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Pros
"The solution is easy to implement."

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"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)."

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"The solution can be quite expensive, compared to other options on the market."

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"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."

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"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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Top Answer: The solution is easy to implement.
Top Answer: Compared to other software options, this is not exactly a cheap solution. However, the value you get is good, and therefore it's worth the cost.
Top Answer: The view of the security could be better. The solution can be quite expensive, compared to other options on the market.
Top Answer: The most valuable features are that it is included with Windows, and it can be driven by Group Policy Objects (GPOs).
Top Answer: This product comes included with Windows and can be used free of charge.
Top Answer: Reporting flexibility is something that can be improved. Job management and control is an area that is in need of improvement.
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5th
out of 19 in Patch Management
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HEAT Patch, PatchLink
Windows Server Update Services, Microsoft WSUS, WSUS, Microsoft Software Update Services, Software Update Services, Microsoft SUS, SUS
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Overview

Ivanti Patch for Linux, UNIX, Mac, powered by Heat, swiftly detects vulnerabilities in today’s environment, from workstation to data center. And it deploys expertly pretested patches automatically, helping organizations to patch with more efficiency and efficacy.

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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Comms Service Provider13%
Non Profit13%
Logistics Company13%
University13%
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Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider20%
Government8%
Insurance Company5%
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Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise63%
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Ivanti Patch for Linux, UNIX, Mac is ranked 15th in Patch Management with 1 review while Microsoft Windows Server Update Services is ranked 5th in Patch Management with 8 reviews. Ivanti Patch for Linux, UNIX, Mac is rated 0.0, while Microsoft Windows Server Update Services is rated 6.6. The top reviewer of Ivanti Patch for Linux, UNIX, Mac writes "Easy to implement and offers good scanning but the pricing is a bit high". 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 Linux, UNIX, Mac is most compared with , 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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