Non-disruptive Patch Testing
Zerto allows you to test your patch deployments with no impact on production, offering consistent validation of security posture.
Ensure Compliance, Assure Stakeholders
Zerto helps you stay proactive with frequent, non-disruptive security scanning and testing, demonstrating to stakeholders that security is your priority.
Streamline Patch Testing
With legacy methods, patch testing and deployment are processes that fill IT professionals with fear and uncertainty. Even worse, these concerns cause many organizations to fall behind in their patching processes, ultimately leading to lost revenue due to regulatory violation fines—and that doesn’t even cover the security risks involved with irregular or late patches.
Zerto is the answer to any patch deployment hesitancies, offering easy, four-click initiation of non-disruptive testing against seconds-old, true copies of production in an isolated sandbox. After your four clicks, the testing can begin, providing you with visibility of the impact those patches will have on production. This allows you to stay compliant and limit potential exposure to threats, while reducing the time it takes to get results and apply to production.
Accurate Patch Testing on Your Schedule
You can test patches your way with Zerto. The solution’s unique journaling replicates and backs up your data every few seconds without using the snapshot tools of legacy solutions.
This means that when it comes time to test patches, you work with copies that are true to production—not different environments with configuration drift that once resembled production—giving you full confidence that everything will run as intended. Additionally, Zerto captures the state of all application dependencies with consistency down to the second, so you can test a complete application rather analyzing one workload at a time.
The tests should run in their own isolated sandbox—with no impact on production workloads so you can perform them anytime. Other solutions require testing to occur at night or on weekends.
Background testing also enables near-zero RPOs and RTOs, empowering your teams to increase testing frequency.
Powerful Orchestration and Automation, One Single Solution
The flexible nature of patch testing with Zerto doesn’t stop at its non-disruptiveness.
You can orchestrate and automate the process within Zerto via post-recovery scripts—requiring nothing more than four clicks on your end—so you can set up your test with the appropriate applications and patches, then repeat it as often as needed.
Additionally, the orchestration makes it easy to test on single applications, application stacks, or any grouping you determine. Once you have this information, you can deploy the patches with full confidence.
Most importantly, Zerto gives you all of this in one scalable solution with a simple interface.
Flexibility from Reduced Staffing Needs
Other solutions employ multiple-point products that require subject matter experts in each area. This ultimately leads to higher personnel requirements, increasing your organizational and operational complexity.
With Zerto and its simple, single, scalable solution, your organization can reduce that complexity, as you will no longer require dedicated teams for all aspects of testing—and on top of that, role-based access controls in Zerto empowers you to test without involving operations teams.
Stay Compliant, Stay Confident
Gone are the days when deep security and penetration testing impacted production performance, or even worse, disrupted business.
Coupled with the accuracy of assessing patches as they’re applied to seconds-old, true-to-production copies, the ease and simplicity of performing these non-disruptive tests allow your organization to more frequently validate its security posture.
This makes complying with all regulations—be they from PCI DSS, HIPAA, or the FERC—and keeping up with shifting policies a breeze, instilling confidence in both you and your stakeholders, helping your organization maintain its brand reputation, retain customers, and avoid negative media coverage.
As an added bonus, these types of tests can also include or meet requirements for disaster recovery testing, further extending the capability and potential of your Zerto solution with little extra effort on your part.
Key Benefits of Zerto
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
“Zerto made it extremely easy to literally push a button to bring up our DR environment. We also really appreciated the ability to spin up an unrouted test environment to practice patches and development upgrades without affecting production servers.”
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WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
“The solution provides fantastic continuous data protection. We do a lot of spin-up test environments depending on what happened, then make changes and rip it down.”
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WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
“We use the failover test feature not just for testing failovers and disaster recovery. We’ve also had clients use it for development purposes as well as patching purposes to test patches. We can failover the VM and then we can make any changes we want without affecting production. It’s a nice sandbox for that usage.”
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