In a study conducted by Oracle in 2006 it was found that for most companies IT management do not give much attention on the integrity of their data. This results in stolen data or corruption of data. In any case either of the two may actually cause problems to the organization or the business. The following year, in 2007, study has shown that IT management’s inability to address the issue of data integrity actually results in many systems failure for many businesses. That was in 2006 and 2007, at present, although many companies now know the importance of securing their data, many still lack enough insights and knowledge as to how to protect their data.
On the other end, there is also the problem of protecting the computers in businesses that uses multiple computers using a common server. In most of these businesses, the functionality and performance of the computers diminish over time. For many companies the solution is to upgrade or buy new computers and to upgrade the server. Again in this many companies lack enough knowledge as to how to restore the functionality and performance of their computers and servers.
Patch management solution is actually the answer to both scenarios. Whether the business has in-house IT department or none, the patch management software solutions protects the integrity of the data so that businesses will remain protected despite attacks. Moreover, the patch management software solutions actually eliminate threats by identifying the vulnerability of the system and patching them accordingly. Similarly, for individual computers the patch management ensures that they work efficiently. In the latest Windows patch management solution for example, windows machine can now be updated using one central computer. So as soon as Windows release a patch, usually to protect the computer against virus, then all the machines can be immediately updated, leaving no room for vulnerability.
In choosing the right patch management software solution, businesses should evaluate the solution based on the needs of the company or business. For example, if the business is financial institution or banks, the right parch management software solution would be the one which identifies the most vulnerable aspects of the business, such as in communication where it is possible to penetrate the system and have access to data. For small businesses for instance, the right patch management software solution would be the one that secures data from attacks from virus and from natural threats, such as natural disasters. In this case, the right patch management software solutions would ensure that the business remains operational despite disasters.