These are updates to operating systems, network equipment, software products, and applications, created to solve issues that are found after release.
A good patch management process can keep your environment secure from cyber-attacks and help an IT environment run smoothly without downtime. It can ensure that you’re fully compliant with many regulatory requirements and help software run at peak performance.
Your patch management approach needs to include keeping on top of all available patches, knowing what patches are right for what systems, documenting your patch schedule, and thoroughly testing systems after patching is complete.
Automating patch management can help to streamline and improve the accuracy of these tasks.