ManageEngine releases Patch Connect Plus software to reduce network vulnerabilities
Patch Connect Plus used Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) to manage patches for third-party applications. The goal of the product is to reduce vulnerabilities throughout a client’s network. It does so by using an organization’s existing SCCM infrastructure to update non-Microsoft Office applications.
“Patch Connect Plus lets Microsoft SCCM users completely automate the management of non-Microsoft updates using their existing infrastructure and console,” Mathivanan Venkatachalam, director of product management for Patch Connect Plus at ManageEngine, said. “In turn, users don’t need to set up a new tool, reconfigure their clients or learn how to use a new product. And the large catalog of supported, third-party applications will help users combat all system vulnerabilities and assure security from attackers.”
According to a report titled “2016 Trends in Cybersecurity,” less than 10 percent of software vulnerabilities concern Microsoft software. Therefore, the Patch Connect Plus program can target more than 90 percent of software vulnerabilities.