WHY PATCH CONTROL SYSTEMS?
Patch management fixes vulnerabilities in your software and applications that are susceptible to cyberattacks, helping your organization reduce its security risk.
Patch Management Process
Patch management is the process of applying updates to software, drivers, and firmware to protect against vulnerabilities. Effective patch management also helps ensure the best operating performance of systems, boosting productivity.
System uptime: Patch management ensures your software and applications are kept up-to-date and run smoothly, supporting system uptime.
Why do we need Patch Management?
Patch management is important for the following key reasons:
- Ransomware prevention: Patch management is necessary to prevent ransomware attacks. Applying patches as soon as possible can go a long way toward stopping cyber attackers from exploiting vulnerabilities in your network and subsequently compromising business operations.
- Compliance: With the continued rise of cyber attacks, organizations are often required by regulators to comply with specific best practices and standards for system configuration. Implementing patch management is necessary to stay compliant with today’s security regulations.
- Improved functionality and performance: Patch management goes beyond fixing flaws in software. Software patches often provide upgrades that include new feature functionality and improved performance.
- Obsolete software identification: Patch management solutions can discover software in your network that is the end of life or no longer supported. Such systems need to be decommissioned as they may pose security risks to business operations.
Report Your Progress
The last step in the patch management process is to track and report on your organization’s patching posture to confirm all fixes have been installed. By tracking metrics, like MTTP and MOVA, you can show if your patching efforts are improving your vulnerability management program.
At Hummingbirds Innovations, we offer patch management software that is designed to help you implement best practices. Our team of experts can help you develop and implement a comprehensive patch management plan, tailored to your specific needs and goals. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you protect your systems and software.