Microsoft WSUS is Not Enough
While you may already have Microsoft® Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) in your IT environment for deploying Microsoft product updates to your Windows workstations, have you thought about patching non-Microsoft software that you run on your enterprise computers?
These non-Microsoft software products, such as Oracle, Java®, and Adobe Reader®, may expose your corporate environment to vulnerability exploits when left unpatched.
Manage Microsoft, Linux, Mac and Third-Party Applications with Cloud Management Suite
Cloud Management Suite is a powerful solution for deploying, managing, and reporting on Microsoft, Mac, Linux and third-party patches on tens of thousands of workstations and servers across your enterprise.
|#||Features||Microsoft WSUS||Cloud Management Suite|
|1||Patching Microsoft Software Updates||Yes||Yes|
|2||Patching Non-Microsoft third-party Software Updates||No||Yes – See a list of supported third-party products.|
|3||Visibility into Application Inventory||Limited Hardware Inventory; No Software Inventory||Yes – Microsoft & other third-party applications, hardware inventory, disk space & other metrics|
|5||Reporting Visibility into Patched & Unpatched Systems and Software||Limited||Yes – Reports offer both executive summary and detailed information about the vulnerability status of your environment. No programming necessary.|
|8||Notification of Failed Updates||Limited – Does not provide information on why the update failed||Yes – Provides information in both reports, dashboards offering a quick path to redeploy.|
|9||Patch Scheduling||Limited – Basic patch scheduling such as choosing a particular hour of the day, and optionally a single day of the week, with the hope the target machine is actually powered on at that time||Yes – Push patches at discrete times to accommodate different time zones and network impacts of patching large numbers of endpoints. Set maintenance windows to automatically maintain a fully patched, secure status.|
|10||Wake-on LAN for booting target systems for patch management||No||Yes|
|11||Third-party Pre-built & Tested Packages||No||Yes – For many common applications|
|12||Custom Package Creation||No||Wizard driven – Package Creation Wizard for complex before and after deployment scenarios|
|13||Client Health Diagnosis & Remediation||No||Yes – Device Health|
Why Cloud Management Suite?
Cloud Management Suite maximizes your investment in security and allows you to patch all endpoints with more visibility, control, and reporting from the simplicity of a single, centralized, intuitive interface.
Cloud Management Suite 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.
WSUS lacks the ability to patch applications outside of Microsoft products. It also struggles to effectively schedule patches and report on patch status and inventory.
WSUS leverages stale data. With the time between the discovery of an operating system or application vulnerability and the emergence of an exploit decreasing, threats require immediate responses.