Security enhancements are introduced through new software releases and patches. Effective, proactive patch management is a critical part of system security. For best security practices, update your system with the more recent software release, and all necessary security patches.
Check regularly for software updates and security patches.
Always install the latest released version of the software or firmware.
Install any necessary security patches for your software.
Remember that devices such as network switches also contain firmware and might require patches and firmware updates.
You can find software updates and security patches on the My Oracle Support web site at: