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Select the best patch management software for your company

Businesses need the right patch management software in order to protect their assets and remain compliant. Learn how to evaluate and select the best patch management software for your infosec strategy.

Introduction

Keeping track of all their applications, operating systems and devices is a task only for the steeliest of IT managers. Throw in patches and updates, and the task becomes a Sisyphean one when performed manually.

With manual patch management processes, IT admins must take the time to figure out what has to be patched each week, and then initiate and monitor the more important updates, only to see that boulder rolling back down the hill by the next week with more patches that need to be installed. This is where patch management software comes in.

Patch management is an easy concept to understand, and patch management software that automates the process is an easy product to grasp. What's difficult and requires insight, however, is the process through which a business purchases patch management software.

This guide maps out this buying process step by step, explaining patch management software, and even listing out the vendors that could help businesses best address their patch management strategies.

The best patch management software offers many benefits beyond increased productivity and efficiency. It helps companies remain secure because, oftentimes, outdated software can be exploited by hackers. This, in turn, can cause a great loss of assets.

Regulatory compliance is yet another area that can be maintained with patch management tools, which enable businesses to prioritize certain software and operating systems in the patching process.

To take advantage of the benefits and protections that patch management software can offer, knowing how to procure the right tool is substantial. Assessing the product's usability, the systems it integrates with and how, and its features are just some of the ways to ensure that the right patch management tool is chosen. Once a business prioritizes its patch management needs, it's then ready to select the best patch management software for them.

1What is?-

Patch management software explained

Patch management tools automate the patching process and help enterprises remain compliant and protected. See how they work and learn how they can keep your business secure.

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Learn all about patch management software

Patch management can protect a business from cyber threats. See how patch management tools can help execute an organization's patch management strategy. Continue Reading

2Do I need?-

The business cases for patch management software

Read about the different business use cases where an enterprise would need automated patch management tools, and how they alleviate productivity and resource issues and can help mitigate risk.

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Here's why patch management software is a requirement for most companies

Making sure software and operating systems are up to date is something that every business should be doing. See why companies need patch management software. Continue Reading

3How to buy-

Learn how to evaluate patch management tools

From cost to functionality to interoperability, there are many factors a business should consider before deciding on which patch management software to procure.

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Key factors to consider before purchasing patch management software

Discover the key functions and capabilities that patch management software uses to automate updates and learn what buyers should look for when assessing patch management tools. Continue Reading

4Which should I buy?-

Learn how to select the best patch management software for your business

Selecting the right patch management software means an organization must match up its patching strategy needs to vendors' offerings, the systems the patch management tools integrate with and the budget the business has set aside.

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Choose the right patch management software to remain secure and compliant

The best patch management software for an organization is software that closely matches its patch management and overall infosec strategy. Here are some patch management tools that could help. Continue Reading

5Product overviews-

A rundown of patch management software

Get an overview of some of the popular patch management software products in the market today. These vendors were selected by TechTarget editors after extensive research into the top patch management market shareholders, as well as seeing who fit the presented buying criteria best.

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Compare these patch management software vendors

Get detailed information on features, pricing and supported platforms for today's leading patch management software vendors. Continue Reading

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