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About ManageEngine Patch Connect Plus

System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) was developed by Microsoft in 1994 and has been a popular tool for IT administrators to manage systems in an enterprise environment. Although it is an exemplary tool while distributing updates for Microsoft applications, managing patches for third-party applications can be more complicated.

Without the use of supplementary tools that aid in third-party patch management, an IT administrator must prepare the updates for deployment in an arduous, three-step process: finding the latest patches from the respective vendors' websites, making them available for download from the SCCM console and, once downloaded, triggering multiple syncs with Windows Server Update Service (WSUS) to finally ensure the third-party updates are ready for deployment. These SCCM third-party patch management steps can be exhaustive and time-consuming when managing patches for multiple third-party applications in large commercial networks.

Implementing third-party patch management in a systematic manner is vital for the enterprise's overall security. Unlike Microsoft, that releases monthly security updates to patch their applications, there is no predictable frequency for third-party vendor update releases. Vendors usually roll out updates to fix newly discovered vulnerabilities in their programs as needed, making it crucial to stay on top of third-party application patching requirements, and making it difficult to schedule for them.

Patch Connect Plus ensures third-party patch management is a more efficient and gratifying experience for SCCM users by automating third-party patching workflows. To compliment automated patching, this solution uses an extensive catalog of patches from more than 330 different third-party applications, like Adobe Reader and Java, ready to be published to the SCCM server.

Once automated third-party patching has been set up, Patch Connect Plus routinely scans for the latest updates. When a new update is found, it is automatically downloaded and published to the WSUS server. Patch Connect Plus automatically publishes the patch binaries to the WSUS library and initiates SCCM-WSUS syncs so they are available in the SCCM console for deployment. An IT admin can tailor the automated patch management cycle to address the exact needs of their enterprise.

Patch Connect Plus sends, through email, detailed reports that contain important information about the publishing progress, sync status, deployment failures, and expired signing certificates. These details help IT admins keep a tab on various deployment tasks.

Additionally, Patch Connect Plus supports the deployment of third-party applications by providing a large repository of more than 300 application deployment templates. Users can choose from a range of pre-defined templates for the deployment of applications like Google Chrome, Apple ITunes, and more. Customized deployment enables IT admins to control what happens in client machines before and after deployment.

These deployment templates can, for example, allow end users to postpone the deployment if the application is running, restrict applications from displaying start menu or task bar icons, and can disable desktop shortcuts. Additionally, Patch Connect Plus enables SCCM users to install patches and software with pre- and post- deployment scripts to meet the exact requirements of their enterprise.

Patch Connect Plus comes with its own native plug-in for SCCM. This adds a separate tab to the SCCM console so IT admins have access to the complete list of all third-party updates from one place. It facilitates the deployment of non-Microsoft applications directly from the SCCM console and fetches system-based reports from all managed endpoints.

Patch Connect Plus comes in three editions: Standard, Professional, and Enterprise. The standard edition is completely free and publishes 305 update catalogs to the SCCM server. The paid editions come with a 30-day free trial so you can gain a hands-on experience before deciding to make a purchase.

About ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus

Patch Manager Plus is an all-around solution to enhance business network security by the timely distribution of updates/patches to all endpoints in an IT infrastructure.This includes laptops, desktops, servers and roaming users. The product supports cross-platform patching and a vast number of third party applications. With over 350+ third party applications supported, users do not miss another important software update. 

Patches are released by software vendors to modify their solution's security and performance. A patch is designed to update a computer program by improving it or fixing any issues or flaws present in it. These fixes, also known as bug-fixes are responsible for improving an application's overall usability. Apart from minor bug-fixes, patches are rolled out to fix important security vulnerabilities present in their software.

Such patches, that tackle security vulnerabilities are often discovered when different users report an issue or security flaw associated with the software program. Hence patches are often released in the nick of time before an actual exploit of the vulnerability takes place. 

This makes looking up new patches for applications, downloading them and deploying manually an arduous task for administrators. Also this makes overlooking a critical update and the subsequent exploit of software vulnerability even more likely to happen.

Patch Manager Plus, along with its set of tools to automate workflows, aids IT admins at all stages of the patch management cycle. Workflows for scanning systems, detecting missing patches in systems, downloading and deploying to managed systems can be automated hence, tightening the network's security. 

User can manage scheduling of the patch distribution process by using the product's flexible deployment policies. Depending on the company's policies, an administrator can set a number of these deployment policies, which are configured to run at certain times of the day or week.

As soon as patches are released, they are first tested by ManageEngine and then made available in the patch repository for deployment. Product users can distribute these to target systems with missing patches.

The product interface allows users to draw information like the priority of un-patched vulnerabilities based on the risk it poses towards the network. This is indicated by low, moderate and critical patches. Also a dedicated tab for gathering reports is available in the console. These reports help with audits in IT management and security management.

Patch Manager Plus works as on-premises or cloud-based solution and has 3 different editions. The free edition, professional and enterprise edition. This patching solution is completely scalable to manage any number of endpoints across a rapidly growing business. 

About Nagios

Nagios XI provides monitoring of all mission-critical infrastructure components including applications, services, operating systems, network protocols, systems metrics, and network infrastructure. Hundreds of third-party addons provide for monitoring of virtually all in-house and external applications, services, and systems.

Nagios Log Server greatly simplifies the process of searching your log data. Set up alerts to notify you when potential threats arise, or simply query your log data to quickly audit any system. With Nagios Log Server, you get all of your log data in one location, with high availability and fail-over built right in. Did we mention no data limits?

Nagios Fusion offers your network a high degree of visibility and scalability, helping solve problems that come with multiple networks and geographical separation. By allowing you to visualize multiple Nagios XI and Core servers in one location, network management becomes simplified by centralization.

Features

  • 2-Factor Authentication
  • Anti-Virus
  • API
  • Calendar Management
  • Customer Management
  • Dashboard
  • Data Export
  • Data Import
  • Data Visualization
  • Email Integration
  • External Integrations
  • File Sharing
  • File Transfer
  • Firewall
  • Google Apps Integration
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Multi-User
  • Notifications
  • Project Management
  • Scheduling
  • Third-Party Plugins/Add-Ons
  • Malware Protection
  • SAP Integration
  • Bug Tracking
  • Network Traffic Monitoring
  • Network Visualization
  • Network Device Performance Monitoring

Features

  • 2-Factor Authentication
  • Anti-Virus
  • API
  • Calendar Management
  • Customer Management
  • Dashboard
  • Data Export
  • Data Import
  • Data Visualization
  • Email Integration
  • External Integrations
  • File Sharing
  • File Transfer
  • Firewall
  • Google Apps Integration
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Multi-User
  • Notifications
  • Project Management
  • Scheduling
  • Third-Party Plugins/Add-Ons
  • Malware Protection
  • SAP Integration
  • Bug Tracking
  • Network Traffic Monitoring
  • Network Visualization
  • Network Device Performance Monitoring

Features

  • 2-Factor Authentication
  • Anti-Virus
  • API
  • Calendar Management
  • Customer Management
  • Dashboard
  • Data Export
  • Data Import
  • Data Visualization
  • Email Integration
  • External Integrations
  • File Sharing
  • File Transfer
  • Firewall
  • Google Apps Integration
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Multi-User
  • Notifications
  • Project Management
  • Scheduling
  • Third-Party Plugins/Add-Ons
  • Malware Protection
  • SAP Integration
  • Bug Tracking
  • Network Traffic Monitoring
  • Network Visualization
  • Network Device Performance Monitoring

Summary

  • Automated third-party patching

  • Application Management

  • Admin Tools

  • Customized Deployment

  • Native SCCM Plug-in

  • Auto-detection of patches

  • Deployment Reports

Summary

  • Automate Patch Distribution

  • Third-party patching for over 400+ third-party applications

  • Test and Approve patches

  • Decline Patch

  • Intuitive dashboard

Summary

    No key features associated with this application.

Pricing

Standard

$325.00
for 250 computers per year
Included in plan:
  • Publishing of 305 third-party update catalogs to SCCM
  • Suitable for SCCM version 1806 and above

Professional

$625.00
for 250 computers per year
Included in plan:
  • Automated publishing of 315 third-party applications
  • All versions of SCCM
  • Auto detection and publishing of applications
  • Native plug-in for SCCM
  • Customized deployment
  • Multi-user support
  • Deployment reports
  • Deploy third party patches with WSUS

Enterprise

$995.00
for 250 computers per year
Included in plan:
  • All the features of Professional edition
  • Application Management SCCM / Intune
  • Admin Tools

Pricing

Free Trial

Free
Included in plan:
  • Fully Functional
  • Applicable for SMBs
  • Can manage up to 20 computers and 5 servers

Free Trial

Free
Included in plan:
  • Fully Functional
  • Up to 20 computers
  • 5 servers

Professional Edition On-Premise

$245.00
50 computers per year
Included in plan:
  • Suitable for LAN
  • Windows, Mac & Linux patching
  • Service pack deployment
  • Third-party patch management
  • Patch management reports
  • Role based administration

Enterprise Edition On-Premise

$345.00
50 computers per year
Included in plan:
  • Suitable for WAN
  • All Professional Edition features
  • Distribution server for remote offices
  • Antivirus definition updates
  • Test and approve patches
  • Two factor authentication

FAQs

    Does this service offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?
  • ManageEngine offers extensive technical support to Patch Connect Plus users by way of phone and email round the clock. Interested users can additionally schedule a demo with a technical representative through the Patch Connect Plus website.

  • Does this service offer multi-user capability (e.g. teams)?
  • The professional Edition of Patch Connect Plus indeed supports a multiple users who manage endpoints with SCCM

  • Does this service integrate with any other apps?
  • This solution is commonly used to distribute patches and applications for popular third-party software like Adobe Reader and Java. There are over 300 different applications supported by Patch Connect Plus

  • What are some applications this service is commonly used in tandem with?
  • Patch Connect Plus is used as an add-on for Microsoft SCCM. Additionally this solution integrates with Microsoft InTune which is cloud-based device mobility management program for enterprises.

  • What is this service generally used for?
  • This solution is used to manage and distribute third party updates and applications with Microsoft SCCM

  • Who are the main user groups of this service?
  • Patch Connect Plus is used by the IT management team and system administrators in an enterprise environment

FAQs

    Does this service integrate with any other apps?
  • Spiceworks, which is a successful help desk software, seamlessly integrates with Patch Manager Plus. This integration allows user to identify and respond to threats and vulnerabilities right from the Spiceworks ticket window, thereby connecting IT security and ITSM.

  • Does this service offer an API?
  • Yes, This product does come with API integrations

  • What is this service generally used for?
  • This solution is generally used for automating the patch management cycle while managing endpoints for small and large scale business networks.

  • What are some applications this service is commonly used in tandem with?
  • Some popular third-party applications supported by the product are Adobe, Java and Chrome, although there is a plethora of other third-parts apps too.

  • Does this service offer multi-user capability (e.g. teams)?
  • The product uses the role based administration system, which allows administrators to create different users with different levels of permissions/privileges. The permissions can be set based on the role they perform within the enterprise or the IT department.

  • What platforms does this service support?
  • This software supports the cross-platform patch management and distribution for Windows, MacOS and Linux systems in a business IT network.

  • Does this service offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?
  • Patch Manager Plus offers a full hands-on demonstration of the product to interested customers. All existing users are entitled to 24/7 customer support from ManageEngine. Also one can request online assistance though the product's website.

  • Who are the main user groups of this service?
  • System administrators and IT management personnel, who are responsible for state of manged systems are the main users of Patch Manager Plus.

FAQs

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Who uses ManageEngine Patch Connect Plus
  • Startups
  • SMEs
  • Agencies
  • Enterprises
Desktop Platforms:
  • Web App
  • Windows
Languages:
German, English, Arabic, French, Spanish, Norwegian, Russian, Italian
Regional Restrictions:
No restrictions.

Other

Who uses ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus
  • Startups
  • SMEs
  • Agencies
  • Enterprises
Desktop Platforms:
  • Web App
  • Windows
  • Macintosh
Languages:
English, German, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Greek, French, Italian, Swedish, Japanese, Korean
Regional Restrictions:
No restrictions.

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Who uses Nagios
  • Startups
  • SMEs
  • Agencies
  • Enterprises
Desktop Platforms:
  • Web App
  • Windows
  • Macintosh
Languages:
English
Regional Restrictions:
No restrictions.
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