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"This is what patching on the Mac should be. It is easy, automated, and well thought out. If you are like me and have made your own patch engine, then you will really appreciate the attention to detail and user experience!"
Alectrona Patch is designed to install or update third-party apps to help you minimize security vulnerabilities and save massive amounts of time on patching - all while making your end users happy and productive!
Issues with application updates and other human errors are a primary cause of cybersecurity incidents. To avoid these issues, you must move enforcement into the hands of reliable, clear, and consistent automation. To defend against malware and vulnerabilities using effective automation for patch management is your best defense.
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.