Changing the way the KACE SMA patch catalog is updated and maintained will provide distinct advantages to you. Patches will be available to you faster than the method used prior to SMA v10.0. The KACE Patch Catalog also includes more publisher/products than the current patch catalog. These product changes will make it easier for you to manage your patches by providing timelier patch availability, patch application and a wider catalog of patches to choose from than ever before.
When working with new applications/patches for the first time, please note and plan ahead that the initial download will take longer than subsequent patch updates. Once the initial applications/patch have been downloaded and you adhere to Detect and Deploy best practices, subsequent patch application performance will be improved.