BigFix Alternatives and Competitors

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AlonHodir
Real User
CEO at Shalom Hartman Institute
Jan 16 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the vulnerability information pertaining to all of the components of the network. It is good for the information that we can collect from each workstation.

What needs improvement?

The main improvement that the manufacturer should consider is to make it so this solution will not be limited to the local area network only. Currently, it is limited to only the LAN. If there was an… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I really don't know which products in the patch management category to compare LanGuard to directly, but generally, GFI LanGuard has very fair pricing compared to other similar solutions out there. It… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

While we still use this product, we are currently considering switching to another product, so it really is the other way around. It is not that the product is bad. The main reason for considering… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this product to people considering it as long as they were only going to be using it for a local area network only. In that case, it is a great solution at a great price. On a scale… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I currently have experience with only this one patch management system, GFI LanGuard. I am considering switching to a new system, and I wanted to compare GFI LanGuard to IBM BigFix to be sure it will… more»
Real User
Senior Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Oct 24 2018

What is most valuable?

They have built-in Windows 10 servicing model, and all that, so it makes it easier to bring in upgrades.

How has it helped my organization?

There is a faster time to rollout. If we get a new PC, they can get in there and be ready to be productive right away, so I would say that would be the biggest improvement.

What needs improvement?

Troubleshooting in general needs improvement. There's just a ton of logs to go through, and so finding the error log that corresponds with that you're doing can sometimes be difficult.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Overall, I think it's fine. It's pretty much in-line because there are ways to offset it with the Office 365 licensing.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

One quarter of our company still uses BigFix, and we are currently trying to determine whether we should switch everyone to SCCM.

What other advice do I have?

They are very aggressive with the feature steps that they're adding right, so every 6 months they come out with a bunch of new features, so I like that.
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