System Center Configuration Manager™ provides the ability to update third party patches using SCUP (System Center Updates Publisher). This is a fairly manual process because you need to research patches that are needed, obtain and run the update installer and document pre and post-installation conditions. Then you need to create a package with metadata about the update, and then post-installation conditions relevant to the update, publish the package to SUP and synchronize to the site server, and then build a deployment package. All of these activities can take many hours per patch. SolarWinds automates this process, and significantly reduces the time it takes to patch 3rd party apps - all visualized in your System Center Configuration Manager 2012 console!!