Reduce network vulnerabilities and software costs with automated patch management
BMC FootPrints Patch Manager
Security threats to your applications and Operating Systems (OS) are never going
to go away. That’s a fact. Whether it’s the latest “hot-shot” hacker with
something to prove or somebody with more sinister motives, ensuring your
computers are properly patched is critical to ensuring your data and network are
Reduce your security risks
Patch management is a key element needed to maintain security throughout the
desktop lifecycle. The approach to successful patch management is straight
- Assess your desktop management solution
- Identify missing patches and areas of vulnerability
- Deploy critical fixes to affected devices across your network without
interrupting end user productivity
Calculate Your ROI: By utilizing the Patch Management Calculator we can show the ROI for utilizing and having a patch management plan in place utilizing Asset Core Patch Management
BMC FootPrints® Patch Manager, powered by Shavlik®, automatically scans and
identifies which devices are missing which patches and provides administrators
options for quick deployment of critical fixes to ensure compliance and reduce
the risk of a security breach or incident, including the option to set once and automated the ongoing patching for operating systems and applications across the environment.
FootPrints Patch Manager patches Microsoft® and non-Microsoft Applications such
as Exchange®, SQL, Citrix, Adobe® Reader, Apple® iTunes, Apple Quicktime® and
Mozilla® Firefox® and supports both MacOS and Windows devices. Track patch updates in real time and utilize the built-in wizard
to quickly define pre- and post-installation parameters to control how
Monitor patch progress at-a-glance to quickly determine what applications or systems may need attention.
Patch Management - Simple and Intelligent
Gone are the days when you had to visit your users’ PCs to distribute patches
manually. FootPrints Patch Manager automatically distributes patches from your
desktop with minimal disruptions to your users and your business. As well as
patching machines on your local network, FootPrints Patch Manager will also
deploy patches to any devices you have across the internet without the need for
a VPN. Schedule patching to fit your schedule, or leverage remote wake on LAN
capabilities to patch overnight or on the weekend when most systems are idle.
Once installed, FootPrints Patch Manager downloads the latest security updates
from your application and OS vendors’ websites and scans your network to create
a list of vulnerable computers. By ranking your identified security risks by
severity you can choose whether to automatically patch all risks or just the
At-a-glance, know which products are impacted by patch requirements, which
devices are most vulnerable and what percentage of device scans completed
successfully or failed.
No longer will you need to juggle multiple patches from multiple vendors.
FootPrints Patch Manager will scan your managed devices on a scheduled basis and
perform gap-analysis to determine which devices require the latest patches.
And if that isn’t enough, FootPrints Patch Manager allows you to target your
patch management with pinpoint accuracy. With innovative dynamic grouping, you
can quickly define groups of devices by application, department, IP address,
server/workstation cluster and more.
The built-in wizard lets you determine your deployment options, patch criteria and how you want to deploy patch updates over time – automatically or upon review and approval.
The BMC FootPrints family of solutions
FootPrints Patch Manager is part of the FootPrints family of products and
solutions for IT Lifecycle and IT Service Management. Built from the ground up
as a modular yet integrated system, FootPrints products can be purchased
separately or as a part of our broader FootPrints solutions including: Service Management, Service Desk, Lifecycle Management, Desktop Management and Security & Compliance Management.
Try FootPrints Patch Manager
Experience FootPrints Patch Manager first-hand and see how it will meet your specific needs. Request your 30-day fully functional evaluation today.