If you are like most companies, patch management is something you avoid, a headache that requires a fire drill to patch your systems. In many cases, these are put off for fear of the interruption of business and the sheer amount of human capital involved. You may want to consider the following:
Patching has become more critical over the last decade as a number of regulations such as PCI, HIPAA, FISMA, GLBA, and others are requiring updated machines.
Verizon released a report recently on 2015 data breach investigations: “We found that 99.9% of the exploited vulnerabilities had been compromised more than a year after the associated Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) was published.”
“More than 80 percent of all publicly known exploits have patches available on the day of the vulnerabilities public disclosure”
NETSyntropy provides a centralized management and distribution of software updates, automates detection, and facilitates the remediation of security vulnerabilities for a wide variety of operating systems such as Windows, Linux, and Mac OSX. All you need is our agent and they are managed no matter where they are used, Road Warriors, Teleworkers, In-House staff, Cloud, Premise virtual or physical, We have you covered!
Let NETSyntropy help you by:
- Keeping you informed of OS level patches and severity.
- Maintain a patch management schedule that is predictable and published with maintenance windows.
- Testing is not just a best practice; but required. Patching goes badly when patches are deployed to production without testing.
- Automation of the patching process.
- Systematically verify patch status on an on-going basis.
- Ad-hoc, emergency patching abilities.
Reading Room for why patching should not be ignored
Read the following blog post for a recent example of the types of risks you should not ignore.
Read about Malware Threats and Mitigation Strategies
A Large Scale Exploratory Analysis of Software Vulnerability Life Cycles
Let us help you with the storm of JAVA, Flash, and windows updates that have a high risk.
Contact NETSyntropy today to find out how we can help!