With an easy-to-use patch management tool, you can get a step-by-step walkthrough of the process for installing and preparing to patch all Windows servers and workstations in your IT environment. Patch management offers a flexible and scalable platform that meets the needs of small, centralized companies, and large enterprises with distributed systems. You can easily install, deploy, and begin updating patches to all your systems and workstations.
SolarWinds® Patch Manager integrates with WSUS and Microsoft update agent, and automatically updates Windows patches based on custom schedules. In addition, you can create different patching schedules for different business groups within the organization per custom requirements. Proactively identify which servers and workstations need to be patched and build patch deployment packages. You can control and schedule software patching for target nodes based on operating systems, IP range, or any custom grouping or individual selections.
Simplify software patching and reporting for both Microsoft and third-party applications across tens of thousands of servers and workstations—physical, virtual, online and offline systems, and virtual machines. The software patch management tool from SolarWinds simplifies many steps during the patching process, from research, scheduling, deployment, reporting, and more.
Create before and after deployment package scenarios to help ensure complicated patches such as Oracle Java, and deploy successfully without any complicated scripts. Easily build and designate specific actions to occur before or after package deployment to ensure that your patches get installed and deployed per your schedule. For example, having a set of pre- and post-deployment scenarios, such as starting and stopping services, running custom scripts, and dynamically detecting applications that require frequent updates are all dependent on server or workstation utilization.
SolarWinds Patch Manager natively offers software updates to patch popular and commonly used third-party software including:
Gain control over the following patch management processes:
Simplify patching of custom software and other applications by easily creating custom packages—without any complex scripting involved. IT pros also don’t have to rely on System Center Updates Publisher (SCUP). Patch management software will enable deployment of a custom package—MSI, MSP, or EXE via Microsoft WSUS, or SCCM. This becomes convenient and easy to use for deploying or patching custom apps or software.
WSUS is an excellent tool, but it lacks the ability to effectively schedule patches and report on patch status and inventory.
Despite using SCCM, when it comes to patch management and software distribution of non-Microsoft updates, things can get complicated.
The time between the discovery of an operating system or application vulnerability and the emergence of an exploit is decreasing.