Keeping up to date with patches historically meant operating systems and applications from Microsoft. In today’s threat landscape, however, third-party applications have become the leading cause of most vulnerabilities on the network. Many companies around the world rely on Microsoft System Configuration Manager (SCCM) for patch management. That simply is not enough to bolster network security, however, because Microsoft applications are not the only ones at risk.
Microsoft Management Summit 2012 begins today in Las Vegas and if you are attending the show, we invite you to stop by VMware booth #621. We’ll be demonstrating the latest releases of our VMware vCenter Protect Update Catalog and VMware vCenter Protect Essentials at the booth. These solutions simplify and automate patch management for Microsoft and third-party applications.
About VMware’s solutions for patch management
VMware vCenter Protect Update Catalog extends SCCM beyond Microsoft products to solve critical third-party patch management needs. vCenter Protect Update Catalog plugs into SCCM as a simple data service that requires no additional agents, console or management to learn. Just import the third-party patch catalog for Adobe, Google, Java Firefox, iTunes, etc. into SCCM and you’ll be patching vulnerabilities on your servers and workstations in minutes. Click here to learn more about vCenter Protect Update Catalog.
VMware vCenter Protect Essentials reduces the cost and complexity of IT management with an integrated approach to IT security and compliance. vCenter Protect Essentials provides centralized Windows patch management and asset inventory management for both virtual and physical machines. This includes centralized management for Windows operating systems and the most widely used Windows-hosted applications running on both virtual and physical servers and workstations. Click here to learn more about vCenter Protect Essentials.
Hope to see you in Las Vegas this week, and don’t forget to enter your name to win an Xbox 360 with Kinect at booth #621.
– Mike Bleakmore