Top 13 Reasons to Maximize your SCCM Investment 

with Patch Manager

PATCHING WITH MICROSOFT® SCCM YOU NEED MORE THAN THIS!

Let's face it: although you may use Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) for managing your physical and virtual workstations, when it comes to patch management and software distribution of non-Microsoft updates, things can get complicated.

Yes, you need to use Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) for patching, and System Center Updates Publisher (SCUP) to import third-party software catalogs. And you only get a bare minimum of pre-built and tested third-party software packages for deployment with SCCM.

This means there are more management systems to handle, more manual effort, and certainly a huge toll on administrative and troubleshooting person-hours.

AUGMENT SCCM WITH SOLARWINDS® PATCH MANAGER

SolarWinds Patch Manager extends the power of Microsoft SCCM to help you keep your desktops, laptops, servers, and VMs patched and secure with the latest patches for both Microsoft and other third- party applications. With Patch Manager, you’ll save a ton of time by deploying patches for third-party applications right along with your Microsoft patches, eliminating the need to use SCUP.

Here are the top 13 reasons why you need to have SolarWinds Patch Manager added to your SCCM deployment. 13 may just turn out to be your lucky number today!

Reason Microsoft SCCM SolarWinds Patch Manager
1. Patching Microsoft Software Updates

Yes

Yes via WSUS or SCCM

2. Patching Non-Microsoft 3rd Party Software Updates

Limited
By using Microsoft SCUP

Yes

3. Visibility into Application Inventory

Yes – For System Center Essentials (SCE) environments which uses WSUS natively.
Enable the use of the WSUS/WUAgent.
The Extended Inventory collection tool, includes software and hardware inventory.

Yes – Microsoft & other 3rd party applications, hardware inventory, disk space & other metrics

4. On-Demand Patching

No

Yes

5. Reporting Visibility into Patched & Unpatched Systems and Software

Requires some knowledge of SQL programming as well as administration of SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS).

Yes – Granular Visibility.
Custom reporting requires no SQL programming or scripting

6. Filtered Views

No

Yes

7. Scheduled Approvals

No

Yes

8. Notification of Failed Updates

No

Yes – Provides information via the client log file as to why the update failed.

9. Patch Scheduling

Yes

Yes – Push patches at discrete times to accommodate different time zones and network impacts of patching large numbers of endpoints.

10. Wake-on LAN for booting target systems for patch management

Yes

Yes

11. Third-party Pre-built & Tested Packages

Limited – Only for catalogued patches

Yes – For many common applications

12. Custom Package Creation

Yes – Requires SCUP

Wizard driven
Package Creation Wizard for complex before and after deployment scenarios

13. Client Health Diagnosis & Remediation

Yes – Client Health Data

Yes – Repair WMI, WUAgent, and Configuration Manager Agent

Keep your workstations and endpoints patched and secure

Patch Manager Starts at $3617

Patch Manager maximizes your investment in Microsoft SCCM and allows you to patch both Microsoft and non-Microsoft third-party applications with ease and simplicity giving you better visibility, control, and reporting for effective management.

Patch Manager gives you key management capabilities that help you simplify the entire patch management process from patch notification, to import/synchronization, to publishing, approvals, deployment, scheduling, reboots, and more.

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