JetPatch provides multiple ways for deploying a 3rd party software.
JetPatch Patch Management Module
The JetPatch Patch Management Module is end-to-end automated patch management and vulnerability remediation.
It includes a built-in 3rd party software deployment for Windows only.
The 3rd party Software solution is a built-in feature in the JetPatch Patch Management Module, it provides you the needed capabilities to deploy and update your applications as any other OS patch in your environment.
JetPatch customers can push an executable as another script in the system.
In this method, JetPatch won't monitor and configure the agent and only push the binary and execute the required execution-line
More information can be found in How to execute a Binary/executable file.
Note - This method can be used for the Jetpatch Agent Management module as well
JetPatch Agent Management Module
The JetPatch Agent Management Module provides a full Enterprise Agent Management solution and includes an automated, policy-based process for managing and monitoring the agents in your environment (Cloud and On-Premises) in every step in the agent lifecycle - starting with deploying the agent, configuring it with the requested setting, and make sure it was fully removed if needed.
To deploy a new agent to the environment, users needs to upload a special agent artifact to the JetPatch Agent Management (= VAI file) that includes the agent required specification and configuration.
There are two ways to get the agent artifact:
- JetPatch professional services will generate the agent, following your request specification.
Note - This requires additional licensing fees
- Generate the agent artifact independently using the JetPatch Self Packager
As described above in the "JetPatch Patch Management Module".
What should I choose?
If you are searching for a full-blown enterprise solution for agent management on (mostly) your organization servers (agents like Splunk, Networker, and Zabbix) - the JetPatch Agent Management Module is the solution for you.
But if you are more interested in a single-pan-of-glass for your environment overall patching management with an additional capability of patching 3rd party software user-oriented (such as Google Chrome, Java, Adobe suits) - the JetPatch Patch Management Module with the 3rd party software solution is what you need.