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Patch failures are often caused by deferral windows.

Why Patches Fail

The psychological source of this particular patch failure, of course, is the omnipresent fear that applying patches will result in a service disruption that will, at a minimum, make for a miserable few hours for

A comprehensive guide to patch management for MSPs

The Ultimate Guide to Patch Management for MSPs

Patch management is not just a best practice; it is an essential aspect of MSP operations. Failing to regularly patch systems and applications can leave your clients vulnerable to cyberattacks, data breaches, and system failures.

Vulnerability Prioritization

How to Patch Vulnerabilities: A Comprehensive Guide

Leaving vulnerabilities unpatched can expose organizations to significant risks. Attackers actively search for known vulnerabilities to exploit, and exploiting unpatched vulnerabilities is a common technique. Such attacks can result in data breaches, financial losses, reputational

Vulnerability patching isn't sexy, and often the reasons for patches not working aren't either.

Why Patches Fail

In this blog series, we’ll look at some of the more mundane – albeit common and operationally-significant – reasons patches fail.

Patch failures are often caused by deferral windows.

Why Patches Fail

The psychological source of this particular patch failure, of course, is the omnipresent fear that applying patches will result in a service disruption that will, at a minimum, make for a miserable few hours for IT practitioners, and could result in more serious repercussions. trackd was founded to counter exactly this rational, but largely anachronistic, fear.

A comprehensive guide to patch management for MSPs

The Ultimate Guide to Patch Management for MSPs

Patch management is not just a best practice; it is an essential aspect of MSP operations. Failing to regularly patch systems and applications can leave your clients vulnerable to cyberattacks, data breaches, and system failures.

Vulnerability Prioritization

How to Patch Vulnerabilities: A Comprehensive Guide

Leaving vulnerabilities unpatched can expose organizations to significant risks. Attackers actively search for known vulnerabilities to exploit, and exploiting unpatched vulnerabilities is a common technique. Such attacks can result in data breaches, financial losses, reputational damage, and legal liabilities.

Vulnerability patching isn't sexy, and often the reasons for patches not working aren't either.

Why Patches Fail

In this blog series, we’ll look at some of the more mundane – albeit common and operationally-significant – reasons patches fail.

Modern patch management software provides insights on how patches have been disruptive to help identify the problem patches before they break a network.

MSP Patch Management: The Delicate Balance Between Operational Risk & Security Risk

The only thing better than learning from your own mistakes is learning from the mistakes of others. At trackd, we have come up with a radically simple but elegant solution to help organizations differentiate between the 98% of patches that are necessary and safe, and the 2% that will have your clients calling you on the weekends.

Cybercriminal don't discriminate; they scan the internet for targets.

Remember, We’re All Just an IP Address to Cyber Criminals

In today’s threat landscape, you don’t have to be a high-profile private or public organization to be targeted. You don’t have to be storing highly valuable technology IP or high-value health records, and you don’t have to piss off a hacktivist group with a bone to pick. You simply have to have an unpatched vulnerability that pops up on a list delivered to a threat actor after indiscriminately scanning the internet.