Beekeeper Patching Automation Software

Infront Consulting Group Ltd.
Fully Automated Patch Management and Application Validation.

Beekeeper Patching Automation Software

Infront Consulting Group Ltd.

Fully Automated Patch Management and Application Validation.

Patch Automation for Microsoft SCCM

Beekeeper allows your systems administrators to regain time and reduce operational expenses by automating the time-consuming process of applying and validating critical system patches.

With custom scheduling options you can avoid downtime by performing patch activities within the maintenance window, adhering to vital compliance and security standards and keeping your enterprise IT operations safe from vulnerabilities, exploits, or bugs.

Discover how beekeeper can help you and your staff reclaim your time.

  • Reduce OpEx
  • Schedule Patching Windows
  • Validate Successful Patches
  • Ensure Compliance & Security
  • Automate Across Server & Desktop Groups
Simple Patch Scheduling Through SCCM

Set patching activity during your ideal maintenance windows with native Microsoft Systems Center Configuration Manager integration, including execution timeout that guarantees your patching will not exceed the window.

You can even configure complex dates like four days after the second Tuesday of the month or the Saturday after patch Tuesday to be certain that patches land when they have the least impact on production applications and critical systems.

Eliminate manual patch validation from your workflow with beekeeper. Any manual patch checks and many other actions can be validated within beekeeper before, during, and after patch completion. You can rest easy knowing your patch will successfully install and you won't have to rollback.

Validation tasks include:

  • Check DSC
  • Check port(s)
  • Check a process
  • Check a service
  • Check SQL setup
  • Check a URL
  • Run IISReset
  • Run Orchestrator Runbooks
  • Run PowerShell
  • Run a program
  • Run an SQL query
Patching Support for High Availability Applications

beekeeper currently supports workloads across Exchange, RightFax, Windows Server clusters, SQL Server, Hyper-V, Cognos, and Lync.

beekeeper reports include Software Update Deployment rollups, Missing Update counts across servers and desktops, Update Categories, and a list of compliant systems vs. systems missing updates. With beekeeper, you can ensure all patches required are installed during a given window, including any mandatory restarts. beekeeper also presents updates to SCCM as soon as they are complete rather than after the maintenance window.

Email Alerts and Reports

beekeeper can automatically alert administrators via email so you know when your patches were completed and whether any operations failed or systems remain out of compliance. Email reports include the nodes that receive updates, time started and completed, overall duration, and individual patch validations, including destination entity, whether or not the patch must pass, and end result.