Developed in 2014, Patchman has become well known in the website security industry. While it is primarily known for patching vulnerabilities commonly found in content management systems (CMS) such as WordPress, Drupal and Joomla, the software has grown significantly since its creation. In this post, we’ll cover what else Patchman can do, and why it’s such a valuable tool to protect a website.
The Benefits of Using Patchman
As we said, Patchman has come a long way since its inception. Here is a list of the features, and the benefits the user will enjoy with Patchman on their side:
CMS Application Patching: CMS protection is the core of Patchman’s focus. With automatic patching for common CMS applications such as WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal, Patchman will help eliminate the risk vulnerable CMS platforms can present.
Malware Detection & Removal: Hackers generally hack websites to take advantage of your server’s resources for spam runs, DDoS attacks, web shells, etc. With Patchman, these malicious scripts are automatically detected and quarantined, so you don’t need to clean up the mess.
Vulnerability Patching: As more businesses move online, eCommerce protection becomes more critical for the safety of both the company and the users purchasing products. Patchman solutions automatically detect and patch vulnerabilities in eCommerce applications ultimately reducing the attack surfaces stemming from vulnerable web applications.
Plugin Patching: With plugins representing 97% of vulnerabilities, it’s critical to ensure they are closely monitored and patched immediately in the event of an attack. Patchman will patch vulnerabilities with the most popular plugins making them as secure as their latest release.
Dynamic Malware Scanning & Removal: Patchman addresses polymorphic and injected malware in a powerful and automated way across an entire hosting platform while still having access to pinpoint accuracy. If any advanced malware is detected, Patchman will automatically and safely remove the malicious code from legitimate files without compromising their functionality.
Customer Alert Notifications: Building cybersecurity awareness and education is an important focus for Patchman. That’s why the software makes it easy to notify customers of security incidents and outdated applications. Users will be provided with detailed background information related to the various vulnerabilities that are found. In addition, users are offered customization capabilities to add in further education, best practices, or other relevant messaging.
Additional Patchman Features
There are several reasons hosting service providers prefer Patchman over other tools. These reasons include, but aren’t limited to:
Fast Set Up: With Patchman, you can start scanning your server in as little as 60 seconds with our installation and configuration process! The software also offers other integration methods including cPanel, Plesk or API.
User-Friendly Portal: Once set up, log into the Patchman Portal where you can easily configure, manage, and view details of your Patchman install.
Automated Workflow: Set it and forget it! Using automatic policies, you can inform your customers, patch vulnerabilities and quarantine malware.
Roll Back Changes: Quickly and easily roll back any fixes Patchman implements on your servers.
Host Provider Benefits
We covered this extensively in a recent post, however, the top three benefits of using Patchman for hosting providers are that it reduces churn by 20 percent, reduces system admin utilization by 50 percent, and decreases support ticket volume by 50 percent. Bottom line – Patchman makes the job of a website hosting provider much easier. Using tools like Patchman helps you, the hosting provider, actively defend against both new and commonly known cyberthreats that can impact website owners. More threats are popping up every day, and cybersecurity tools are more important than ever to have in your defense arsenal. Want to learn more? Visit the Patchman website today.