Cybersecurity is a top focus in today’s work environment. If you miss patching a vulnerability, you open yourself to hackers. A cyber attack can ruin the reputation of a business by creating downtime or – even worse – a significant data breach. Here’s how to simplify your patch and vulnerability management.
Remember when Equifax blamed one guy for not patching a system that resulted in the massive data breach that changed the organization’s reputation forever? Or the WannaCry ransomware attack that targeted computers running the Microsoft Windows operating system? While Microsoft had released patches previously to close the exploit, much of WannaCry’s spread was from organizations that had not applied these patches or were using older Windows systems that were past their end-of-life. Source.
Patching vulnerabilities consistently is vital to a thorough cybersecurity strategy. But, it’s a step missed by many. By outsourcing to a security company like Cybriant, your patches will be managed on an automatic basis.
Simplify Patch and Vulnerability Management
One of the most effective ways to keep your company safe is to partner with a managed security service provider (MSSP) like Cybriant. Outsourcing your IT gives you access to the latest security patches as soon as they become available while also receiving around the clock IT support. You will have the peace of mind to know that your business is always well-prepared for cyber threats by using a managed service provider.
Here are four ways Cybriant can protect your business with security patches.
#1 Create a Patch Deployment Policy
One of the best ways to keep your company secure is to create a patch deployment policy. Our team will find the best time to deploy patches for your business to limit disruptions and downtime. A managed security service provider that automatically handles patch management will save your employees a lot of time and frustration. Each of your employees can focus on their job while letting an IT provider handle all of the security patches and updates.
#2 Automatically Discover Endpoints
Enabling the auto-discovery of endpoints is essential in identifying unsecured areas of your company. Cybriant will continually monitor your endpoints to ensure that everything is well-protected and has access to the latest updates. These proactive services are a great way to keep your company secure and stay a step ahead of cybercriminals.
#3 Maintain Compliance
Businesses in various industries must maintain strict compliance guidelines. Failure to maintain compliance can result in substantial fines or even cause your business to shut down permanently. Fortunately, you can avoid such a doomsday scenario by using an IT service provider that automatically downloads the latest patches. A patch compliance report can also be automatically created once an update is downloaded. These reports are a great way to verify that your business is remaining in compliance and keeping up with the most up to date security standards for your particular industry.
#4 Scan for Missing Updates
Keeping your IT infrastructure up to date is essential to avoid downtime and compliance issues. Cybriant can automatically scan for missing updates to ensure that your company is well-protected against cyber threats. If a patch is missing, we will immediately begin working on a solution to deploy an update as soon as possible. Our top goal is to always look at ways to improve and keep your company safe against cybercriminals.
Patch management services are critical due to the ever-increasing number of cyber threats in the workplace. These cyber-attacks can create significant disruptions to your business while also costing your company a large sum of money in only a short amount of time. A managed service provider can play a vital role in keeping your assets well-protected through patch management services.
Comprehensive Vulnerability Management from Cybriant
The time between each scan is all an attacker needs to compromise a network. With continuous scanning, our security experts automatically have visibility to assess where each asset is secure or exposed. By using risk prioritization, our security experts have the skills to understand exposures in context. They will prioritize remediation based on asset criticality, threat context, and vulnerability severity.
Our comprehensive vulnerability management will help discover vulnerabilities in all your endpoints. Plus we’ll actively remediate identified vulnerabilities using policy-based frameworks. This service includes:
- Patch Automation: Distribute thoroughly tested patches to thousands of machines in minutes with minimal impact on your network.
- Heterogeneous Platform Support: Streamline patching for multiple operating systems.
- Third-Party Application Patching: Patch your most vulnerable apps, including Acrobat Flash, Java, and multiple Internet browsers.
- Distributed and Remote Patching: Patch all devices anywhere—whether they’re behind the firewall, on the road, at remote sites, or even asleep.
- Virtualization Support: Patch online and offline virtual machines and even hypervisors.
- Patch Compliance: Easily verify patching enterprise-wide to meet the policies and regulations that affect your organization.
Vulnerability Management is one of our core managed services that is included in PREtect. PREtect is a bundled solution of our core managed service. These services will help you effectively reduce your threat landscape and sleep easier at night knowing you are fully protected. These services help a business solve three challenges; reduce cyber risk, achieve compliance, and meet security framework control standards. The services comprised in PREtect address the most common vulnerabilities and threats mid-sized organizations will encounter thereby shrinking the threat landscape maximally.