EndPoint Security – Rewriting the rules of patch management

In a world where seconds matter, the right endpoint solution can be the difference between a successful patch management strategy and one that leaves your organization at risk. Hackers are racing to exploit vulnerable computer systems before software vendors publish patches and you can apply them. When hackers win the race, you lose productivity and risk loss of sensitive data, potential litigation and regulatory fines.

To combat these threats, software vendors are issuing an increasing number of patches in attempts to keep pace with the frenzy of exploits. Unfortunately, most organizations are not equipped to handle this onslaught of patches in a time-and cost-effective manner. Sometimes it can take IT departments weeks or even months to deploy patches across an entire network. In fact, it’s not uncommon for organizations to take several months to even come close to achieving complete patch compliance.

But it doesn’t have to… IBM BigFix Patch provides accurate, up-to-the-minute visibility and continuous enforcement of patches from a single management console. It supports over 90 different operating system types and versions, compressing patch cycle times to minutes or hours, with a remarkable first-pass patch success rate. This unified platform provides a single, multi-purpose agent that enables other BigFix solutions to be activated with no additional infrastructure.

Read this white paper to learn more about endpoint discovery & patch management.

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