What is cross-platform patch management?
Cross-platform patch management is the ability to manage patching and configuration updates across multiple operating systems and devices from a single console. Operating system (OS) patching is integral to keeping your client, server, and virtual infrastructure safe from malicious actors that exploit vulnerabilities left unpatched.
A cross-platform patch management solution works across Windows, macOS, and Linux operating systems and provides full patching and configuration control for clients, servers, virtual machines, containers, and cloud instances.
While Windows-based laptops still dominate the market, macOS and Linux devices continue to grow in market share. Especially Linux machines, which are most likely to be servers and often have the most critical and sensitive data. Modern patch management demands one solution that works across platforms to meet the demands required to maintain a strong cyber defense.