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Third-party Patching, Windows Updates and Feature Upgrades

^ Real-time assessment of missing patches and compliance status
^ Custom application patching via Software Repository
^ No VPN is required for remote, off-site patching
^ Bandwidth-efficient P2P software update distribution

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What Is Patch Management?

Patch management is the process of remediating software vulnerabilities by sourcing, distributing and applying software updates. Patching is the most important part of a vulnerability management program. Implementing Action1 helps to fix security vulnerabilities in operating systems and applications before they are exploited by threat actors. Action1 automates the patching process per patch management best practices by identifying missing updates, testing, approving, scheduling and deploying patches, as well as generating status reports.

Automate the entire patch management process

Unlike other patch management tools, Action1 implements a reliable and consistent patch management process, regardless of where your endpoints are. It automates the entire software update process, from scanning your network for missing updates, to installing patch updates to multiple endpoints in minutes and reporting on compliance status.

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Keep operating systems patched

Update Windows OS consistently on all your workstations and servers, even if they are not on a corporate network, disconnected from a company VPN, or not joined to a domain.
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Patch third-party applications

Deploy patches for dozens of the most common applications, tested by Action1 team shortly after release, and save the hassle of checking vendors’ websites for the latest versions. Patch your custom applications from the same console.

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Detect missing patches in real-time

See in seconds what OS and application patches are pending on what machines, either by an endpoint or by an update. Be notified about new Windows updates and missing software patches waiting to be rolled out.

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Enforce patch management policy

Prioritize patches based on their security severity. Choose the patching schedule for update deployment to meet your patching policy requirements, assign patches between critical and non-critical endpoints, avoid patching overlaps and user downtime.

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Test and approve patches

Test patches before the rollout per established patch management best practices. Approving patches before deploying them is easy, too: specify whether updates have to be manually approved or choose to deploy all critical security patches automatically.
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Deploy Windows feature updates

Centrally upgrade Windows 10 to Windows 11 or install feature upgrades for Windows 10 or Windows 11 across the entire enterprise including remote employees.

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Why customers choose Action1

Patching without VPN

Patch remote and onsite endpoints with Action1 cloud-native platform. No company network or VPN connection required.

Ditch complexity

Start getting value in minutes, not hours or days. Deploy and patch software consistently without legacy technology, clunky integrations, or multiple consoles.

Avoid bandwidth issues

Deliver software updates faster and ensure network availability for critical applications with Action1’s P2P patch distribution capability.

Secure and trusted

Action1 is the only patch management solution with both SOC 2 Type II and ISO 27001:2022 certifications.

Patch offline devices

Improve your patch success rates by automatically installing OS and application patches, as soon as endpoints that have been offline come back online.

See phenomenal ROI

No additional hardware or software to deploy. Get your first 100 endpoints free, with no strings attached. Scale up as needed at a flat per-endpoint price.

What Our Customers Say

Action1 helped us save about 125 hours per month by automating patch management. That’s a huge enabler to our business; as an MSP, the more you automate, the more money you save, and the more savings you can pass on to your customers.

Ian Holub

CEO and Co-founder, Essential Tech Support

I gotta tell you that Action1 has changed how I install updates — I feel like now I can sleep, knowing my clients are patched.

Michael Cauldwell

Systems Administrator, Reflect Systems

With Action1, I’m saving hours every week and bringing in better control and consistency across everything that we do. It was also very easy to deploy; I was able to quickly install it and ensure nothing was missed.

Chris Weis

Senior Systems Engineer, Razzoo’s Cajun Cafe

What Experts Say

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“Patch management. It’s one of those tasks that nobody wants to do, but it’s essential.”
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“The top issue in vulnerability management is that organizations aren’t prioritizing their patching and compensating controls to align to vulnerabilities targeted by threat actors.”
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“Action1 develops a risk-based patch management platform for distributed networks trusted by thousands of global enterprises.”

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Frequently asked questions

Why patching and vulnerability management is important?

With the shift to remote work around the world, the need for effective endpoint patch management strategies has taken on a new urgency. Cybercriminals are eagerly exploiting vulnerabilities to wreak havoc in your organization. According to a 2019 survey by Ponemon Institute, 60 percent of breach victims said they were attacked through unpatched software vulnerabilities. When you have hundreds or even thousands of devices to manage, it can be a real challenge to stay ahead of them.

Developing solid patch management best practices and strategies and implementing OS and application patch management software into your workflow should help you seal off vulnerability-related risks and other issues.

How can MSP leverage patch management by Action1?

MSP can leverage patch management software from Action1 in order to significantly cut expenses, boost profits and streamline service delivery.

Action1 MSP patch management allows the service providers to automate patch management cycles from a single web-based RMM dashboard. As a result, with Action1 cloud patch management MSP no longer need to:

  • ^ Hire additional staff when onboarding new clients due to automation features.
  • ^ Travel to clients’ offices to manage their IT infrastructure due to cloud architecture.
  • ^ Overpay for multiple tools or users due to Action1 straightforward pricing policy where all RMM features become available in the pay-per-managed-endpoint pricing model.

Is Action1 patch management software free?

Action1 offers its patch management software for free to organizations or for personal use. If you intend to use Action1 on up to 100 endpoints, you may do so entirely free of charge, with no commitments, without providing credit card or corporate information. The free version never expires, does not show ads, and does not contain any hidden upsells.

You may upgrade and scale up at any point simply by getting in touch with our sales department.

How to get started with Action1 patch software?

Getting started with the Action1 computer patch management system takes a couple of effortless steps.

  1. Sign up to Action1 and create an account
  2. Install patch management agents to the desired endpoints

Find more details on how to get started with Action1 in the Documentation.