Keep all your systems up-to-date

Anti-virus is now a completely standard part of a computer’s setup, but what is equally important is making sure all your software has the latest security updates applied.

Most modern cyber-attacks originate from targeting software vulnerabilities, rather than malware infections.

Known as “patches”, these small updates to software are released by the manufacturer to overcome identified vulnerabilities or “security bugs”.

A simple software agent is installed on your devices, and immediately we have a 24/7 view of the health of all your PCs and servers, right down to the software and individual patches applied. When new security updates and patches are available for your system we push them out, where they are automatically applied for you so that next time you switch on your machine, you are running the most up to date and secure software available.

Unfortunately, there will always be new exploits and flaws for hackers to use, as new and different versions of software are released and are updated. Patching your operating system and applications will remain an important and reliable way of protecting against online threats for the foreseeable future.