What is Patch Management?

Patch Management is a process to acquire, test and install multiple patches (code changes) on the existing applications and software tools of the user's computer system. Patch management enables systems to stay updated on the existing patches. It also helps decide the patches that are appropriate, and are installed as and when required.

Monitor the Network and Prevent Application Vulnerabilities with Patch Management

Comodo One's Network Monitoring and Performance can be used to monitor all aspects of network connected devices including servers, hypervisors, routers, switches and firewalls.

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8 Important Steps to Patch Management

Patch Management

Security and Patch Information Sources

In general, IT administrators know which security issues and software updates are relevant to their environment. To support you, the Comodo's indusry-leading Patch Management Operation Team monitors sources of intelligence from:

Automatic System Discovery

Comodo ONE performs automatic discovery of Windows systems using Active Directory to deliver intellgence that gives you with a real-time view of your network:

Runs and collects the discovery over all managed endpoints Scans networks for installed and missing security patches Detects vulnerabilities.

Patch Prioritization and Scheduling

Comodo ONE has categorization built in so that you can prioritize your deployments based on patch details like severity, vendor or patch type.

Critical patches and security patches can be automated and scheduled to run daily right out-of-the-box whereas, all other patches could be scheduled for the regular periodic maintenance window.

Patch Testing

Comodo ONE enables you to deploy patches out-of-the-box or apply a workflow to validate patches before auto installation. You can run tests on desired systems first in order to approve either a single or bulk patches. Once satisfied you can mark them as approved or unapproved.

Your automation policies can deploy all patches matching the criteria you defined or only the approved patches matching the criteria you defined per policy.

Although Comodo does extensive and deep testing, we also empower our Comodo ONE users to perform their own tests.

Change Management

Comodo ONE Platform enables you to track all changes done through your endpoint patch policies and the latest status of your network. Administrators can generate reports to track the applied patches as well as the missing patches and check the patch procedure details to see the successful operations as well as any failed deployment attempts.

Patch Installation and Deployment

Comodo ONE deploys the patches based on the delta between endpoint and latest patch intelligence gathered.

When configured on demand or by policy, the agent applies the relevant updates and patches to create an efficient and fast process. The status of patch deployment is then updated in real time in Comodo ONE.

The installation process can be scheduled or triggered on demand based on existing procedure or selected patches and devices such as:

Audit and Assessment

Comodo ONE enables you to track every single application and patch over your network in real-time and provides:

Visibility into global patch inventory with each and every device that is applicable and their relevant status (eg: already deployed, in deployment or missing).

Research automation freeing you from the cumbersome process

Identification of which patches are installed and when. Sophisticated reports about status and the general assessement of your network.

Consistency and Compliance

Comodo ONE Platform enables you to stay compliant on your entire network.

Schedule the deployment of your patches on any configuration you prefer and Comodo ONE will deliver them precisely on schedule.

Maintains consistency and compliance across all your devices and software.

Monitors and maintains patch compliance for the entire enterprise.

Our Promise to you: We will Patch everything you have, automatically! and for FREE.

The Ins and Outs of Patch Management using Comodo ITSM