Patch Management Security Practices
Many IT departments struggle with patch management security for many reasons. While OS vendors do a good job getting out the patching solutions for the products, there are so many OS patches and third-party app patches that it can seem daunting and impossible. New vulnerabilities are announced each week, making it hard to keep up with patching. Even if you were to take out large chunks of your day to handle each component, you'd still have a lot of time when the network is vulnerable.
At ITarian, we understand that you need a secure and good patch-management solution in place and we have come up with five reasons why this solution is necessary, including:
- Third-party App Patching
Good patch-management solutions should make it easy for you to stay in compliance with all the rules and regulations of your industry. All your systems will be up-to-date, so you don't have to worry about threats as much.
Patch management shouldn't just be about finding and applying patches. While that is a primary goal, you need reports to help you determine what patches are available, which ones your network needs and when to do them. That's what our product does, all automatically.
If you can't continue to support your system and network because you've fallen behind on patching and service packs, you could be in trouble. With our product, you are notified when new patches are available and how critical they are, so you can do them first.
If you don't know you're vulnerable, you can't fix it. Our product can keep up with security updates, ensuring that you are notified when there are vulnerabilities and what to do about them.