Datto automates updates and patches

Datto – which provides IT through Managed Service Providers (MSPs), announced the global availability of Datto RMM 6.5, which helps MSPs provide reliable security services through improved remote endpoint software patch management.

The big idea is to tackle endpoint attacks which are up up 20 percent on last year, costing businesses millions, Proper endpoint patching is seen as the first line of defence for businesses worldwide. Datto RMM 6.5 will help MSPs better address the security needs of their customers’ IT environments, the company claims.

A part of Datto Business Management, Datto RMM is a cloud remote monitoring and management solution for MSPs. It allows MSPs to manage the IT infrastructure of small and medium businesses remotely with automation tools such as network monitoring, patch management, and remote control.

Datto RMM protects millions of endpoints globally and, since the initial launch of Datto RMM 6.5, it has patched and updated more than 500,000 potential vulnerabilities.

Ian van Reenen, VP, Engineering, Endpoint Products at Datto said: “Datto RMM is designed to help MSPs deliver more efficient and reliable services,” said . “With endpoint security and data protection playing an increasing role in defending against cyber attacks, Datto RMM’s automated third-party patch management will help our MSP partners address one of the most significant security vulnerabilities – human error through phishing emails — by ensuring all their clients’ software is updated automatically to the most current version.”

Datto RMM 6.5 automates updates of common business applications, like Adobe Acrobat, Oracle Java, and Mozilla Firefox. Proactive software patch management is now native within Datto RMM 6.5.

“Datto RMM 6.5 has already saved my technicians countless hours of work spent manually updating software patches for our servers,” said Daniel Johnson, President at machineLOGIC. “Datto’s promise to release more frequent updates to Datto RMM with meaningful features like automated patch management is exactly what we look for in a technology partner.”