One of the things we love most about Deep Security is how it applies virtual patches to your servers almost as soon as a vulnerability is discovered. That tides you over and keeps you safe until a permanent patch is ready. Without it, you’d be sitting there vulnerable.
(A patch, by the way, is a quick repair or correction to software.)
It’s like finding your back door has a broken latch and is hanging open. Now, you could just leave it until the locksmith comes. But who knows how long that would take, and in the meantime, anyone could wander on in. So you’d probably take steps to make a temporary repair. That’s your metaphorical virtual patch.
Microsoft discovered some vulnerabilities in its software in February. But instead of getting that locksmith around (the permanent patch), it’s leaving it until mid-March.
Companies with Deep Security have received that temporary repair in the form of a virtual patch. Those patches were all applied within two days of discovery. Those without Deep Security, or an equivalent… well, the door is still hanging open.
That doesn’t necessarily mean someone will wander on in. But it does increase your risk. Deep Security is a simple and effective way to give you reduce your risk and give you a little more peace of mind.