If you haven’t heard of security patching, you need to read this. Patching is one of the most important and effective ways to protect your system. Employing a managed security patching system gives you peace of mind because you know that your system’s security is top notch, immune to any known vulnerabilities, and is in regulation with government compliance laws.
Patching, as the name suggests, keeps security holes closed and applications updated with the newest features. All of this ensures the productivity and efficiency of your business. The following are 4 key benefits of using security patching for your business:
Enhanced security is the most important way a business would benefit from having a patch management solution in place. Software vendors frequently release new patches to fix security vulnerabilities that may otherwise be exploited by malicious software or people intending to damage your IT network.
An efficient patching system deploys patches network-wide and allows you to increase the productivity of the company in more ways than one. Patches often come with performance improvements or crash fixes for the products they apply to, leading to an overall increase in productivity. The increased security of patch management will help increase productivity as well.
Compliance is another key benefit of using security patching. Compliance is an important driver for government institutions, companies offering financial services, and healthcare organizations as they are among the most affected by these regulations. Failure to adhere to proper compliance regulations can result in losing opportunities, incurring legal and financial penalties, or even losing your business. Here are some of the most important standards related to IT infrastructure security that Integracon’s patch management checks for compliance with:
- Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
- Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
- Sarbanes–Oxley Act (SOX)
- Gramm–Leach–Bliley Act (GLB/GLBA)
- Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA)
- Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
- Government Connect Secure Extranet – Code of Connection (GCSx CoCo)
Integracon’s patch management solution also includes new features that can help extend functionality and support to your business’ existing platforms. These new features can translate into opportunities to improve or extend your business’ services.
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Applying a security patching system in a timely fashion greatly reduces the risk of having a security breach and all the related problems that come with it, such as data theft, data loss, reputation issues or even legal penalties. Start enjoying the benefits of security patching and contact Integracon to get started.