Micro Focus ZENworks Patch Management: Overview and Analysis

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Company Description

Micro Focus is a software business based in the UK. It offers software and consultancy and is listed on the London Stock Exchange. In 2017, it merged with Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s (HPE) Software Business to become the world’s seventh largest pure-play software company. Its product portfolio spans analytics, big data, application developing, programming, collaboration, information management, DR, IT operations management, mainframe and security. It has more than 5.800 employees.

Product Description

ZENworks Patch Management (formerly Novell ZENworks Patch Management) is an automated patch management solution that retrieves and deploys patches. It automates the collection, analysis, and policy-based delivery of patches to endpoints. Features include integrated patch monitoring, assessment, deployment and reporting. It is available either as a standalone product or as a discounted subscription option in the Micro Focus ZENworks Suite. The company provides pre-tested patches for more than 40 different Windows and non-Windows operating systems, including Macintosh OS X.

Markets and Use Cases

From SMEs to large enterprises.

Applicable Metrics

The company claims to have the world’s largest dynamic repository of patches, which provides more than 10,000 pre-tested patches for more than 100 major current and legacy applications and operating systems (including Linux and Macintosh OS X).


ZENworks offers automatic patch deployment based on pre-defined policies.

Method of Delivery

Software or as a virtual appliance.


Uses agents.


No pricing details available.

Drew Robb
Drew Robb
Drew Robb has been a full-time professional writer and editor for more than twenty years. He currently works freelance for a number of IT publications, including ServerWatch and CIO Insight. He is also the editor-in-chief of an international engineering magazine.

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