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Patch Management

Patch Management is the central management of software application, system, and security patches to servers and workstations at an organization. Patches are meant to be interim software “fixes” by a vendor between major software version releases, for the purpose of fixing or addressing an issue.​

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Latest Research

05
Aug

Author: Scott Bickley (Info~Tech)

IBM is changing the terms of its ubiquitous Passport Advantage agreement to remove entitled discounts on over 5,000 on-premises software products, resulting in an immediate price increase for IBM Software & Support (S&S) across its vast customer landscape.

07
Apr

Author: Jimmy Tom (Info~Tech)

Flexera is leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) to offer patch automation capability within its Software Vulnerability Manager (SVM) product.

17
Mar

Author: Isaac Kinsella (Info~Tech)

Microsoft’s end-of-life support for Windows 7 has run into its first set of issues with its extended security updates (ESUs). Administrators who paid for the ESU found out their downloads are not applying.

Patch Management Products

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ConnectWise

ConnectWise Automate

Proactively monitor, manage, and support client networks with ConnectWise Automate RMM. ConnectWise is a a platform of software & services built for TSPs.

7.5

Composite Score

7.4

CX Score

+73

Emotional Footprint

80%

Likeliness to Recommend

12

Reviews

SolarWinds

Solarwinds MSP

Smart, secure, and efficient IT services software built by people who know your work is your passion.

7.3

Composite Score

7.3

CX Score

+64

Emotional Footprint

81%

Likeliness to Recommend

7

Reviews

Cisco Systems

Cisco Prime for IT and Service Providers

Cisco Prime for IT products empower IT departments to more effectively manage their networks and the services they deliver for Cisco Enterprise Networks, data center, and collaboration architectures. Cisco Prime for Service Providers is a modular and comprehensive portfolio of OSS and network management solutions. These solutions help accelerate the time to value of innovative Cisco architectures supporting A to Z management of evolved programmable networks, mobility, video, cloud, and managed services.

8.1

Composite Score

8.6

CX Score

+89

Emotional Footprint

80%

Likeliness to Recommend

11

Reviews

ITarian LLC

Itarian Patch Manager

Most IT departments believe they have the perfect system because they deploy new patches every month. While it makes sense to consider patching when necessary, waiting an entire month could cause security and productivity problems. Therefore, it may be better to choose a 3rd party patch management product that can automate much of the work.

5.0

Composite Score

5.0

CX Score

+15

Emotional Footprint

78%

Likeliness to Recommend

1

Reviews

Microsoft

Windows Server Update Services

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) enables information technology administrators to deploy the latest Microsoft product updates. You can use WSUS to fully manage the distribution of updates that are released through Microsoft Update to computers on your network.

7.7

Composite Score

8.2

CX Score

+81

Emotional Footprint

79%

Likeliness to Recommend

22

Reviews

Ivanti

Ivanti Unified Endpoint Manager

Ivanti Unified Endpoint Manager is a reliable endpoint and user-profile management software that is core to: 1) discovering everything that touches your network; 2) automating software delivery; 3) reducing headaches with login performance; and 4) integrating actions with multiple IT solutions.

7.9

Composite Score

8.2

CX Score

+89

Emotional Footprint

85%

Likeliness to Recommend

3

Reviews

Ivanti

Ivanti Patch

When most reported vulnerabilities come from third-party apps and you have compliance mandates to uphold, patching isn’t optional. Ivanti Patch for SCCM is a plug-in to SCCM that automates the process of discovering and deploying your third-party app patches through the SCCM console.

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Composite Score

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CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

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Likeliness to Recommend

0

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SolarWinds

Solarwinds Patch Manager

Automated patch management software for Microsoft servers, workstations, and third-party applications.

8.6

Composite Score

9.0

CX Score

+96

Emotional Footprint

89%

Likeliness to Recommend

1

Reviews

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