Shavlik Upgrades Patch Inspection Tool
HFNetChkPro 3.8 is only available for Microsoft software, although company expects to expand its reach.Shavlik Technologies LLC on Monday will release an updated version of its HFNetChkPro patch inspection tool, which will include a new patch rating system and a new structure that provides a detailed view of the status of each machine. Version 3.8 of the tool, which is a full-featured edition of the free software that Shavlik wrote for Microsoft Corp., now includes a tree structure in the user interface that enables an administrator to search through his network by patch name to see which machines have a given fix. Users can also select any machine on the network and get a list of which patches have been applied to that computer.
The new version also includes push delivery of patches as well as a detailed patch installation database, which includes descriptions of each fix and verification that each file came from Microsoft.