Avast Business will use Ivanti Security Controls Advanced SDK for Ivanti OEM partners to offer patch management functionality through Avast Business CloudCare to automate and simplify the patch remediation process.
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.
Avast sees money to be made in patching as after its 2019 study using its Security Site Assessment tool, it found only 304 of the 500,000 devices analysed were 100 percent patched.
It reasoned that adding Ivanti patch management technology into Avast security products, SMBs and IT service providers have access to an easy, centralized service that automatically identifies critical patches, prioritises their deployment and monitors the outcome to maintain security integrity.
Avast Business vice president of SMB product management Filip Hlinka said: “It’s never been more important for businesses to keep on top of vulnerability management.”