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How To Uninstall a Problematic Patch: A Step-By-Step Guide

Let’s be honest. Patching is tedious work. In a recent patching study by Ponemon and ServiceNow, it was revealed that 65% of businesses say that it is difficult to prioritize patches. Even after applying a patch, the patch management process doesn’t end there. Sometimes, new patches create more problems than they fix. This step-by-step guide prepares for such situations and explains how to uninstall a problematic patch.

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What is Vulnerability Management? How to Reduce Vulnerabilities

Vulnerability management should be among the highest priorities of organizations, especially within their IT environments. Skybox Security reports, “vulnerabilities have more than tripled over the past ten years.” With this exponential increase, they also report that cybercrime has continuously evolved and become a more complex threat. Vulnerability management aims to assert a level of control over this ever-present issue in the IT space.

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Patch Management KPI Metrics

Around 57% of data breaches are attributed to poor patch management. This stat clearly attributes to the need for patch management to keep the organization safe by mitigating security vulnerabilities. Without the right patch management software, it becomes difficult for organizations to identify critical updates. Only implementing a patch management process is not enough for any organization to win the game.

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Educational institutions: To patch or not to patch?

The second decade of the 21st century witnessed an unprecedented paradigm shift in the educational sphere. With the onset of the pandemic, conventional ideas of an educational institution gave way to a far modernized and on-the-go approach. Joining class and listening to teachers’ lectures on Zoom or through Microsoft Teams is now the new norm.

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What is Patch Compliance?

Software patching is the important process of deploying updates. These updates are often released to resolve security vulnerabilities and exploits that could lead to a cyberattack. In fact, many high-profile cyberattacks could have been minimized or avoided altogether if not for unpatched software -- which is why patch management is a critical part of cybersecurity best practices and compliance. As cybersecurity regulations continue to roll out, new standards are being created for patch management.

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Patch Management Lifecycle Explained

There’s no doubt that patching is tedious work. However, CNP technologies’ article on the importance of patching points out that “74% of companies say they simply can’t patch fast enough because the average time to patch is 102 days.” Understanding the patch management lifecycle is the first step that organizations take towards optimizing patching processes and creating a more secure IT environment.

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Patch Management Audit Checklist

Patching is an essential function within any MSP or IT department, so maintaining a successful patch management process is a top priority for organizations. A patch management audit allows organizations to analyze and adjust their patching processes to make them more effective. Use this patch management audit checklist to evaluate and improve your current patch management process.

Cancer and Hematology Centers Uses NinjaOne to Patch Endpoints and Stay HIPAA Compliant

Kevin Kamer and Braden Walter at Cancer and Hematology Centers of Western Michigan use NinjaOne to patch servers and workstations across their distributed network driving security and compliance automatically.
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An Overview of Enterprise Patch Management

“Some things age better with time; unfortunately, the software is not one of them,” iLink Digital explains in their patch management review. Whenever software malfunctions or becomes outdated, enterprise patch management systems come to the rescue. In this overview, we’ll uncover the challenges, benefits, and case studies for enterprise patch management.