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are there any free tools where you can do a remote scan of a windows device and it report to you on all missing security updates for all locally installed apps? I know MBSA will do it for Microsoft s/w but there is also Google, Java, Apple apps to review also.
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Not to bothered about it doing the updates, just get an idea of status of devices.
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I'm not from the support side rather a risk role, yes to AD network, upwards of 750 devices. SCCM/WSUS is used for windows based updates at present
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So again, not free but Ninite Pro has an audit switch which reports version numbers but you'd need to assess their vulnerability individually.  If you just want what version is installed other networked tools are available but this isn't targeting the security aspect in your original Q.  Also gathering Apple etc means multi-platform at the client end and not aware of any cross-platform tool that's going to grab anything that's not Microsoft and report back in a way that flags security holes.  I'd suggest the approach really should be updates to most recent version
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You should be able to pull reports from your existing tools for most items. However, you might able to use Belarc advisor for others. I'd recommend investing in a vulnerability management tool though. If you need a free one, look at OpenVAS.
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WSUS will give you an overview of the status of clients for Windows Updates. If you are also concerned about application updates, you can look through SCCM what the applications and their versions are by using either classic or SQL reporting. You basically already have all the tools needed.

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>, you can look through SCCM what the applications and their versions are by using either classic or SQL reporting

do you have any sample SQL to get such a report out of the SCCM database? Or pointers on a default SCCM report that gives you that information?
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