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SolarWinds Patch Manager Compared to Shavlik / VMware

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Trying to understand the differences between SolarWinds Patch Manager and VMware's Shavlik patch solution? Look no further.

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SolarWinds Patch Manager Compared to Shavlik / VMware

  1. 1. Author Jennifer Kuvlesky SolarWinds Patch Manager compared to Shavlik / VMware Keep Patching Simple & AffordableSOLARWINDS PATCH MANAGER COMPARED TOVMWARE / SHAVLIK 1
  2. 2. Agenda» Patching Simplified – SolarWinds Patch Manager» SolarWinds Patch Manager High Points» Top 5 Reasons – Choose Patch Manager over Shavlik / VMware» Quick Comparison – Patch Manager Vs. Shavlik / VMware» Detail Comparison» SolarWinds Patch Manager Features» Dashboard» What IT Pros say about Patch Manager» Helpful ResourcesSOLARWINDS PATCH MANAGER COMPARED TOVMWARE / SHAVLIK 2
  3. 3. Patching simplified with SolarWinds PatchManagerAt SolarWinds, we keep things super simple right from: Download Install to Purchase Daily UseOur newly enhanced product, SolarWinds Patch Manager, has allthese characteristics. If your goal is to Keep Patching Simple and affordable choose: SolarWinds Patch Manager, the champion solution for patchingSOLARWINDS PATCH MANAGER COMPARED TOVMWARE / SHAVLIK 3
  4. 4. SolarWinds Patch Manager High Points» Reduce time from weeks to minutes for patching physical & virtual Windows® desktops & servers with pre-built, tested patches from vendors such as Adobe®, Apple®, Google®, Mozilla®, Oracle® & others» Decrease security risks & service performance degradation by controlling when & where patches are applied» Pass audits & demonstrate compliance with out-of-the-box reports & dashboard views» Turn your WSUS or System Center Configuration Manager environment into a powerful patch management solution» Patch Manager provides the best ROI with agentless architecture, mass scale, and ease of use – no scripting or professional services neededSOLARWINDS PATCH MANAGER COMPARED TOVMWARE / SHAVLIK 4
  5. 5. Top 5 Reasons to choose Patch Manager overShavlik / VMware» SolarWinds helps create advanced before & after package deployment scenarios – great for patching Java®» Patch Manager provides the ability to build custom packages without SCUP or complicated scripting» SolarWinds Patch Manager’s scale is unlimited- perfect for large enterprises» Patch Manager leverages WSUS & SCCM so Microsoft® patches are immediately available to the user.» SolarWinds is more affordableSOLARWINDS PATCH MANAGER COMPARED TOVMWARE / SHAVLIK 5
  6. 6. Quick Compare - SolarWinds Patch ManagerVs. Shavlik/ VMware Note: *1 node = 1 device **Please note, the anticipated SolarWinds pricing is based upon current pricing and is not guaranteed. ***Per VMware / Shavliks published price posted 5/29/2012, VMware vCenter Protect Essentials Plus costs $150 per server for 3 year support and $96 per workstation for 3 year supportSOLARWINDS PATCH MANAGER COMPARED TOVMWARE / SHAVLIK 6
  7. 7. Detailed Comparison - Patch Manager Vs.Shavlik Patch Manager leverages WSUS and SCCM, and there is no need to package Microsoft patches because they are synchronized directly from Microsoft by WSUS. VMware / Shavlik does not leverage WSUS and needs to package Microsoft content. This can cause concern for users for two reasons: 1)There is a delay in getting critical Microsoft patches to VMware / Shavlik customers. Microsoft releases content on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month. Until the time of release, the installation files are not available to any company, and packages cannot be built without the installation files nor without knowing what the installation behavior should be. Ergo, companies with their own patch engine and schema cannot begin working on that content until after Microsoft releases it.SOLARWINDS PATCH MANAGER COMPARED TOVMWARE / SHAVLIK 7
  8. 8. Detailed Comparison - Patch Manager Vs.Shavlik 2) Pressure to quickly provide Microsoft updates may cause quality issues. For example, a recent post in patchmanagement.org stated there were issues in running vCenter Protect Essentials 8.0.0 - three Windows 7 (x64) patches were not installing or being detected as having been installed . The post went on to say that Shavlik was fixing the problem. Lack of quality is the reason SolarWinds opted not to package the Adobe Reader v10 and Adobe Acrobat v10 content that is now available from Adobe. How QUICKLY does SolarWinds provide updates? SolarWinds documents this explicitly and normally can get an update out the door in a day or two from the time of ISV publication. VMWare/Shavlik also documents the latest patches they have released, but I am not quite sure how often this page is updated as the latest JRE 7u7 update (made available 8/30) is not on this list .SOLARWINDS PATCH MANAGER COMPARED TOVMWARE / SHAVLIK 8
  9. 9. Detailed Comparison - Patch Manager Vs.Shavlik Patch Manager automatically synchronizes the 3rd Party Updates Catalog and other catalogs on a schedule, convenient to the customers organization. VMware / Shavlik requires customers to install the software update catalog on their own. Because Patch Manager leverages WSUS & SCCM, SolarWinds Patch Manager scale is unlimited. Each WSUS server scales to 30k endpoints out of the box. WSUS can integrate with up to 100k endpoints per WSUS Server with custom configuration. One Patch Manager server can integrate with an unlimited number of WSUS servers. Alternatively, as detailed in this comparison of Shavlik to IBM BigFix by Productive, VMware / Shavlik only scales to 50k endpoints and is not suitable for very large environments.SOLARWINDS PATCH MANAGER COMPARED TOVMWARE / SHAVLIK 9
  10. 10. Detailed Comparison - Patch Manager Vs.Shavlik SolarWinds list price (as of the date of posting) is more affordable than the VMware / Shavlik published catalog price (as of 5/29/2012). To patch 500 nodes (where 1 node equates to 1 device, a virtual or physical desktop, laptop, server, etc.), SolarWinds Patch Manager will cost $5,595 (USD). This perpetual license price includes year 1 maintenance. Based upon the list price of the product at the time of renewal, the support cost for 2 years is 20% of list price for each year. At this time, if a customer purchased 500 nodes and support for 3 years, the approximate cost would be $7,833 (USD) for Patch Manager. Per VMware / Shavliks published catalog price posted on 5/29/2012, VMware vCenter Protect Essentials Plus costs $150 per server for 3 year support and $96 per workstation for 3 year support. At this time, 3 year software cost for 500 servers is $75,000 and $48,000 for 500 workstations.SOLARWINDS PATCH MANAGER COMPARED TOVMWARE / SHAVLIK 10
  11. 11. Detailed Comparison - Patch Manager Vs.Shavlik In addition to pricing and architectural differences, there are two unique features SolarWinds Patch Manager provides that VMware / Shavlik does not: PackageBoot Package Wizard The first feature, PackageBoot, helps with tricky deployment scenarios - especially useful in patching Java. With PackageBoot, SolarWinds customers can build and designate specific actions to occur before or after package deployment to ensure that patches get deployed correctly each time. The second feature, Package Wizard, gives users an easy way to build custom packages for any application – without the use of SCUP or complicated scripting. A recent post on Spiceworks outlines the difficulties of patching Java with VMware / Shavlik.SOLARWINDS PATCH MANAGER COMPARED TOVMWARE / SHAVLIK 11
  12. 12. SolarWinds Patch Manager Features Affordable 3-Year Pricing SolarWinds Patch Managers perpetual license price includes 1 year maintenance. Affordable VMware vCenter Protect Essentials Plus costs $150 per server for 3 year support and $96 per workstation for 3 year support. Scale to Support Enterprise Needs Scalability Each WSUS server scales to 30,000 endpoints out of the box. WSUS can integrate with up to 100,000 endpoints per WSUS Server with custom configuration. One Patch Manager server can integrate with an unlimited number of WSUS servers. Note: *1 node = 1 device **Please note, the anticipated SolarWinds pricing is based upon current pricing and is not guaranteed. ***Per VMware / Shavliks published price posted 5/29/2012SOLARWINDS PATCH MANAGER COMPARED TOVMWARE / SHAVLIK 12
  13. 13. SolarWinds Patch Manager Features Easy to Use Wizard for Custom Packages Ease of Use SolarWinds Patch Manager’s Package Wizard gives you an easy way to build custom packages for any application – without the use of SCUP or complicated scripting. Before and After Packet Deployment Scenarios Package SolarWinds Patch Manager’s PackageBoot™ lets you create advanced Deployment before and after package deployment scenarios to ensure that even the most complicated patches (such as Oracle Java) are deployed successfully – without complicated scripting.SOLARWINDS PATCH MANAGER COMPARED TOVMWARE / SHAVLIK 13
  14. 14. SolarWinds Patch Manager Features WSUS Administration SolarWinds Patch Manager works with and extends the capabilities WSUS of Microsoft Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) so that in addition to adding patch deployment and management for 3rd party applications, SolarWinds Patch Manager adds key functionality to WSUS that helps you: •Force real-time download and install of updates from the Windows Update Server •Repair & force re-install of the Windows Update AgentSOLARWINDS PATCH MANAGER COMPARED TOVMWARE / SHAVLIK 14
  15. 15. 3rd Party Updates » Does the vendor provide updates for the applications that are important to your environment? » Do they provide both security updates and bug fixes? This is easy to find out. Most vendors list the applications they support on their website. What is more difficult to determine is how QUICKLY they get the package from the ISV to you. SolarWinds documents this explicitly and Ideally can get an update out the door in a day or two from the time of ISV publication. VMWare/Shavlik also documents the latest patches they have released, but Its not quite sure how often this page is updated as the latest JRE 7u7 update (made available 8/30) is not on this list .SOLARWINDS PATCH MANAGER COMPARED TOVMWARE / SHAVLIK 15
  16. 16. Keep Patching Simple – The SolarWinds Way At SolarWinds, our goal is to help our clients keep patching simple: »From direct integration to WSUS »For ease of use and scale »Pricing and »To an extensible platform for managing and patching 3rd party applications We invite VMware / Shavlik users to try our "keep it simple" approach to patching.SOLARWINDS PATCH MANAGER COMPARED TOVMWARE / SHAVLIK 16
  17. 17. Patch Manager Dashboard Patch Manager 3rd Party Update Summary Page – A Comprehensive ViewSOLARWINDS PATCH MANAGER COMPARED TOVMWARE / SHAVLIK 17
  18. 18. What IT Pros say about SolarWinds Patch Manager “It used to take four hours per patch for packaging and testing and about a week to deployeach patch,” said Jay. “Now with Patch Manager, it takes an hour tops - It is incredible.”- Jay Harper - IT Network Administrator, Terminix Service, Inc. “I’m very happy with this software and the support services offered. I’m not sure how Solar Winds taking over will affect the company. In the short term, though, I’ve seen that there has been a large price decrease (almost 50%!) and a couple discounts added on. This will definitely decrease some headaches I’ve gotten from working with other products that either require an agent, or haven’t been updated since 1998. The key thing for me with this software is the third-party packages, but I’m not going to complain about better reporting and more granular control” - Lauren Malhoit, TechRepublic “What I especially liked about Patch Manager was that it is a big time saver. The software didn’t have a steep learning curve and it didn’t require third party patches to be manually packaged like some competing solutions do.” - Brien M. Posey, WindowsNetworking.com SOLARWINDS PATCH MANAGER COMPARED TO VMWARE / SHAVLIK 18
  19. 19. Helpful Resources We invite you to learn more about SolarWinds Patch Manager Watch Video Test Drive Live Demo Ask Our Community Download 30-day Free Trial Check out PatchZone.org Explore Features Click any of the links aboveSOLARWINDS PATCH MANAGER COMPARED TOVMWARE / SHAVLIK 19
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