ERP Security Solutions – Traditional Patching versus Virtual Patching

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Oracle and SAP regularly provide security patches for their current product versions to protect their customers from new security vulnerabilities as they arise. In the past, this approach was “best practice” but largely because it was the only choice.

But this method of security patching is hopelessly out of date!

It is dependent on the vendor identifying loopholes within their code. Often, vendors identify these because one or more of their customers has suffered an attack. This is a very reactive approach.

What’s more, the vendors only provide patches for the latest supported versions of their software. Almost all customers run a variety of older software versions and are quite happy with them, except of course for the lack of any security updates from the manufacturers.

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Vendor security patching is like finding that you have a leaky dam and then start plugging the holes as and when they appear by sticking your fingers in them. But there is a solution. It’s obvious really when you think about it. You put in a new dam upstream of the old leaky dam.

In IT terms, this means putting protection all around your systems to protect them and then apply updates to that “fence”, therefore protecting everything within it. Simple.

Support Revolution’s “Advanced Security” is based on Trend Micro’s Deep Security solution which works in exactly this way. Deep Security was rated #1 in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms.

To find out more about the differences between Traditional and Virtual ERP security patching, download our white paper to see how Support Revolution’s Advanced Security can protect your Oracle and SAP estate.

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