Microsoft periodically releases software updates, patches, hotfixes, and security updates to fix Operating System (Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, 2003, etc.) or Windows Software/Application related issues. The Windows systems and applications in any enterprise need to install these software updates to secure themselves. Software vulnerabilities can create security weakness, corrupt critical system data or cause system unavailability that can be a nightmare to Network administrators. So, Administrators are constantly looking out for a solution that scans for vulnerabilities, identify missing Microsoft updates, apply them immediately and mitigate risk, not just an update deployment software.
Desktop Central's patch management solution handles every aspect of Microsoft update deployment like System discovery, identifying the required Windows Microsoft updates deploying relevant updates and reports to make network administrators job simpler. Administrators can also opt for a completely automated solution and don't have to worry about updating windows systems ever. It supports managing Microsoft updates of various Windows OS and Applications. The updates include software updates, XP updates, OS updates, application updates, and security updates.
Desktop Central's network-neutral architecture helps administrators to install Microsoft updates to computers in Active Directory, Workgroup, and Novell eDirectory based networks. The computers to be updated can be in the same LAN or distributed across WAN. It can also update the desktop of romaning/ mobile users.
Fig: The Patch Management Process