Patch management is an effective approach of managing updates applications, software and technologies; it repairs any system vulnerabilities to maintain security within information systems and can apply to different parts of an IT infrastructure.

Why do I need Patch Management?

As soon as a software, application or operating system is released, there are hackers looking for ways to break into these systems. Patches strengthen the security of your chosen software and applications and are released by the manufacturers of the software and applications.

Patch management cannot be ignored as there is an ever-increasing risk of cyberattacks. It exists to protect your network and systems from cyberattacks. Patches would need to be applied to successfully block out any threats to your business data and information.

What do I need to do?

Patching can be overwhelming if it is required on a consistent basis and can often be overlooked and ignored.

Ignoring patches could potentially open the door to malware attacks. Having a patch management strategy in place with your IT support company can ensure that you receive the best practice to keeping your security procedures updated.

Instead of fiddling around and wasting time trying to work out which patch is critical for your business, invest in a good plan for a documented patch management process.

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