Patch Management as a Service

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Patch Management as a Service

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Proactive patch management for your entire network in the Cloud and in your data center

In today’s world of multi-cloud and hybrid IT environments, organizations need stronger security measures than ever.

These ecosystems require integrated patch management solutions capable of providing timely updates to IT systems. By adopting comprehensive patch management solutions, organizations can ensure their digital assets remain secure and protected against potential security threats or breaches.

Organizations can patch smarter with Patch Management as a Service (PMaaS).

Successful patch management requires vigilance, proven methodologies, and tested processes.

Patching is a time-consuming process for IT admins, and the increasing prevalence of remote work and extensive cloud utilization has made IT environments more challenging to patch than ever before.

CBTS security experts remove the responsibility from your team and provide the value of time. Instead, your team can focus on activities that result in business growth.

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PATCH MANAGEMENT

What is patch management?

Patching as a Service identifies, tests, and installs software patches and updates for data center networking equipment, operating systems, and applications to remediate security vulnerabilities.

It’s critical to system administration because it helps keep software up-to-date, secure, and reliable. Patch management often involves automating the patching workflow with management software, vulnerability scanners, and monitors. The process involves a system-wide approach to understanding potential vulnerabilities and risks.

BENEFITS

Benefits of patch management

A smarter approach to patching.

Patch Management as a Service frees up IT resources so they can focus on more strategic initiatives.

Security

Implementing patches for known vulnerabilities reduces the risk of cybercriminals finding exploits.

 

System uptime

Ensuring your OS and apps are up-to-date and running the latest versions decreases the risk of downtime.

Feature improvements

Patches often include updates that improve function and user experience.

 

Peace of mind

Free your IT department from the hassle of keeping up with rapidly evolving technology.

Compliance

Regulatory bodies often require companies to maintain compliance standards based on security best practices.

 

Tailored for your business

Big or small, every business needs network safety and security.

%

of breach victims said they were breached due to a known vulnerability where the patch was not applied.

Ponemon Institute Vulnerability Survey

OUR APPROACH

Why CBTS?

CBTS has some of the best and brightest professionals in the InfoSec industry and is armed with industry-leading technology to help fill the security gaps specific to your organization. Our teams possess expertise in cutting-edge tools and best practices that can effectively assist your organization in strengthening its defenses against cyber threats.

A vital step in the patch management process is testing each patch before deployment. Busy IT professionals may find it tempting to skip the testing phase, but the risks of an untested patch can be severe. Ultimately, holistic patch management ensures the best application performance, provides users access to the latest features and functionality, and ensures the organization meets vital compliance and security requirements.

“Neglecting patch management is like leaving your front door unlocked in a high crime area. Eventually, someone is going to take advantage of the opportunity and cause you harm.”

– Chris DeBrunner, Director of Security Ops & Compliance

CBTS SOLUTIONS

Let CBTS handle your patch management.

CBTS professionals have decades of experience developing and implementing industry-leading technology and processes to help fill the security gaps for organizations of all sizes and types.

Our security experts collaborate with your team to map the current topology, establish a baseline of vulnerabilities, apply all outstanding patches, determine the cadence of patch application, review the critical patch escalation process, conduct in-depth quarterly reviews, maintain continuous assessment and monitoring, and deliver audit and compliance analytics.

Assess

Our team assesses vulnerability severity, begins prioritizing patches by organizational risk, and evaluates potential deployment impact on operations, including downtime, compatibility, and user acceptance.

Prioritize

Prioritize critical system patching for risk reduction, create a policy for testing patches in a non-production environment, and explore automated tools for efficient patch management.

Implement

Implement a streamlined system for promptly identifying, prioritizing, and deploying patches with automated tools. Regular monitoring ensures compliance and identifies improvement areas.

Manage

Expertly managed and monitored patch management ensures correct and efficient installation, maintaining compliance with industry regulations and standards.

Regulatory requirements, security protocols, and data integrity policies significantly impact app security. A patch management service identifies flaws and hardens defenses, ensuring your team addresses each area effectively and efficiently.

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Why is patch management critical to your organization’s success?

Case studies

A leading financial institution with more than a thousand branches and 2,500 automated teller machines in at least 10 states within a heavily regulated industry, who caters to a demanding customer base with constantly changing needs.

Problem
The client had trouble maintaining necessary security patches to safeguard its network infrastructure. Moreover, as happens often in the banking sector, the client had postponed the patching process for various reasons.

CBTS solution
After an extensive fact-finding period and coordination with the client’s internal IT specialists, including an assessment of the existing networking infrastructure, a managed patching service was implemented with a focus on critical network components and vulnerable endpoints.
Though typically on a standardized CBTS approach, this advanced security solution was customized for the unique circumstances of the client’s topology, stakeholders, physical locations, network layout, and other factors. This approach essentially took the burden of security patching off the client’s plate, streamlining the upkeep and freeing the client to focus on more strategic initiatives.

Outcome
Having this program in place—with CBTS providing the program management, engineers, and overall best practices processes—has allowed the institution to focus on business-centric issues like new application deployment and mergers and acquisitions.

Aligning patch management with business objectives

Effective patch management is crucial in safeguarding software security and business stability. By engaging in this process, organizations can substantially decrease their vulnerability to cyber threats, enhance the stability and performance of their software systems, meet compliance requirements, and achieve long-term cost savings.

Software that is well-managed with up-to-date patches works better and can help boost employee productivity, lower the cost of device lifecycle maintenance, and help organizations meet compliance standards.

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FAQs

Top 5 questions

What is patch management?

Patch management means identifying, acquiring, testing, and deploying updates to software applications and operating systems to fix security vulnerabilities and bugs.

Why is patch management important?

Patch management is essential because it helps keep software applications and operating systems up-to-date, which prevents attacks, data breaches, and other security problems.

How does patch management work?

Patch management varies. Standalone systems conduct automatic periodic checks for available patches, downloading and installing them automatically. In networked environments, organizations prefer centralized patch management.

What are the best practices for patch management?

Patch management includes creating an inventory of all software applications and operating systems, prioritizing patches based on the level of risk, testing them before deployment, and ensuring efficient deployment.

What are the challenges of patch management?

The primary issue is buggy patches. Disconnected systems may experience delays in receiving patches. In addition, increased remote work has expanded potential entry points for hackers into corporate networks, resulting in a higher volume of patches to deploy.

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