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We performed a comparison between Automox and Ivanti Patch for Windows based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Patch Management solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
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"Its flexibility is most valuable.""They've been adding some new features lately, which I'm not nearly as familiar with, but the ability to just deploy patches and exempt certain machines from certain patches is helpful. For instance, for our servers, we may not want to roll out zero-day patches. We are able to exempt those and make sure that they don't get those policies. We've got certain servers that have to run a particular version of Java, and being able to exempt those servers from receiving Java updates is pretty fantastic.""The biggest improvement to our organization involves the reduction in its man hours... We've probably saved hundreds of hours.""Among the most valuable features are its ease of use and the Worklets. Both of them are time-savers. Worklets enable us to customize things for a given environment. It's something like when Apple lets other people create applications. Other peoples' Worklets can be used in our environment and in our customers' environments. That saves a lot of time, and it's really cool.""Previously, we would run a report, scan it, and compare it. We were spending 15 to 30 minutes a month on each machine on this stuff because you would find stuff that wasn't up to date, then you had to fix it. This solution takes that time down to minutes. Automox saves us easily many hours a month.""Coming from prior solutions that were a lot more effort, Automox's patch management abilities are transformational. When I took over patching at my company, they were using on-premise architecture to patch. As the workforce shifted from being in the office into their home offices, I was able to lift and shift with no effort other than deploying the new agent out into the environment.""It's super easy to use and we haven't found anything easier.""The fact that it's just one product that can patch multiple operating systems is really great."

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"I have found the interface and ease of use valuable features. Additionally, it is very easy to patch VMs and other systems, such a Linux. We are able to do patches even without the internet manually.""Ivanti Patch's most valuable features are the patch module and the package distribution.""The solution is a good product and I have heard that the interface is more friendly than that of Windows.""The most valuable features are device management and support for upgrading applications."

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"The biggest area they need to fix, without a doubt, is the ability to copy and sync profiles and worklets between all of the organizations you manage, and the ability to have top-level user access control across all of the companies that you manage.""The only thing that we've ever truly wanted is an onsite repository. Currently, all updates are provided directly from the internet. So, if you have 1,000 devices, all 1,000 devices go directly out to the internet. We would love the option of being able to put the updates on local storage so that we're not consuming as much bandwidth. That is literally the only thing that we've ever wanted.""The stability has come a long way from what it was like when it started and now it's really good.""There should be better inventory capabilities. Right now, they only allow you to have insight into software out-of-the-box. It would be nice to also extend that into custom inventory that can be modified and managed by the practitioner.""It should have integrated workstation access. So, there should be a remote desktop feature.""As concerns the patching concepts, there's a bit of a learning curve in terms of working out how Automox wants you to work within the console, not only splitting up everything into groups, but then having the various policies assigned.""We would like to see additional detailed reporting for Service providers like us. We had to build our own reports via their APIs to meet our needs.""When we bring on a new client, we need to go into that client and manually set up my account, my chief engineer's account, three technicians' accounts, and a billing person's account all over again, which is annoying. We have probably up to 15 or 16 of our clients on Automox now. For every single one of those, we have had to go in and set this up. Then, if anything changes, we have to remember to go to Automox and change it 15 or 16 times. So, we just want inheritable permissions, and that is it. We have talked to them about this, and they are like, "Yeah, we hear a lot of complaints about it." I am thinking, "Guys, I have been complaining about this for a year and a half. When are you going to do it?" It must be some tricky thing or not an easy fix, because I can only assume if it were easy, then they would have done it by now."

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"Ivanti Patch could be improved with better integration with other cloud solutions.""I tried to be a partner of Ivanti and, from this vantage point, the quotes are, perhaps, a bit high.""There are times when there is an update that causes some issues. These issues should be sorted out before the release.""The reports have to show the compliance level of the patching, which Ivanti does not provide."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "We are on the premium licensing, which is the one that has the API capability that we use."
  • "There are no additional costs in addition to the extended licensing fees with Automox. You get your support and your per endpoint license with what you purchased."
  • "For all these software tools, it is usually a subscription model. There is a monthly charge that we need to pass along to our clients because we are doing all this for their benefit. It is only a couple of bucks a month per computer, and that is a low enough price point where our clients, without exception, have accepted it, and said, "This is great. We will pay that. It sounds like a worthwhile thing.""
  • "The pricing and licensing costs have been great for us... My advice to others who are evaluating or thinking of implementing Automox is to give it a shot. If a free trial is still available, definitely use it, because it makes life a lot easier."
  • "The product is a great value."
  • "Automox just charges us a set amount per user, per month, for using the product. That is very important to us. Because it's a cloud-native solution, you're saving on the cost of hosting an on-premises solution on your servers."
  • "We're doing it annually directly through Automox. It is per endpoint. It is $2 and some change per endpoint, but I believe the cost is right around $28,000. Everything is covered in this fee."
  • "Its licensing for a year was nine grand. There was no additional fee."
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  • "The solution is affordable."
  • "While the price is a bit high, it may be equitable with the features one gets with the product, such as that involving the interface."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The biggest improvement to our organization involves the reduction in its man hours... We've probably saved hundreds of hours.
    Top Answer:The pricing and licensing costs have been great for us. We got in early and then they had a little price rise. Overall for the price that they charge now, you get your money's worth on it. For us… more »
    Top Answer:We would like to see additional detailed reporting for Service providers like us. We had to build our own reports via their APIs to meet our needs.
    Top Answer:It is very easy to use, as well as extremely efficient and accurate.
    Top Answer:Customers sometimes ask about non-existent features, and we pass these requests on to Ivanti.
    Top Answer:This is a product that we have been selling for 16 years and I recommend it with no hesitation. I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.
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    Also Known As
    Patch for Windows, Shavlik Patch for Windows
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    Facing growing threats and a rapidly expanding attack surface, understaffed and alert-fatigued organizations need more efficient ways to eliminate their exposure to vulnerabilities. Automox is a modern cyber hygiene platform that closes the aperture of attack by more than 80% with just half the effort of traditional solutions.

    Cloud-based and globally available, Automox enforces OS & third-party patch management, security configurations, and custom scripting across Windows, Mac, and Linux from a single intuitive console. IT and SecOps can quickly gain control and share visibility of on-prem, remote and virtual endpoints without the need to deploy costly infrastructure.

    Automox dramatically reduces corporate risk while raising operational efficiency to deliver best-in-class security outcomes, faster and with fewer resources.

    Ivanti Patch for Windows is a complete, integrated security management solution. Its purpose is to help your organization protect your Ivanti managed devices from a variety of prevalent security exposures and risks. And if you have Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), the solution also helps maximize your organization's investment in it to reduce security risks from unpatched non-Microsoft third-party applications. In turn, this keeps your risk low and your software up to date without adding unnecessary infrastructure or cost.

    Ivanti Patch for Windows Features

    Ivanti Patch for Windows has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Catalog of patch content for OS and third party apps
    • Vulnerability detection and remediation for Windows, macOS, and Linux
    • Scan and report on AIX, CentOS, and HP-UX vulnerabilities
    • Quick deployment without impacting your network or users
    • Distributed and remote patching
    • Patch lifecycle management
    • Automated updates
    • Patch devices anywhere through Wake-On-WAN, device booting, do-not-disturb events, and maintenance windows
    • Visibility
    • Patch intelligence
    • Unified endpoint management add-on
    • Flexible infrastructure
    • Device discovery

    Ivanti Patch for Windows Benefits

    Some of the benefits of using Ivanti Patch for Windows include:

    • Increased security: Ivanti Patch for Windows helps you automate consistent policies for patching — whether your assets are mobile, remote, or asleep.

    • Reduced risk: Ivanti Patch for Windows enables you to more easily detect and remediate OS and third-party app vulnerabilities on different systems, to comply with laws and regulations.

    • Business operations go uninterrupted: By implementing Ivanti Patch for Windows, you eliminate issues that would otherwise slow down user devices. The solution allows you to patch at the right time, under the right conditions, to minimize the impact on users.

    • Enhanced visibility: With Ivanti Patch for Windows, you can assess vulnerabilities and patch status via scanning, dashboards, and reports.

    • Stronger security: With Ivanti Patch for Windows, administrators can assess and remediate user devices from anywhere without requiring a VPN connection, making Ivanti Patch for Windows very secure.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by Ivanti Patch for Windows users.

    PeerSpot user Tom P., Group Chairman at Unixpac, says, “This is an extremely robust product. It now has almost 20 years of history. It is very easy to use, as well as extremely efficient and accurate. Most of our customers just set it and forget it. They install it, and it does all of the automatic patching, month after month.

    A Sr. Administrator at a computer software company explains, “The most valuable features are device management and support for upgrading applications. If I want to upgrade a version of an application, for example, Google Chrome, then I can create a task and push a Google Chrome update.”

    A Sr. System Admin at a manufacturing company says the solution is “Straightforward to install and the features are good.

    Hussein M., Infrastructure Systems Engineer at a tech services company, says, “I have found the interface and ease of use valuable features. Additionally, it is very easy to patch VMs and other systems, such as Linux. We are able to do patches even without the internet manually.

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    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company18%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Insurance Company6%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Company Size
    Small Business67%
    Midsize Enterprise33%
    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise49%
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise61%
    Buyer's Guide
    Automox vs. Ivanti Patch for Windows
    November 2022
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    Automox is ranked 7th in Patch Management with 9 reviews while Ivanti Patch for Windows is ranked 11th in Patch Management with 4 reviews. Automox is rated 9.2, while Ivanti Patch for Windows is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Automox writes "Keeps ours clients up to date with patch automation". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Ivanti Patch for Windows writes "Good device management functionality, contributes to a streamlined patching process, but the reporting needs to be improved". Automox is most compared with Microsoft Intune, BigFix, Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, VMware Workspace ONE and Cisco Meraki Systems Manager (MDM+EMM), whereas Ivanti Patch for Windows is most compared with Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, Microsoft Windows Server Update Services, ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus, Quest KACE Systems Management and Kaseya VSA. See our Automox vs. Ivanti Patch for Windows report.

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