Information security expert Derek Brink of Aberdeen Strategy & Research sits down with Rimini Street’s Anne Plese to discuss the business case for virtual patching vs. vendor patching.
In this on-demand webinar, Brink likens applying software vendor security patches to being on a hamster wheel:
• vulnerabilities are discovered and publicly disclosed
• patches are (usually) made available by the vendor
• IT teams must decide if and when to implement the patches
• new vulnerabilities are discovered and publicly disclosed
Brink characterizes this as a complex, challenging, expensive, and ongoing process that includes security risks, high operational costs, business disruption, potential loss of revenue and productivity due to system downtime, and higher staffing needs.
Conversely, per Brink, a virtual patching approach substantially reduces — and in some cases substantially eliminates — these challenges.
Brink’s metrics alone, on the staggering number of vulnerabilities and the high percentage with no available vendor patches, are eye-opening.
Rimini Street Advanced Database Security (ADS)
Rimini Street Advanced Database Security is a next-generation database security solution enhanced with technology from McAfee that protects databases from known and unknown vulnerabilities by monitoring and analyzing database memory, and blocking attempted attacks using virtual patching before they reach the database.