Auto-update is here: autoscan updates itself!
The manual updates of our scanner solution by our partners are history. Our new auto-update has been successfully tested!
The process before auto-update
Our partners manually updated autoscan on their customers’ on-premises installations: They connected to the customer’s server to download and install the update. Then they checked if the new version runs without any problems. This took 10 to 20 minutes.
The new auto-update process
Instead of installing the newest version of autoscan, servers receive an installer which will make sure that updates are downloaded automatically!
In the partner portal, our partners simply specify if and when a new version for a customer needs to be downloaded. The installer retrieves this information and installs the requested version.
Afterwards, the installer does a functional check and sends a notification if it finds a problem.
First, our partners will save time because they don’t need to do manual updates anymore.
Secondly, the update doesn’t have to take place during working hours – there will be no maintenance window during which autoscan can’t be used. Instead, the installer is working while everyone else is asleep!
Thirdly, the auto-update we will make sure that the customer always uses the latest autoscan version – which will lead to less maintenance for our partners and for us!
Do you have questions?
We’d love to answer them – be it about this topic or about our scanner solution autoscan in general!
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