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Third-Party Patching That Just Works

Automate detection and remediation of critical vulnerabilities in third-party applications

^ Real-time detection of missing third-party patches
^ Privately maintained Software Repository
^ Bandwidth-efficient P2P patch distribution
^ Secure and trusted: SOC 2 Type II and ISO 27001:2022

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What is Third-Party Patching?

Third-party patch management is a process of addressing vulnerabilities in outdated third-party applications, such as Google Chrome, Adobe, Java, Firefox, Zoom, and more. Ignoring third-party patching and doing only OS updates can lead to vulnerability exploitation and ransomware incidents. While many patch management solutions and RMMs support patch management for OS updates, third-party application patching is a key component that is commonly neglected by most.

Automate third-party application patch management

Action1 enables uniform automation of patch management for third-party apps and OS updates into one common process. Real-time scanning of vulnerable applications (web browsers, video conferencing tools, office apps, etc) detects missing patches as soon as they are released by the vendor. The private patch repository of pre-built and ready-to-deploy third-party application patches saves you from patch maintenance and manual patching. Policies automate third-party patching based on defined criteria.
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Third-party patch repository

Unlike many community-maintained software repositories, Action1 Software Repository is securely maintained by an in-house team of trained Action1 patch management experts.
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Private P2P patch distribution

Deliver patches faster and avoid bandwidth issues without maintaining local appliances or cache servers.

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Real-time missing patch visibility

See missing third-party patches in seconds without relying on outdated scan results from yesterday.

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Automated, policy-based remediation

Choose your patching schedule and define automated patching criteria, such as severity, update type, vendor, or specific applications.

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Minimize frustration, increase security

Customizable reboot behavior to give your users ample time to save their work and postpone reboots for a limited time, but enforce your patching deadlines.

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Secure and trusted

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

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Why customers choose Action1

Third-party patching without VPN

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

Instant value and cost reduction

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

Vulnerability assessment

Instantly detect known software vulnerabilities that may or may not have patches available yet.

Remote control included

Troubleshoot issues using our built-in remote control feature without the need to invest in a separate remote access tool and install yet another agent.

Offline device security posture

Improve your third-party patching success rates by automatically deploying 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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Infrastructure and operations leaders can improve efficiency and security by taking a modern approach to patching Windows and third-party applications.”

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Your organization should be reducing the time that it takes to patch software and operating systems, as monthly patch cycles don’t address how quickly attackers are moving and the remote nature of work.”

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Action1 delivers security risk mitigation via policy-based patching and deployment of OS and third-party software and includes a remote desktop.”

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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.