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Quick Start: Patch Management
This Article Applies to:
- Avast Business Hub
On the Patches page of the Business Hub, you can view and manage all the software patches for your devices. Patch Management allows you to keep all your devices up to date with the latest feature and security patches for over 150 software vendors. This not only gives endpoint users all the latest features of their software, but also addresses the newest security threats. The Business Hub makes it easy to identify and deploy patches from a central dashboard.
To see which features Patch Management offers, how the Patches page is structured and what information it provides, and what the various Patch statuses mean, go to Patch Management Overview.
Verifying System Requirements
Before attempting to set up Patch Management, make sure all System Requirements are met.
Setting Up Scans
Your devices must be scanned for missing patches before you will be able to approve any deployments. The Patch Scan checks all devices tied to the particular policy for missing software application updates (patches). After a scan is completed, the results for missing patches are displayed on the Patches page and under the Patch Results tab in Device Details.
To learn how to scan for patches via policies or manually, see Scanning Devices for Missing Patches.
Setting Up Deployments
Once your devices have been scanned, any missing patches displayed on the Patches page can be deployed either automatically or manually. Enabling automatic patch deployment in a policy will deploy missing patches on an automatic, recurring basis. If, however, you would like to deploy patches manually, you can do so on either the Devices page or the Patches page.
For more information on executing patch installations and available deployment options, refer to the Deploying Missing Patches article.
To skip certain patches from being deployed, follow the instructions in Ignoring Patches.
It may sometimes be necessary to apply patches through different methods depending on your network needs and the device(s). See Automatic vs. Ad Hoc Patching for a more detailed explanation.
You can control when your endpoint devices restart to apply patches. You can set up manual or automatic restarts and configure additional settings, such as restart day and time.
For instructions on setting up automatic restarts via policies, see Configuring Restarts.
To manually restart one or more devices, see Shutting Down and Restarting Devices instead.
Cache Clearance Options
When you are configuring your policy settings for Patch Management, you can choose special options listed in Configuring Cache Clearance for clearing local patch files. This useful additional setting will help free up space on your users' end devices.
For more information on Patch Management, please refer to the Patch Management in Avast Business Hub section of our Knowledge Base.
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Quick Start: Avast Business On-Premise Console
Small Business Solutions Trial Activation
Quick Start: Unmanaged Small Business Solutions and Small Office Protection
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