One of the main tasks of network administrators is maintaining and ensuring the security of computers connected to the network. Due to the dynamic nature of information technology and the related threats that come with it, the manufacturers of Operating Systems and other software regularly release patches and hot fixes for for security and other upgrades of the default programs. The network administrators need to ensure that all the computers on the network are fully secure and running upgraded versions of Operating systems in order to cover any potential security vulnerabilities. On large networks, manually doing this may become tedious and time-consuming procedure. NetWrix Windows Update Checker v.3.2 provides a simple solution to this problem.
NetWrix Windows Update Checker is a freeware program by NetWrix Corporation which facilitates automatic assessment of the status of patch installation on a clientís system. It can handle assessment of up to thousand computers on the network which makes it suitable for mid-large sized offices. It comes with a feature of scheduling these scans at regular intervals like daily, weekly, monthly etc according to the suitability thereby eliminating the need for manual scanning. It provides reports automatically through e-mails giving information about the client systems that are not upgraded. Apart from this, it eliminates the need for any client side intervention. You donít need to install or run any extra application on clientís system to do the scanning. You can create a custom scan for scanning only those computers or domains which are required. For client systems, it determines the patches and hot fixes which are required to be installed.
Summing it up, NetWrix Windows Update Checker v.3.2 is a useful application for network administrators in order to ensure security of clientís systems by keeping a complete track of all the upgrades. Hence, it receives a score of four-and-a-half on the scale of five.