Importance of Patch Management

Patching Importance: Patch Management Neglect Can Cause Consequences

There are so many online threats out there, including spyware, rootkits, spambots, ransomware, viruses and other online attacks. Most of them can enter into the company network through an unpatched vulnerability, which can cause problems including:

  • Decreased Productivity
  • Damaged Reputations
  • Lost Revenue/Customers
  • Legal Ramifications
  • Cost of Downtime
  • Potentially Laying Off Workers

At ITarian, we focus on making things easier for employees so that they don't have any of the problems mentioned above but still include patch management. The importance of patching cannot be overstated, because, without it, your systems are vulnerable.

Example of IT Problems

Let's say it takes two hours a month to update a single system. That doesn't seem like much when you think about it, but your company has 100 computers throughout the organization (which may include branches). When you think about each computer and each network/server, you can see the amount of time it takes to get them updated. Each month, new hotfixes are made available, so the process never ends.

Importance of Patch Management

Don't Object

The importance of patch management has been debated for many years. Some companies refuse to do it and take a reactive approach (waiting until there's a problem). Others put in a few hours each month, as in the example above. However, none of those options are the best choice.

We believe that everyone should have access to a tool to help make patching easier. While no one will jump for joy when they get to do it, they'll know that it won't take a week and drive them bonkers in the process.

Our product can be used with different operating systems, doesn't cost anything and offers the same abilities as many paid versions. contact us today if you'd like to learn more.

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