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.
Michael from Neurospine LLC
Specialty: Health Care
Employees number: 51-200 employees
Tech support is amazing, especially with their "tech walks" where they'll have a technician walk you through certain features.
Extremely robust patch management system that scales well for big MSPs and small businesses alike. It is very good at automating
Miguel from GB Advisors, Inc.
Employees number: 11-50 employees
Better understanding of our security issues regarding to unpatched or vulmerable systems, overall a very good product
*- automatization of patches and updates is a bliss with this software.
*- Suitable for large eviroments or small ones,.
*- It keep leveled information with WSUS.
*- 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.
Jason from Chesapeake Bank
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
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
Jeremy from American Cement Company LLC
Employees number: 51-200 employees
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
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.
Manny from Redeemers Insurance
It's the best way for IT Administrator's to start moving to cloud.
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.
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.
Adam from Nederland ISD
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.
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.
Stephen from Farmers State Bank
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.