Microsoft solution for 3rd party applications patching and updating management

I need to know which is the Microsoft solution for updating the 3rd party applications within an organization like Java, Flash Player, Open Office, Shockwave etc.

Also it would be the best if this "patch management solution" can patch and update Microsoft OS and MS Office.

And a final question, I will need to know if that solution needs a WSUS or it runs independable.

Thank you for your time.
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x3manConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Look at Microsoft Systems Management Server (now called System Center Configuration Manager I beleive). This will do all you want and does not require WSUS.
Stewart BeelConnect With a Mentor Senior Technical AnalystCommented:
You may be interested in Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager

This should do everything you need
Also consider using Group Policy Software Installation. Particularly useful if you are deploying mainly MSIs.
DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
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