Ivanti Partners with Avast Business to integrate patch management into small businesses security platforms

Ivanti is partnering with Avast Business to incorporate Ivanti Security Controls Advanced SDK for patch management functionality through Avast Business CloudCare. This component of the Avast CloudCare layered security platform enables small businesses and managed security service providers to take advantage of enterprise-grade app protection on a budget, alongside endpoint protection, cloud backup and network security.

In a 2019 study using its Security Site Assessment tool, Avast Business found only 304 of the 500,000 devices analysed were 100% patched – less than one percent of devices. By adding Ivanti patch management technology into Avast security products, SMBs and IT service providers have access to an easy, centralised service that automatically identifies critical patches, prioritises their deployment and monitors the outcome to maintain security integrity.

“It’s never been more important for businesses to keep on top of vulnerability management,” said Filip Hlinka, vice president of SMB product management at Avast Business. “New threats are emerging every day and small and medium-sized businesses are a prime target, especially during this pandemic. With a growing remote workforce and increasing threats, businesses need to keep on top of patching security flaws, as well as have oversight of the security of all business devices. Partnering with Ivanti allows us to provide enterprise-grade technology that is tailored for the patch management needs of small to mid-size enterprises. As a key component of the Avast Business CloudCare platform, we are truly delivering an all-in-one cybersecurity offering for small businesses that automates the entire vulnerability management cycle across endpoints, accelerating the ability for organisations to respond to threats and prevent data breaches.”

The Ivanti patch catalogue is one of the industry’s most comprehensive, currently securing over 180 million endpoints globally. It includes patching for Microsoft Windows and hundreds of popular vendors and products like iTunes, Oracle, Java, Adobe Flash, Reader, and more. As a result of the partnership, small and medium-sized businesses and IT service providers are able to benefit from this solution to quickly detect vulnerabilities from endpoint to data centre and automatically deploy expertly pre-tested patches across hundreds of third-party applications.

“Together Ivanti and Avast Business are helping enterprises defend against modern cyberattacks, which can be costly and damaging,” said Mark Stevens, vice president of strategic alliances and OEM at Ivanti. “By integrating an industry-leading Ivanti patch management technology into the Avast Business security platforms, we have been working to help ensure SMBs can simplify their critical patch management process to prevent risk and exposure.”

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