Why is Patch Management Important?
We don’t need to go too far back in time to remember some of the world’s biggest ransomware attacks in history to understand how critical patch management is for the survival and operational effectiveness of your business.
Even though Microsoft did release a patch 1 month prior to the attack, The infamous WannaCrypto (WannaCry) ransomware cyber-attack back in May 2017 still caused damages worth billions of dollars to individuals and businesses with poor patch management policies.
India was one of the top 10 countries to be hit by Petya ransomware. This ransomware attack halted work at one of the terminals of India’s largest seaport causing computer lockdown and serious consequences for the country’s exports.
The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) said that it has observed a 51 percent increase in ransomware incidents in the country in the first half of the business year (H1) in 2022. Every Security solution available in the market will recommend to keep Patch deployment task on top priority, out of all the other Security recommendations as it is the most critical of your security measures.
After all these years we are still not safe from Cybercriminals, as Hackers continue to find new ways to exploit the vulnerabilities left unattended by business without a proper Patch management policy in place.
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Being one of Microsoft’s Gold partners, we offer seamless deployment and integration of Microsoft’s device management products with your existing endpoint infrastructure.
Along with the ability to configure an effective Patch management policy, you unlock a wide range of Device management capabilities with the help of Microsoft Endpoint Manager.
Microsoft Endpoint Manager is an integrated solution for managing all of your devices. Microsoft brings together Configuration Manager and Intune, without a complex migration, and with simplified licensing. Continue to leverage your existing Configuration Manager investments, while taking advantage of the power of the Microsoft cloud at your own pace.