Do you get fed up of always being asked by your computer, phone or smart device to install the next update?
Well, imagine trying to keep up with a company’s worth of IT infrastructure, where old or flawed software doesn’t just mean less-than-optimal performance, it could actually create vulnerabilities in your IT environment.
When this happens there are two options – leave it and hope for the best, or get an IT Ninja to patch it for you!
Gartner believes that 99% of security breaches are as a result of KNOWN vulnerabilities.
Modern IT environments have never been more complex, and even a start-up business will rely on applications that are critical to everyday operation – even something as simple as Microsoft Word needs to be patched occasionally, and can wreak havoc if not managed correctly.
Patch Management helps you maintain good cyber posture for your organisation, and with all your devices running the latest applications software compatibility issues and disruption from old unreliable systems can be largely avoided. Add to this that good Patch Management accounts for software lifecycles and it only makes sense to look to a stable future, that one where you scramble for replacements due to downtime.
Patch Management is vital for IT Security – fixing known vulnerabilities in your software that might be an easy target for cyber criminals is a core facet of any security team. By closing these windows of opportunity for cyber-criminals to act against you, we help you ensure run a secure business that delivers on you needs and solidifies the trust of your customers for years to come.
One in three businesses who have suffered a data breach have lost customers as a result.
Plenty of vendors have Patch Management tools available and Hayachi Services are well-versed with them. We are particularly fond of Panda Security’s solution, as their add-on can be integrated with your existing antivirus, so it is an add-on which offers one-click Patching: Operating Systems (e.g. Windows) and Applications from more than 170 software vendors.
For Medium and Large businesses who need more oomph they need look no further than Red Hat Ansible Automation – a solution that even Microsoft depend on to patch and administer their cloud infrastructure. It would be only fair to say that Ansible Automation is unmatched and does far more than patching, and all exceptionally well.