Why Is Patch Management Important?

A few months ago, Forbes Magazine reported on alarming cyber security statistics for the year’s first six months. This report states, “Cybercriminals can penetrate up to 93% of company networks.” As cyber-attacks rise, many business owners are rightfully concerned about protecting the data they store on their networks. This is where Patch Management comes in.

If you are worried about cyber security threats from hackers, malware, and viruses, then good. Because in today’s world, we all should be concerned about these threats. And they don’t stop there. You could inadvertently become a victim due to internal threats, such as accidents (like falling for a phishing scam) or lost or stolen USB drives and laptops. Patch management is your solution to keeping your business from falling victim to a number of security threats you will face daily.

What Is Patch Management?

Patch Management is when you distribute patches across your software, such as operating systems, browsers, and other applications running on your desktops and services, so that it will fix bugs and expose security vulnerabilities. Hackers are always looking for security issues they can take advantage of. 

A variety of patches are available, including hotfixes, service packs, and security patches, just to name a few.

When a vulnerability is exposed, patch management fixes it. This is one of your best resources to avoid cyber security threats.

Patch management will shield the vital information your company stores. It will remove viruses and malware while providing you with spam protection at the same time.

The Importance of Patch Management

There is pretty much no business that wouldn’t benefit from patch management. The most popular industries to take advantage of this cyber security measure include banking, insurance, telecom, government, retail, energy, manufacturing, and entertainment. So, as you can see, pretty much every type of business. And it doesn’t matter how large or small your business is; it’s essential for companies of all sizes.

Patch management gives business owners peace of mind. It covers computer data, wireless networks, PCs, and internet usage.

On top of all that, it’s also a vital tool for ensuring compliance with privacy and security regulations. And it can sometimes be used to update software to work better with the latest hardware you install.

How We Can Help You With the Patch Management Process

If you are a small business owner, the idea of cyber security might be a little overwhelming. You are so focused on growing your business that you probably don’t have the time to take on becoming a cyber security expert yourself. This is where we can help you. 

No doubt, cyber security can be a significant threat to your business. And protecting your business should be a top priority. We can configure your computer systems and networks, back up your data, and set up firewalls, so you focus on all the other things you need to be focused on. And when your employees get one of those suspicious-looking emails that everyone inevitably gets in their inbox, we can problem-solve for you. 

FUSE3 owns its own infrastructure. So, we don’t need to work with another firm when you have an issue, as many other security companies do. This allows us to guarantee you quick response times and solutions.

Patch Management Software

Our patch management software will deploy protections across your networks and servers and monitor for any threats leaving you vulnerable to hackers. It proactively identifies which of your servers are at risk and closes any loopholes before cybercriminals can take advantage of you. 

With our patch management software, we can take on the responsibility of maintaining the health of your network infrastructure. Our software will also protect other areas you might not realize could fall prey to cyber attacks, such as your printer.

Now is the Time

We offer Small Business IT Support Services for many businesses across Northern California. As many other small business owners have come to find, outsourcing your IT support gives you peace of mind. We believe you’ll find our services cost-effective and convenient. 

When you work with FUSE3, you are investing in your business. You will quickly see that our services are dependable. We know how important it is to take these security issues off your plate so your business can thrive.

We offer solutions that protect you from security risks and give your business a competitive edge.