Tomorrow vulnerability specialists Secunia will announce that this year it
will release free patch management software to all in a bid to cut web attack
vectors.

The software, once installed, takes a snapshot of the host system and scans
applications for unpatched vulnerabilities. It then recommends and installs the
relevant patches to minimise the routes malware could use to infect a system.

Speaking exclusively to V3.co.uk chief executive Niels Henrik Rasmussen said
that in a couple of months the tool will undergo beta testing and the final
product should be out by September.

“The software will absolutely be free,” he said. “It’s been quite an
investment for the company, but we wanted to build a tool that would be of value
to technologists and consumers.”

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