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Patch Management as a Service

Automate Patching, Simplify Security

Stop security gaps, start with Intelliworx Patch MaaS. Unburden your IT team, optimise resources, and strengthen your holistic cybersecurity posture.

Patch Management Explained

Patch management is the systematic process of identifying, acquiring, and deploying updates (patches) to software and other IT assets. These updates address known vulnerabilities and errors, improving the security, performance, and stability of the assets.

Centralised Management

Manage updates across all software and devices from a single platform, saving time and effort.

Early Detection of Outdated Software

Proactively identify and address outdated software for improved security and compatibility.

Enhanced Security

Regularly apply patches to close vulnerabilities and strengthen your security posture.

Simplified Compliance

Meet security standards with tools to track and document patch deployment.

Improved Customer Experience

Ensure smooth application functionality and reduce customer frustrations.

Automated Patching

Automate identification, download, and scheduling of updates, minimising manual work and ensuring timely application.

Patch Management as a Service (PMaaS)

Patch Management as a Service (PMaaS) is a cloud-based that automates the process of identifying, acquiring, and installing software updates (patches) for your IT infrastructure. This aims to streamline the often-complex and time-consuming task of manual patch management, freeing up your IT resources for other critical tasks.

The Intelliworx 9-Step Patch Management Lifecycle

  1. Vulnerability Detection: Intelliworx leverages advanced scanning solutions to identify potential security vulnerabilities and corresponding patch releases within your network infrastructure.
  2. Patch Assessment: Our team thoroughly assesses potential patches for compatibility with your specific environment as well as potential impact on system performance and functionality.
  3. Risk-Based Prioritisation: Intelliworx prioritises identified vulnerabilities based on a comprehensive risk assessment considering factors like severity, exploitability, and potential business impact.
  4. Seamless Deployment: Our team orchestrates the secure and timely deployment of patches, minimising disruption to your operations and often scheduling them during off-peak hours.
  5. Post-Deployment Verification: Intelliworx conducts rigorous testing to validate the effectiveness of applied patches and ensure continued system functionality and security.
  6. Comprehensive Documentation: Our team maintains meticulous records of the entire patch management process, including patch details, deployment dates, and any encountered challenges.
  7. Transparent Communication: Intelliworx keeps you informed throughout the process, providing clear instructions and regular progress updates to ensure complete transparency.
  8. Continuous Monitoring: Our team maintains ongoing monitoring of your systems to confirm the efficacy of deployed patches and proactively identify any new security threats that may emerge.
  9. Iterative Improvement: Intelliworx embraces a continuous improvement approach, revisiting the entire lifecycle regularly to adapt to evolving security threats and technological advancements.

Why Choose Intelliworx for Patch Management as a Service

Unparalleled Expertise

Benefit from industry experience and specialist knowledge in patch management.

Pre-Planned and Collaborative Scheduling

Work with our team to develop high-quality, pre-planned patch deployment schedules.

Universal Compatibility

Our solution seamlessly integrates with your diverse IT infrastructure, including Linux, Unix, Mac, Windows, and endpoint devices.

Global Reach and Support

Enjoy 24/7/365 monitoring and service delivery worldwide.

Flexible Delivery

Choose from agent-based or agentless deployment options to optimise your security and compliance needs.

Customisable and Automated

Tailor our solution to your specific requirements, while enjoying the option of set-and-forget deployment for automated software and update delivery.

Risk-Free Deployment

Ensure uninterrupted service and consistent performance with pre-pilot, pilot, and full deployment phases.

Reliable Updates

Receive fully repackaged, advertisement-free, and thoroughly tested updates through our service.

FAQs

Patch management automates identifying, acquiring, and deploying security updates (patches) across an IT infrastructure. This ensures timely application of critical patches, minimising vulnerability windows and exposure to cyber threats. By integrating patch management into their cybersecurity program, organisations can proactively address security gaps, reducing the risk of exploitation and data breaches.

Patch management encompasses:

  • Identifying vulnerable assets: This involves scanning the IT infrastructure to locate devices and software requiring security updates (patches).
  • Patch assessment: Before deployment, patches undergo evaluation to ensure their compatibility and stability, minimising the risk of compromising the overall security posture.
  • Deployment: While primarily an internal process, patch management may involve external partnerships to optimise effectiveness and efficiency.

Patch management is essential for mitigating cybersecurity risks. Unpatched vulnerabilities create exploitable entry points for cyberattacks, potentially compromising sensitive data and disrupting operations. By proactively identifying and deploying security patches, organisations can reduce their attack surface, minimize the impact of vulnerabilities, and comply with relevant regulations, ultimately strengthening their overall security posture.

The optimal approach to patch management depends on your industry and specific organisational needs. Here are some common deployment methods:

  1. Phased Patch Management: This proactive strategy involves scheduling patch deployment at predetermined points throughout an asset’s lifecycle, ensuring timely updates and minimising vulnerability windows.
  2. Immediate Patch Deployment: This method prioritises immediate application of patches, particularly for critical security vulnerabilities or bug fixes requiring rapid remediation.
  3. Routine Security Updates: These updates, released by software or hardware vendors, may or may not be deployed on a predefined schedule. Organisations should weigh the risks and benefits of deploying these updates based on their individual security needs.

The frequency of patch management depends on several factors, including industry regulations and compliance frameworks. However, organisations should strive for the most frequent patch deployment possible without compromising system stability or user productivity.

Ready to Patch Your Way to Stronger Security?

We can help. Secure your systems and streamline your operations. Schedule a demo with Intelliworx Patch Management-as-a-Service team

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