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What are Pros and Cons of Cloud-based Patch Management?


Can you please explain the advantages, complexity, and security challenges of cloud-based vs in-house patch management systems?

Also, can you recommend the best cloud-based patch solution.

Thanks for your help.

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Jul 15, 2021

Hi @OmidKoushki ​, @Steffen Hornung , @Ilan Stark ​and @Chris Childerhose. Maybe you can help here with your expertise? Thank you!

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