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Deploys the agent package and a preconfigured profile via MDM to install and/or update applications automatically.
Compares the installed version of applications with our Patch Catalog to determine if an update is necessary prior to downloading the application’s install media.
Validates code signatures of applications and packages on the fly prior to installation.
Checks for user consent. If user postpones, the install media will be cached locally and does not need to be re-downloaded.
Determines if an application is running prior to update and prompts the user to update or postpone.
Alectrona Patch updates the catalog definitions at least once per day with new versions when made available by the software vendor.
Alectrona Patch is fully cloud-hosted with no on-premised infrastructure required. All updates are downloaded from the software vendor's website or CDN directly from your endpoint Macs.
Patch supports third-party applications that are not in the Mac App Store. We recommend utilizing built-in configurable settings for Software Update using a Configuration Profile with your MDM.
No, Alectrona Patch always installs the latest version to ensure you are receiving the latest security updates available. If you wish to install older versions, we recommend hosting this package yourself as many vendors only publish the latest version.
Yes, by using the --force flag when calling the Patch binary on the command line..
If an application is not open, the application will update automatically. If you are looking to force install, use the --force flag when calling the Patch binary.
Alectrona Patch is for Mac apps only, specifically those outside of the Mac App Store.