Enterprises today uses applications from multiple vendors for their business needs. Like Microsoft, other vendors too have started releasing security updates and patches periodically. It is important to keep these applications patched up-to-date to securing the data and to run business smoothly. While most of the Microsoft products are automatically patched using the Windows Automatic Update or using some point products for Patch Management, the other third-party applications such as Adobe Reader, Firefox Browser, Java, etc., needs to be patched manually. Leaving this to users themselves creates a security hole as not all users can be trusted to get all the patches installed on a timely basis. What enterprises need today is an integrated solution that helps patch applications from different vendors from a central point.
Desktop Central, in addition to Windows Patch Management, supports managing the non-Microsoft patches that can be automatically updated in all the systems in the network. It automatically identifies and installs the latest or new updates on the systems that need these updates.
Desktop Central currently supports patching the following third-party applications: