Get centralized patch management and asset inventory for Windows and third party applications for both virtual and physical machines with vCenter Protect Standard. Add centralized antivirus, power management, and ITScripts with vCenter Protect Advanced. Reduce cost and complexity with an integrated approach to IT security and compliance.
- Keep desktop and server software up to date with patch management
- Always be "audit-ready" with asset inventory of both physical and virtual assets
- Use agentless or agent-based solutions as required by your environment
- Create a strong layer in computer security with integrated patch and antivirus
VMware vCenter Protect Standard provides centralized patch management and asset inventory for SMBs and departmental needs. vCenter Protect Advanced adds antivirus, power management, and ITScripts for both virtual and legacy physical systems in an integrated solution. This includes centralized management for Windows operating systems and the most widely used Windows-hosted applications running on both virtual and physical servers and workstations.
One of the most innovative and advanced capabilities of vCenter Protect is that it seamlessly manages software on both physical and virtual machines (being indifferent to the platform) under one easy-to-use interface.
The bottom line with vCenter Protect is that it:
- Helps keep everybody working productively that depends upon PC and application server software being stable and secure to operate the business.
- Frees up IT staff time so that they can do more strategic things for their organization than servicing frustrated users, rebuilding crashed systems and cleaning up after malware outbreaks on the network.
VMware vCenter Protect Standard includes Asset Inventory and Patch Management. VMware vCenter Protect Advanced also includes Antivirus, Power Management, ITScripts (to automate workflow/business process needs), and more.
vCenter Protect is a software solution that runs on a Windows server on your network, either physical or virtual. No agents are required for your workstations or servers.
Yes. A free trial download is available on our web site. You can be up and running in 30 minutes or less.
Pricing and Licensing FAQ
We license and package our products per "Managed System." Technically the product is keyed to a machine name and Windows operating system which could be a Windows server OS or workstation OS, physical or virtual. This is a key distinction and differentiator from our competitors as they only manage physical workstations.
Product Functionality FAQ
vCenter Protect seamlessly blends agentless and agent-based deployments. That means that the solution provides a highly flexible architecture that meets the needs of even the most diverse IT environments. The software is designed to default to an agentless architecture, but in those situations where agents are necessary (such as Antivirus), the solution offers extremely flexible and powerful agent software.
Used by the vast majority of customers, the agentless architecture reduces the management overhead related to deploying, trouble-shooting, and repairing software agents running on hundreds or even thousands of distributed machines when using a competing product.
Yes. Asset Inventory, discovering and cataloging hardware and software by type, version and count, is core functionality within vCenter Protect.
VMware vCenter Protect keeps desktop and server software, for both physical and virtual machines, fully patched and always current with one single patch management tool. This includes the Microsoft OS, all Microsoft applications (e.g., Outlook), all leading third party non-Microsoft applications (e.g., Adobe Reader®, Apple iTunes®, Mozilla Firefox®, and many more), and even custom application patching as well.
Our unified IT management solution enables you to scan and patch all of your physical machines, your virtual machines (whether they are presently online or offline), and keep your VM templates at current software levels at all times.
vCenter Protect Advanced eliminates that Green IT/patch management conflict by joining patching functionality with power management providing a seamless integration of Wake-on-LAN with the native features that control the power state of computers. This minimizes energy costs while simultaneously maximizing patch coverage.
Ongoing security software management is greatly simplified by combining both antivirus and patch management functions under one easy-to-use interface. The combined solution can be up and running in just 30 minutes or less!
Yes. This easy-to-use IT management software includes support for a powerful industry-standard scripting language. This allows the ability for IT administrators to leverage scripts to automate many workflow process challenges that are unique to their IT environment.
VMware offers two support and subscription programs for VMware vCenter Protect Standard and Advanced: Production (24x7) and Basic (12x5). Along with access to the world’s largest virtualization support organization, with the most experience supporting critical applications in a virtual infrastructure, all support offerings also include access to updates and patches to our products during the life of your support contract. These programs are offered on an annual or multi-year basis.
You can submit a support request by calling one of our toll free phone numbers.
VMware provides a number of self-help and community supported resources including:
Please reference our end of support policy for detailed information.
Yes. VMware offers consulting services and training/education services for VMware SMB Management products. For more information about VMware's consulting or training services, please visit VMware Education, email VMware Consulting or email VMware Education, or call 1-877-4VMWARE (1-877-486-9273) in the U.S. and Canada, +1-650-427-5000 elsewhere.