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Security Components

Patch Management

Nanitor’s patch management features help you keep track of pending security patches across your organization. Which assets are going unpatched, how many are overdue, how many patches have been installed in the last month - Nanitor gives a clear overview of the health of your organization’s patch habits and helps you strengthen your security posture.

Patch Status Report

Key benefits

  • 01

    Prioritization in the Nanitor Diamond

    Like other security issues, Nanitor will list missing patches on your assets as soon as they are detected, give them a priority rating, and show them in the Nanitor Diamond.

  • 02

    See assets that need patching

    Easily view which assets are missing a particular patch in the patch detail view in a prioritized order, making it easy to identify the most critical assets that need patching.

  • 03

    Statistics on patch status

    View statistics on patches in the patch status report - number of patches pending, new and overdue patches, how many at each priority level, and how many have been resolved (installed on all outstanding assets) in the past month.

  • 04

    Break down by asset label

    The dynamic patch status report can be filtered or broken down by asset label, providing an easy overview of what kinds of assets in what departments need patching.

Unpatched systems are vulnerable to known exploits and often easily compromised

Bugs and vulnerabilities are constantly being discovered and patched in the most widely used operating systems. If vital security patches are not installed within a reasonable timeframe, your organization is left open to hackers exploiting known vulnerabilities.

Ensuring that security patches are installed in a timely manner across your organization’s assets can be a difficult task, but it no less vital to the system’s overall security posture.

Background photo - Unpatched systems are vulnerable to known exploits and often easily compromised

Aggregate statistics on patches

Nanitor’s Patch Status Report aggregates patch statistics across your organization’s assets, broken down overall and by asset labels, and can be further filtered to include only assets with certain labels. The flexible statistics overview allows you to compare departments or purposes by total outstanding patches or only overdue patches (>30 days old), consider only certain types of assets, or keep track of how quickly patch issues are resolved. All numbers can be clicked for further details.

Collecting your outstanding patches in one place

Nanitor’s Discovery Engine quickly detects when a patch is missing on an asset and checks it in to your central Nanitor instance. Each patch raises an issue, which is prioritized alongside other security issues in your system based on the importance of the issue and assets where it is present. The issue detail page shows the vendor’s information on the patch, what assets are missing this patch, and how critical those assets are, making it easy to tell which assets need patching first.