Compare Microsoft Windows Server Update Services vs. Symantec Patch Management Solution

Microsoft Windows Server Update Services is ranked 6th in Patch Management with 5 reviews while Symantec Patch Management Solution is ranked 11th in Patch Management. Microsoft Windows Server Update Services is rated 5.6, while Symantec Patch Management Solution is rated 0. 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". On the other hand, Microsoft Windows Server Update Services is most compared with GFI LanGuard, whereas Symantec Patch Management Solution is most compared with SCCM and ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus.
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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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Windows Server Update Services, Microsoft WSUS, WSUS, Microsoft Software Update Services, Software Update Services, Microsoft SUS, SUSSymantec Patch Management
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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.

Symantec Patch Management Solution can assist organizations in meeting their security needs by automating the detection and facilitating the remediation of security vulnerabilities for multiple operating systems (Windows, Mac, Red Hat, CentOS and SUSE) and for Microsoft applications and over 50 third-party Windows applications (Adobe, Java Runtime, common browsers and plug-ins, etc.). Patch Management Solution provides visibility into newly released software updates and the means to identify computers susceptible to the vulnerabilities addressed by such updates. It also automates the download of software update packages from vendor sites and the distribution of those packages to computers which require those patches.

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