Melbourne-based integrator, AGM IT, has attained gold partner status with PatchLink Corporation to boost its assessment software capabilities.
The vendor's flagship product, PatchLink Update, is automated patch software which can also conduct vulnerability checks.
AGM IT sales manager, Frank Mulcahy, said it had first encountered PatchLink through a search for software to assess client PCs from a security angle.
"We were primarily looking for assessment software to assist with our security business and PatchLink was one of the tools we looked at," he said. "It made sense that once an assessment was complete we should also be able to remediate any patch problems."
The Gold accreditation is part of the vendor's Global Solution Provider Program, PatchLink sales director, Chris Wood, said. Dimension Data is currently the vendor's only platinum partner in this market. It also has five gold and up to 10 silver partners.
Mulcahy said the need for patch management was rapidly growing and predicted 60 per cent of its clients would be interested in PatchLink.
Wood said he didn't rule out further partner appointments, but that numbers would ultimately be driven by the market.
"It's all about growing the partner base at a level applicable to the market," he said. "I don't have a number I need to recruit. We're currently the right size for the market and are covering all opportunities with the ability to expand if necessary."