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:
"Clear visibility regarding the status of the endpoint."
"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)."
"Inability to configure a rule-based management."
"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."
"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."
With Ivanti Patch for Endpoints, your enterprise can discover, assess, and remediate thousands of client systems comprehensively, consistently, and regularly, based on policies you define and without saturating your network or disrupting user productivity.
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.
Ivanti Patch for Endpoints is ranked 10th in Patch Management with 1 review while Microsoft Windows Server Update Services is ranked 5th in Patch Management with 9 reviews. Ivanti Patch for Endpoints is rated 8.0, while Microsoft Windows Server Update Services is rated 6.8. The top reviewer of Ivanti Patch for Endpoints writes "Helps us detect vulnerabilities; provides clear visibility, suitable for small to medium size companies". 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". Ivanti Patch for Endpoints is most compared with GFI LanGuard, Quest KACE Systems Management and Kaseya VSA, whereas Microsoft Windows Server Update Services is most compared with SCCM, BigFix, Quest KACE Systems Management, Kaseya VSA and GFI LanGuard.
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