Antivirus solutions and firewalls on their own cannot guarantee comprehensive security for corporate IT, as there is a far greater variety of attack possibilities. Malware, for example, that exploits vulnerabilities in software and operating systems makes it especially difficult for administrators to safeguard the IT landscape.
Administrators are in a constant race against those who are continually developing new attack methodologies. More and more, hackers are using malware to exploit non-patched vulnerabilities in software and operating systems, specifically targeting areas of the business sometimes deemed less critical. The Human Resources department, for instance, could receive a specially prepared PDF which, if opened, targets a vulnerability in the PDF reader and executes a malicious code on the computer. The perpetrator then has full access to the machine and can misuse it for their own purposes.
CVEs and patch releases are a veritable shopping list for malware developers. As soon as a manufacturer releases a new patch, the vulnerability is known to everyone and administrators should act quickly and close the security gap. That is why patching should be at the heart of your security policies and why frameworks such as Cyber Essentials and GDPR require a robust patching strategy in place.
One Click to Greater Security
The baramundi solutions for automated patch management deploy not only Microsoft patches, but also updates for applications such as Adobe Reader, Java, or Firefox with just one click. The quicker patches and updates are imported, the fewer opportunities hackers have, and companies become more secure.
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