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"We need it, so we have to pay the price. It is what it is. If you need a gallon of milk, then you have to pay the price for it. You don't want to buy the cheap stuff. You want to buy the stuff that is organic and good for your body, which doesn't have all this other junk in it. You want it clean for your body. Quest has done that for our deployment and management systems.""The pricing and licensing are good. It's worth it.""Licensing is done on a per device basis, so it's dependent on how many agents you've got installed.""Its pricing model is good for what it offers. Nobody here gives me a hard time about renewing the contract every year. It might be a little cost prohibitive for a smaller company who has to stand up a virtual environment as well as have virtual environment licensing and the hardware. If you have a smaller environment, it might be cost prohibitive. If you only have a couple of hundred computers, you might be more willing to do those manually. In our environment, the cost savings of having KACE far outweigh the licensing costs. We are okay with its pricing model.""We buy consulting fees from Software Factory, then we pay extra for it.""We are a university. So, we have a very good price for the system. I think the price for the system is worth it because of the security patch management. The security patch management is very important for us. The price is very good for KACE SMA, the functionality you get, and the patch management.""We are also saving on the licensing fee, compared to other endpoint management solutions.""The pricing and licensing are absolutely fair."

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Dell KACE Systems Management
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Overview

AWS Systems Manager is a management service that helps you automatically collect software inventory, apply OS patches, create system images, and configure Windows and Linux operating systems. These capabilities help you define and track system configurations, prevent drift, and maintain software compliance of your EC2 and on-premises configurations. By providing a management approach that is designed for the scale and agility of the cloud but extends into your on-premises data center, Systems Manager makes it easier for you to seamlessly bridge your existing infrastructure with AWS.

Systems Manager is easy to use. Simply access Systems Manager from the EC2 Management Console, select the instances you want to manage, and define the management tasks you want to perform. Systems Manager is available now at no cost to manage both your EC2 and on-premises resources.

The KACE Systems Management Appliance provides a growing organization with comprehensive management of network-connected devices, including servers, PCs, Macs, Chromebooks, tablets, printers, storage, networking gear and the Internet of Things (IoT). KACE can fulfill all of the organization's systems management needs, from initial deployment to ongoing management and retirement.

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Financial Services Firm6%
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Financial Services Firm17%
Manufacturing Company8%
Security Firm8%
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Comms Service Provider14%
Government7%
Manufacturing Company7%
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Midsize Enterprise60%
Large Enterprise27%
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Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise78%
Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft, Quest Software, Red Hat and others in Configuration Management. Updated: August 2021.
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AWS Systems Manager is ranked 17th in Configuration Management while Quest KACE Systems Management is ranked 2nd in Configuration Management with 12 reviews. AWS Systems Manager is rated 0.0, while Quest KACE Systems Management is rated 8.6. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Quest KACE Systems Management writes "We can see everything for the endpoint management of devices using a single interface". AWS Systems Manager is most compared with AWS OpsWorks, Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, Ansible and Red Hat Satellite, whereas Quest KACE Systems Management is most compared with Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, Microsoft Windows Server Update Services, BigFix, Kaseya VSA and Ivanti Patch for Endpoints.

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