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Why your peers choose Ninja over WSUS for patch management

Patch management can be time consuming and complex…

Complex competiton

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) is a software update service from Microsoft for the Windows operating system, as well as other Microsoft products. It allows administrators to approve or decline updates before they are distributed to clients, and to select which updates are applicable to specific groups of computers.

Windows Server Update Service (WSUS) requires significant on-premises 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, reduces time spent on patching, and enables multi-OS patch management from a single console.

Additionally, WSUS patch management does not offer support for operating systems outside of the Windows ecosystem, such as Linux or MacOS unlike NinjaOne.

Why NinjaOne is better than WSUS


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The best WSUS alternative is NinjaOne according to G2

At NinjaOne, we put our partners first – that’s why our partners rated NinjaOne the top patch management solution for mid-market companies on G2 with a score of 4.8 out of 5.0.
Best Patch Management software by G2

quoteWhere RMMs Should Be

Ninja’s patch management feature blows all other RMM's out of the water, ease of use is what all other RMM products hope for.

quoteBring automation to IT Ops

Patch management in Windows and third-party patching has saved us many man hours of our regular patching. NinjaOne has helped us bring automation to our team.

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