Server patching software enables administrators to use a single platform to ensure that the devices within their infrastructure are kept up to date. Making sure that all devices remain up to date is a fundamental part of maintaining a secure network. With server patching software, the responsibility of updating software and firmware is removed from individual employees, helping to strengthen cybersecurity standards.

When choosing server patching software for your business or organization, you must ensure that it meets your requirements. A good solution should be user-friendly, robust, scalable, support your current infrastructure, and integrate with other system management software.

Here, we have compiled a list of some of the best server patching software and tools that are currently available on the market. We have considered the features that they offer, their overall performance, and their cost.

Best Server Patching Software

1. Automox

Atlantic.Net is a market-leading hosting provider, and we have been proud partners with Automox since 2015. Automox offered a solution for the ever-increasingly complex task of keeping all Atlantic.Net platforms patched, hardened, and production-ready.

Despite being largely automated, regular patching, system updates, application updates, and other management tasks still took up a significant amount of administration and many unsociable hours by the team. These issues are eliminated with Automox.

2. Atera

Atera is a comprehensive all-in-one remote monitoring and management tool (RMM) designed for Managed Service Providers (MSPs). Atera includes tools for remote control, discovery, asset inventory, patch management, built-in Professional Services Automation (PSA), monitoring, backup, and security. As a cloud-based platform, Atera enables users to update patches remotely from a single centralized location. With Atera, patch management can also be automated, eliminating the need for repetitive manual tasks and improving workflow and efficiency. Robust reporting allows users to keep on top of their patch management at all times.

With a 30-day free trial and a flexible pricing model, Atera is an ideal solution for all businesses and organizations, including smaller organizations with a restricted budget.

3. Syxsense Manage

Syxsense provides another cloud-based IT management solution with a patch management offering that can be used to automatically update desktops, laptops, and remote users. Syxsense patch management provides cross-platform support for Windows, Linux, and Mac and can also support IoT devices. This server patching tool offers automated deployment, support of third-party software applications, security risk assessments, and comprehensive reporting that meets HIPAA, SOX, and PCI DSS standards.

4. NinjaRMM Patch Management

NinjaRMM is a comprehensive RMM platform that provides a single tool for the effective centralized management of IT services. As part of their platform, they offer a cross-platform patch management tool that is suitable for remote and hybrid workforces. NinjaRMM can patch endpoints no matter where they are located and can patch over 135 common applications. NinjaRMM allows patch management to be automated and any additional automated tasks to be easily scheduled. Generating ready-to-share patch management reports is as easy as a simple click.

5. ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus

Ranked as a Leader for G2’s Summer 2021, ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus offers automated patch deployment for Windows, Mac, and Linux endpoints. This server patching solution also supports patching for over 900 third-party updates across over 500 third-party applications. Users can deploy ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus either on-premise or in the cloud. A standout feature of this software is the ability to “test and approve” patches. This allows a particular patch to be tested on a small group of endpoints prior to being implemented across the entire network.

ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus is available in three different versions: a free version that provides support for up to 25 computers and 5 servers, a professional version suitable for computers in LAN, and an Enterprise version suitable for computers in WAN.

6. Acronis Cyber Protec Cloud

Acronis Cyber Protec Cloud provides a single platform that unifies the management of endpoint protection, data protection, and cybersecurity. With Acronis, users can take advantage of integrated vulnerability assessments to identify where updates are needed. Patches can then be rolled out either manually on-demand or via an automated schedule. Acronis also creates a full-system backup before a patch is rolled out to ensure all data is protected and that endpoints can easily be rolled back to a working state if needed.

7. PDQ Deploy

PDQ Deploy is a patch management tool designed to help you automate the patching of Windows endpoints. It also provides additional capabilities including the remote execution of custom scripts and the ability to copy over files, to send notifications to logged-in users, and to force a reboot for reluctant users. PDQ Deploy has a package library of over 250 popular, ready-to-deploy third-party applications. PDQ Deploy supports collaboration between administrators with a shared database and multi-admin access. Users can take advantage of a free 14-day trial to test out the software.

8. Pulseway

Pulseway has recently launched a standalone industry-leading patch management software that can be accessed independently of Pulseway RMM. Users can integrate Pulseway Patch with their existing RMM solution or use it as a standalone tool. It currently supports over 160 of the most popular out-of-the-box patching titles as well as custom third-party titles. With the Pulseway mobile app, the platform can be remotely managed from anywhere,

9. N-able RMM

N-able RMM provides a comprehensive cloud-based patch management solution that is trusted by industry leaders. This tool allows the patch management process to be streamlined by providing granular control over patch management policies. Users can choose what is auto-approved and manually approved and can schedule patching windows outside of high productivity timeframes. N-able RMM supports updates for operating systems, Microsoft products including Exchange and Microsoft 365, and multiple third-party software applications, such as Adobe and Java. N-able RMM’s pricing structure means that you only pay for what you need, but before parting with any money, you can try out the platform using their 30-day free trial.

10. SecPod SanerNow

SecPod SanerNow is a CyberHygiene platform that incorporates vulnerability management, patch management, compliance management, asset management, endpoint management, and detection and response. It is delivered via the cloud and provides automated patch management for all major OSs and over 250 third-party applications. Key features of the software include automated patching, continuous and customizable patch scans, a vulnerability manager, and auto-generated reports and audit logs.

How Can Atlantic.Net Help?

Atlantic.Net’s engineers have first-hand experience with the complexities of patching customer systems. Patching is especially important in today’s security-conscious world. Patching is the number one way to prevent cybersecurity breaches, ransomware, and all other types of malware.

Software and hardware vendors invest millions of dollars in updating the security of their products. In particular, operating system giants like Microsoft and Apple see great benefit in patching their systems. Most successful cyberattacks could have been thwarted if the customer had updated their patching policy. The easiest way to achieve this is using a Server Patching Software tool like Automox.

Atlantic.Net has been partnered with Automox for many years, and the Automox platform helps our engineers secure thousands of endpoints on Atlantic.Net’s virtual private servers and managed hosting much more easily.

Server patching is critical for your business and for maintaining cybersecurity best practices. Atlantic.Net Managed Services customers already benefit from our own in-house patch management solution, powered by Automox. If you prefer to host your own server patching software, our cloud platform can power the automated administration of your local area network.

To find out more about the solutions that we offer, contact our sales team today!