Leveraging BigFix

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In the rapidly evolving Operational Technology (OT) landscape, the need for robust, adaptable, and secure solutions for software updates and patch management is only increasing. This whitepaper compares BigFix and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), two widely used tools for managing software updates. Real-world scenarios and expert input point to BigFix as the superior choice for complex OT settings.

Interstates has been working with enterprise organizations for many years, assisting with designing, implementing, maintaining, and securing their OT environments. One area of discipline is Endpoint Security, where our team focuses on proactive measures to keep operational machines safe from cyber exploits.

Today’s OT environments are complex, involving various systems and endpoints crucial to industrial operations. This complexity becomes challenging when faced with cybersecurity threats that demand rapid response. Patch management is a cornerstone of a well-rounded security solution, especially in IT/OT environments where the stakes are high. Timely software updates are not merely a task to check off your list but a strategic necessity. They serve as the first line of defense against vulnerabilities that could compromise system integrity, disrupt operations, and put safety at risk.

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