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Simplify Mac patch management

NinjaOne automates your macOS, Windows, and Linux patch management to minimize security vulnerabilities, save time on patching, and improve user productivity.
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Improve patch compliance to strengthen security posture

Improved Visibility

Make faster, more informed decisions thanks to clear visibility into overall patch status across macOS, Windows and Linux in a single console.

Fully-automated Patching

Patch 90% faster by automating every step of the patching process and enable your technicians to focus more time and energy on support and strategic initiatives.

Take Action

Drill down into devices with failed updates and trigger necessary actions to resolve the issue.

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SOURCE: 2023 NinjaOne customer survey conducted by Omdia.

The Way Mac Patching Should Be

Patching consistency is a critical step towards maintaining a strong security posture. NinjaOne provides clear visibility into your organization’s overall patch status and enables faster identification and mitigation of software vulnerabilities.
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Make Faster, More Informed Patching Decisions

Quickly and easily view OS patch status for all Windows, macOS and Linux endpoints to make faster, more informed decisions.

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Spend 90% Less Time Patching

Patch endpoints faster with zero-touch automation and leverage flexible scheduling to improve patching consistency.

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Remote Endpoint Patch Compliance

Get better patch compliance for remote endpoints via cloud-based patching. No company network, domain, or VPN required. Learn More
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Easy Remediation

Use NinjaOne’s built-in remote terminal, registry editor, and remote access tools to remediate patching and other device issues.
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Pre-emptive Patch Approval

Use pre-emptive patch approvals to avoid service outages by automatically blocking problem patches.
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Reboot Management

Improve patch compliance by automating reboots with customized end-user commun-ication and behavior-based reboot prompts.
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Prioritize Vulnerability Mitigation

Get visibility into endpoint security with per-patch data on known vulnerabilities including KB articles, CVE bulletins, and CVSS scores.
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Communicate & Remediate

Instantly notify technicians via email, SMS, Slack, and other channels of pending or failed patches for faster remediation. 
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Easy, Detailed Patch Reporting

Gain clear visibility into failed patch deployments, known endpoint vulnerabilities, and overall patch compliance status. Learn More

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More than just Mac patching

NinjaOne keeps your entire IT infrastructure up-to-date and secure by automating patch management for macOS, Windows, and Linux operating systems – as well as third-party applications. You’ll save time and reduce complexity by having a single solution for all your patching needs.

Easily configure your Mac patch settings

NinjaOne allows you to take control over your macOS patch management settings. You can set automatic patch approval settings and get full control over scanning and updating schedules, reboot options, and more.

Automated remote Mac patch management

Save time and improve patch compliance by remotely patching your macOS devices automatically with NinjaOne. Automate patch scanning and set update schedules for all your macOS computers to minimize time spent on patch management.

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Download this guide to purchasing patch management, and see why NinjaOne Patch Management is consistently rated #1.

macOS Patch Management FAQs

macOS patch management involves managing and applying software updates, security patches, and bug fixes to macOS operating systems. It ensures the security and stability of macOS devices by regularly applying patches. NinjaOne simplifies macOS patch management by automating the process, scanning for patches, and deploying them seamlessly. With NinjaOne, organizations can keep their macOS devices up to date and protected against vulnerabilities.

To patch software on your Mac, you can utilize Mac patch management tools or built-in features. One common approach is to regularly check for updates through the Mac App Store or software vendor websites. Alternatively, you can use automated patch management solutions like NinjaOne, which automate the process by identifying available updates, deploying patches, and ensuring that your software is up-to-date with the latest security fixes and enhancements. With Mac patch management, you can efficiently maintain the security and performance of your system by staying ahead of potential vulnerabilities.

To update macOS safely, you can utilize the macOS Patch management system provided by Apple. Start by backing up your data using Time Machine or another backup solution. Next, proceed to the Apple menu and pick “System Preferences.” opt for “Software Update” to look for any potential updates. If there are updates ready, select “Update Now” to initiate the process. While the update is in progress, make sure your Mac is linked to a reliable internet source and connected to a power supply to avoid any disruptions. Once the update is complete, your macOS will be safely updated with the latest patches and improvements, enhancing security and performance.

Manual patch deployment on your Mac systems involves checking for and applying updates to the macOS operating system and installed software. To initiate Mac patching, start by clicking on the Apple menu and selecting “System Preferences.” From there, choose “Software Update” to check for available updates from Apple. Additionally, for third-party software, visit the vendor’s website or use their update mechanism to download and install the latest patches. It’s essential to regularly perform macOS patching to ensure your system is protected against security vulnerabilities and to maintain optimal performance.

To centralize patching of macOS devices, organizations can utilize macOS patch management solutions designed to manage updates across multiple mac endpoints from a centralized console. These solutions automate the process of identifying available patches, deploying updates, and ensuring compliance with patching policies. Additionally, mobile device management (MDM) platforms often include features for managing macOS devices, including patching. Another option is to leverage third-party patch management tools specifically tailored for macOS environments. These tools streamline the patching process, allowing administrators to schedule updates, track patch status, and ensure all mac endpoints are promptly patched to maintain security and compliance.

Whether you can install the latest macOS on an old Mac depends on the compatibility of your device with the new macOS version. Apple typically publishes a list of supported devices for each macOS release. If your Mac meets the minimum hardware requirements for the latest macOS version, you should be able to install it. However, older Macs may not support all features of the latest macOS or may experience performance issues. It’s essential to check Apple’s official compatibility list and consider any potential limitations before upgrading your older Mac to the latest macOS version.

To find the version of macOS on your Mac, you can proceed to the Apple menu situated at the upper-left corner of your display. From there, select “About This Mac” to open a window displaying various details about your Mac system. Within this window, you’ll find information about your macOS version along with other specifications such as the model year and processor. Additionally, you can access the “System Information” app through Spotlight search by pressing Command + Spacebar and typing “System Information”. Within the “System Information” application, go to the “Software” section to see comprehensive data about your macOS version. These techniques offer straightforward and efficient means to determine the macOS version installed on your Mac.

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