You are currently viewing Cloud Based Patch Management Solution: Five Reasons Why It Thrives Better!

Cloud Based Patch Management Solution: Five Reasons Why It Thrives Better!

  • Post author:
  • Reading time:5 mins read

Cloud based patch management software play a major role to secure your IT infrastructure. Time and again, unpatched software is exploited to breach the network, spread malware, and execute attacks. With the onset of remote work, detecting and deploying missing patches are now more difficult than ever.

Today, business leaders want all their IT operations to be fast, efficient and support growing business needs. Legacy on-premises patching solutions have been the primary endpoint hardening tools for so many years. It’s now time to retire them and strengthen your patch manager with a cloud-based tool to support the current needs.

Cloud based patch management tool has plenty of benefits. Here are five main reasons why you should switch from an on-premise to a cloud based patching tool:

1. Saves IT resources and lightens the load with cloud based patch management solution

Many organizations hire teams of 5-10 IT professionals for all patching and system hardening tasks. A cloud-based patching tool minimizes your IT teams’ efforts, cost, and time on patching. With a lighter workload, patching teams can operate smoothly and flex their boundaries only when necessary.

2. Fits in the new remote IT management

A cloud-based solution to patching is so much easier for IT teams to roll out patches on their globally distributed endpoints remotely. Cloud ensures 24 x 7 availability and does not require specific devices with admin privileges. Whether a device is within the corporate network or outside doesn’t matter. You can just focus on the process without worrying about the location.

3. Improves visibility and patch detection

Continuous patch scanning is a major challenge in on-premise solutions. Cloud-based tools have the ability to automatically run continuous patch scans and detect missing patches immediately. When it comes to patching, time to deployment plays an important role in reducing security risk scores. The faster you detect a missing patch, the better are the chances to prevent a potential exploit.

4. Runs on minimum maintenance and support

Unlike on-premise solutions, which need dedicated servers, specific infrastructure, and ongoing maintenance, cloud-based patch management tools don’t require any specific maintenance. All product updates are performed automatically by vendors, keeping you out of the mess of keeping the tool up-to-date. Cloud-based tools run on any beat-up machine and don’t consume excessive CPU and RAM.

5. Integrates well with cloud-based security stack

With the entire security stack moving to the cloud, taking patch management along makes sense. After all, patching is almost on the same level as threat response tools when it comes to routine checks and stringent planning. Moving patch management to the cloud will be an important strategic move in your endpoint security program. It gives you better accessibility, detailed analyses, and faster detection and deployment.

Patching from the cloud, the SanerNow PM way

SanerNow Patch Management is a cloud-based tool to automate your entire patching process for all predominant software tools in your inventory. Starting from continuous patch scans, detection, prioritization, download, testing, and scheduled deployment, the entire patch cycle can be automated according to your needs.

SanerNow supports patching for multiple versions of Windows, Mac, and Linux OSs. It also supports patching for 400+ third-party apps, system configuration patches, and firmware. Do you want to see how slick patching can be in your environment?

Just schedule a demo with us, we’ll show you how it works.

Share this article