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Maintain secure workspaces with Datto RMM’s Patch Management

Dec 11, 2020

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Maintain secure workspaces with Datto RMM’s Patch Management

By Andrew Burton

Let's Get Technical

What is patch management software?

Patch management is the updating of an application to fix, or “patch”, a bug or weakness in an IT network. Patch management tools allow for a controlled and automated deployment of patches to systems. As a result it creates an environment that is secure against known weaknesses.

How can application patching reduce your security risk?

One in three security breaches are caused by unpatched weaknesses. As the number of applications being used grows, so does the challenge for managed services providers (MSPs) to keep them protected. Cyber attackers are always looking for new weaknesses within those applications, so having a reliable patch management system is a must.

With patches being written regularly, staying on top of which ones need to be deployed can be a daunting task. A complete patch management tool allows IT service providers to gain efficiency through automation and mitigating risks. Build both value and trust for end users.

A patch management solution provides MSPs detailed insights into apps and devices that are potentially at risk. By using an automated system, admins are able to patch multiple systems simultaneously, reducing the time needed to patch large fleets. Additionally, it enables patching to be automated by policy, reducing the need for manual intervention. Datto RMM, is a remote monitoring and management platform that eases patch management for MSPs.

Our built-in patch management makes life for MSPs and clients alike. With Datto RMM’s powerful policy based patching and automation you can schedule patches to ensure minimal disruption to business operations. The robust reporting and search capabilities supply a comprehensive view of changes made to the environment. These include patches that have been applied, those missing in the network, and those which failed to deploy.

Patch management is crucial for managed service providers to keep their client’s systems secure and protected against possible security breaches.

Benefits of a Built-In Patch Management Software

Datto RMM’s built-in patch management software increases MSP efficiency with automated patching. MSPs can develop custom policies to deploy patches for business applications on a scheduled basis. This reduces the need to manually update systems, and keeps them secure from the latest threats and zero-day vulnerabilities.

Patch Management tools help MSPs deliver on the promise of providing a secure and reliable IT environment. Datto RMM can automate the delivery of updates for both operating systems and the most common software applications by:

  • Automated patching capabilities for Microsoft and third-party software
  • Providing flexible parameters deliver patching to meet the needs of the environment.
  • Support for large and complex networks with policy based patch approvals, local caching, and device level compliance reporting.
  • Automated responses to monitoring alerts
  • Extensive library of pre-built scripts, policies, and extensions supported by Datto
  • Configure and schedule reports

Additionally, Datto RMM can provide easy to understand reports that provide visibility to the sites and devices with the highest risk. This enables managed service providers to make data-backed decisions and enhance their reputation as a strategic partner who acts proactively.

Get started with Datto RMM Patch Management Software

Patch management is crucial for managed service providers to keep their client’s systems secure and protected against possible security breaches. Automating this process makes MSPs more efficient, enabling them to serve more clients without adding additional headcount driving profit.

At Datto, we strive to deliver products that increase MSP efficiency. Datto RMM’s native patching capabilities are one example of our commitment to enabling MSPs to deliver profitable managed services.

Discover how to quickly automate your patch management with the Datto RMM

Which systems does Datto RMM Support?

Datto RMM empowers managed service providers to automate the installation of patches. It’s supported by many commonly used versions of Windows and Windows Server. Business applications such as Adobe Acrobat, Oracle Java, and Google Chrome are also supported.