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Understand Agent vs. Agentless Patching

There is an ongoing debate within the IT community on whether to adopt agentless solutions that require minimal effort with somewhat limited functionality or to use agent-based solutions that require installation and maintenance yet offer richer functionalities.

As always, the truth is somewhere in the middle and is very much dependant on the type of functionality, the necessity of the solution, the installed agent’s impact on the rest of the system, and more.

In this article, we analyze some of the differences between an agent and agentless solutions and taking a closer look at the patch remediation requirements and functionalities.

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