Blue Lane Releases Inline Patch Proxy Update for New Oracle Critical Patches

Provides the only patching alternative to immediate installation of the Oracle Critical Patch Update

CUPERTINO, Calif. -- January 26, 2006 -- Blue Lane(TM) Technologies Inc. today announced the immediate availability of an ActiveFix update for its PatchPoint(TM) System that instantly fixes the new database security vulnerabilities disclosed in the Oracle Critical Patch Update - January 2006. The PatchPoint System does this inline with zero changes to server software, thereby avoiding modifications to Oracle servers. The PatchPoint ActiveFix updates for Oracle's latest patch release allows enterprises to preserve the availability of their businesses until they are ready to install the Oracle patch.

The Oracle Critical Patch Update fixes specific vulnerabilities that have been identified and disclosed, requiring a software update to servers to eliminate the vulnerabilities. Since there are no vendor-recommended workarounds for the disclosed vulnerabilities, without the PatchPoint system, installing the Oracle patch update is the only available mitigation.

The Blue Lane PatchPoint system provides the only patching alternative to the immediate installation of Oracle's Critical Patch Update. With the new ActiveFix update, the PatchPoint System fixes the database software vulnerabilities at the root cause, checking for the same conditions and applying the same corrective action as Oracle's patch update. However, because PatchPoint resides in the network in front of the server, it requires no changes to server software. With the new PatchPoint ActiveFix update, enterprises can immediately secure these new vulnerabilities, gaining all the benefits of the Oracle patch before the actual patch can be installed.

"The release of Oracle's Critical Patch Update for January fixes numerous security vulnerabilities. Therefore, it is important to develop a timely system update plan," said Fred Kost, vice president of marketing for Blue Lane. "For cases where a system cannot be patched immediately, Blue Lane ActiveFixes provide the only viable alternative to immediate patch installation, delivering the function of the vendor patch before the actual patch is installed."

Blue Lane customers with an ActiveUpdate subscription can download the ActiveFix updates for the Oracle Critical Patch Update - January 2006 immediately.

About Blue Lane Technologies Inc.

Blue Lane provides the industry's first inline patch proxy for enterprise servers that fixes application-specific vulnerabilities at the root cause by checking for the same conditions and applying the same corrective action as the software vendor security patch. Solving the dilemma of "patch now or patch later," the Blue Lane PatchPoint System instantly secures critical applications and preserves the uptime of the business while eliminating the cost and risks associated with unscheduled patching. For more information, contact the company at

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