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Evaluation Shortlist BigFixs BigFix Enterprise Suite Offers asset tracking, software distribution and license tracking, in addition to fine patching services for Windows, Linux and Solaris (www. bigfix.com)

Citadel Security Softwares Hercules This 2004 Excellence Award winner provides a comprehensive mix of patching services and integration with third-party assessment tools (www.citadel.com)

Microsofts WSUS Still in late beta, this free add-on to Windows Server provides good patching tools for Microsoft operating systems and some applications (www.microsoft.com)

Technical Analyst Andrew Garcia can be reached at andrew_garcia@ziffdavis.com

Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest security news, reviews and analysis. And for insights on security coverage around the Web, take a look at eWEEK.com Security Center Editor Larry Seltzers Weblog.



 
 
 
 
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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