Patch Management

Discover installed Windows updates and patches in real time. Identify missing security patches and remotely deploy them on all corporate workstations


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Free Patch Management Software - Cloud Based

Action1 includes a free patch management tool, which is fully cloud-based. It performs real-time discovery of all installed Windows updates and patches on all corporate workstations and provides security patch manager capabilities, such as an option to deploy security patches on selected systems, install Windows updates and more.

Running in the Cloud, Action1 requires no installation, maintenance, or multi-step configuration procedures. It brings the benefits of automated patch management and patch compliance without the hassle of managing of an on-premise patching software. Once cloud-based patching application is configured, Action1 becomes a one-stop Windows patch management solution along with the other benefits included in the unified Action1 platform. You can set up the platform and start managing your networked computers in minutes. Thanks to the scalable approach to software architecture, Action1 works equally fast on a network of 100 computers and 100,000 computers. As the number of your endpoints grows, Action1 will scale the backend infrastructure for you and ensure all patches and updates are installed on time.

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Security and Compliance

Following security best practices and automating patching are top priorities of IT departments. Action1 patch manager solution helps you stay compliant with security standards and frameworks such as ITIL, NIST, CIS, and PCI DSS by enforcing software updates. On top of that, intelligent features such as search queries in plain English and the ability to report on critical events bring you insights into your network infrastructure and IT environment. Setting up an effective patch management strategy with Action1 will ensure your organization is compliant with industry regulations and protected against data breaches and other cyber threats.

Security and Compliance

Automated Patch Management Solution

Action1 gives you full real-time visibility into what patches and updates are installed on what endpoints, which security patches for Windows are missing, and enables you to deploy missing patches remotely from the Cloud. These extensive security patch management capabilities allow you to immediately assess the risks and secure all of your endpoints. Action1 automates administration routines, schedules Windows update roll-outs and takes care of your workstations and devices. It does not matter if your endpoints are in the same network or domain, or maybe spread all over the world or even switched off - Action1 will make sure the patches and hotfixes are distributed and deployed on time.

Automated Patch Management Solution

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Patch management process includes selecting the right patches that need to be deployed detection of missing patches on managed systems, automated patch deployment, and documentation of what patches were installed on each system. Why is it so important to follow patch management best practices? Without clearly defined and routinely executed patch monitoring process, your computers are continuously exposed to security risks and vulnerabilities.

Nowadays most business assets and sensitive data are stored not in warehouses and fire-resistant safes but on computers and servers that employees use every day. Outdated programs, operating systems that are missing critical security updates, apps with known vulnerabilities expose your organization to cyber attacks and data breaches. While there are many security best practices, patch management is one of the most effective and easy-to-implement techniques when it comes to managing IT assets. When systems and applications receive regular security updates and urgent hotfixes in a timely manner, the chances of data theft or intrusion are significantly lower. With patch manager products, system administrators safeguard managed endpoints and ensure they are protected against malicious apps and phishing. Taking care of a network with thousands of workstations and keeping track of update schedules can be daunting. Add here employees who are never at their desks, endpoints that are not connected to a corporate LAN. Unless the update process is automated, it's easy to lose control and miss a few major updates.

Patch software solutions such as Action1 streamline IT workflows. Action1 free tool capabilities go beyond a regular Windows update management tool. Cloud-based patch manager product from Action1 proves to be handy both for patch managers, system administrators, and security analysts. Administrators will leverage automated patching and the ability to discover missing updates in real time. The tool discovers endpoint configuration in seconds. The administrator can use plain English to retrieve a list of installed software, with versions and installation dates, operating system details, patch status, etc. Action1 cloud management suite is shipped with preset reports that help identify missing updates and hotfixes. Addressing vulnerabilities is simple and fast with Action1 - rather than installing hotfixes on each device one by one, the administrator can schedule software updates and roll out them to all devices at once. All managed endpoints are updated remotely and silently. Action1 enables you to orchestrate patch management process with the highest precision. The administrator can set the waiting time, define if a reboot is required, etc. Security and compliance managers will enjoy access to a detailed software inventory. Being cloud-based, Action1 provides visibility into IT assets in real time 24/7, and facilitates vulnerability assessments.

Install Windows Updates Remotely
    Remotely install missing critical Windows updates on multiple computers at once
Detect and Install Windows Updates Remotely
    List all installed windows updates and missing security patches for multiple remote computers within a centralized cloud solution for automated patch management.
Search Installed Windows Updates
    See installed hotfixes, with name, description, hotfix id, installation date, and installation user for each hotfix
Install Application Patches Remotely
    Remotely deploy patches and hotfixes on multiple computers in bulk from the Cloud

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. How to check the operating system a computer is running?
On Windows workstations and servers, go to “Control panel -> System and Security -> System”. You will see the operating system version your computers are running.

2. How to check pending updates?
To see pending Windows patches and security updates, go to “Control Panel -> System and Security -> Windows Update”. You will see the list of operating system updates and hotfixes waiting to be installed. For software such as Adobe products and Oracle products, check out their websites to download updates and patches. Consider using patch managers to speed up the process.

3. How to check the version of installed software?
Navigate to “Programs and Features” and browse the list of installed software.

4. What is a patch manager?
The patch manager is an endpoint configuration tool that helps install patches and updates on multiple workstations at the same time. In most cases, it keeps track of patches, verifies the software version you run, and enables you to roll out updates.

5. Can Action1 help me install patches and updates?
Action1 streamlines patch installation. It suggests missing patches and enables you to install them on workstations and servers, including those that are turned off at the moment or aren’t connected to your corporate Active Directory.

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