Depending on your choice of operating system and third party OEM software, such as RDBMS, security software and various applications that enable management of systems, the sheer number of periodic security patches for these platforms makes internal patch management a cumbersome and extremely time-consuming propositions.
Installation of untested patches may adversely affect the functionality, performance and vulnerability status of your SCADA system or applications software. Non-deployment of a patch could also expose you to potentially serious vulnerability and NERC compliance issues. Your system maintenance staff faces an ever-growing burden due to the sheer volume of patches.
We can simplify your life by offering a holistic approach to patch management—Prevention is paramount to a sustainable patch management strategy.
We use a holistic approach in dealing with risks posed by third party software patches to our clients. Our risk mitigation starts with prevention rather than post-treatment. We isolate and limit the use of risky third party platform software. Where we use third party software, we limit our interfaces and interactions between our platform and the third party software in a well-defined and loosely coupled manner to minimize impact of changes to the third party software on our core software. The result is an automation platform which is more immune to vulnerabilities posed by third party software, and one that is much easier to maintain its security integrity in response to the sheer number of security patches being issued on a weekly and monthly basis.
We offer a patch management strategy tailored to your staffing and budget constraints.
We offer a multi-tier service strategy which identifies relevant and pertinent patches, installs and tests these patches against your release of the monarch™ software, certifies and fixes potential incompatibilities with the monarch software, and makes a final determination about the compatibility of the patch with your monarch system.
Our Silver and Gold patch management services, with a varying cost and service level, can offer a tailored solution to your patch management problem. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.