Patch management is a fundamental component for handling vulnerabilities
The world is changing at a rapid pace and so does the demand to keep businesses running and operating at peak efficiency. As aging platforms and operating systems reach End-of-Life, they become increasingly difficult and expensive to keep current.
Running a legacy system comes with risks when vendors stop providing technical support and bug fixes that may impact the usability and stability of the servers. Often leaving crucial vulnerabilities unpatched and therefore leaving the entire environment vulnerable for exploits.
Managing transitions when operation systems reach their life end is a complex and important decision and shouldn’t be rushed since it impacts the whole business. Upgrading the operation system may not be possible, investing in extended security licenses is costly and migrating to the cloud is a big undertaking that needs to be done right. So, in the meantime, to avoid misconfigurations and security gaps, proper and automated patch management is more crucial than ever.
Virtual patching helps by shielding known and unknown vulnerabilities from exploits
A good virtual patching solution should be multilayered. It should include capabilities that inspect and block malicious activity, detect and prevent intrusions, thwart attacks on web-facing applications, and adaptably deploy on physical, virtual, or cloud environments.
Security 101:Cloud-native virtual patching
As an enterprise’s infrastructures become more complex, patch management has become an even more time-consuming and resource-intensive task. Besides data breaches, there’s also the looming threat of ransomware and targeted campaigns abusing unpatched vulnerabilities.
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When it comes to security, what you don’t know can hurt you in the form of unknown and undisclosed threats. The ways in which businesses are targeted and attacked are constantly changing so having a complete security strategy becomes a vital component in mitigating risks.
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