Ask any IT manager about their greatest challenges, and patching will undoubtedly earn a spot at the top of the list. Keeping up with the constant need for new patches is difficult – which is why many companies end up falling behind.
A recent survey of 5,600 IT professionals found that 66% of respondents said their organization had been hit by ransomware in 2021. That makes ransomware recovery a critical element of any disaster recovery (DR) plan. But disasters run the gamut from earthquakes and hurricanes to hardware failures and power outages. Most companies simply aren’t prepared for the wide range of ransomware and cyberattacks that cybercriminals employ in their hunt for victims.
Patch management, fixing bugs, and keeping software up to date can be a big challenge for today’s IT teams. As our CEO notes in a recent blog, endless cybersecurity and data protection threats come with ineffective patch management. You need to look no further than the recent Apache Log4j vulnerability headlines to see how unpatched software can wreak potential havoc. Failure to keep your software patched and up to date can result in costly security breaches, create legal liabilities, and damage your organization and reputation.