Security updates for your installed software have become a must but is it possible to keep all your programs updated with the latest security fixes? There are various products out there, which advertise hassle free user experience and many other features. My suggestion is to test a product before taking any decision. Trial versions may not give you the real picture as most products allow for limited functionality while in trial period!
However, you may find some vendors that allow you to participate in their beta versions as to help them shape their product before the general release where you can gain additional benefits. Others may offer free products which may be adequate for your environment. For instance, Secunia has a free product that simplifies the patching process - the Secunia Personal Software Inspector (PSI).
Read more Secunia Personal Software Inspector (PSI) 3.0 and download the beta version from here - http://secunia.com/blog/306/