BigFix Alternatives and Competitors

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Tom Piotrowski
Reseller
Group Chairman at Unixpac
May 29 2020

What is most valuable?

This is an extremely robust product. It now has almost 20 years of history. It is very easy to use, as well as extremely efficient and accurate. Most of our customers just set it and forget it. They install it, and it does all of the… more »

What needs improvement?

Customers sometimes ask about non-existent features, and we pass these requests on to Ivanti.

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

The price depends on which version is being licensed. For the one that works with SCCM, it is relatively inexpensive at $8 USD per node, yearly. The standalone product has two versions; the one that patches servers is about $45 USD annually… more »

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

We have had experience with our clients using similar products like BigFix and the SolarWinds Patch Manager. We assisted them in switching to Ivanti because their previous solution was too cumbersome or too complicated. There have been… more »

What other advice do I have?

This is a product that we have been selling for 16 years and I recommend it with no hesitation. I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.
Vikas K
Consultant
Technical Consultant at Aon Corporation
Jul 26 2020

What is most valuable?

I'm not so familiar with the tool but I like the interaction of the console to the picture. Patching is the primary model I have been focusing on for the last couple of weeks. So I have created a proof of concept environment and have been… more »

What needs improvement?

Tanium comes with multiple models, so definitely the threat protection is the primary opportunity area my organization is looking for. It is going to be primarily used for event collection, which is being fed into our centralized tools for… more »

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

From a licensing perspective, it is a bit expensive if I do compare them with basic settings. It is nearly two or two and a half times more expensive.

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

Tanium has certain privileged features compared to BigFix. It has offline patching.

What other advice do I have?

From a tool perspective, it is capable. I do not want to comment on how efficient it is because ultimately, I'm not aware of its capability. My opinion is that it is definitely a capable tool and it all depends on planning. It's about how… more »
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
VP Pre-Sales & Product Manager at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Sep 08 2020

What do you think of SCCM?

What is our primary use case?

My primary use case is for the product is mainly for helping with competitive analysis. It is not my main solution but it is one of the components.  

What is most valuable?

The most valuable part of the solution in my case is patch management.  

What needs improvement?

I would like to see Microsoft extend the coverage of the product to integrate better with other platforms beyond Windows.  

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using SCCM (System Center Configuration Manager) for about eight years now.  

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability of the product is good.  

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We do not have any issues with scalability.  

How are customer service

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