Like any software, Sage CRM is susceptible to security vulnerabilities and bugs. That's why it's important to keep your Sage CRM system up to date with the latest patches and upgrades.
Sage recently announced that it updated its Sage CRM Help Center to list all patches available for the currently supported versions of Sage CRM. These patches cover specific fixes for defects but importantly address security issues.
There are several reasons why it's important to keep Sage CRM up to date:
- Security patches address known vulnerabilities in Sage CRM that could be exploited by attackers. By installing security patches promptly, you can help to protect your business from data breaches and other cyberattacks.
- Sage CRM patches often include feature improvements and bug fixes. By keeping your system up to date, you can help to ensure that it is running smoothly and efficiently.
- In some industries, I can think of some of our customers in the Healthcare or Governmental sectors, suppliers are required to comply with regulations that mandate the use of up-to-date software. By keeping Sage CRM up to date, you can help to ensure that your business is in compliance with these regulations.
Here are some additional tips for keeping Sage CRM up to date:
- Create a patch management policy that outlines how and when Sage CRM patches will be installed.
- Test patches in a staging environment before deploying them to production.
- Monitor your Sage CRM system after installing patches to ensure no unexpected problems.
Why Deep-Layered Defence is Important
Deep layered defence is a security approach that involves implementing security controls at different layers of your system. This approach helps to protect your system from a wider range of threats and makes it more difficult for attackers to succeed.
One layer of deep layered defence is patch management. By keeping your software up to date with the latest patches, you can help close known vulnerabilities and make it more difficult for attackers to exploit your system.
Keeping Sage CRM up to date is essential for any business that relies on this CRM solution. By installing the latest patches and upgrades, you can help protect your business from security vulnerabilities, improve performance, and ensure compliance with regulations.