We performed a comparison between GFI LanGuard and Microsoft Windows Server Update Services 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.
"The solution is easy to use and integrates well with other operating systems."
"The most valuable features in GFI LanGuard are patch management and vulnerability assessment."
"The initial setup was easy."
"The most valuable features of GFI LanGuard are the vulnerability assessment, it provides us with substantial insight into what applications are running on the endpoint systems and what vulnerabilities are there in the running applications. The second would be the assets tracking. I'm able to see in the network whether my endpoint server is operating and if all the other IT equipment is running in the environment. Additionally, GFI LanGuard is not heavy on system resources. It gives a competitive advantage over others."
"The most useful features of GFI LanGuard are vulnerability assessment and patching solutions."
"It is helpful to patch and scan vulnerabilities."
"The most valuable feature is that I am able to patch third-party solutions."
"The most valuable feature of GFI LanGuard is its email spam feature."
"The most valuable feature is Server Update's stability."
"The most valuable features are that it is included with Windows, and it can be driven by Group Policy Objects (GPOs)."
"PowerShell is a valuable feature."
"Compared to Linux, Windows Server’s setup is easier."
"The central points of managing product updates have been the tool's most valuable features."
"With WSUS, you can automatically install and distribute Microsoft security patches without using an internet connection for all clients and servers. It is not difficult to understand how it works and I think it's a very nice tool."
"The noteworthy aspect is the system's capability to handle an extensive range of services and workloads, with the potential for almost unlimited scalability."
"The most valuable feature is its ability to identify which updates are needed on a particular machine."
"If GFI LanGuard had a cloud version it would be better for people that are working from home."
"The only drawback with GFI LanGuard is that you cannot directly integrate it from the Outlook email; instead, you have to first log in to the site to make changes."
"The version we are using only allows one person to use it at a time and does not allow multi-users."
"GFI LanGuard has some technical limitations with machines."
"When you want to uninstall software from an endpoint, sometimes it becomes very problematic."
"GFI LanGuard can improve by adding more modules, such as asset control or asset inventory."
"GFI LanGuard can improve by adding asset tracking."
"GFI LanGuard could improve the rollback feature. If we have installed the wrong we have had some issues with the rollback function. Additionally, more input from GFI LanGuard for the custom software push install."
"Microsoft Windows Server Update Services could improve by being less cumbersome to use. It's somewhat difficult to use, but we manage to get through it."
"The product needs to improve its user interface."
"Microsoft Windows Server Update Services must include functions for providing updates about inventory."
"Could be improved with additional features such as an update alarm."
"The ability to have more fine control within this solution is very important. It is not available for the solution in its current state."
"The reporting is not as practical as I would like it to be."
"A few bugs need to be figured out for the security side."
"The database could be improved. In large environments, for example, we often get problems with reporting."
GFI LanGuard enables complete patch management of security and non-security patches to Microsoft operating systems, Mac OS X, major Linux distributions and third-party applications. It can also automate patching for all major web browsers too.
Microsoft Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) is a patch management tool that simplifies the administrator’s task of deploying the latest Microsoft updates. Administrators use WSUS to manage the distribution of updates released through Microsoft Update to computers in their network.
WSUS has features you can use to manage and distribute updates from a management console. The WSUS server can also be a source of updates to other servers within the organization, acting as an upstream server.
Microsoft Windows Server Update Services Use Cases
The four main use cases that WSUS adds value to businesses are:
Microsoft Windows Server Update Services Features
This built-in server includes the following features:
In order to be able to use WSUS to manage and deploy updates, it is important to use a supported WSUS version, such as:
Microsoft Windows Server Update Services Benefits
Different Types of WSUS Deployments
GFI LanGuard is ranked 9th in Patch Management with 7 reviews while Microsoft Windows Server Update Services is ranked 3rd in Patch Management with 23 reviews. GFI LanGuard is rated 8.0, while Microsoft Windows Server Update Services is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of GFI LanGuard writes "A scalable, competitively priced solution with a good ROI and easy setup process ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Windows Server Update Services writes "Lets us manage all our organization's updates from a single management console". GFI LanGuard is most compared with ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus, Microsoft Configuration Manager, BigFix, Ivanti Patch for Endpoint Manager and Kaseya VSA, whereas Microsoft Windows Server Update Services is most compared with BigFix, ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus, Ivanti Neurons Patch for Intune, Microsoft Configuration Manager and Ivanti Security Controls. See our GFI LanGuard vs. Microsoft Windows Server Update Services report.
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