What is a lightweight patch agent?
Patch management software requires an agent installed on each managed device. Ideally, these agents run unnoticeably in the background and do not impact users, which requires a lightweight agent with a small file size and minimal code. This leads to less complexity and resource requirements. It should carry less data to perform efficiently in a given environment.
Lightweight agents are inherently smaller, simpler, and faster to deploy. Today's organizations manage an ever-expanding quantity and scope of devices. Faced with the necessity to deploy and maintain tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands of agents, lightweight agent architecture is critical to minimizing network and user impact.