AdventNet Enhances SecureCentral PatchQuest to Address the need for a Solid Patch Management Program for Enterprises

Improvements in the new version include Service Pack deployment support, Graphical reporting and a number of other key patch management features

Pleasanton, California, August 3, 2005

AdventNet announced a significant update to SecureCentral PatchQuest, an affordable patch management software which helps small and medium enterprises to automate the pain-staking manual patching processes, and ensure that computer systems are compliant to an organization's security policies.

Effective Patch management at a compelling price point:

SecureCentral PatchQuest is an automated patch management software for distributing and managing security patches, hotfixes and updates across heterogeneous networks comprising Windows, Red Hat and Debian Linux systems, in just a few simple clicks. It efficiently scans enterprise networks and identifies missing patches and software updates. It distributes patches to vulnerable systems and keeps the systems up-to-date and free from vulnerabilities. It supports both agentless as well as agent-based modes of patch management.

Enhancements of PatchQuest 4.1 version include:

  • Service Pack Deployment Support - users can now download and deploy missing service packs for Windows operating systems and applications
  • Graphical Reporting - a rich set of graphs and charts to help administrators and IT Managers be informed on the health of the network
  • Support for RedHat ES & AS 4 and Debian Linux 3.1
  • CVE ID Integration - all patches in PatchQuest's vulnerability database will be associated with their respective CVE Ids
  • Exporting & E-mailing Reports - provision to export reports to .pdf, .xls & .html formats and to e-mail them
  • Automatic Agent Version Update - systems can be added by domain names or by picking up hosts from Microsoft Active Directory
  • Active Directory Integration - Notifies a technician or a group of technicians through either an e-mail or SMS when a new request is created
  • Ability to deploy patch groups to system groups - support for deploying entire patch groups over select system groups

Other features include: support for adding systems by importing from text files, system environment diagnosis, maintaining and displaying agent state (running or offline), and support for shutting down systems after patch deployment, configurable Telnet/SSH ports while adding Linux systems, e-mail address configuration for every user and automatic, vulnerability database update-status intimation.

"I am very happy with the PatchQuest product. It works great! It is very user friendly to learn and administer, and has literally saved me hours of time in distributing and applying patches to our PC's,” said, Janet Allen, IT Manager, Med-Pay, Inc. ”Even more importantly, your service and support has been truly outstanding! I am looking forward to the new release and have the capability to upgrade our Microsoft products,” she added.

"PatchQuest's ability to easily automate the painful manual patch management process is a boon for system administrators," said G. Rajesh, Product Manager at AdventNet. "With the number of system vulnerabilities on the rise, it is essential that enterprises reduce the system downtime to a bare minimum by patching them completely. PatchQuest allows IT staff to eradicate OS and application level vulnerabilities in their network at an affordable price," he added.

Licensing and Availability

The Free Edition can manage up to 10 computer systems at no cost and the Professional Edition can manage unlimited systems. The annual subscription pricing for the Professional Edition starts at US $300 for 100 systems, $600 for 200 systems, $900 for 300 systems, $1200 for 400 systems, $1500 for 500 systems, $3000 for 1000 systems and so on, with a one-time server fee of $395.

PatchQuest can be downloaded from:

Further information on pricing, licensing, and technical support is available at (888) 720 9500 or online at

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