Lumension® Endpoint Management and Security Suite:
Patch and Remediation


The following tables compares vulnerability and patching content available in Lumension® Endpoint Management and Security Suite: Patch and Remediation and compares other vulnerability and patch content coverage available for similar product offerings. For more information on the features and benefits of Lumension Patch and Remediation please visit the features and benefits page.


Patch and Remediation  

Microsoft SCCM 1  

BigFix 8.0 2

7.8 3

Solarwinds 4

9 5

Apple Mac OS X








Microsoft Windows Family

Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise


Oracle Linux


RedHat Enterprise Linux


Oracle/Sun Solaris


3rd Party
Application Coverage

Patch and Remediation  

Microsoft SCCM

BigFix 8.0

Shavlik 7.8


GFI LANGuard 9

Adobe AIR


Adobe Illustrator


Adobe InDesign


Adobe Photoshop


Adobe Acrobat Reader

Adobe Acrobat Professional

Adobe Flash


Adobe Flash for Firefox


Adobe Shockwave Player


Apple iTunes


Apple QuickTime


Apple Safari


Apple iLife - including desktop applications (GarageBand, iDVD, iMovie, iPhoto, iWeb)


Apple iLife Media Browser


Citrix ICA Client


Citrix Metaframe


Citrix Presentation Server




Microsoft Host Integration Server

Microsoft .NET Framework

Microsoft DirectX


Microsoft Exchange Server

Microsoft Exchange Server 2003

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007

Microsoft FrontPage Server Extensions 2000


Microsoft FrontPage Server Extensions 2002


Microsoft Groove


Microsoft Internet Explorer

Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS)

Microsoft ISA Server

Microsoft MDAC

Microsoft MSXML


Microsoft Office ( including desktop applications (Access, Excel, FrontPage, InfoPath, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint, Project, Publisher, Visio, Word)

Microsoft Office Viewer ( including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio)

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (x64)

Microsoft Office Small Business 2007

Microsoft Outlook Express

Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft Virtual PC

Microsoft Virtual Server

Microsoft Visual Studio .NET

Microsoft Visual Studio

Microsoft Windows Live Messenger


Microsoft Windows Media Player


Microsoft MSN Messenger


Microsoft Windows Messenger


Mozilla Firefox


Novell Netware Windows Client


Sun/Oracle Java Runtime Environment






Vmware Fusion


VMware Player


Vmware Server


VMware Workstation




Microsoft Non-Security Content 6



Patch and Remediation

Microsoft SCCM
(Native Support)

BigFix 8.0

Shavlik 7.8

Disable Adobe AIR Updater


Disable Adobe Updater for Flash Player


Disable Adobe Updater for Reader, Acrobat, CS3 and CS4 Applications


Disable Adobe Updater for Shockwave Player


Disable Apple iTunes Updater


Disable Apple QuickTime Updater


Disable Mozilla Firefox Software Updater


Disable Java Update for Java JRE


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This information was developed by Lumension and is presented for educational and information purposes only. The above data reflects research done by Lumension in 2010 and 2011, using publically available information and resources. While Lumension tries to be fair and accurate in its comparative assessments, the capabilities of compared products and services can and do frequently change, and comparisons of this type are by nature unavoidably subjective. The reader is advised to independently verify information with each developer to ensure up-to-date accuracy and to specifically validate those characteristics that are most important to the reader.

  1. Native Application Support Microsoft SCCM, 2007
  2. Bigfix 8.0 Windows Patch Management, July 2010.
  3. Shavlik published NetChk 7.8 Protect Supported Products, September 8, 2011
  4. Based on pre-acquisition, Eminentware Sample Pack 1.170.184 and WSUS / SCCM Native Content
  5. GFI published KB Article ID: KBID003469 What non Microsoft applications are supported for patch management by GFI LanGuard? September 27, 2011 and GFI published KB Article ID: KBID002573 What Microsoft products are supported by GFI LanGuard? (Applies to GFI LANGuard/Supported Microsoft Products)
  6. Beyond content contained in Windows Service Packs.