Compare GFI LanGuard vs. Microsoft Windows Server Update Services

GFI LanGuard is ranked 4th in Patch Management with 2 reviews while Microsoft Windows Server Update Services is ranked 6th in Patch Management with 6 reviews. GFI LanGuard is rated 8.0, while Microsoft Windows Server Update Services is rated 5.8. The top reviewer of GFI LanGuard writes "Improves network visibility and keeps our products up to date with the latest patches". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Windows Server Update Services writes "While this product is versatile, the challenges of competing against capable open-source solutions make it less desirable". GFI LanGuard is most compared with SCCM, Ivanti Patch for Endpoints and ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus, whereas Microsoft Windows Server Update Services is most compared with GFI LanGuard, Quest KACE Systems Management and Kaseya VSA. See our GFI LanGuard vs. Microsoft Windows Server Update Services report.
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The most valuable feature is that I am able to patch third-party solutions.This product is a great solution at a great price as long as it is only going to be used for a local area network.

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The most valuable feature is the decreased level of internet usage by my network.With WSUS, you can automatically install and distribute Microsoft security patches without using an internet connection for all clients and servers. It is not difficult to understand how it works and I think it's a very nice tool.This solution is stable.The interface is easy to use.The solution has great potential and leaves the user with almost limitless possibilities. It is truly a product with a million uses.It provides central management interface for deployment.

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The documentation on how to use this solution in a Linux environment is not clear, which is something that should be improved because it is complicated.This solution is limited to the local area network only and cannot manage remote devices.

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I would like to see support for other operating systems such as Linux.Microsoft should improve their support for the product. A lot of guys are installing their products, especially Xero. If you have a real problem, though, it's quite difficult to find someone who you can support you.In the next release, I would like to see additional tools added to fix the engine issues on the client's side.The old backup files created by this solution use up a lot of storage, and this needs to be improved.Because you have to pay for the product and there may be other good free solutions, this may not be the best choice for a cost-minded organization.The ability to have more fine control within this solution is very important. It is not available for the solution in its current state.

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GFI LanGuard has very fair pricing compared to other similar solutions out there.

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The WSUS cost is included in Microsoft Windows, and there are no licensing fees.The integration is included in the Windows Server system, and there are no additional fees.Because it is not open-source, it has to compete with open-source solutions. Relatively it is expensive to open-source.

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out of 17 in Patch Management
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5.8
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Also Known As
LanGuardWindows Server Update Services, Microsoft WSUS, WSUS, Microsoft Software Update Services, Software Update Services, Microsoft SUS, SUS
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Overview

GFI LanGuard enables complete patch management of security and non-security patches to Microsoft operating systems, Mac OS X, major Linux distributions and third-party applications. It can also automate patching for all major web browsers too.

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) enables information technology administrators to deploy the latest Microsoft product updates. You can use WSUS to fully manage the distribution of updates that are released through Microsoft Update to computers on your network. This topic provides an overview of this server role and more information about how to deploy and maintain WSUS.

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