Datto announces third-party patching in Datto RMM 6.5

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Enterprise IT provider Datto has announced the global availability of Datto RMM 6.5, a remote monitoring and endpoint tool that the firm says is “one of the most powerful platforms” for securely managing endpoints.

Part of Datto Business Management, Datto RMM 6.5 better equips worldwide MSPs in addressing the security needs of their customers’ IT environments. Intuitive and scalable, the cloud-powered software provides reliable security services through improved remote endpoint software patch management.

Efficient endpoint patching is the first line of defence for businesses against endpoint attacks, the company explained, which, have increased by 20% year over year, according to the Ponemon Institute.

With Datto RMM 6.5, MSPs can securely manage the IT infrastructure of small and medium businesses remotely, using powerful automation tools such as network monitoring, patch management and remote control.

Since its initial launch, the software has already patched and updated more than 500,000 potential vulnerabilities.

“Datto RMM is designed to help MSPs deliver more efficient and reliable services,” said Ian van Reenen, VP of engineering and endpoint products at Datto. “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 also eliminates the need to manually update each business application, automating updates for software such as Adobe Acrobat, Oracle Java and Mozilla Firefox.

“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.”

Daniel Todd

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