TITLE

Solutions run gamut

AUTHOR(S)
Sturdevant, Cameron
PUB. DATE
June 2003
SOURCE
eWeek;6/2/2003, Vol. 20 Issue 22, p47
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reviews four patch management products: Ecora Corp.'s Ecora Patch Manager 2.0, PatchLink Corp.'s PatchLink Update 4.0, Saint Bernard Software Inc.'s UpdateExpert 6.0 and Shavlik Technologies LLC's HFNetChkPro 4, reveals a wide range of capabilities and performance. Ecora Patch Manager, Saint Bernard's UpdateExpert and Shavlik's HFNetChkPro are currently Windows-only products, but not for much longer. The products will support non-Windows operating systems, including Linux and Sun Microsystems Inc.'s Solaris, sometime this year, said officials at all three companies. Like the other agentless products in this test, Ecora Patch Manager conducted a system inventory to determine if new patches were needed. PatchLink Update downloads packed patches from the PatchLink site. One key difference between PatchLink and UpdateExpert, however, is that UpdateExpert does not repackage patches and does not automatically send patches to a central repository at the customer site.
ACCESSION #
9934038

 

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