Evaluation Shortlist

By Andrew Garcia  |  Posted 2006-06-12 Print this article Print

Evaluation Shortlist

Altiris Patch Management Solution Altiris offers a wide range of asset management and security solutions, but integration of those applications has been slow (www.altiris.com)

LANDesks Patch Manager 8 LANDesk also offers multiple applications for asset management under one client agent, but the future is unknown as Avocent takes over the portfolio (www.landesk.com)

PatchLinks PatchLink Update Embarking down the same paths as BigFix, PatchLink is a worthy alternative solution (www.patchlink.com)

Marimba Patch Management from BMC BMC offers a slew of client and server management solutions, as well as help-desk applications (www.bmc.com)

Andrew cut his teeth as a systems administrator at the University of California, learning the ins and outs of server migration, Windows desktop management, Unix and Novell administration. After a tour of duty as a team leader for PC Magazine's Labs, Andrew turned to system integration - providing network, server, and desktop consulting services for small businesses throughout the Bay Area. With eWEEK Labs since 2003, Andrew concentrates on wireless networking technologies while moonlighting with Microsoft Windows, mobile devices and management, and unified communications. He produces product reviews, technology analysis and opinion pieces for eWEEK.com, eWEEK magazine, and the Labs' Release Notes blog. Follow Andrew on Twitter at andrewrgarcia, or reach him by email at agarcia@eweek.com.

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