Admittedly, not everything we do is going to win prizes as the most enjoyable job in IT. Patching for one. Antivirus and backup likewise. Other factors that link these three is that someone has to do them and that we are extremely proficient in them.
And no, it is not sufficient to rely on Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) – simply patching Windows and praying that the vulnerabilities of the rest of your un-updated applications are not used to hack the systems for which your IT department is responsible is hardly an option. The fact is, in 80% of cases it is just such vulnerabilities in third-party applications that are exploited.
Well, that’s enough of the scaremongering – what are we going to do about it? We will help you to find the tools and (preferable automated) processes that can continuously update your environment with the least possible effort on your part, so you can get on with the fun parts of the job. Not only that, we can also arrange reporting so that you can demonstrate what a great job you are doing – either inbuilt or in handy BI Graphics. Interested? Read on to find out how we can help you specifically. And, yes, we actually do find this enjoyable. Honestly.
Ivanti Patch for Windows, Unix, Mac
If you need a system that offers you far better control over what is being patched, what has been patched and when and where this is all happening, then you should definitely take a look at Ivanti’s products for Windows, Unix and Mac OS X.
The one we see most of at our own customers is Ivanti Patch for Windows, the classic Shavlik patch solution in Ivanti format. With support for both Windows clients and servers, and even the ability to patch non-operational virtual machines, this is the most highly developed patching solution on the market. It patches Windows and all Microsoft systems and applications, as well as third-party applications running on the same system. Ivanti Patch for Windows also gives you full control and reporting of when and how a system should be patched and who needs to give approval or be informed. Everything can be automated to the extent you desire. This is quite simply the best patching solution on the market, used by thousands of demanding customers worldwide.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like further information, a demonstration or test licenses.
IVANTI PATCH FOR SCCM – PATCHES THIRD-PARTY APPLICATIONS
Patch third-part applications direct from the SCCM console without additional infrastructure or training. Ivanti Patch for Microsoft System Center (previously Shavlik Patch) adds third-party patching to Microsoft System Center Conﬁguration Manager (SCCM). It doesn’t get any simpler than that. All administration is performed in System Center in the same way you are used to handling Microsoft patches.
WHAT IS IVANTI PATCH FOR MICROSOFT SYSTEM CENTER?
In System Center Updates Publisher (SCUP), SCCM has a good tool for delivering software and updates to your organisation’s workstations. SCUP does however lack some functionality, leaving your IT department to spend a great deal of time on third-party programs. For this reason, many IT organisations choose to completely ignore this element of patch management, even though 86% of reported vulnerabilities are currently found in just these third-party applications. Ivanti Patch solves the problem by using the existing SCCM console infrastructure to manage third-party applications.
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