Neurons for Patch Management

Efficiently prioritise and remediate vulnerabilities

Ivanti Neurons for Patch Management is a cloud-native patch management solution with actionable intelligence on active risk exposure, patch reliability and device compliance, health and risk that helps organisations better protect against threats, including ransomware.

Risk-based patch management

Ransomware attacks are increasing in frequency and severity every year. The impact on companies is devastating. Research puts the average total cost of a ransomware breach at $4.62 million – excluding the cost of the ransom.

  1. Unfortunately, the situation is likely to get worse before it gets better. Ransomware as a service (RaaS) enables just about anyone to launch an attack – no security knowledge or coding expertise required.
    On top of that, the number of Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVEs) into networks nearly quadrupled in 2020.
  2. Worse yet, ransomware attackers are increasingly targeting midmarket companies to avoid the media attention that comes from attacking large enterprises.
  3. Patching to fix CVEs is one of the best things an organisation can do to counter ransomware attacks. Unfortunately, 71% of IT and security professionals find patching to be overly complex and time-consuming.
  4. That may be due to the overwhelming volume of vulnerabilities that exist. There are well over 100,000 vulnerabilities listed in the US National Vulnerability Database (NVD). While only a small percentage are tied to ransomware, and an even smaller percentage are active exploits, identifying which ones pose the most risk to your organisation can be tricky. From 2018-2020, using CVSS v3 scoring, if you were to patch only critical vulnerabilities, your coverage against ransomware would only be about 35%

Ivanti Neurons for Patch Management provides actionable threat intelligence, patch reliability insight and device risk visibility that enables IT teams to prioritize and remediate the vulnerabilities that pose the most danger to their organisation. By leveraging Ivanti Neurons for Patch Management to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of their patching efforts, organisations can better protect themselves from data breaches, ransomware and other threats that stem from software vulnerabilities.

Key features and capabilities

Proactively patch against active exploits Prioritize remediation based on adversarial risk, with intelligence on known exploits and threat-context for vulnerabilities – including ties to ransomware. Ivanti’s Vulnerability Risk Rating (VRR) better arms you to take risk-based prioritized action than CVSS scoring by taking in the highest fidelity vulnerability and threat data plus human validation of exploits from penetration testing teams.

Achieve faster SLAs with patch reliability and trending insight

Save time and avoid failed patch deployments with patch reliability insights from crowdsourced social sentiment data and anonymized patch deployment telemetry. This information enables you to evaluate patches based on their reliability in real-world applications before deploying them. Additionally, service-level agreement (SLA) tracking, which provides visibility into devices nearing SLA, enables you to take action on devices before they are out  of compliance.

Transition from on-premises to cloud patch management

Start your journey from on-prem patch management to the cloud with the strength of Ivanti’s patch technology. Ivanti Neurons for Patch Management is a cloud-native solution that allows you to transition from on-prem patch management to the cloud at your own pace instead of being forced to “rip and replace”. Such gradual transitions are enabled by the solution’s single pane of glass experience that provides visibility into the devices that it manages in the cloud alongside those managed via on-prem Ivanti patch management solutions.

Streamline patch management processes

Improve operational efficiencies by eliminating the need to jump between siloed patch management solutions. Ivanti Neurons for Patch Management provides visibility into all the endpoints in your environment via a single pane of glass. Advanced vulnerability insights and patch intelligence further improve operational efficiencies by enabling you to effectively prioritize patch efforts so you focus only on what matters. Further, when it’s time to patch, autonomous Patch Configurations deployed to the Ivanti Neurons Agent on devices distribute thoroughly tested patches to thousands of machines in minutes.

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