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Advantages of a Good Patch Management Strategy

By Special Guest
BERNADINE B. RACOMA
July 12, 2018

Advantages of a Good Patch Management Strategy

In businesses and industries today where almost everything is generally run by computers, having the essential patches to repair existing bugs, update security measures and even integrate new functionalities within the system is essential to success but critical to survival. While this may not necessarily be impossible to do manually, it can often be too complicated and overwhelming to do so. To this end, good patch management strategies and solutions exist to streamline the process and allow for a more effective and efficient means in tackling the task.

Ease and convenience in management

One of the main reasons that many companies today invest on good patch management strategies is the ease and convenience that it offers its administrators in being able to properly manage relevant patches that may need to be deployed in order to better keep the system infrastructure in check. This helps lower down the workload or manpower that would have been required otherwise, and free up both time as well as resources that can be better spent on other areas of the business to be much more productive.

Allows for a deeper level of meticulousness

The most obvious advantage of utilising a good patch management strategy is that it helps you make sure that no stone is left unturned and nothing gets by unnoticed. It’s a lot easier to overlook relevant software updates more than most people give it credit for, and even the smallest vulnerability in the infrastructure can create major security problems down the line for the integrity of the network systems and the infrastructure as a whole. Having good patch management in place minimises the chances of human error from occurring, and in turn keeps things from slipping through the cracks.

Better mobility

In this current age of mobile technology, a good patch management strategy such as SysAid Patch Management is incredibly important to have as it allows for a greater degree of productivity for relevant personnel when they are currently off-site during the release of major updates or critical patches. It adds an extra layer of security being ensuring that all the right people are kept on the loop and updated regardless of their location or proximity from the workplace, and this can make all the difference especially when considering how it can prevent any potential corruption or intrusion within the electronic data of a company’s systems and network.

It’s cost-effective

Acquiring good patch management services is a lot more cost-effective than some might believe, and while larger corporations may be able to invest a significant amount of resources and time into keeping the task of watching over the network and system infrastructure in-house, smaller business can outsource the job to companies that specialise on it without having to spend a small fortune and breaking the bank. This can go a long way, especially to those who may be working under tight and modest budgets.

It goes without saying that having a good patch management strategy in place is essential, if not vital to a company’s growth and continued survival. Not only does it make complicated and overwhelming tasks much simpler for the administrators in charge to do, but the deployment of patches is much more thoroughly done and can prevent hacking and intrusions from happening. Best of all, the services are reasonably affordable to procure, making them great value for money

Keep in mind however that while the application of patches is important, proper maintenance must still be carried out by the IT administrators to keep any potential issues from arising. Timing the maintenance schedule is just as necessary too, so as not to impede the company’s daily operations from pushing through.



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