GFI patch management software is a security scanner that checks the network for possible security vulnerabilities by scanning the entire network for missing security patches, service packs, open shares, open ports, unused user accounts etc. It is a network vulnerability management solution that allows scanning, detecting, assessing and remediating security vulnerabilities by providing patch management functionality. This solution scans the entire network to identify possible security threats.
Every server, workstation, laptop and mobile device in the enterprise is unlikely to be managed in the same way. It enables to quickly configure settings while retaining the flexibility to override specific devices for a greater degree of control. This automatically automates detection, downloading and installation of the missing patches and allows approving patches and scheduling installation of approved patches. It supports all updates for Microsoft Windows and other Microsoft products including Office and Exchange. It allows auto-downloads of missing patches as well as patch roll-back.
Microsoft Windows Software Update Services (WSUS) is installed and checks for updates. The workstations and servers must have either Windows 2000 or Windows 2003 installed. The administration of Microsoft WSUS server is all web-based. It downloads all available updates automatically and notifies for new updates. New updates can be approved for deployment or can be rejected.
Instead of each workstation having to connect to the Internet to update Windows, each workstation can connect to the Microsoft WSUS Server for updates. It can be the update source for other WSUS servers within the organization. Thus, the WSUS Server alone requires access to the public Internet as it connects to Windows Update.
This is achieved through a single console with reporting functionality by addressing security scanning, patch management and network auditing. This cost-effective solution is ideal for businesses to safeguard their systems and networks from hacker attacks and security breaches.