In the two years since the May 2017 large scale cyber-attack called WannaCry there has been much publicity about the widespread mayhem that cyber attacks can cause across many thousands of organisations worldwide. Since that time, we’ve seen an increase in the number of organisations asking about our Managed Service. With the benefits of multiple layers of security, our customers have accurate spam filters, antivirus, antimalware, filtering, content control, firewalls and more.
Patch management is the most common type of IT service offered by managed service providers (MSPs). After all, patch management is an effective way to strengthen security. We thought it would be a good time to talk about why patch management is so important. With Microsoft end of support for Windows 7 looming, business owners will be stuck without security patches after January 14th2020.
What is Patch Management?
Put simply for anyone reading this blog who doesn’t manage IT; patch management adds changes to existing software to add up-to-date security functions. Using a patch is used to address a specific bug or cyber attack; it’s often called a fix.
Why Outsource Patch Management?
For any IT managers looking to justify spending a part of their IT budget on keeping track of addressing IT threats, patch management is vital. Depending on the number of workstations and system involved, it can be a full-time job for someone hands-on. Fortunately, a managed services provider can deliver the service remotely.
Our monitoring processes discover latest vulnerabilities every day. We receive releases of critical patches from worldwide security experts and implement patches as soon as they are available.
We know from experience that reserving work related to core business needs and business specific IT issues is best for organisations own in-house IT team.
How to Find the Best MSP for you.
Many MSP providers claim to have excellent patch management programs. We’re happy to provide proof, customer testimonials, industry certificates. And you can see from our track record of growth, that our customers refer other business owners to us.
For an MSP to trust, please do contact us for more information.