0patch is not an alternative to patch management solutions, which automate or simplify application of official vendor updates and patches. Instead, 0patch delivers own (micro)patches for critical security issues that haven't been patched by the original vendor.
0patch addresses two important problems:
- Keeping legacy Windows systems such as Windows 7 or Server 2008 R2 or various Windows 10 versions - and soon Server 2012 - reasonably secure with our tiny custom patches after Microsoft has stopped providing patches for these systems.
- Protecting from 0day vulnerabilities, where the vendor has not provided a patch yet - on average, our 0day patches come 49 days before the vendor delivers their own patch.
This makes 0patch a great solution for keeping legacy systems secure and for efficient 0day protection, but it is our requirement to keep machines fully updated with the latest available vendor updates - which your patch management system is taking care of.