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Beekeeper Patch Automation

Automate, schedule, and validate your system patching with Beekeeper software for SCCM to avoid downtime, save OpEx, ensure compliance, and restore your work-life balance.
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Beekeeper Patch Automation

Automate, schedule, and validate your system patching with Beekeeper software for SCCM to avoid downtime, save OpEx, ensure compliance, and restore your work-life balance.
Request a TRIAL
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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.

BUILT-IN PATCH VALIDATION

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 (including Always-On groups)
  • Hyper-V
  • Cognos
  • Lync

MAINTAIN COMPLIANCE AND AVAILABILITY

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.

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Simple Patch Scheduling Through SCCM

Set patching activity during your ideal maintenance windows with native Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 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.
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Beekeeper Demo

View this video to get an overview of how Beekeeper works, and how Beekeeper can help you and your staff save time.

A few of Beekeeper Patch Automation's most notable features are: reduced opex, the ability to schedule patching windows, validate successful patches, ensure compliance and security, and automate across server and desktop groups.

Group Servers and Desktops

Send patches to the servers and devices that need them, when they need them with groups that adhere to Microsoft recommended maintenance tasks and practices. Patch Exchange DAGs, including regular DAGs with AAP and IP-less DAGs without AAP; Windows Failover Clusters including live migration of Hyper-V virtual machine clusters pre-update; and custom groups of servers split by application type or function.

You can even set the order of individual servers within groups so patches are distributed according to your workflow and priority levels.

Accessible API

Customize your Beekeeper experience by tying it into your existing ticketing system or other applications. You can create and track change orders on a per application basis, with your ticket system managing workflow and accountability and beekeeper driving the patching actions and providing reports. Automate patching while notifying relevant stakeholders — no need to involve the SCCM team.

Beekeeper Pricing

Standard
  • 100 servers or less
  • Five days of consulting on-boarding for $10,000
  • $20.83 per server / month, monthly commitment
  • $18.45 per server / month, two year commitment
  • $15.83 per server / month, three year commitment
Enterprise
  • 101 to 600 servers
  • 15 days of consulting on-boarding for $30,000
  • Includes one application validation for an off-the-shelf product not currently available
  • $18.75 per VM / month monthly commitment
  • $16.88 per server / month, two year commitment
  • $14.25 per server / month, three year commitment
Global  
  • 601 to 999 servers
  • 45 days of consulting onboarding for $90,000
  • Includes one application validation development for an off-the-shelf product not currently available
  • $17.71 per VM / month monthly commitment
  • $15.94 per server / month, two year commitment
  • $13.46 per server / month three year commitment
Full
  • 1000 or more servers
  • Number of consulting on-boarding days required to be determined in discovery
  • Includes two application validation developments for an off-the-shelf product not currently available
  • $16.67 per VM / month, monthly commitment
  • $15.00 per server / month, two year commitment
  • $12.67 per server / month, three year commitment

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