Our answers to frequently asked questions about Patch Management powered by Automox.
What is Patch Management?
Patch management is the subset of systems management that involves identifying, acquiring, testing, and installing patches, or code changes, that are intended to fix bugs, close security holes, or add features. Patch Management System is software that manages and regularly updates the missing software patches in a network of computers.
What is the technology provider for Patch Management and why ArmourZero choose them?
ArmourZero Patch Management is powered by Automox. Automox is the only cloud-native patching platform that fully automates patch management across Windows, MacOS, Linux, and third-party software—including Adobe, Java, Firefox, Chrome, and Windows. Automox works across both computers and servers and is designed for remote workforces. Automox reduces the time and expense of endpoint management by up to 80% compared to installing and maintaining a hardware-heavy solution. Automox sets up instantly. Just add endpoints, assign groups, and automate your customizable policies.
What's covered in Patch Management powered by Automox?
- Automated Patch and Endpoint Management.
- Complete Endpoint.
- Visibility and Control.
Does Automox Patch Servers?
Yes. Automox patches Windows and Linux servers including cloud instances, Docker containers, and virtual machines (VMs).
What types of devices does Patch Management powered by Automox support?
You can read more about the supported devices in the following articles:-
- Supported Operating Systems (OS) - Windows.
- Supported Operating Systems (OS) - MacOs.
- Supported Operating Systems (OS) - Linux.
How is Patch Management powered by Automox better than simply running auto-updates?
Running automatic updates is like dividing your security policy up among each of your employees, and hoping that they patch and maintain their individual systems. This approach can work for individual machines but often fails at scale. Human behavior takes over, and machines miss patches or ignore critical updates, greatly increasing attack vectors.
Running only auto-updates creates risks and inefficiencies for your entire organization:
- When an end-user skips a patch, they expose your entire network to risk.
- The constant need to update software and remove unapproved software is a nuisance for IT managers. Auto-updates offer no single view of OS and software updates available to your organization, or a view about devices that are out of compliance.
- Auto-updates do not give IT a central/single location for reporting on inventory, patch level, configuration settings, or compliance status.
- Auto-updates provide no reporting or verification of endpoint status, patches applied, or level of vulnerability.
- Auto-updates are inconsistent and can rarely force the user to update/install critical security releases.
- Common malware silently disables OS auto-updates and patching.
100% of Patch Management powered by Automox customers using other patching methods found and fixed existing critical patches with Automox.
Can I try the product before I purchased it?
Yes. All protection services by ArmourZero are open for trial before you commit to paid subscriptions upon request.
What's the available plan for Endpoint Next-Gen Antivirus powered by Crowdstrike?
Only Yearly plan is available to subscribe with ArmourZero.
How do install the agent/sensor/installer to all end-user (computer/laptop/servers) after I purchased the protection services?
It's really simple and straightforward. All of your end-users can perform self-installation with minimal effort. It is effortless to install and it does not slow down your computers/laptops/servers.
We have prepared a checklist to give you a clearer picture of what you need to do in order to complete the task.
Follow the following steps in sequence to have a smooth installation:-
Roll out ArmourZero
- About launch guide
- Check your paid subscription status
- Check your software/licence (SW) status
- Import end-user
- Assign license to end-users
- Distribute the installer package to end-user
- Install the server installation package to your company server
- End-users self-installation guide
- Alert and threat detection management
- Getting help and support