Software Management

About Software Management

Keeping software applications updated is a major part of any endpoint security strategy. Common third-party, Internet-facing software applications like Adobe Reader and frameworks like Oracle Java may become a target of attacks because of possible vulnerabilities. Cyber attacks exploit security flaws, therefore, maintaining and exercising application version control is imperative to any modern operation, and the Software Management feature was designed with this in mind.

Datto RMM Software Management has the following capabilities:

  • Automatic, policy-based approach to 3rd-party software update management which keeps endpoints updated with the latest versions of frameworks and applications.
  • Application update approval can be configured and applications can be installed on an endpoint if they are not already present.
  • Built-in compliance reporting shows whether endpoints have the latest versions of critical applications and frameworks.

Once a Software Management policy is configured, you can use the Software Management dashboards at the account and site levels, and the Software Status page at the device level to have an overview of the software compliance status of your devices. Refer to Software Management at the account and site levels and Software Management at the device level.

You can also create a Software Management Status widget in the New UI. Refer to Software Management Status.

NOTE  The third-party software applications you want to manage through a Software Management policy do not have to be downloaded from the ComStore. A Software Management policy can be configured independently of what's already present in your Component Library.

NOTE  Datto RMM uses Aria2, an open source download manager, to download software packages for Software Management.