Mac Patch Management

What is Mac Patch Management?

Mac Patch Management is the process of updating macOS and Mac applications periodically to ensure that everything is up-to-date and secure.

What is Mac Patch Management Software and how does it help?

Mac Patch Management Software is a tool that allows you to automate the entire patch management lifecycle for Mac devices and applications. Mac patch management software not only installs applicable patches, but also scans for network vulnerabilities, identifies missing security patches and hotfixes, applies them immediately and mitigates risk. It also provides detailed information about missing Mac patches in a network and deploys hotfixes/patches that are released periodically.

How does Desktop Central help in managing patches for macOS?

Desktop Central is a Unfied Endpoint Management solution that helps you manage Mac patch deployment within your network, seamlessly. Apple and other third parties release an array of patches of various applications from time to time. It becomes extremely important for enterprises to keep abreast with the latest patch updates. Desktop Central's agent-based solution handles every aspect of Mac patch management, which includes system discovery, identifying the required Mac updates, deploying relevant patches, hotfixes, security updates, and providing patch reports to make network administrators' job simple. Network Managers can opt for this completely automated patch management software solution and don't have to worry about patching Mac systems ever.

What features does Desktop Central support for Mac patch management?

  • Updated vulnerability database at ManageEngine site to assess the vulnerability status of the network
  • Completely automated Mac Patch Management Solution for both physical and virtual assets.
  • Scans the network periodically to detect missing and applicable patches for endpoints within a network.
  • Patch based deployment - Allows you to deploy a patch to all the systems applicable
  • System based patch deployment - Deploy all the missing patches and hotfixes for a system
  • Provision to test and approve patches prior to bulk deployment
  • Automatic handling of patch interdependencies and patch sequencing
  • Exhaustive reports on system vulnerabilities, patches, OS, etc.
  • Periodic updates on the patch deployment status.
  • Support for third-party patches.
  • Support for anti-virus definition updates.

How does patch management work in Desktop Central?

The mac patch management architecture remains the same as Windows patch management. To know more about patch management architecture, refer to this: Patch Management Architecture

Supported OS Versions

Desktop Central supports Patch Management for computers using the following versions of Mac operating system .

Supported Applications for Mac

To know more about the supported applications refer to this: Patch Management Supported Applications.

View the complete list of supported applications