ManageEngine strengthened its endpoint management offering by bringing Patch Manager Plus to the cloud that would enable admins to automate the entire patch management process, from patch detection to deployment, without any infrastructure investment, thereby securing devices from multiple vulnerabilities and cyberattacks at less than a dollar per computer per month. The automated patch management solution for Windows and third-party applications is available immediately.
As per CCIPS (Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section), an average of 4,000+ ransomware attacks has happened every day since 2016. Many victims of ransomware, such as WannaCry and Petya, have admitted that their failure to react and patch their business-critical computers/servers on time has made them fall prey. Though there are many reasons for cyberattacks, CCIPS strongly suggests an automated and centralized patch management system as an effective prevention and response action that can significantly mitigate the risk posed to organizations due to cyberattacks.
The cloud version of Patch Manager Plus reduces the time and effort needed to deploy patches among the growing workforce on time thereby keeping the zero-day exploits and other vulnerabilities at bay. It also allows IT teams to remotely patch their servers, desktops, laptops, and virtual machines from anywhere in the world by quickly creating an account and installing agents remotely. It also increases IT Teams’ productivity by automating the complete patch management process
“With dynamics of digitalization fast changing and massive adoption of cloud technology, there is a greater need for automation in the endpoint management space, as endpoints are the major entry points of cyberattacks. ManageEngine’s new cloud-based patch management solution is engineered to meticulously lookout for such threats on the move, thereby keeping both data and endpoints secured,’’ said Rajesh Ganesan, director of product management at ManageEngine.