Patches are software and operating system updates that address security vulnerabilities within an application. Software vendors constantly release patches to fix vulnerabilities and provide enhanced security features. Patching can be complex and time consuming, but ignoring software updates isn’t an option.
If patches are not installed in a timely manner, networks can be severely compromised. Patch Management solves these issues by making it easy to identify and deploy critical patches, and monitor ongoing activity from a central cloud management console.
Schedule automatic patch scans. Select from daily, weekly or monthly options.
Patches will be deployed automatically for all software applications. You can easily exclude any application that you don’t want patched.
Easily see the status of all your patches, including missing patches and severity level.
Patches are typically created in response to security vulnerabilities and other software issues. By ensuring that devices are updated, your business will be less open to security threats and running on the most stable software versions available.
Windows patch management automates this process to ensure your system is kept up-to-date and that every device is running the latest software.
Applying patches regularly will ensure your company network is protected from known security vulnerabilities.
Applying updates to every endpoint on a network can be time-consuming. If users are responsible for updating their own devices, this could result in significant cumulative downtime. Patch management software automates this process and can ensure that systems are updated outside of peak working hours.
Knowing that endpoints have been patched makes sure that your business is adhering to regulatory measures and operating to expected industry standards.
As well as patching vulnerabilities, updates can provide improvements to software features and functionality, allowing your organization to work with the best version of the tools available.
Scanning for and implementing missing patches should be scheduled for times when they will cause the least disruption for staff.
Many companies will release patches at a set time each week or month. While these should be implemented swiftly, priority should be given to critical system patches that are issued to fix urgent security vulnerabilities.
Sometimes patches can cause compatibility issues with existing software. Keeping backups allows for rollbacks should an issue occur, minimizing the risk of downtime.
Patch management should be used in conjunction with antivirus, malware, and vulnerability scanners as part of a holistic security strategy to ensure that endpoints remain protected from threats.
Flexible deployment schedules Schedule and deploy approved patches at desired times, or manually deploy to groups or individual devices.
Customizable patches Choose software vendors, products, and the severity of patches to scan and install. Easily create exclusions for applications.
Update Agent capabilities Download all missing patches to a Update Agent (selected device) that seamlessly distributes patches to all managed devices in the network.
Automatic scans Schedule patch scans to run automatically either daily, weekly, or monthly at the desired Start time. Flexible deployment schedules can be used to manage missing patches.
Intuitive dashboard Manage all software patches and view graphical summaries of installed, missing, or failed patches from any device.
Thousands of patches Deploy patches for Windows operating systems and thousands of third-party software applications for comprehensive protection.
Patch scan results View detailed results from a single platform that includes information on missing patches, severity levels, knowledge base links, release dates, descriptions, and more.
Manage your AVG endpoint protection solutions from one central platform. Patch Management can only be managed from the console.
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Our patch selection includes thousands of compatible applications such as Windows operating systems and other third-party software, such as Zoom, Adobe Acrobat, Salesforce, and Dropbox.
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No, you should not disable the Windows Update service, but it is highly recommended that you change the Windows Update settings for your devices via the Windows Update Center and/or Group Policy so Patch Management can provide updates. The Windows Update settings should be set to Manual to successfully deploy patches. In addition, the Windows Update setting on each target machine (Control Panel > System and Security > Windows Update > Change settings) should be set to Never check for updates.
You can set your patch schedule in the Cloud management console: Policies > Select Policy > Service Settings > Patch Management. All devices or groups under the Patch Management policy will follow the schedule you set.
The Patches page provides and overview of missing patches, scheduled patches, patches pending a restart, and more - for both OS patches and third-party patches. The Devices page provides a list of your devices, the Status & Alerts for each device, the services installed on the device, and more.
Yes. You can see detailed information on the severity of missing or installed patches with vendors, and software applications.
You will be able to see how many devices are licensed for patch updates under the ‘Subscriptions’ section in the console.
We are planning to support Patch Management software for Mac OS X devices at a later time.
This could be due to the following reasons:
1. The patch is currently being installed on those devices and will sync with the console after the installation is complete.
2. The patch failed to install and will be scheduled for a reinstall based on your patch deployment schedule.
3. The device is currently offline.
You can modify the patch deployment schedule by going to Policies > Select Policy > Service Settings > Patch Management. You can set exclusions by going to Policies > Select Policy > Exclusions.
Yes, you can manually deploy patches to individual devices and groups of devices in one action.
Patches will be marked as one of the following:
It could take from a few seconds to hours. The time depends on the size and number of patches that are being downloaded, the software application it is updating, and the hardware of the device. We recommend scheduling patch updates at times that are the least busy for your business to minimize downtime.
Yes. To save bandwidth, the device you have selected as the Update Agent will be used to download and store the software application patches and will distribute them to devices on the network. If you do not have Update Agent selected, each device will download the software application patch directly from the internet. This is not recommended as it can slow your internet speed, potentially disrupting the performance of cloud-based applications.
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