WannaCry Ransomware Could Have Been Avoided With Automated Patch Management

Cyber attacks on unpatched software can be fully eliminated thanks to the cloud patch management solution by Automox. Hackers know the easiest way into a company's network is through outdated and unpatched software updates.

"The primary reasons so many vulnerabilities are left unpatched by companies is the time and resources required to manually identify, test, and deploy patches," said Jay Prassl, Automox CEO. "We found that existing solutions focus almost exclusively on scanning and reporting on the state of a company's infrastructure. These products largely generate lots of bad news, but don't actually fix the problem by patching the endpoint to bring it into compliance. This is the core reason we built Automox, to help companies of every size address this challenge."

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Facing growing threats and a rapidly expanding attack surface, understaffed and alert-fatigued organizations need more efficient ways to eliminate their exposure to vulnerabilities. Automox is a modern cyber hygiene platform that closes the aperture of attack by more than 80% with just half the effort of traditional solutions.

Cloud-native and globally available, Automox enforces OS & third-party patch management, security configurations, and custom scripting across Windows, Mac, and Linux from a single intuitive console. IT and SecOps can quickly gain control and share visibility of on-prem, remote and virtual endpoints without the need to deploy costly infrastructure.

Experience modern, cloud-native patch management today with a 15-day free trial of Automox and start recapturing more than half the time you're currently spending on managing your attack surface. Automox dramatically reduces corporate risk while raising operational efficiency to deliver best-in-class security outcomes, faster and with fewer resources.

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