When it comes to software patching, your company’s goal is to reduce its security risk exposure as much as possible and as fast as possible. This can be done by ensuring that its computing environment and IT software stack are up-to-date regarding known vulnerability releases and patch upgrades.
However, companies also need to meet the objectives of supporting business applications without interruptions from endless maintenance and downtime cycles. Thus, there is an inherent tension between security and productivity, between managing risk and maintaining routine business operations.
So how can Security, IT Operations and Compliance teams balance these needs? Well, it’s all about understanding the enterprise patch-related processes and automating them end-to-end with proper governance.
This whitepaper is your guide to reducing risk exposure duration as much as possible, while at the same time allowing computing and IT software to be fully utilized for their primary purpose – facilitating the goals and needs of the business.