Patching and Endpoint Security Help Keep Your IT System Safe
It’s generally considered a good thing that there are more ways than ever for employees to engage with your business via personal computers, mobile devices and other hardware. However, with the countless cybersecurity threats constantly lurking around your systems, more hardware means more opportunities for cybercriminals to wreak havoc on your IT systems. Patching and endpoint security are two methods to keep the bad guys out and let your good guys do what they do best.
Generally speaking, patching is a set of changes to a computer program or its supporting data designed to update, fix or improve it. This includes fixing security vulnerabilities and other bugs, with such patches usually being called “bug fixes,” and improving the usability or performance.
A security patch can be particularly important because it addresses known vulnerabilities. When a vendor releases a security update, it alerts the hacker community that a vulnerability exists in that software. At that point, hackers begin actively looking for unpatched copies of the software they can exploit. The sooner an organization installs the security patch, the quicker it can protect itself against the associated vulnerability.
To best stay on top of these updates, 2W Tech can automate your patch management tasks including maintaining current knowledge of available patches, deciding what patches are appropriate for particular systems, ensuring that patches are installed properly, testing systems after installation, and documenting all associated procedures, such as specific configurations required.
Endpoint security, typically, is a security system that consists of security software located on a centrally managed and accessible server or gateway within the network, in addition to client software being installed on each of the endpoints, or devices. Each device with a remote connection to the network creates a potential entry for cybersecurity threats. Endpoint security is designed to secure each endpoint on the network created by these devices.
You can safeguard your most confidential data through secure access and keep your employees productive, regardless of their location by partnering with 2W for your endpoint security. Beyond simply controlling access, endpoint security tools also provide capabilities such as monitoring for and blocking risky or malicious activities. Contact 2W Tech today to learn more about these and other managed services we offer as an IT consultant.