In this day in age, antivirus is no longer enough to keep your computer virus free. Patch management software should be used where antivirus fails.
Think you’re protecting your computer sufficiently? Only using antivirus? Antivirus can’t protect you from all forms of attacks.
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Vulnerabilities in your software are leaving your computer open for attacks. Patch management has become increasingly important as computer security news will tell you. Microsoft continues with their Patch Tuesday while Adobe join them in a bid to make more users aware of the vulnerabilities in their software such as the ever popular Flash Player.
Zero day vulnerabilities is the race between a hacker using it and the vendor patching it. The patch however is only useful if users install it. Patch management software can make the whole process easier by scanning your software and automating the patching process. So if you forget to update, your patch management software won’t.
Patch management software is just one of many essential computer security measures you should have in place such as spyware and malware scanners to catch anything antivirus misses.