Gartner Research

Technology Insight for Patch Management Tools

Published: 03 April 2017

ID: G00320136

Analyst(s): Terrence Cosgrove


Organizations are under increasing pressure to quickly deploy patches to servers, endpoints, databases and applications. I&O leaders responsible for patch management can use this research to better understand patch management capabilities, market trends and the vendors in this space.

Table Of Contents


  • Definition
  • Description
  • Benefits and Uses
    • Windows Client OS Patching
    • Third-Party Application Patching
    • Server Patch Management
  • Risks
  • Evaluation Factors
    • General Selection Criteria
    • Client Patch Management
    • Client Third-Party Applications
    • System Center Configuration Manager and WSUS Plug-In
    • Server Patch Management
  • Technology Alternatives
  • Recommendations
  • Representative Providers

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