Is your network at risk due to unpatched vulnerabilities?
Patching is one of the ASD Top 4 Mitigation strategies and can mean to difference between a compromised and protected system. Cybercriminals and malware can use unpatched vulnerabilities – within software applications and operating systems – as a gateway into your corporate networks. In fact, unpatched vulnerabilities in popular applications are one of the biggest threats to business IT security. This risk is compounded by increasing IT complexity. Therefore, identifying vulnerabilities – and patching them as soon as possible – is a vital element in any business’s defence against targeted attacks, and may also demonstrate compliance with regulation to auditors.
Patching Vulnerabilities with Kaspersky Systems Management
Kaspersky Systems Management, a part of Kaspersky End-Point Security for Business, offers a broad set of powerful IT productivity tools written into the same code and managed from one console, with the resulting platform providing the simplicity and automation you want — and the security and control you need to manage and patch your organisation’s vulnerabilities.
Features of Kaspersky Systems Management which find and fix gaps in your security before they are exploited include Advanced Vulnerability Scanning and Intelligent Patch Management. These features protect vulnerable operating systems and applications from cyber criminals by managing patches and critical updates on an ever expanding number of devices and applications. Ultimately, they allow you to review the status of an entire corporate network with clear, concise reports showing vulnerable devices and applications, and what needs to be done to fix them.
Firstly, Kaspersky Systems Management automatically generates hardware and software inventories to help to make sure you know exactly what’s running on your network. Whenever new applications or devices are introduced into your corporate network, Kaspersky Systems Management will automatically discover them – so you can see and manage every element of your IT environment.
Next, the Advanced Vulnerability Scanning feature scans work stations for vulnerabilities, which could be exploited by cybercriminals, on demand or according to a set schedules. The Intelligent Patch Management module then identifies all required patches and prioritizes the ones that need immediate attention in detailed reports, helping administrators to plan their day and increasing their security posture.
Kaspersky Systems Management’s Intelligent Patch Management feature can be set to automatically distribute hotfixes and updates for Microsoft and other vendor’s software across your network from one central console. Additionally, it is possible to automate the entire vulnerability detection and patch deployment cycle and schedule it at night to save network bandwidth.
Key benefits of Kaspersky Systems Management include:
• One solution for multiple IT management tasks
• Quick to deploy and easy to manage, saving you time and money
• Protects your business against vulnerabilities
• Grows with your business, offering scalability
• Mobile device management can be added if required
Learn more about assessing patching vulnerabilities with Kaspersky Systems Management, contact Secure-ISS on 1300 769 460 for an obligation free discussion about your security situation.