Always connected, no local server required. Each workstation connects to the Deploy Server individually, eliminating the risk of single-point failure. Additionally, failed updates are detected instantly and displayed on the dashboard.
Easy to use
Intuitive, real-time, descriptive and modern UI with grid-based point-and-shoot approval process for policies and patch categories. No training required.
Flexible test-and-approve process before deploying to the production environment. Allow users to defer updates while they are working on critical tasks.
The decentralized architecture ensures Faronics Deploy can be used to manage any number of computers independently, without choking local resources or bandwidth.
Easily configure Faronics Deploy to pull updates from the Deploy cache server or from an existing cache to reduce bandwidth load on the network.
Complements existing systems
Optionally integrate with existing WSUS infrastructure. Configure computers managed by Deploy to check for pre-downloaded updates on the local server. Or set Deploy's management of Windows Updates to be disabled at the policy level.
How it works
Faronics Deploy uses an agent-based setup to manage Windows Updates. After an initial Patch Scan, managed computers are listed in a grid with pending updates across different patch categories available with a drill-down function. The category-based policy management interface lets you set up a completely automated patch management solution or a test-and-approve process for computers in a production environment.
While Active Directory makes agent deployment easy, it is not a requirement for Faronics Deploy to manage Windows Updates
Customized agents with Policy and Group settings inherited can be downloaded as a .exe file for single-click installation.
MSI installers can be silently pushed out using existing Active Directory infrastructure.
Customized URLs can be sent to users to download and install at remote locations.
Discovery - Patch scanning
Instantly trigger patch scans on a single or group of computers.
View the detailed status of updates across different categories.
Review Windows Updates dashboard in the Deploy console to identify computers that require updates.
Review Patch History of every managed computer that reports to Deploy.
Approval of patches
Create a custom group of selected computers to test updates before they are approved for deployment to a production site.
Approve or Deny individual patches or an entire category of updates with a single click.
Use the auto-approval policy feature to completely automate the deployment of Windows Updates at a scheduled time.
Customize patch management with support for granular automated deferral or denial of Windows Updates based on specific organizational requirements.
Patch Tuesday implementation
Deploy lets you implement Patch Tuesday methodology by providing granular category-level control of update behavior. Critical and Security updates can be set to be automatically approved and will update as they're released, while Upgrades, Feature Packs and Service Packs can be frozen until you're ready for your monthly or quarterly update cycle.
Defer and Approve before Production Deployment
Deployment of patches in a test group lets you customize before they are rolled out to the entire network. This makes the deployment error-free and stable. When you have a team of system administrators, you can ensure that the patches tested by the team are directly approved for deployment, providing administrators more time for other critical tasks.
The pending updates grid in the Windows Updates dashboard gives you a bird's-eye view of missing patches in your network. This grid auto-updates, however, a manual refresh can be triggered to instantly discover new critical updates that might render your environment vulnerable.
Timely Definition Updates
Definition updates are crucial for enterprises that rely on Windows Defender to protect their computers from attacks. With definition updates being released frequently, automating definition updates can help avoid possible mishaps. Deploy can automate this process by enabling pre-approved installation of the Definition and Security Updates categories