About SolarWinds Patch Manager

SolarWinds is an on-premise security and patch management solution that offers Microsoft Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) management, System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) management, compliance management and reporting within a suite.

SolarWinds features Microsoft WSUS management, which allows users to manage patches for Microsoft product suite from Windows Update Agent. It also offers an extension to manage third-party patches as well. The product also features SCCM integration, which allows users to manage security patches for third-party software and solutions.

SolarWinds features vulnerability management, which allows users to discover patch vulnerabilities in Microsoft applications. The software also inclu...


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Supported Operating System(s):

Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 10

17 Reviews of SolarWinds Patch Manager

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.29 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.5

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January 2018

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Manny from Redeemers Insurance

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Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

January 2018

Patch the easy way.

It's the best way for IT Administrator's to start moving to cloud.

Pros

I have been using this software for over 4 years and every year it get's better and better. Patch updating is so simple, that all you do is setup once and it automatically adapts to roles for any other device you add onto your console.

Cons

Every once in a while some devices, loose connection or is mis-configured, but after a few tweaks your back to patching as usual. Which is setup up and monitor if devices are patching.

May 2019

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Rex from Inspire Business Solutions

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Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Computer & Network Security

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

May 2019

Great Solution for Remote Patching!

Positive and highly recommend for either a larger business with inhouse IT, or for MSP's looking for a patching solution.

Pros

Offers a wide range of options for remote patching of systems and providing a full accounting of installed patches and reporting. The reporting features are great for keeping track of which computers and when they were patched. Can patch manually or remotely. Alerts to failed patches and completed patching is a great feature so we know when a problem is needed to be resolved or looked into.

Cons

It can take a little time to set it up and test. Configuring and making sure systems are installed, etc.

Reasons for Choosing SolarWinds Patch Manager

Mostly support was the deciding factor for patching

December 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

1.0

Value for money

1.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

1.0

December 2018

Too complex to be deployed

Great idea implementation to automate 3rd party updates application. However in my case, I wasn't able to get it to work. I was only able to successfully deploy updates in a single site environment, but wasn't able to expand it to all the sites. After days of help, support team had to acknowledge that the product wasn't chosen right for my environment.

Pros

Support. I've had nothing but problems with this software, when I was trying to get it to work in my multiple site environment. Support team was very attentive and helpful, trying to help me to overcome the problems. Apparently, my environment was too complex for this solution.

Cons

Complexity. The software may work well in a single site environment, however in my case with 10+ sites with WSUS at each location I wasn't able to get it to work at all.

December 2020

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Fazl from 360Factors

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Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

December 2020

Keep your computers and servers safe with updated patches

Pros

It provides patches for OS based security patches and for 3rd party softwares as well, like vlc media player etc. It also provides patches which our windows update service for desktops and WSUS failed to capture and install on the operating system. We can also maintain a centralized repository for installing updated patches on newly purchased machines or if we are performing an OS reset or update.

Cons

like other solarwinds products, the Patch Manager is also an expensive tool due to which small businesses are unable to acquire this tool.

September 2017

Adam from Nederland ISD

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

September 2017

Patch Manager is a must have for any environment

Pros

Patch Manager has been a critical part of our network management. We are able to keep all of our third party applications up to date, where we used to have to rely on our users to allow the updates to run. Patch Manager has also allowed us to remove Admin rights from our end users.

Cons

Patch Manager can be a bit difficult to use at first. We had to rely heavily on the administrator guide to get started. Make sure you can devote time to following the procedures in the manual.