Why your peers choose NinjaOne over SCCM for patch management


NinjaOne RMM is a 100% cloud-based device management tool that provides robust cross-OS patching and device management capabilities for endpoints on- and off-network without the cost, complexity, and labor associated with on-premises infrastructure.

Built for
Proactive device monitoring and hands-on device management for heterogenous organizations, environments, and device types.


Microsoft Configuration Manager (SCCM) is an endpoint management solution bundled with Microsoft licenses that utilizes a Windows Server to provide visibility and control over managed endpoints. SCCM utilizes WSUS for patch management.

Built for
On-network device management for Windows and Mac endpoints with additional capabilities for off-network management.

Patch management can be time consuming and complex…

Complex competiton
Many patch management solutions require on-prem infrastructure, workarounds for remote workers, and complex implementations which increase costs and leave vulnerabilities that could be exploited.

… but NinjaOne makes patching fast, easy, and reliable.

Patching Hero
With no complex infrastructure to manage and a modern, intuitive workflow, NinjaOne simplifies patch management, improves patch compliance, and reduces time spent on patching.

Why NinjaOne?

Cost and complexity

NinjaOne is a cloud-based SaaS product that doesn’t require costly infrastructure to run. NinjaOne is easy to setup, learn, and use, taking most technicians less than a week to learn.

Remote management

NinjaOne is 100% cloud-based and built to be both location- and network-agnostic making managing devices anywhere, on any network easy. NinjaOne solves the field, remote, and hybrid worker device management problem common in on-prem solutions.

Cross-platform patching

NinjaOne offers greater visibility, granularity, and control over patching than SCCM. NinjaOne makes patch management zero touch across your Windows, Mac, and Linux devices. Get deep visibility into your device security with real-time patch status information and easy access to vulnerability data.

Proactive management

NinjaOne automates the identification of device issues and provide real-time notifications to technicians so you can easily identify a down server, and stopped process, or a failed application install and remediate instantly.


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OS Patching

Windows, Mac and Linux


3rd Party Patching

200+ Apps

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#1-Rated Patch
Management Solution

NinjaOne helps IT teams improve security with automated patch management software that enables you to identify, evaluate and deploy patches to any device, anywhere – no infrastructure required.

Improve patch compliance by 35% (and spend 90% less time doing it) by fully automating patching across Windows, Mac, and Linux endpoints.

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“The exciting thing about NinjaOne is that it is a one-stop shop. We can do desktop management, remote management, software deployment and patch management. NinjaOne has all the bells and whistles of other centralized configuration managers, but without the expensive price tag.”

John Kavati,
Global Director of IT Operations at Patra

“Our security team is happy, our patch compliance looks good, and we’re always finding new things we can do with NinjaOne.”

Jacques G.,
IT Director

“NinjaOne provides us with two key benefits: Windows Update management and system monitoring. We’ve migrated from an expensive, complex in-house SCCM server to an always-accessible cloud-based solution that works, and works well. Our entire IT staff can now pool efforts to manage updates instead of devoting a specialized resource.”

NinjaOne is Trusted by Over 17,000 MSPs & IT Pros Across the Globe

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