Problems & Issues
No clear idea about levels of patching across your network
Systems & data vulnerable to cyber hackers
Costly and time-consuming manual patching
No control over how and when you perform updates
Bandwidth performance issues
Slow running systems
Only 36% of SMEs patch their machines
Updating servers, workstations, laptops and mobile devices with the latest Windows OS and third-party application patches is crucial.
Even the smallest single vulnerability can leave you open to malicious cyber attacks, which can compromise your data security and damage business performance.
Patch management is one of the most commonly overlooked areas of IT security.
Protect your systems & keep them performing optimally
Patch management is all about identifying and fixing vulnerabilities. Simplifying and speeding the process by centrally deploying updates to servers, workstations, laptops and mobile devices across your network. Through automation, patch management maintains systems with the latest Windows OS and third-party application updates, without disrupting your network & end users.
Failure to keep on top of patching increases your threat of a security breach, downtime and potential loss of business.
Patch management best practices
Technologies, services & strategies
Quickly identify vulnerabilities
Remote Monitoring & Management tools deploy a probe on your network and swiftly gather detailed data about your machines, Windows OS and 3rd party applications. Vulnerabilities can be detected and fixed quickly.
Automatic patch updates
Reduce manpower and the time needed to complete patching without manual intervention. Automation ensures you’re always up to date with patching and your systems are secure.
Conserve valuable bandwidth
Patch updates are downloaded outside of normal business operating hours and cached locally, ready for install. This prevents the network disruption of unmanaged patching, with multiple workstations trying to simultaneously download the same updates during working hours.
Choose when to carry out updates
Flexible scheduling options offer choice over when to carry out patch installs and reboots. Helping to speed up updates and minimise disruption to your business.
Easily control how & where patches are installed
Set rules to approve or decline patches at the device, group or system level. Patch management provides flexibility to isolate machines from the updates process, when there are urgent projects or workloads that can’t be interrupted or delayed.
Rapidly on-board & secure new machines
Automated alerts highlight whenever any new machines are added to the network. So it’s quicker to review their patching status and update them to the required security and performance standards.
Powerful reporting tools allow detailed information about patch-related activities to be presented, helping to prove regulatory compliance during audits.
Patch management best practices are imperative for securing your systems and ensuring they perform optimally for your business. With greater control over your patching activities, you’re better able to achieve the best balance between security & system performance and keep your business moving forward.