In a world where remote working is now the norm, businesses have become more vulnerable to cyberattacks, system failures, and a host of IT-related issues as multiple employees scattered across a wide geographical area connect remotely—via their own internet providers—to your centralised network. This large number of decentralised network nodes provides the ideal entry points for cyber threats, viruses, malware, adware, and ransomware, which, if transmitted to your centralised network, can do significant damage to data integrity and network infrastructure itself. This leads to downtime when nobody can work, retrieve, or store on your business' network, thus affecting your bottom line. With an automated Patch Management system from Ivanti available through Tarsus Distribution, the risk of cyberattacks is reduced significantly, system performance is optimised, and your IT department will thank you for the time it frees up for them to attend to more strategic and forward-planning ICT issues.
Depending on which operating systems you run on your network, your tech provider releases a series of "patches" at regular intervals that are in effect answers to the new viruses, malware, and cyber threats that have been developed which are immune to your existing security systems. These patches need a patch management system to deploy, test, and install multiple patches (code changes) on existing applications and software tools, enabling your systems to stay updated on current best practices in network and systems security.
Ivanti Patch Management is Essential to Your Business
Generally, when a new series of patches are released, you will be prompted by the relevant software on your computer that updates and upgrades are available to download. You can then simply click for these downloads to be installed on your computer. When it comes to a network, however, updating and upgrading your infrastructure can be done either automatically, via Ivanti's Patch Management system, or manually, by an IT technician that does regular maintenance on your system. Automated patch management fixes problems with different versions of software programs already installed on your networked computers, and deployed by your End User Management (EUM) system, as well as constantly scanning for new threats and vulnerabilities, triggering patch updates as they are released by your tech provider. Ivanti software patches also assist in fixing problems that exist and are noticed only after the software's initial release. These patches primarily concern security, while some patches concern the specific functionality of programs as well.
Ivanti Patch Management: Security
Patch management fixes liabilities within your software and applications that are vulnerable to cyber-attacks, assisting your company to reduce its security exposure.
Ivanti Patch Management: System Uptime
Patch management ensures your software and applications are up-to-date and running smoothly, thus decreasing your system's downtime.
Ivanti Patch Management: Compliance
With the continued increase in cyberattacks, companies are often required by regulatory bodies to maintain a certain level of security in compliance with regulations related to the management and protection of information, for example. A patch management system that monitors vulnerabilities in your network and finds the relevant patch available through the patch developer, such as Ivanti, downloads it, and installs it, is what you need to stay up-to-date with regulatory requirements when it comes to data.
Ivanti Patch Management: Feature Improvements
Patch management can go beyond software bug fixes to also include feature/functionality updates. Patches are critical to ensuring that you have the latest and greatest that a product has to offer, and your system is as secure as it can be.
The Disadvantages of Manual Patch Management:
An IT Technician Needs to Update Servers Manually
Without an automated system that scans and monitors for device and network vulnerabilities as well as updates and upgrades that have become available to download to keep your network and individual devices running smoothly, the problems that outdated patches, system vulnerabilities, and a lack of up-to-date protection will most likely happen eventually and by then all you can do is to get an IT Technician to come and sort out the mess.
This leads to increased downtime—not to mention frustrated employees—data loss or corruption, and possibly even more serious problems with your network that have, because of the lack of updated, protective software, been allowed to grow into bigger and bigger problems that are more and more expensive to fix.
In a world where life is lived on the go, the Ivanti Automated Patch Management system from Tarsus Distribution is the way to go. Empower your employees and enable improved business performance. Automate, manage and secure your endpoints. Trust Ivanti's Automated Patch Management as the solution to all your patch management issues.