One of the things that our community tells us regularly is that enhancements to our core products are often just as important as new functionality. Making sure that our products are always advancing and improving is something our engineering team is constantly working on, but often those behind-the-scenes enhancements aren’t glamourous. Stability enhancements, performance enhancements, or streamlining functionality isn’t as exciting to announce.
So, it’s always exciting when a series of enhancements come to the fore that not only show that continual improvement, but are also worth highlighting.
Patch management is core to a layered security offering. Proper patch management can solve well over 90% of security issues – because well over 90% of issues are caused by exploits against known problems. In fact, a proper patch management strategy is the foundation of a layered security offering, as well as delivering managed services as a whole.
From the announcement:
Hidden within that are a number of gems, too.
With deeper insight into failures, it’s now possible to understand what happened with a patch and be able to take corrective action, and the information is provided both in the system itself and in a dedicated report. With the ability to create workflows and a monthly schedule, it’s also possible to add a new level of automation to the process, reducing manual effort and adding efficiency.
These enhancements are part of an ongoing effort for us. With our rapid release cycle (including more than 30 releases on RM alone in 2015), we add features as soon as they are ready. Some enhancements are behind the scenes, so when these much more visible, high-impact ones are released, it’s great news to highlight. These should make a significant difference in the way MAX Remote Management helps you drive efficiency, and ultimately, better business!
To read the release notes, click here.