Antivirus is a good start.
But it’s not enough.
For years, you’ve probably been told that you need
antivirus to protect your computer.
This is what antivirus programs do: Once a piece of malware is installed on your computer, an antivirus can identify it and keep it from doing further harm.
But antivirus programs are reactive — they only alert you of something that is already on your computer, once it's discovered.
The good news: there are things you can do to prevent malware from getting into your computer in the first place. Like making sure all your software is safe and secure.
Software has a lot of moving parts. And the more complex it gets, the more weak links it can have.
These weaknesses can result in security holes within your software, also known as vulnerabilities. These can be exploited by hackers who want to gain access to your system.
Much like you’d patch holes in a leaky ship,
the way to fix these vulnerabilities is to apply the right software patches at the right time.
For example, Microsoft does a great job making sure patches are sent out regularly for all their products. Install, reboot, and you’re back in business.
However, there are thousands of software vendors who aren’t as diligent. And did you know the average computer has 72 different programs installed?
Managing patches for all that software can be a time-consuming experience. But too often, software patches are applied inconsistently, or too late — if at all.
See, as critical as this task is, the average organization’s approach to patch management is, well, patchy.
There are many reasons for this. Patch management is a headache, even for experienced IT professionals. It’s a long, complicated, disruptive, often boring routine.
And when it’s working, there are no visible results. In some ways, it’s a thankless task.
Nobody likes doing patch management.
Nobody, that is, except us. Patch management is Secunia’s business, and we do it extremely well.
Best of all, we can do it for your business too. With Secunia’s solution, we’ll make sure all your programs are completely up-to-date and secure.
And by leaving your IT security with us, it frees you up to do what you do best: running your company.
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