Reputable software providers issue security patches on an ongoing basis to add improved functionality, improve performance, and close security loopholes and vulnerabilities at the application level and OS level. Patch Management is the process of distributing and applying updates to software or the OS to keep computers up to date. Patches are an important part to maintaining the system’s health and security, and they ensure that software is fixed, up-to-date, and protecting against vulnerabilities and bugs that may be present. Patches also help reduce system-related failures which improve productivity. Ransomware and other threats that stem from software vulnerabilities are on the rise. Poor patch management can expose companies to these threats and their negative consequences such as system downtime, diminished reputation, customer turnover and more.
Timely patch management is especially important for healthcare organizations and financial sector businesses who can face vast losses due to the compliance penalties following a data leak resulting from an unpatched exposure.
Better Managed Services Solutions from Nfina
Nfina’s Hybrid Cloud solutions includes patch management which covers installing, testing, and maintaining current knowledge of available patches. Our engineers provide timely patch management that safeguards your data, applications, and systems. Critical patches must be applied as soon as possible to avoid data theft and severe brand damage that often follows a security breach. We accurately define which patches are appropriate for your system, ensure that patches are installed properly, define the reboot action if required, and test your system after installation.
Don’t waste your time worrying about how your IT staff will stay informed on available patches. Our team will deal with keeping your applications and OS up to date freeing your IT team to focus on strategic initiatives and enabling you to focus on your business goals on growing your organization. Nfina’s Hybrid Cloud solutions are economical enough to be affordable for businesses of any size and make it simple and easy to safeguard business continuity. We customize a hybrid cloud solution to fit each client’s individual architecture requirements, making sure critical data is protected, and accessible when needed.
- Nfina engineers install, test, and maintain current knowledge of available patches. We make decisions on what patches are appropriate for each client’s system, ensuring that patches are installed properly and that your system is tested after installation.
- Patches are regularly used to address security weaknesses. If a software vendor discovers that there is a security risk associated with its product, it will usually release a patch to address that risk. It is important to apply security patches as quickly as possible because hackers know about the security vulnerabilities and aggressively look for unpatched systems.