Responsive Patch Management FAQs

What is Patch Management?

Patch management is a strategy for managing patches or upgrades for software applications and technologies. A patch management plan can help a business or organization handle these changes efficiently.

Software patches are often necessary in order to fix existing problems with software that are noticed after the initial release. Many of these patches have to do with security. Others may have to do with specific functionality for programs.

Why do people use Patch Management?

With security breaches the new normal, the rush is on to implement effective security practices and ensure proper patch compliance. And with the rising number of vulnerabilities in third-party apps, this includes solutions that install critical security updates for more than just Microsoft products.

But whether your machines are behind the firewall or remote, physical or virtual, patching your critical operating systems and apps in a timely, effective, and cost-effective manner remains challenging.

Will Patch Management protect my data?

You can’t remove the biggest threat to your network: your users. But Responsive Patch Managment will help you eliminate vulnerabilities attackers use to exploit those users and work their way to your crucial data and ensure patch compliance. We can help you patch your most critical client operating systems and apps. Whether you’re looking to improve and simplify patching, extend your Microsoft SCCM solution, or implement comprehensive patch management for servers, our solutions are easy to install and configure. Patch effectively, enterprise-wide—without a heavy lift.

I support multiple platforms, can I still use this service?

Yes. Our Responsive Patch Management solution handles every aspect of Windows, Mac, Linux and third-party application patch management. This includes system discovery; identifying the required Windows updates, Mac Updates and Third Party Applications detail; deploying relevant patches, hotfixes, security updates, and patch reports to make network administrators job simple. Network Managers can opt for this completely automated patch management software solution and don’t have to worry about patching Windows systems ever. Our Responsive Patch Management solution works for both Windows Active Directory and Workgroup based networks. We can help you manage both Microsoft and Non-Microsoft Patches using a single Patch Management application.

How do you determine severity levels for patches?

We will scan all the systems for missing Windows patches in the operating systems as well as applications. It reports the level of vulnerability after the scan. These missing Windows patches are identified from the local vulnerability database, which is periodically synchronized with our external online vulnerability database.