Patch management is a critical security requirement and a core need for organizations, so why are today’s IT organizations struggling to keep up? For starters, the explosion of operating systems, apps and updates might have something to do with it. Consider these trends:
- Mobility is driving an influx of applications; end users need more than just productivity apps to do their jobs
- The expansion of choice programs pressure organizations to support more devices and operating systems than ever before
- As instances of corporate hacking increase, so has the need for software providers to update their software more frequently
Yet even though software providers are pushing out updates, IT isn’t always aware of them (at least not right away). In fact, Gartner estimates that “through 2020, 99% of exploited vulnerabilities will continue to be ones known by security and IT professionals for at least one year.”** A year is a long time for a software vulnerability (re: a primary target for hackers), but just knowing when an update is available is only half the battle.
Now with the Casper Suite, maintaining an up-to-date environment has never been easier. Integrated patch notifications alert IT when an update is available for today’s most frequently patched 3rd party OS X software titles. Whether you want to be notified in the JAMF Software Server or emailed directly, patch notifications give you the ability to know and respond to software vulnerabilities faster than ever. Microsoft Office 2016? Adobe Creative Cloud? Google Chrome? With updates right to your inbox, we’ve got you covered.
Now, instead of spending hours each week crawling Twitter or other online communities, you can re-deploy your resources to do more strategic work, while maintaining the confidence that your environment is up-to-date and secure.
Want to see it in action? Register for our Cloud-Integrated Patch Management webinar Wednesday, August 10.
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**Source: Gartner, How to Make Cloud IaaS Workloads More Secure Than Your Own Data Center, Neil MacDonald, Lydia Leong, Terrence Cosgrove, 24 June 2016