would like to know how you guys are going to handle patch assessment on 8.1Rx onwards, did read the admin / user guide but to me it seems that a patch assessment straight from the box is not anymore possible?
Did test it in the lab environment with 8.1R3.2 as i would like to upgrade to new 8.1R4 + onwards (as it will become available).
Any hints on this, how to handle it best?
Or should I drop out Juniper / Pulse Secure and go for Checkpoint / F5 or something different?
Patch management still works in 8.1 & 8.2; however, as you noted, there is a change in deployment in the newer versions. It does have a different feature set than the other two that have been done; however, it does have some advantages over the last two systems that have been integrated.
How has the deployment of the updated version looked for you?