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Virtual patching Part I: What is it and why does it matter?

by Bharat Mistry

If nothing else, the past year has shown us that the traditional network perimeter as we knew it is now gone. Today’s organisations run a complex blend of remote working endpoints, cloud applications and servers alongside their traditional on-premises assets. This inevitably creates new security and compliance challenges, because all the operating systems and software that run on these endpoints need continual patching against new malware exploits. Fail in this, and CISOs run the risk of a potentially serious security incident that could lead to widespread disruption and financial and reputational damage.

The problem is that patching is not as easy as it sounds. This is where virtual patching can help.

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