"The most valuable features are device management and support for upgrading applications."
"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."
"The solution is a good product and I have heard that the interface is more friendly than that of Windows."
"Ivanti Patch's most valuable features are the patch module and the package distribution."
"Provides the ability to create multiple downstream servers."
"Setup is very simple and straightforward."
"The most valuable feature is Server Update's stability."
"Microsoft Windows Server Update Services is highly stable. It is one of the most stable solutions from Microsoft."
"A valuable feature about this solution is that it enforces an updating and patching process for my applications."
"The most valuable features are that it is included with Windows, and it can be driven by Group Policy Objects (GPOs)."
"The most valuable feature of Microsoft Windows Server Update Services is the efficiency once configured."
"The most important aspect is that we can centrally deploy the updates that are necessary for the organization. It's important."
"The reports have to show the compliance level of the patching, which Ivanti does not provide."
"There are times when there is an update that causes some issues. These issues should be sorted out before the release."
"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."
"The reporting is not as practical as I would like it to be."
"Job management and control is an area that is in need of improvement."
"User interface is outdated and not user-friendly."
"Microsoft Windows Server Update Services could improve the ease of use."
"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."
"More integration with different platforms would be an improvement."
"This solution's deployment could be improved. When I was the admin, there were some problems when deploying to clients. Sometimes the policy is not effective. I guess, more on the reliability side, more reliable means working more often with the clients. It could be easier to deploy."
"Some issues with scalability in larger organizations."
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:
Ivanti Patch for Windows Benefits
Some of the benefits of using Ivanti Patch for Windows include:
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.
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
Ivanti Patch for Windows is ranked 10th in Patch Management with 4 reviews while Microsoft Windows Server Update Services is ranked 7th in Patch Management with 9 reviews. Ivanti Patch for Windows is rated 7.8, while Microsoft Windows Server Update Services is rated 8.0. 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". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Windows Server Update Services writes "Stable with good patching and good internal updating". Ivanti Patch for Windows is most compared with Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus, Quest KACE Systems Management, SolarWinds Patch Manager and BigFix, whereas Microsoft Windows Server Update Services is most compared with BigFix, Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus, Quest KACE Systems Management and GFI LanGuard. See our Ivanti Patch for Windows vs. Microsoft Windows Server Update Services report.
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