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PatchManagement Product Comparisons

Product comparisons below evaluate two or more patch management products and have been published in an industry magazine. To recommend product comparisons not listed below, please contact webmaster@patchmanagement.org.

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Jun 1, 2008 Network Computing: Patch Management Rolling Reviews
Products Reviewed: Shavlik NetChk Protect, Lumension Patchlink, BigFix Enterprise Suite, LANDesk Patch Manager, Kaseya Managed Services Edition
Nov 1, 2004 Redmond Magazine: Patch Management Roundup
Products Reviewed: Altiris 6.0 Patch Management Solution, Autoprof Policy Maker Software Update, BigFix Patch Manager 4.0, Ecora PatchManager 3.2, GFI LANGuard Network Security Scanner 5.0, PatchLink Update 6.0.1, Shavlik HFNetChkPro 4.3
Oct 1, 2004 WindowsITPro: Patch-Management Software and Buyers Guide
Products Reviewed: Altiris Patch Management Solution, Autonomic Software ANSA, AutpProf Policy Maker Software for Update, BigFix Patch Enterprise Suite, BindView Patch Deployment, Configuresoft Security Update Manager, Ecora PatchManager 3.0, Everdream Patch Management, Everdream PatchControl, Executive Software Sitekeeper 3.1, GFI LANGuard Network Security Scanner, Gravity Storm Service Pack Manager 2000, InstallShield Software Patch Impact Manager, ManageSoft Security Patch Management, Marimba Patch Management from BMC Software, Microsoft SMS Server 2003, New Boundary Technologies Prism Patch Manager, OnDemand Software WinINSTALL 8.50, PatchLink Update, Quest Patch Management for Microsoft, Shavlik Security Agents, Shavlik HFNetChkPro, St. Bernard UpdateExpert
Apr 1, 2004 NetworkComputing: Patch Managers Need Perfecting
Products Reviewed: BigFix Patch Manager 4.0, Ecora PatchManager 3.0, Gravity Storm Service Pack Manager 2000 6.0.7.0, PatchLink Update 5.0, St. Bernard UpdateExpert 6.1
Jan 12, 2004 FCW: Keeping systems properly stitched
Products Reviewed: BigFix Enterprise Suite 4.0, PatchLink Update 5.0, Shavlik HFNetChkPro 4.1, St. Bernard UpdateExpert 6.1
Dec 2, 2003 Windows & .NET Magazine: Enterprise Patch Management for Windows
Products Reviewed: BigFix Patch Manager 3.0, Ecora Patch Manager 3.0, Gravity Storm Service Pack Manager 2000 6.9.5.0, PatchLink Update 4.0, SecurityProfiling SysUpdate 4.1, Shavlik HFNetChkPro 4.0, St. Bernard UpdateExpert 6.0
Aug 1, 2003 MCP Magazine: A Patchwork Quilt
Products Reviewed: BigFix Patch Manager 3.0, Ecora PatchManager 2.0, GFI LANguard 3.2, Gravity Storm Service Pack Manager 2000 6.4, PatchLink Update 4.0, Shavlik HFNetChkPro 4.0, St. Bernard UpdateExpert 6.0
Jun 2, 2003 eWeek: Patch Work Gets Harder
Products Reviewed: Ecora PatchManager 2.0, PatchLink Update 4.0, Shavlik HFNetChkPro 4.0.7.5, St. Bernard UpdateExpert 6.0
Mar 3, 2003 NetworkWorld: Windows patch management tools
Products Reviewed: BigFix Enterprise Suite 2.0, Gravity Storm Service Pack Manager 2000, PatchLink Update 4.0, Shavlik HFNetChkPro 3.8.103
Sep 2, 2002 NetworkComputing: PatchLink Helps Keep Windows Closed
Products Reviewed: BigFix Enterprise Suite 1.1, Gravity Storm Service Pack Manager 2000 6.4, PatchLink Update 3.0, Shavlik HFNetChkPro 3.8, St. Bernard UpdateExpert 5.1

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