Patch Manager

Patch Manager

by SolarWinds Security Management

Who Uses This Software?

Patch Manager is aimed towards IT Ops and security professionals responsible for insuring that their Windows infrastructure remains up-to-date with the latest patches from Microsoft and others.

Average Ratings

16 reviews
  • Overall 4.2/5
  • Ease of Use 3.7/5
  • Customer Service 4.5/5
  • Features 4.2/5
  • Value for Money 4.1/5

Product Details

  • Starting Price US$3,690.00/one-time
  • Pricing Details Patch Manager is priced on a node based, all-inclusive price.
  • Free Version No
  • Free Trial Yes
  • Deployment Installed - Windows
  • Training Webinars
    Documentation
  • Support 24/7 (Live Rep)
    Business Hours
    Online

Vendor Details

  • SolarWinds Security Management
  • https://www.solarwinds.com
  • Founded 1999

About Patch Manager

SolarWinds Patch Manager makes it easy to perform 3rd-party patch management across
tens of thousands of servers and workstations, and enables you to leverage and extend the
capabilities of Microsoft WSUS or SCCM to report, deploy, and manage 3rd-party patches
as well as Microsoft patches.

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Patch Manager Features

  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Automatic Approval
  • Automatic Patch Deployment
  • Automatic Scans
  • Compliance Management
  • Custom Patches
  • Dashboard
  • Network Wide Management
  • Patch Prioritisation
  • Patch Testing
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Vulnerability Scanning

Patch Manager Most Helpful Reviews

Patch the easy way.

Reviewed on 14/01/2018
Manny P.
Network Administrator
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features & Functionality
5/5
Customer Support
5/5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Comments: It's the best way for IT Administrator's to start moving to cloud.

Pros: I have been using this software for over 4 years and every year it get's better and better. Patch updating is so simple, that all you do is setup once and it automatically adapts to roles for any other device you add onto your console.

Cons: Every once in a while some devices, loose connection or is mis-configured, but after a few tweaks your back to patching as usual. Which is setup up and monitor if devices are patching.

Great Solution for Remote Patching!

Reviewed on 31/05/2019
Rex S.
President
Computer & Network Security, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source 
4/5
Overall
3/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Features & Functionality
4/5
Customer Support
4/5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Comments: Positive and highly recommend for either a larger business with inhouse IT, or for MSP's looking for a patching solution.

Pros: Offers a wide range of options for remote patching of systems and providing a full accounting of installed patches and reporting. The reporting features are great for keeping track of which computers and when they were patched. Can patch manually or remotely. Alerts to failed patches and completed patching is a great feature so we know when a problem is needed to be resolved or looked into.

Cons: It can take a little time to set it up and test. Configuring and making sure systems are installed, etc.

Patch Manager is a must have for any environment

Reviewed on 15/09/2017
Adam B.
Assistant Network Administrator
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
4/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features & Functionality
5/5
Customer Support
5/5
Value for Money

Pros: Patch Manager has been a critical part of our network management. We are able to keep all of our third party applications up to date, where we used to have to rely on our users to allow the updates to run. Patch Manager has also allowed us to remove Admin rights from our end users.

Cons: Patch Manager can be a bit difficult to use at first. We had to rely heavily on the administrator guide to get started. Make sure you can devote time to following the procedures in the manual.

Too complex to be deployed

Reviewed on 04/12/2018
Verified Reviewer
Manager, Technology Infrastructure and Compliance
Hospitality, 1,001-5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
1/5
Overall
1/5
Ease of Use
1/5
Features & Functionality
5/5
Customer Support
1/5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Comments: Great idea implementation to automate 3rd party updates application. However in my case, I wasn't able to get it to work. I was only able to successfully deploy updates in a single site environment, but wasn't able to expand it to all the sites. After days of help, support team had to acknowledge that the product wasn't chosen right for my environment.

Pros: Support. I've had nothing but problems with this software, when I was trying to get it to work in my multiple site environment. Support team was very attentive and helpful, trying to help me to overcome the problems. Apparently, my environment was too complex for this solution.

Cons: Complexity. The software may work well in a single site environment, however in my case with 10+ sites with WSUS at each location I wasn't able to get it to work at all.

I can't believe how much this has made my life easy

Reviewed on 07/03/2018
Jason Z.
Applications Administrator
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features & Functionality
5/5
Customer Support
5/5
Value for Money

Pros: This software takes WSUS and dominates it, that is the best way I can explain it. The reports you can get are accurate and amazing. This is truly a magical patch management software

Cons: I wish that it could be easier for some newer feature updates to be updated on the actual software itself perhaps a way for it to "check-in" and update directly to solarwinds through an optional interface

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