptops, servers, and devices in an automated fashion.

Marimba's Patch Management Solution provides an automated, policy-based approach to identify which patches are needed, collect required patches from vendor repositories, package patches for different target groups, and distribute them across their enterprise. With the following capabilities, Marimba's Patch Management Solution eliminates many of the human touch points associated with traditional patch management offerings:

"The ability to quickly repair applications and distribute anti-virus patches is critical in today's computing environment," said Marimba's chief technology officer Kia Behnia. "Marimba's Patch Management Solution solves day-to-day tactical problems, while at the same time helping companies to take the first step in acquiring a complete software change management infrastructure to address larger issues such as software inventory management, server management and OS migration projects."

About Marimba
Marimba, Inc., the Software Change Management Company, is headquartered in Mountain View, Calif. Marimba's Desktop/Mobile Management, Server Change Management, and Embedded Management product families allow Global 2000 companies to better manage their IT resources, increase operational efficiency and reduce IT costs. Additional information is available at

Marimba is a registered trademark of Marimba, Inc. in the U.S. and/or certain other countries.

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