Patch management capabilities have been added to the cloud-based services platform from GFI Software. These new capabilities join such existing features as antivirus, network monitoring, asset management, and key components for managing network security and performance.
In a press release submitted to ChannelPro-SMB, the developer says the patch management capabilities provide SMBs with an “automate the process of patching all of their machines, thus keeping their systems up-to-date and using the latest versions of the software they work with.”
The new patch management capabilities can be used to complement existing products enjoyed by SMBs or as part of the GFI Cloud.
GFI Cloud services provide SMBs with antivirus and anti-malware protection, network monitoring, asset and inventory management, and now patch management via an installed agent that links each SMB machine to a management console via the Web.
“Cloud gives IT admins one place to see the status and health of all their proactively-managed IT systems, to provide an inventory of hardware and software on and off the network and, with TeamViewer installed, a way to remotely access a problem device,” states GFI in its press release.
The latest evolution of GFI Cloud helps IT admins to automatically manage all of their patching needs from the solution’s dashboard. All updates — including those from Microsoft (including Windows, Exchange, Office, Internet Explorer) and third-party applications (like Adobe, Java, popular Internet browsers and non-security updates) — can be managed with GFI Cloud.
“GFI Cloud is our flagship solution for resource-strapped IT administrators at small and mid-sized companies to easily and efficiently manage the needs of their entire IT environment,” said Walter Scott, CEO of GFI Software.
GFI now extends the power and capabilities of our business and security solutions to a single platform, where all these capabilities can be easily accessed and managed in one place by even the smallest IT teams,” says GFI Software CEO Walter Scott. “Patch management is the logical next step in the evolution of making GFI Cloud the only IT software platform a SMB will need to manage the IT resources.”
GFI says it will continue to expand GFI Cloud’s portfolio with functionality powered by the company’s business and security solutions.
GFI Cloud services, such as antivirus, monitoring, and patch management, are each priced at $12 per computer, per year. Multi-year and service bundle discounts apply. New subscriptions require a 10-license minimum for the first transaction only. All subscriptions come with GFI’s 24/7 customer service support and software maintenance.