JavadKamyabiInformation Technology Security Specialist at a university
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"The most valuable feature is that I am able to patch third-party solutions."
"The solution has great potential and leaves the user with almost limitless possibilities. It is truly a product with a million uses."
"This solution is stable."
"The interface is easy to use."
"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."
"The most valuable feature is the decreased level of internet usage by my network."
"Downloads critical reports separately."
"The most valuable feature is its ability to identify which updates are needed on a particular machine."
"The most valuable features are that it is included with Windows, and it can be driven by Group Policy Objects (GPOs)."
"This solution is limited to the local area network only and cannot manage remote devices."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"I would like to see support for other operating systems such as Linux."
"Could be improved with additional features such as an update alarm."
"Having the ability to group updates by the operating systems would be very helpful."
"Job management and control is an area that is in need of improvement."
"GFI LanGuard has very fair pricing compared to other similar solutions out there."
"Because it is not open-source, it has to compete with open-source solutions. Relatively it is expensive to open-source."
"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."
"This product comes included with Windows and can be used free of charge."
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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.
GFI LanGuard is ranked 7th in Patch Management with 2 reviews while Microsoft Windows Server Update Services is ranked 4th in Patch Management with 8 reviews. GFI LanGuard is rated 8.0, while Microsoft Windows Server Update Services is rated 6.6. 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 ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus, SCCM, SolarWinds Patch Manager, Ivanti Patch for Endpoints and BigFix, whereas Microsoft Windows Server Update Services is most compared with SCCM, BigFix, Quest KACE Systems Management, Kaseya VSA and ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus. See our GFI LanGuard vs. Microsoft Windows Server Update Services report.
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