Software has become an integral part of every business today, starting from the operating system to the business applications that enetrprises use to accomplish varied tasks on an day-to-day basis. The IT’s role does not stop with procurement and installation of these software. It has to ensure that these software are periodically patched to mitigate the risk of they becoming vulnerable to attacks. Every software vendor releases pacthes and security updates to fix the vulnerabilities from time to time.
Desktop Central’s patch management helps the IT administrators to automate the deployment of patches to the systems in the network to keep them healthy and are less vulnerable to any attack.
Microsoft releases patches for its operating systems and applications on the second Tuesday of every month, popularly known as Patch Tuesday. Apart from this, it also releases out of band security bulletins to fix critical issues in OS and Applications. With Desktop Central, IT Administrators can ensure that all of these periodic patch updates are automatically deployed to the computers requiring them without any manual intervention.
Desktop Central, in addition to automating Windows patches, also helps to deploy patches to thrid party applications such as Adobe Flash Player, Adobe Reader, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Apple Quick Time and may more. To view the list of 3rd party applications that Desktop Central support, visit here.
Usage of Mac operating systems in enterprises have been growing at a faster rate in the recent years. With the limited man power, IT can no longer be able to patch them manually. Desktop Central, similar to Windows, helps them to deploy patches to Mac OS and other 3rd party applications that runs on Mac operating systems.