Patch Me Up
Your computer systems in your office may have been purchased when they were new. However, passing time has aged the computers and caused them to fall behind with their system updates. Microsoft has gotten better about automatic updating, but that doesn’t mean that every other program on your computer is patched. So what does it mean to have a patched system?
Software is running on your computer right now, whether or not you like it. Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, Java, Flash and others all have major security problems that have been published by the developer of the software. Those major problems have solutions called patches. Similar to having a leaky boat patched up, patching your software keeps you safe in using it. Patching your operating system and your programs is something that should be done in an ongoing way, not as an afterthought when things start to break. Keeping your major programs patched keeps them secure and helps your data stay safe. In addition, it may offer you added benefits such as new features or bug fixes.
Who does the patching?
So if software patching is such a big deal, who is patching your office computers? Java needs to be updated right now. On the java website is an update, you’ll need to download it and run it on all the computers in your office that need Java. If a computer user doesn’t NEED Java, get rid of it. After Java, Flash is another important security patch needed. Again, you can find the patch and run it on all the computers in your office. This seems time consuming, doesn’t it? Isn’t there a better way?
GetMoreCare Patch Management
Managed computers by GetMorePC have patch management for over 200 programs included and are patched in a regularly scheduled way, without you having to do all of the manual legwork of downloading patches on each computer. In addition, if a patch fails we will know and can address the issue. Moreover, if we need to block a patch (maybe for like a Windows 10 build update) we can do that easily and across the whole network. Do not neglect patching the leaky boat that is your personal desktop computer. Call GetMorePC today and let’s get patching!