You’ve seen the software updates pop up on your screen—those little reminder messages that come at a time that’s usually less than convenient. While it’s tempting to ignore these updates because you’re busy, ignoring them puts your business at risk.

Old software code typically has holes that enable cyber criminals to cause havoc with significant business repercussions. Your computer or device can be compromised just by opening an email, viewing a website or playing infected media.

Criminals take advantage of organizations that don’t stay on top of software updates by accessing vital information—including personal identification, customer data, financial information and more. They can also delete important files or even hold your computer’s data for ransom.

Protect Your Business

Your data is a business asset, and you want to keep it as secure as possible. Software updates continuously protect your business by providing…

  • Patches for security holes that can leave you vulnerable to hackers, viruses and malware attacks
  • The latest updates to your operating system
  • New or improved features and functionality
  • Removal of old or outdated features
  • Better compatibility between the software and different devices, or between different software applications
  • Updates to the interface that improve the user experience
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements.

Schedule Updates

Many software applications on both desktops and mobile devices can be updated automatically or scheduled to update at a specific time to make it as easy and convenient as possible. But hackers can turn these automatic updates off, so take the time to double check (or have your IT team check) to make sure your automatic software updates are enabled.

It’s important to have the latest anti-virus and anti-malware software too. It’s easy to spread computer viruses and malware via email, networks, flash drives and portable hard drives. A good anti-virus/anti-malware program will allow you to get real-time alerts when you receive dangerous files, emails and attachments.

Regularly updating your software applications keeps your business safe, so don’t procrastinate. It’s an easy way to protect your valuable data—and your business.

Contact us to learn how Eclipse can help your company protect itself.