Most people are aware of the importance of installing Windows Updates. Indeed, most Windows PCs now come with Windows Updates set to download and install updates automatically. However, how many people regularly ensure that other software applications are up to date? When was the last time you downloaded an Adobe Reader update?
Recent research (PDF document) by security company Secunia shows that only 14% of all security vulnerabilities originate within Microsoft software (Windows, Internet Explorer, Office, etc.). The rest come from other web browsers (Google Chrome, Firefox, etc.), Apple iTunes, Adobe Reader and Oracle Java. Windows Update (or Microsoft Update, as it's known when it is managing all Microsoft products) won't touch these other applications, which means that they have to rely on their own update mechanism. This is often a tedious process of pop ups, which most people have a guilty tendency to ignore.
However, if you sign up for Patch Management from James The Gadget Man, these concerns can be a thing of the past! By installing a small "agent" application on to your PC, I can initiate automatic scanning and patching of all the installed software, whether it's Windows, Office, Adobe Reader, iTunes, Java or Skype. What's more, if there's a problem with the installation of any of the patches, I will be alerted to it and can take action as required. All of this happens without you having to worry about it, allowing you to get back to what you should be using your computer for, rather than constantly maintaining it.
What price worry-free security?
Patch Management costs just £2 a month, per machine (billed quarterly in advance). Interested? Get in touch via the Contact Form and I'd be happy to discuss your requirements.