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 includes pre-built test packages, which help users with patch scripting, researching, packaging and testing.

SolarWinds features customizable reporting and dashboards, which allow users to track the status of patched and system updates under production, testing and implementation stages. Users can also prepare compliance reports required for auditing.

Asset management
Asset management

Asset management

Database performance

Database performance

MySQL performance

MySQL performance

Performance analyzer

Performance analyzer

Remote support

Remote support

Task management

Task management

Supported Operating System(s):

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



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Number of employees:  10,000+ employees

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October 2018

Exceptional tool with great features and cost effictive

Great product and make the patch manager process fully automated

Pros

Product support variety of platform and it is easy to implement and support.
Price of the product is low as compared to other product available in the market
Easy to integrate with SCCM and other tools

Cons

The product cannot be installed on Linux platform. Does not support legacy OS patching

Review Source: Capterra
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Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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October 2018

Decent product, but not great

It's a good product for what it is. But there are WAY better solutions out there to do what Patch Manager does, and for far cheaper.

Pros

Allows you to package third party software to be deployed with WSUS.

Cons

It depends solely on WSUS. That of course includes all the problems associated with WSUS. Slowness is one big one. You can automate the Cleanup Wizard, but that has it's own problems, which Patch Manage doesn't solve. You still need yet another product from another vendor to solve that problem.

Review Source: Capterra

Jeremy from Sarcos

Industry:  Manufacturing

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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March 2018

Super Easy to use

Pros

Support at solarwinds is not over seas, very nice to explain issues and not have to repeat yourself three times. The user cookbooks are very well done, and make it easy to get up and going with relative ease.

Cons

The cost is a major factor here, there are some free solutions out there but you just dont get the support SolarWinds has.

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Michael from Neurospine LLC

Industry:  Health Care

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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March 2018

Robust Patch Management System, Great for MSPs

Tech support is amazing, especially with their "tech walks" where they'll have a technician walk you through certain features.

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Extremely robust patch management system that scales well for big MSPs and small businesses alike. It is very good at automating

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Miguel from GB Advisors, Inc.

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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March 2018

One of the Best Patch Management software!

Better understanding of our security issues regarding to unpatched or vulmerable systems, overall a very good product

Pros

*- automatization of patches and updates is a bliss with this software.
*- Suitable for large eviroments or small ones,.
*- It keep leveled information with WSUS.

Cons

*- Devices loosing conection with the console, need to re-install the agent.
*-Not very user friendly at the begining, the guise is something you must have in hand untill to familiarize to it.
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Review Source: Capterra

Jason from Chesapeake Bank

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March 2018

I can't believe how much this has made my life easy

Pros

This software takes WSUS and dominates it, that is the best way I can explain it. The reports you can get are accurate and amazing. This is truly a magical patch management software

Cons

I wish that it could be easier for some newer feature updates to be updated on the actual software itself perhaps a way for it to "check-in" and update directly to solarwinds through an optional interface

Review Source: Capterra

Jeremy from American Cement Company LLC

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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February 2018

If you do not have patch manager then you are not doing it right...

Pros

allows for non windows applications to be patched and installed with Windows updates WSUS. It simplifies the update interface but still keeps true to WSUS

Cons

It was harder to install and configure correctly. Once it was done its a wonderful tool but can be a challenge to install the first time.

Review Source: Capterra

Manny from Redeemers Insurance

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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.

Review Source: Capterra

Adam from Nederland ISD

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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.

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Stephen from Farmers State Bank

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January 2017

Patch Manager makes patching servers easier

We've had issues with Microsoft WSUS by itself. Overlaying Solar Winds Patch Manager onto our WSUS server has really helped with our server patching.

Review Source: Capterra

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