The Importance of Patching

Keeping your operating system and apps up to date.

The Importance of Patching

One of the most basic steps you can take to protect yourself from cyber security vulnerabilities is to keep your operating systems like Windows, MacOS, iOS and Android, and apps like Microsoft Office, Adobe Reader, Java, and Google Chrome up to date with the latest security patches available from the vendor.

New threats and vulnerabilities are discovered daily, and vendors like Microsoft, Apple, Oracle, and Google work hard to ensure their applications are protected, but if you don’t have a strategy to apply these updates to all computers, servers, and mobile devices in your organization, you’re leaving yourself vulnerable to cyber attacks.

Nearly all operating systems and applications have built-in update mechanisms in place, but they’re not always configured to automatically install the latest updates. It’s easy to keep one or two computers up to date, but as the number of devices in your organization grows, it becomes increasingly hard to monitor and manage updates and ensure that all devices receive all updates with no errors along the way.

With our managed workstation and server patching, you don’t have to worry about keeping your operating system or third-party apps up to date – we manage the update process for you, and we’re alerted automatically of any errors along the way. We can ensure that critical vulnerabilities like Meltdown and Spectre are mitigated before they become a problem. We can even provide custom reporting on the health of your devices, so you have the peace of mind that you’re protected.

Interested in learning how we can help you stay up to date with Windows and application updates? Email info@squareplanit.com or use our contact page to get in touch!