With the addition of SCUP to SCCM, a lot of people are looking to a SCUP catalog as a way to address the challenge of application patching. After answering the same question about the differences between Flexera SVM and this SCUP catalog capability, I decided to sum it up in this blog post.

In summary, SCUP does not provide any amplifying information to help prioritize, the patches cannot be customized, it only know about what is included, and what is included is likely less than 10% of what you care about. In the end it is a good way to address a very select few applications but is in now way “patch management”.