Patching the Iron Tail is Easier Said than Done

Everyone knows that you should patch your application servers as often as possible. We know that in practice, patching servers falls woefully behind in many organizations, even ones with efficient and security-minded IT. There are good reasons why patching gets put off – it’s often difficult, time consuming, disruptive, or even impossible.

Given the substantial number of known and unknown vulnerabilities affecting users, applications and critical infrastructure, conventional wisdom is that patching vulnerabilities should be on the top of your security to-do list. But in reality, there is a disconnect between security strategies and practical reality.