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Patch Management Industrial Control Systems

Industrial control systems (ICS) in critical infrastructure (CIKR) are high-risk
targets for attack and exploitation targets. Patches and updates are necessary
to help resolve security vulnerabilities and address functional issues.

BURDEN FOR ICS
Patch Management Industrial Control Systems Burden

OUR COMPREHENSIVE SOLUTION
A robust patching program for IT and OT environments requires a cyclical and consistently monitored
solution to ensure a secure and healthy system. To build a complete patch management program
FoxGuard Solutions provides Asset ID & Baselining, Patch & Vulnerability Reporting, GAP Analysis,
Validation, Deployment, and a Transient Cyber Asset Program.

Patch Management Industrial Control Systems | ICS Update

ASSET ID & BASELINE
Prior to monitoring patch data, it is crucial for the utility to properly document all of their critical assets from which to build a baseline. FoxGuard provides baselining services in order to build the foundation for all other steps in the patch management process.

REPORTING
FoxGuard monitors operating systems, 3rd party software applications, network devices and field devices to provide monthly intelligence reports that track the release of cyber security patches specific to your environment. One source saves time and money.
          PATCH AVAILABILITY REPORT
          Once we have identified your asset inventory, FoxGuard can continuously monitor this
          list to inform you when security patches are available and provide all of the necessary
          documentation defining how your systems are impacted and can be protected.

          VULNERABILITY NOTIFICATION REPORT
          Keeping your eyes on patches alone may not be enough. FoxGuard provides a supplemental
          vulnerability notification report. We will monitor your systems and notify you if a vulnerability
          has been identified but the patch has yet to be released.

GAP ANALYSIS
Missing patches and updates can leave systems vulnerable to cyber attacks. Our solution collects the asset information, performs the patch analysis, keeps a log for and identifies the specific patches that are needed to get your system up-to-date and secure.
          AUTOMATE
          Automated collection of asset information, ensuring this information is current and accurate.

          ANALYZE
          Intelligent analysis of the types of patches available as compared to an asset’s current patch level.

          SAVE TIME & RESOURCES
          Management of patch gap is efficient since the user is only supplied necessary patches – eliminating
          the time spent on superseded (out-of-date) patches.

          VULNERABILITY INTELLIGENCE
          Identify risks, threats and vulnerabilities based on missing patches.

VALIDATION
Patch Validation is a tedious, timely process that requires the right staff with the right aptitude in the right environment to safely and effectively test patches. This may require special equipment and the right discernment to understand how much and how deep to test each of your critical assets.

DEPLOYMENT
A diligent deployment process defends against malware, in-transit modification and corruption. Our engineers design a comprehensive, secure and easy-to-use patch deployment solution that best fits the needs of your specific environment.

TRANSIENT CYBER ASSET (TCA) PROGRAM
FoxGuard provides an innovative solution that will secure your laptops and other portable devices. Our solution protects these assets by deploying a gold image on a monthly basis. This gold image is updated to include OEM specific security patches and applicable operating systems, software and device drivers.


Learn More About Our Patch Management Solutions

FoxGuard provides a wide range of patch management solutions that help entities identify and mitigate gaps in the security of their systems. We host weekly webinar to discuss ways to develop and implement a robust patch management program. We encourage you to join this webinar and download the solution overview.

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