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Patching A Linux and Windows Environment

No matter how hard you try or how good your intent is, inevitably your infrastructure ends up with a few Linux machines mixed into your predominantly Windows environment. Or maybe you’re a Linux organization but require a few Windows boxes for specific tasks. Or perhaps it simply is what it is and you have a […]

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Patch Management Software Best Practices

Patch Management Software Best Practices We talk a lot about patching, software deployment, and having a unified patch management strategy. It is a headache that has existed for years. As important as it is, it is wallpaper to everyone outside of the IT department…they know it’s there, but it’s in the background and they don’t […]

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Zeppelin is now live

Zeppelin is now live! Our newest release brings improvements, both big and small, continuing our efforts to enhance user experience, respond to customer feedback, and make further improvements to the quality and reliability of the product. Here is a release summary of what’s included: Expanded Software catalog support to include Office for Mac, Adobe Reader, […]

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Top 10 Reasons For Automated Patching

We are hyper focused on one thing, making patching simple and easy. There is no reason for you to spend excess time and energy on an element of your job that is better handled with automation. Patching has come a long way in the past year. Cloud based automation has made the once tedious process […]

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Finally, a WSUS Replacement

We’ve experienced the pain of using WSUS to address Windows patching. At first it was the only option out there to “automate” Windows patching and was far better than manually trying to do the job. Some alternatives popped up through the years, but they required more servers, software installation, services fees, and didn’t address our […]

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Linux Patching Made Easy

As an open source operating system (OS), Linux, which has grown to roughly 20 million lines of source code, not surprisingly requires a significant and ongoing number of patches. As an open source platform, the majority of the work is performed by the Linux community, encompassing thousands of programmers from around the world. While this […]

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WSUS Clients Not Reporting? It’s Time For A Replacement

If you’ve ever used WSUS, than you know that clients you’ve set up don’t always report as they should. Googling the term, “WSUS Clients Not Reporting”, provided more than one million results. Think about that, more than 1,000,000 different responses to a bug in software that is designed to update and patch bugs. Ironic or […]

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Looking For A WSUS Alternative

Back in January of 2002, Microsoft launched the Trustworthy Computing initiatives to ensure that all endpoints, operating systems, and applications are secure by design, default, and deployment. Back then, patching was a manual process. Unfortunately, even 15 years ago, it quickly became obvious that as companies scaled their endpoints, the cost and effort to keep […]

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Why You Need a Unified Patching Solution for all of Your OS’s

While the world used to be virtually all Microsoft Windows a decade and half ago, that isn’t the case today. In fact, only one in five devices is Windows. That means that your Linux server, Mac laptops, and smartphones / tablets have overtaken all of your Windows devices. That’s a stunning reversal when 9 out […]

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How to Choose the Right Patch Management Solution

Patching systems and applications is a painful task. IT admins know it and unfortunately, so do hackers. Making sure that every system and application is always on the latest code is a difficult problem to solve. IT organizations have been struggling with this task for over two decades now and with more applications being released, […]

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