Editor / 19 Jul 2023

Over the past few years, there has been a significant cybersecurity shift toward detection and response. Yet savvy businesses wishing to reduce their attack surface are now moving their focus back to areas of the prevention phase, such as vulnerability assessment, threat intelligence, and posture and configuration management.

However, small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), in particular, struggle with critical elements of the prevention phase. This means that their endpoints are left open to the latest zero-day vulnerabilities and cyberthreats. The management of patches and updates across the network can be difficult for SMBs, leading to delayed or incomplete patching. Additionally, it can be tricky and time consuming to identify and prioritize vulnerabilities based on severity, leading to inefficient allocation of resources and increased risk.

Often, the issues are down to inefficiencies of legacy solutions. SMBs crave an easy-to-use solution that will manage patches and updates across their entire network. They also want one that will identify and prioritize vulnerabilities based on severity.

Safeguard struggling SMBs

ESET is here to help. We are adding ESET Vulnerability and Patch Management to ESET PROTECT Complete and ESET PROTECT Elite tiers to better safeguard SMBs struggling to keep up with a constantly evolving threat landscape and ensure all endpoints of your network are correctly patched to help keep out the bad guys.

ESET Vulnerability and Patch Management was built to help resolve these issues. Its customizable patching policies give businesses like yours the flexibility and control so that their endpoints can be optimally patched promptly. Not only does this help businesses of all sizes minimize the exposure to threats, but it also ensures they can adhere to increasingly stringent cybersecurity insurance or regulatory requirements, plus meet the standard required for various ISO certifications.

Going beyond the status quo

Unfortunately, SMBs rarely go beyond the status quo regarding their approach to patching. This makes it difficult to effectively detect and patch vulnerabilities to keep ahead of attackers. With centralized management from the ESET PROTECT Cloud console, organizations can easily assess security threats and manage patches across the entire network.

Automated scanning and a wide range of filtering options of ESET Vulnerability and Patch Management enable organizations to quickly identify and focus on the security issues that pose significant business threats. Further, with automatic and manual patching options, businesses can ensure that their endpoints are updated with the latest security patches in a timely manner.

We’ve got you covered

ESET Vulnerability and Patch Management scans thousands of popular applications, such as Adobe Acrobat, Mozilla Firefox, and Zoom Client, for over 35,000 common vulnerabilities and exposures (CVEs). These automated scans can be scheduled using fully customizable vulnerability exception settings. Vulnerabilities can be filtered and prioritized based on exposure score and severity. Through ESET PROTECT Platform’s cloud-based console, you can raise reports on the most-vulnerable software and devices.

ESET Vulnerability and Patch Management provides a constantly evolving inventory of patches with patch name, version of the app, CVE, patch severity, and affected applications. Businesses like yours can launch immediate updates and begin patching via customizable options or manually when a patch has been identified. You can simplify the patching process further by prioritizing critical assets and scheduling the remainder to off-peak times to avoid disruption.

A unified cybersecurity platform

As many of you know, ESET’s unified cybersecurity platform, ESET PROTECT, is a single-pane-of-glass cloud console that provides centralized visibility, management, and insight. It is a simple, modular, adaptable, and continuously innovated solution built with the benefit of our customers in mind.
ESET PROTECT Platform integrates balanced breach prevention, detection, and response capabilities with our industry-leading managed and professional services and threat intelligence. With the launch of ESET PROTECT Elite, there are now five subscription tiers in ESET PROTECT Platform available:

  • ESET PROTECT Entry – an entry-level solution with competitive pricing that includes endpoint protection, server security, and the ESET PROTECT Cloud console.
  • ESET PROTECT Advanced – providing first-class endpoint protection with advanced threat defense technology.
  • ESET PROTECT Complete – including the new ESET Vulnerability and Patch Management capability, cloud application protection, and mail security to reduce cyber risks to the minimum.
  • New ESET PROTECT Elite – providing increased visibility and decreased cyber risks, ESET Vulnerability and Patch Management, ESET’s native extended detection and response (XDR) capability, plus robust multifactor authentication.
  • ESET PROTECT MDR – an enterprise-grade solution that provides complete cyber risk management, robust threat hunting, and world-class ESET expertise on call. ESET PROTECT MDR combines the capabilities of the ESET PROTECT Elite tier with ESET managed security and professional services.

Evolving solutions

As cyberattacks keep evolving and the industry becomes increasingly complex, our enterprise-grade offerings continue to transition to reflect changing business needs and a morphing threat landscape. We address the digital security challenges of today, while future proofing you for tomorrow. With the launch of ESET Vulnerability and Patch Management, we provide a pathway to swift remediation should the worst happen. We’re helping keep disruption, and costs, down to a minimum for businesses.

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